VW Could Have Made A Hybrid Beetle Over 30 Years Ago

I've always maintained, loudly, and with a lot of dramatic hand motions, that Jalopnik readers are the best readers of anything, anywhere. That goes for bibles and copies of The Utne Reader, too. They're great because they sometimes send me books with amazing information, like how VW had hybrid tech back in 1979. » 3/20/15 3:10pm 3/20/15 3:10pm

Engine In: Karmann Ghia 1500 Rebuild Update

It has only taken a smidge over eight months since we dropped it, but this past Sunday I helped buddy Scott nearly-literally shoehorn the beautifully rebuilt 1500cc wind-chilled motivator back into his project Type III. Scott has a much more knowledgeable write up of the day's proceedings over on his impressively… » 3/27/07 4:36pm 3/27/07 4:36pm