I first saw the bug on the front cover of the Meccano magazine in 1970. Then a few years later my brother got one to tow his Racing bikes about. The first time I drove it was teaching his girlfriend to drive. It Overheated. He then broke the windscreen and bought a cheap bug to swap windscreens.
The cheap bug sat around - my dad was gonna restore it but then decided to sell it. He laughed when I said I'd buy it and restore it. Well I showed him. I did restore it -Its FGU. Ive driven it to many rallys, Home to John o groats to Lands end then home, France, Germany and the big one to the Top of Norway with Rory Richard, Geoff Ellis, and Elvis / Geoff Payne.
I was also instrumental in starting the Bug Club. Created the first multipage Web site for Bugs, Created the first Chat room for Bugs and then later the Forum. This is the 2nd incarnation.
My Bugs been of the road for a while but it will be back.
i can't remember the very first time i saw a Bug but one of the first times was outside our house i saw three bugs go past in convoy, a white one and two orange ones, this would have been in the early 70's not sure exactly what year but i've been hooked ever since