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Rothfink Ride ~ Miss D

Posted: March 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: RANDUMB | No Comments »

After long communication with Jason at Rothfink Industries over someday making a video together, Jason set up a videoshoot with Lewis Savage’s amazing, character filled 1963 Ragtop Beetle – named Miss D. Lewis’ Beetle had just been in Ultra VW’s latest magazine at the time (March 2014) and we were eager to capitalise on the recent publication and further showcase off Miss D.

It was an early 10am start so the Mrs and I set off around 8:30am for the one hour and thirty minute drive north to the Kettering area. Lewis said that we would see his car when we were near and sure enough he was there just along the kerb, not on it, but just shy off touching it. I pulled up in front, got out of the car and walked towards this mad crazy Beetle, it was slammed to the deck and I had never seen anything so low and static ever. I eagerly jogged to the driver’s side then released that it was a european German vehicle and skipped around to the passenger side. I got up to his door, expecting Lewis to pop out with a greeting of some sort but I was met with a humble smirk and “I can’t open the door!” through the window. He opened the door and kissed the kerb with it – “I’m too low and the door won’t open!” We both laughed as he wound down his window for a handshake. After some route planning we headed down the road that was just opposite which would soon lead us to a burned, abandoned stately house.

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