On December 3, 2015, Bixby found a new home with Joseph Ottis and his family in Lubbock, Texas. Bixby was an original 1964 VW Beetle that SeaVees acquired for our 50th anniversary California Dream Machine giveaway.
It’s safe to say that while the contest was ongoing, some of us formed a pretty serious bond with Bixby. After all, the car represented our heritage and for Steven, even brought back cherished memories of a childhood spent riding in his father’s 1968 Royal Red VW Beetle. After surprising Joseph at work with the news of his winning our giveaway, it was clear how excited he was to be the new owner and to have a vintage car to cruise around town in. More importantly, Joseph’s daughter is equally excited and carries the promise of a new generation of memories with Bixby.
We couldn’t have asked for a better home for our beloved Bixby.