Posted by paulrivas on:
On this day, the Rivas Cultural Services cobalt blue '69 Volkswagen Beetle wasn't even the coolest old bug in its lane!
The Santa Barbara Man About Goleta-mobile was purchased in Lompoc in late '68 by Eugene Zandona of Santa Barbara's lower Eastside. He had to go to Lompoc to get it because they were all out of cobalt blue in Santa Barbara. When old man Gene's bum leg made driving it too difficult, he gave the Vocho to Rivas Cultural Services in 2004, at which time it had 132,000 miles. Der Volks Werks down on East Gutierrez Street does the maintenance.
Have you ever noticed that there are a lot of old VW bugs in Santa Barbara and Goleta?