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These say it all. Loren
Loren R. Knapp
In The Hot Sonoran Desert of Arizona - 73 Super Beetle "The Blues."
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Wayne

Man...Those are W-I-L-D!!!

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s0cks

You say those are Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's doings? Sadly, he died a few years ago, but he is by far the coolest car artist to ever have lived. He pretty much invented the rat rod, and he is a legend. I recommend those that have never heard of him (and I am a 15 year old, so he is pretty famous in car rings), to go out, look him up on the internet, and admire some of his art.

73 Super Beetle
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nipper552003

I grew up cutting my teeth on the Big Daddy's art...  a little too young to have a hot rod, but could dream nontheless.  (that was about the same time I listened to Wolfman Jack when he was a DJ broadcasting out of LA, and I was a surf gremmie in southern California!!)  For awhile I remember collecting Revell models of Ed Roth's creations, and as I recall he had a series of plastic creations (can't remember their exact names).  One, (Chief Something-or-Other) graced the dash of my first VW bus....  oh the memories....

John Scribner

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NYer_in_MI

Very coooooool!  Big Daddy has always been one of my inspirations for doing VW art.  Well, him... mixed with a dash of Charles Schulz and a smattering of Berkley Breathed ("Bloom County").  I've been drawing and scribbling VW's ever since I was a kid.  Who knew anyone else would want to look at my drawings?  LOL

 

I too was too young to own a Rat Rod, but I remember my cousin had a cooooool Baja that I got to ride around in.  Man, was that thing TRICKED OUT!  That, too, was one of the Bugs that had really stolen my heart, as a kid, and made me fall in love with these little cars!

 

I was sad beyond words to discover that Big Daddy had passed on.  He was sort of the Jerry Garcia of Bug cartoons and of art work in general.  I miss him.

 

Daniel

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s0cks
It is really good to know that so many people admired his art. I met him at age 5, and he has since become one of my favorite artists. He ties with the dude from Calvin and Hobbes for place numero uno.
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