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

This Is The Microbus' Diesel Doppelgänger

If you've aways wanted an old VW Microbus but felt it was just too stylish, too German, and too fast, boy are you in luck. Because it looks like an Austrian company named Palten-Diesel made a pretty close diesel Microbus knockoff that would be perfect for you. » 7/07/14 9:00pm 7/07/14 9:00pm

1957 Volkswagen Transporter

You see a fair number of second-generation Type 2 VWs rolling around on Alameda's streets, but the early 1950-67 models are getting pretty rare. I spotted this roof-rack-equipped model still carrying on its vanly duties at age 50... » 5/30/07 8:30am 5/30/07 8:30am

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