Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Bug Shop

Sometimes it seemed like half the cars on the roads were VW's of some sort, especially in the early 70's.  Next time you see a picture or a film from that time period pay attention to the street scenes .... you'll be amazed at the number you count.

In 1968, Max Sentelle and son Tommy had a place on Harding Avenue they dubbed The Bug Shop that worked on not only Beetles, vans, and buses, but other makes and models of cars too.

If you go by there today you'll still see the same friendly white block building with (perhaps) the same original sign.  In 1985 it was purchased by Juel Albert and continued, to this day, to be the best place in town to service VW's old and new, as well as just about any other vehicle you own.

When you walk in the service counter area you'll feel like you're in a time warp.


  1. I heard Juel Albert used to run this Bug Shop. Gosh I had such a crush on him in 2nd grade. LOL

  2. LOL ... can't wait to tell him that, he still runs the place and I see him all the time.

  3. I spent a lot of time here with my old hatchback.