Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Spider Beetle

1968 Volkswagen on six legs, so perhaps more bug than spider. Built in 1986.

Address:
2509 14 St. SW, Calgary, AB, Canada
Directions:
Atop a small strip mall at the corner of 14 St. and 25 Ave. SW. From downtown Calgary drive west on 6 Ave. Past 11 St., the second lane from the left exits to 14 St. southbound, looping under the bridge, with a stop then a yield to get onto 14 St. As you reach the top of the big hill, watch for a brown/grey two-story office block. Turn right into the parking lot immediately past the pair of spruce trees, and Spider Beetle will pop into view. If you reach the Esso/7-Eleven at the stoplight, you're one block too far south.
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Spider Beetle

Spider Beetle was displaced by a condo development in 2017, then re-homed five blocks north circa 2019 on the roof of a strip-mall Starbucks. Dark grey these days, but it has a habit of changing colors every few years.

[Dan McIntyre, 08/08/2021]

VW Spider.

VW Beetle Spider

VW spider advertises a mechanics business.

[Timmy Martini, 08/16/2014]

Car Entomologists may insist this six-legged contraption is not a spider, but any automobile advancing on metal insect legs deserves attention.


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