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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    At 94, Bruce and Winnie Meyers are finally hanging their CEO ties and selling Meyers Manx LLC. The company is being sold to Trousdale Ventures.  The idea of a historic company like Meyers Manx being sold to an investment firm may sound a little scary, but the firm is run by noted car nut...
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    If we’re honest, it’s pretty down to two proper nouns: Steve and McQueen. This Con-Ferr Meyers Manx was designed specifically for the star’ s turn in The Thomas Crown Affair. Rumor has it McQueen himself had a hand in designing the buggy, which can be seen in the film. The Manx comes as...
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    Volkswagen’s latest electric retro-mobile, the I.D. BUGGY made its debut at the New York International Auto Show last week. To celebrate the occasion, the automaker invited Bruce Meyers, creator and namesake of the legendary Meyers Manx to speak to journalists. While sharing stories about the...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    While it's not yet Spring in North America, we've been all about sun and sand this week. By now you've probably seen Volkswagen's new I.D. BUGGY electric concept , our recent Model Rewind: Dune Buggy , and our Find Of The Day, a 16-valve powered Meyers Manx . Well if you're looking for your...
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    Volkswagen has taken the wraps off its latest retro electric concept and this one takes its cues from the Meyers Manx. Named the I.D. BUGGY for obvious reasons, the concept comes sans roof with waterproof upholstery, and with 200 hp going to the back wheels. Designed for short trips, the I.D...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Later today, Volkswagen unveils its latest MEB-based concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show: an all-electric dune buggy. As we wait for the first photos and the press release, let's take a look back at the history of this unique auto, a true icon of the southern California lifestyle. Before we...
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    Volkswagen will unveil an electric dune buggy concept this week, so we've found an incredible classic example for this week's Find Of The Day. Not only is it stunning, its heart is a water-cooled; a 16V VW Passat engine sits out back. Old school meets newer-old-school. If there's one classic...
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    As hard as it may be to believe, back in 1967 a crew of videographers was wise enough to schlep all the way down to the Baja California peninsula to record a dusty race through the land that civilization forgot. The event that was basically begun by Bruce Meyers would eventually be won by one...
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    In 2013, Texas’ Department of Motor Vehicles began revoking titles on newly built dune buggies. While that was already a bit of a dick move, the state was at least good enough to grandfather-in existing vehicles. However, that has changed in recent months now that the state’s DMV seems keen on...
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    The Meyers Manx is the prototypical dune buggy, and the reason for that is the great feats it achieved in the ‘60s. In fact, the first ever Baja 1000, 50 years ago, was won by a Manx. Now, its creator, Bruce Meyer, talks about the early days of the race and a whole lot more. As you might...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    It is and will continue to be Car Week in Monterey, California. The event attracts more rich people than a shoefly pie attracts flies and more nice cars than some other folksy analogy. And fortunately for us, many of those are Volkswagens or just barely closely enough related to VW for us to...
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    The dune buggy is one of automotive history’s great successes. As simple as it was rugged, the little off-roaders with Volkswagen hearts are still ruling the dunes, and that's thanks to Bruce Meyers. From 1964 to 1971 Meyers produced his buggy, known as the Meyers Manx, and the documentary...
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    Two out of three hosts of The Grand Tour were on hand to talk to Jalopnik’s Andrew Collins about the new series, set to debut later this month. Between shots of Jeremy Clarkson and James May speaking—according to whom Richard Hammond was too hungover to be in the video—the video runs press...
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    Volkswagen is sponsoring the first-ever automotive heritage celebration held on the national mall, happening this weekend, May 3rd and 4th in Washington DC.  Organized by the Historic Vehicle Association, the event will act as a formal recognition of the Beetle-based 1964 Meyers Manx as the...
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