Earlier this month, Volkswagen’s European-based commercial division announced the sixth-generation of its California camper van. What? The storied tradition of the VW camper bus—established with the famous Type 2 bus in 1950 and which ran through 1991 in the form of the Vanagon—continues unabated in Europe?
Learning to drive was one of the most significant events in my life. It granted me the freedom to go where I wanted, when I wanted, and it set me on a journey that continues today. Learning to drive taught me how to be mobile and responsible. The most influential person for me, in that American rite of passage, was my dad.
The founders of Green Day, the hard-rocking California band, love cool cars almost as much as blasting out their unique punk-pop blend. But rock stars can be, well, excessive. So before long, the band’s fleet of collector and sports cars, according to a 2012 report in the New Zealand Herald, grew beyond 100 vehicles. That’s […]
Color has illuminated artist Gunhild Liljequist’s world since she began working in Volkswagen’s Germany-based Department of Fabrics and Colors in 1964, during what many consider the most creative period of the company’s history. Her artistic vision is behind some of VW’s most iconic paint hues, trims and interior detailing—including the quirky little touches like the […]
eBay Listing: 1962 VW Beetle Karmann Coachwerks Convertible In the depths of winter, when some people are leading lives of quiet desperation, part of the human condition is the desire to break out of the cold, to seize each day as if it were our last, and to cherish spring and summertime for what they […]
Volkswagen must have gotten tired of having to answer questions about why it won’t build a true competitor to cars like the WRX STI. Sure, the GTI has always been a brilliant little hot hatch, but it has also been a step behind in terms of sheer speed, and the R32 and previous generation Golf R didn’t spice things up that much. With the new 2015 Golf R, however…
eBay Listing: 1972 VW Bus, aka The Mystery Machine Zoinks! What crime-solving group of teenagers known as Mystery Inc. drove around in the coolest psychedelic van known as the Mystery Machine? If you answered Scooby Doo and his gang, you would be correct. Clones of the fictional cartoon vehicle known as the Mystery Machine have […]