A remarkable story unfolds in a heartwarming video clip captured at the Capistrano Volkswagen Dealership Takeover Event. Eddy Collins from Hot VW’s Magazine meets Mimi Carroll, a spirited 90-year-old lady, and her 1970 Yukon Yellow Beetle, which has a pristine interior.
This Beetle isn’t just a car; it’s a testament to Mimi’s enduring love affair with the vehicle. She has been driving daily for over 400,000 miles. When Mimi first bought this Beetle from what was then Bill Yates, it was more than a purchase; it was the start of a lifelong journey.
She has made minor modifications to the car to adjust her personality, replacing the high-back seat with a low-back one and adding custom wheels for a touch of speed. The glass etching on the windows further adds to the unique charm of this 1970s masterpiece.
At the event, the respect and admiration for Mimi were palpable. Miles Brandon, the current owner of Capistrano Volkswagen, showcased immense respect for her and her Beetle. Eddy’s interaction highlighted Mimi and her car’s special place in the community.
Mimi’s story with her Beetle is a narrative of dedication and style. Each modification on the car speaks volumes about her life, choices, and flair for maintaining a classic with a personal touch.
It’s not just the miles she has covered but the memories and experiences she has gathered along the way with her family. Her Beetle bridges her past with the present, a constant in an ever-changing world.
So, when you see the video clip of Mimi and her 1970s Beetle, take a moment to share it. Because it’s a story of love, care, and the celebration of life’s journey. It’s a nostalgic reminder of the lasting bonds we create and the cherished memories we hold dear.