Before we go any further, I want to tell you two things.
#1 Why “Soap and a Volkswagen”? The plan for this vehicle is to turn her into a pop-up shop for Luxury Lane Soap. I want to set up an adorable, mobile, Volkswagen shaped shop and sell at fairs and markets across North America. I want to spend my summers camping with my family and meeting all of our wonderful fans and customers. I want to give hugs in person and thank you for being a part of our lives. It sounds silly and dramatic but this is all because of you and it is time I gave you a high five, in person.
You name your project because much like a child, you will be giving this baby life. You will nurse her through sickness and health and you will spend all of your money bringing her to her full potential. This is serious business and must be taken seriously. For serious. So, what is her name? Miss Erica. The “Miss” is important because she’s a proper lady. Why Miss Erica? That is what my dad called me when I was little. Awwwwwwwww.
Now that we have that all cleared up, onward to what you are really hear for, a soaking wet, sexy, piece of machine…
I have been waiting to scrub this babe out since the second I saw her!
Look at how beautiful she is!! Pro tip: Herbal Essence Shampoo. No rust in the floor! This was a huge surprise for us. Miss Erica is 44 years old. You just don’t find Volkswagens this clean. Seriously. The doors aren’t even rusty. Just…swoon. So this is where we are at now. I have plans to buff her all out this weekend and get that layer of burnt paint off while Rory gets the inside ready for an undercoat. Rust is a huge issue where we live so we want to seal everything up and get an extra layer of protection on as soon as possible.
I want to thank everyone who has been following along for this adventure. We have big plans including completely rebuilding the motor over the winter and finishing the interior in the spring. A full blown paint job is still a few years in the future because I am kiiiinda in love with the look of her right now. My hopes are to have her completely road worthy and safe to take her to a few venues next summer. You can help. Have an event in your area that we might be interested in? Please do not hesitate to mention in the comments below!
Much Love, Kylee Lane
You can see more photos of our adventure with hashtag #VWLane on instagram every other Saturday!
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