Another epic custom Volkswagen, fully exposed by the RothFink Crew.
Words & Photography by Rothfink
Names can be deceiving, so what about if you were to come up against somebody with hearty passion, real dedication and a huge commitment that is second to none called ‘Mr Savage’? However the name savage sounds to you, Lewis, owner of this patina fresh VW Beetle is actually a rather nice chap.
Savage, 28 and hailing from the long cruise-control roads of Northampton has an unquestionable enthusiasm and zest for air cooled perfection. You could say it’s in his blood; his love for all things Volkswagen goes back to his early childhood with his folks responsible for a variety of Campers and Beetles and ‘being picked up by mum in a bright orange jeans and a Beetle’ which he actually considered normal. Its obviously in the jeans. Ahem. Genes.
Lewis has been a regular punter and is a recognisable character, frequently attended VW shows for the last 20 years or so, accompanied by his folks when he wasn’t old enough to driveinto the ground himself. ‘We used to go to all the shows when I was a kid, we were members of the So Cool Air Cooled Club from Northampton which is unfortunately no longer running.’
It was at this club that Lewis and his dad first crossed paths with this 1963 Ragtop Beetle which had been imported into the UK from Germany around 1991. With an keen eye for a beauty, Lewis’ dad had inquired there and then about buying it to no avail. It was only after years of persistence and following the disbanding of S.C.A.C.C. the Savage Senior