Old dog, new Bugeye Sprite

Meet “Dino” (circa 1970), a devoted dog who would routinely jump in dad’s Bugeye and spend hours waiting for him to come home. Dad was in the military and stationed overseas, which left Dino longing. Now, about 50 years later, dad has bought our Bugeye “Rose” this week (our 226th sold, below), to celebrate those days, and a passion for these cars that that will never die.

Congratulations Tom! Enjoy your new Bugeye!

Bag ‘O Bugeye

Bud’s Florida Keys Bugeye (purchased here) was flooded in the last hurricane, and he didn’t want to take any chances this season when he headed North, so this time he left his car in a waterproof bag. The car is shown here in Florida garage, on a strip of Florida real estate within sight of both the Ocean and The Gulf.

I am a bit worried the car will be knee-deep in mildew and sea monkeys when he opens the bag this fall (probably should have a vent) but the photo is wonderful as it invites many captions. Please send us your favorite, and we will post them here. All I can think of is the little desiccant pouches that come in my vitamins. I hope Bud threw in about 100 of them!

Best caption? From Dan C…. “What temp do you set the oven on again?”
Thanks Dan!

Do this with your Bugeye Sprite

Jeff Hoover last drove this car 33 years ago, and now that it runs again, here’s a picture of him and his dad, out for a drive.

Jeff reports that at least half a dozen guys at dad’s assisted living facility shared Sprite stories, and that everyone became quite excited at the facility when Jeff arrived in the Frogeye. One reason we love Bugeyes is for the stories and the memories.

Jeff’s car will be heading here soon for further sorting, from Idaho, where these pictures were shot. Jeff, by the way, owns several old British cars and is also the architect for our Quonset Hut renovation and expansion. You can see more about Jeff’s firm by clicking here.

Here are some pictures of our building before and after, and we are glad that Jeff shared the vision for transforming this wonderful space!

Austin Healey Tattoo

I think I missed my opportunity to get a tattoo, so this is the next best expression of my permanent commitment to this brand.

This week we worked on engraving some select parts with Austin Healey script, and I was lucky to capture that work in progress. If Iris blue hair is a bit of a stretch for you too, I trust you will enjoy this video as a vicarious thrill.

Bugeye Sprite Happiness

Proud, happy, fulfilled, comfortable. This how John looks to me in his Bugeye, a recent purchase (not from us). John just put in our windshield post mirrors he purchased from our catalog and sent me this picture of his nice result.

I don’t know if John always looks this content, but this sure looks a picture of Bugeye bliss. Forget how much horsepower, this is the real power of life with a Bugeye Sprite.

Bugeye Sprite Rubik’s Cube

We thank the heavens daily that we are not “,” because that would change everything. Instead, we are gifted with love for a portable and petite car that is easy to stack. Each Bugeye is just 11 feet three inches, and thusly pretty easy to move about.

Still, it is always entertaining to try and fit 14 Bugeyes under one roof, especially in a rectangular building with only one door. We are lucky to have so many in one place, and these are the next cars we will repair, restore, modify and send on their way.

You can watch how we do it in the video below!

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