Beetle dressed up for parade

This picture of a VW Beetle was taken in 1974 and it is decorated up for the Scunthorpe Carnival Parade.

It was the Rusty’s Volkswagen dealership entry to the parade.

Rusty's VW Beetle

Rusty’s VW Beetle

The bonnet has been removed and a compartment made to look like a garden, lawnmower and barrow.  A false roof has been put over the car and on the chimney it reads ‘Come and see our new baby’ The rear of the vehicle said ‘Rusty’s House Agents, House for Sale’

The photo was taken on Station Road playing field, which has now been built on to become a housing estate.

From here the assemble vehicles would parade up Station Road, Cole Street, High Street and then onto Quibell Park for judging. It came 1st in its class and a cup was awarded.

A few days later the Beetle was on Rusty’s trade stand at the Lincolnshire Show and was shown on TV by one of the news programmes. It was suggested (tongue in cheek) on TV that Rusty’s had the answer to the ‘tied cottage’ problems which were a serious issue for farm workers, if they got sacked from their job they had to leave their cottage.

On the right of the picture is Sandra Mason whose father owned the dealership, the girls on the left is her friend Elaine Raby.

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