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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    When the Volkswagen Type 2 came out, it was a functional piece of equipment. As such, early models were often run into the ground in the line of the duty. Today, though, marks the 70th anniversary of the oldest-know Type 2 in the world. Known as Sofie, the Dove Blue panel van spent 23 years...
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    Are you looking for some outdoor fun? Something to get down and dirty with? This week we have two really crazy options to get you out in the mud just like when you were a kid. But do you build your own toy Bus, or do you buy it built? Option: Build It Yourself Article: 1959 Volkswagen Bus...
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    Volkswagen's media team has treated us with another great throwback Thursday post. This week, they're helping us out some great trivia, even though you can't impress your friends with it at the bar right now. What do Ben & Jerry's, Nike, and Domino's all have in common? They all started from the...
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    Red Bus Brewery in Folsom, California , is making deliveries in the vehicle that lent the brewery its name. The red bus in question in a bay window Volkswagen that will be making deliveries while customers socially distance themselves. According to the brewery’s website , deliveries are free...
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    This year, the Volkswagen Transporter celebrates its 70th birthday. Having first rolled off the line in March 1950, it is now the commercial vehicle with the longest production run ever. Having started life as a Beetle that was modified to carry parts around the factory, it’s almost hard to...
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    Volkswagen is turning up the voltage on another classic van, and this time you'll actually be able to buy them. It's a 1966 T1 Samba that's been restored with a modern electric powertrain and VW Commercial Vehicle partner eClassics is planning to build them for sale. The big, air-cooled engine...
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    The original microbus gained a reputation for ferrying hippies from their communes to their festivals and it’s kind of nice to think that even now there’s still a place for that. This macrobus in Phoenix, Arizona is helping the start-up-funded hipsters at Burning Man party. Its name is Walter...
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    Every automotive outlet has been posting as many Ford and Shelby stories as possible lately to try and cash in on the "Ford V Ferrari" craze. Reading a VW site, though, you probably thought you were safe from all of this, but it turns out even we find a connection. That connection comes thanks...
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    It's been a minute since we've featured an aircooled VW and what better model than the iconic Microbus. While we don't expect Volkswagen to show another version of the I.D. Buzz at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week (although anything's possible), here are two busses to check out if you're in the...
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    Volkswagen is rebranding its Electronics Research Lab, and it's doing it with a cool concept that's a mix of old and new. The ERL was VW's Silicon Valley innovation hub for more than 20 years. They've worked on tasks like robotic cars, predictive navigation, and online speech. Now, they're...
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    Volkswagen and Lego are showing off a T2 van that's a real brick. 400,000 bricks, that is. This latest trend of building full-size cars out of Lego is pretty great. Bugatti has a driving Chiron, Chevy has a full-size Silverado, and now this. A full-size camper made of Lego. Rene...
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    It's been nearly 50 years since the van was made famous at the legendary Woodstock festival, but now VW is going up country and baby don't you wanna go? They're taking their recreation of the "Light" bus Type 2 van on a road trip. But stay away from the brown brake fluid. The brown brake fluid...
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    While we wait impatiently for the production version of the I.D. Buzz Cargo , here's a little something to get your (gas) motor running: a 1959 Type 2 Panel Van. It's a little rough around the edges, which is perfect for a Ratty Rescue. As we covered in our recent Find Of The Day , classic...
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    In the market for a unique cargo van? Don't want to wait for Volkswagen to crunch all the feasibility numbers for the I.D. Buzz Cargo ? Then take a peek at our Find of the Day: a 1964 Type 2 Panel Van with a very special motor out back. No, it's not electric. While we inch ever closer to the...
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    It only makes sense that Volkswagen microbuses were used as Porsche transporters, sharing much in common, but the story here goes a little deeper. Now owned by Scooter Gabel (definitely a pseudonym), the Type 2 was first bought by Vasek Polak Porsche in 1969. The dealership needed a way to get...
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    The Forza team has finally released the full car list for its latest open-world arcade racer, Forza Horizon 4, and suffice it to say, it looks pretty solid. Not only is it 450-cars long, it features no fewer than 16 VWs, among them the 2003 Golf R32, '95 Corrado VR6, and the '63 Type De Luxe...
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    If you're interested in today's Find Of The Day, gather your loonies and your toonies quick; bidding ends Tuesday evening. What is it you're bidding on? Why it's the cutest little Subaru Microbus you've ever seen. Subaru!? Yes, Subaru. Now before you get all excited Ms./Mrs./Mr. Car Nerd...
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    The world is a difficult, complicated, and often times mean place and now that it’s Friday you get to start thinking about things that are less fraught. So start the process off with something that couldn’t be simpler or more wholesome: a LEGO timelapse build. Hagerty has quickly become the...
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    That sweet ride from That 70s Show is coming up for auction next month. No, not the Foremans' Vista Cruiser. No, not Red's Corolla. Not even Kelso's Dodge van. But this one might actually be the coolest of them all. It's Ashton Kutcher's character Kelso's Volkswagen Microbus . The one he used...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    Way back in 1970 two Kansans with bolshy tendencies struck out into the great unknown to visit the old world and document their travels. Along the way, they drove three VWs, met a Dutch sadist, crossed the Sahara, and nearly lost their marbles. Now, their story has been immortalized in...
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