Watch: The Story of the Meyers Manx

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 below tells that story.

It’s lengthy, but making time to watch it is well worth it. The film, though somewhat dated now, is a fascinating look into the history of this much loved vehicle.

It’s nice to remember that from the very beginning, people didn’t just love VWs for their engineering, but also for their malleability. Communities of VW lovers have been getting together and sharing their tips since well before forums existed.