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

Please Help Me Get My Beetle Back

I just walked out to the front of my house where my 1973 Volkswagen Beetle was parked and stopped dead in my tracks, confronted by an ugly void where my car was sitting. It's gone, and I'm on hold with the police as we speak, and I feel sick. » 4/04/13 3:58am 4/04/13 3:58am

How A 22-Year-Old Woman Learned How To Fix Cars By Driving A '72 VW…

At 22 years old, Morgan Johnson knows the ins and outs of a few things. She's lived in Oregon, Montana and Colorado, and she's done everything from selling vacuum cleaners to managing a King Soopers grocery store for a few years. » 9/07/12 4:00pm 9/07/12 4:00pm

The Car That Started Murilee On His Vehicular Downward Spiral: Hubert…

Here's a story I've been meaning to tell since I started writing for Jalopnik: how it came to be that I love junkyard-built, low-budget, primered-out heaps so much. You can blame this '58 Volkswagen! » 2/22/09 1:00pm 2/22/09 1:00pm

1971 Volkswagen Beetle

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. How about another Beetle Day today? As I've mentioned before, Alameda has sufficient air-cooled Beetles parked on the street for me to do a solid couple of Pure Beetle DOTS. I'm… » 12/19/08 9:00am 12/19/08 9:00am

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: Herbie The Love Bug Replica For $20,000?

79% of our readers thought that $25,000 was a hubba-fied price for 1984 Dodge Daytona Turbo Z » 11/28/08 8:00am 11/28/08 8:00am, but maybe that's because 80s nostalgia hasn't taken a firm enough hold of our culture yet. That's why we're going with a car appreciates: Herbie The Love Bug! Unlike what you'd experience with your , you won't keep running…

1969 Volkswagen Beetle, Before And After Mishap

Sometimes months can go by between my photographing of a DOTS car and posting those photographs. Today's car is a good example; I shot the original photos last August, but the island is overflowing with air-cooled Beetles and I have a glut of photos of such cars (yes, Beetle fans, I know I should be posting more of… » 4/09/08 9:00am 4/09/08 9:00am

Volkswagen PC Mod Makes PC More Respectable

If may not be quite as Hasselhoff-cool as the KITT PC casemod, but If anything can be said about this VW Beetle PC mod, it's that the craftsmanship is absolutely beautiful. Someone took a scale Beetle model and crammed a fully functioning PC inside of it. The front bumper has a slotted laptop-style CD drive, and the… » 3/03/08 12:00pm 3/03/08 12:00pm