​This Electric Beetle Is A Masterpiece With A Price To Match

I've been on a resto-mod kick for the past few months, fantasizing about hopping-up a Volvo 122S, a vintage Mercedes, or maybe a Squareback. The combination of classic style and new tech is just too damn enticing, and on more than one occasion I've thought about going electric. Or I could just buy this. » 10/30/14 10:00pm 10/30/14 10:00pm

These Wallpapers of Red Bull GRC Cars Ripping Through The Forest Are…

Look, we at Red Bull Global Rallycross are huge fans of stage rally, just like you. We're well-versed in the heritage of the sport (especially the Group B era) and we love kicking up dirt in the woods just as much as you do. That's why we're so excited to bring you these photos (all taken by official series… » 10/03/14 11:19am 10/03/14 11:19am

We Have To Find This 10 Year Old Girl's Stolen '67 Beetle

We've had some successes before finding stolen cars, but I'm really hoping we can do some good for this one. Partially because it's a Beetle, and partially because the owner is a 10 year old girl from a family of gearheads who saved up to buy the car she loved. This girl and her Beetle need to be re-united. » 6/26/14 3:41pm 6/26/14 3:41pm

What It's Like To Race An Old VW Beetle And Get Run Over By A Truck

Desert Dingo Racing campaigns a 1969 VW Beetle in off road races in the U.S. and Mexico. We've covered them in the past a couple times before. As you can imagine, Beetles doing crazy, dirty things is very appealing to me, so I asked Jim Graham to write up his experience in the Mint 400, in which he gets run over by a… » 3/27/14 5:30pm 3/27/14 5:30pm

Celebrating 65 years of the Beetle in America

On Jan. 17, 1949, the Holland America Line Westerdam pulled into New York Harbor from Rotterdam carrying the seed of an automotive empire. It had been only four years since Volkswagen resurrected operations in Wolfsburg, the factory heavily ruined by Allied forces and now under the command of Major Ivan Hirst. The… » 1/30/14 5:14pm 1/30/14 5:14pm

Would You Drive An Electric VW Bug?

Zelectric Motors is the brainchild of passionate VW fans David Benardo and Bonnie Rodgers. In 2011, they decided to put their east coast creative agency in their rearview mirror and head back home to California. With a lifelong affinity for the VW brand and decades spent working with tech companies, they envisioned a… » 1/20/14 1:54pm 1/20/14 1:54pm

Praguian chopped Beetle channels its inner Batmobile

We went to Prague last summer to attend a friend's wedding and my wife used that opportunity to show me the city (I've been to Prague several times but I don't have any sober memories of those visits...). The old city definitely has a kind of Gothic vibe and it's easy to understand why so many movies are filmed there. » 12/05/13 12:14pm 12/05/13 12:14pm

The Beetle Sphere Is The Natural Conclusion Of The VW Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle has always been a very round car. In its first iteration, its bubble-shaped roof and front hood always seemed to be attempting to find equilibrium with its sloping rear, and that trend only seemed to continue as generations went on. Now, it looks like that equilibrium has been reached. » 6/01/13 10:00am 6/01/13 10:00am

Meet The Bizarre 1950s Beetle Replacement That Wasn't

The 75th anniversary of Wolfsburg, Volkswagen's purpose-built factory town, was this past weekend. VW didn't make a big deal about it, mostly because of all the associations with those people Indiana Jones liked to kill, but I think it's worth noting, especially with this odd, mostly forgotten relic: the EA 97/1… » 5/28/13 4:00pm 5/28/13 4:00pm

Turbo V6 Powered Beetle, Meet Telephone Pole

There is something about the Volkswagen Beetle that brings out the Mr. Hyde in normally mild mannered people. Perhaps it is purgatory-slow speeds and clack-ity-rackity noise from the stock Beetle engine that drives its owners mad and convinces them to transform the egg shaped coupes into wheel-standing coffins. » 5/22/13 3:19pm 5/22/13 3:19pm

Charles Manson's Evil Plans Involved A Crazy Dune Buggy Battalion

It's a strange feeling when you kind of agree with something that Charles Manson did. It's not a good feeling. But I just learned that Charles Manson's insane "Helter Skelter" global race war fever dream used battalions of VW and Porsche-based dune buggies as key components, and I gotta say, at least in this one… » 5/06/13 2:28pm 5/06/13 2:28pm