Breaking news! Some of you may already know that I met up with Drew Pritchard from the Discovery Channel TV show Salvage Hunters back in July. I photographed his amazing 1952 Patina ragtop Beetle for the Patina Volkswagens book.
Mark Walker with Drew Pritchard and his 1952 Ragtop Beetle – being photographed for the Patina Volkswagens Book.
The original owner kept the ’52 until his death. Drew then bought the car and gave it a sympathetic renovation. To Drew, eradicating the amazing Patina was never an option. The great news is that not only will Drew’s car be featured in the book, but Drew has also kindly agreed to write a Foreword for the book.
Drew has been into Classic VW’s for many years. He actually started his first antique business with a 1967 Beetle at age 17 in 1986. Drew removed the front passenger seat and fitted a roof rack because the ’67 didn’t have enough storage space.
I couldn’t think of anyone more qualified to write a foreword about Patina than someone who has been into Patina for so many years. Drew lives and breathes Patina on a daily basis. His involvement in the book will help Patina Volkswagens to appeal to a larger audience. Thanks Drew!