These High-Contrast Prints Of Classic Cars Are Dark And Striking

Sabrina Chun emailed us because, really, she likes cars. As a result of all her car-liking, she's employed her considerable talents to making a series of dramatic, high-contrast prints of some culturally significant cars, including the Porsche 911, Shelby Cobra, Volkswagen Microbus, and the Back to the Future DeLorean. » 4/02/13 1:30pm 4/02/13 1:30pm

Weird Home-Built VW Something Is Like The Vehicle That Inspired The…

When my valet came by with the big stack of printouts of my emails (that's the only way I read them — he also types in all my articles from my recordings on an old reel-to-reel tape deck) I almost slapped him with delight at seeing the pictures of the weird homebuilt car Jalopnik reader Tom M sent us. Eventually, I… » 1/10/13 3:00pm 1/10/13 3:00pm

More on the Microbus: Volkswagen Van Concept On Video, Circa 2001

"So we had this idea." The idea was to trot out the most nauseating display of youth baiting this side of a Scion ad in Second Life. The year was 2001, and Volkswagen had just rolled out its Microbus concept. Clinging to the last strand of dot-com optimism like a vine over quicksand, VW produced this video, which it… » 10/22/07 10:00am 10/22/07 10:00am

Who Are You? VW, Pete Townsend to Team Up on New Minivan Marketing

It's a match made somewhere on the Hamburg circuit, circa 1963. The Who's beak-schnozed, windmilling wonder Pete Townsend and Volkswagen, says the UK's AutoExpress, will team up on marketing V-dub's new bus, the long-awaited production successor to the 2001 Microbus concept. Expect to be regaled with The Who's "Magic… » 10/22/07 8:14am 10/22/07 8:14am

A New Old Bus: Volkswagen Updates a 1964 Microbus with Gadgets

From the outside, the Chameleon concept looks like a pristine, classic 1964 Volkswagen bus. On the inside, it's a complete technology showcase created by Volkswagen of America's Electronics Research Lab in Palo Alto. The drivetrain is all electric, powered by lithium polymer batteries — those surfboards on the roof… » 9/26/06 1:53pm 9/26/06 1:53pm

VW Microbus Truck/Camino, Representing Deutschland

This isn't even a conversion, the Volkswagen Type 2 — known as the Microbus to you, me, and thousands of dirty li'l hippies — came in this truck variant straight from Wolfsburg. See, even the Germans love the Camino style, even if a truck bed on a rear-engined vehicle isn't the most well-planned idea. More trivia?… » 4/26/06 7:50am 4/26/06 7:50am