Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: $41,000 1986 Volkswagen Syncro Westfalia…

It's time for Nice Price Or Crack Pipe » 9/29/08 8:00am 9/29/08 8:00am once again; last time we saw nearly 73% of you opine that $19,500 was too much to pay for a . This time we're going with a suggestion sent in by Other than a mint-condition , the VW Vanagon Syncro might be our favorite VW bus, and when you're looking at a genuine Wolfsburg…

JustKampers Gives New Meaning To Term "Short Bus"

UK-based JustKampers.com teamed up with habitual car midgetizer Andy Saunders to build the worlds shortest VW Bus at Bug Jam '08, a celebration of all things people's car. The build and event took place last week, with a live audience watching the transformation from a standard issue T25 bus to a chopped, sectioned,… » 7/28/08 3:00pm 7/28/08 3:00pm

Interview WIth The Teacher Behind The Algae-Powered VW Van

Since everyone has been so enthusiastic about the Algae-Veggie Van I thought I'd follow up with some bits that didn't make it into the original feature article, specifically a Q&A I did with teacher David Levine, who originally came up with the idea to do this with project his students. He's one of the incredibly… » 6/03/08 4:20pm 6/03/08 4:20pm

Sears Tower Or Bust: My Algae-Powered Car Adventure

It was when the oil light came on that I started to run through the appropriate next steps in my head...and realized that there aren't any appropriate next steps when warning lights start going off in a 1982 VW Vanagon camper. Particularly one converted to run on a mixture of vegetable oil and algae biodiesel grown… » 6/02/08 12:00pm 6/02/08 12:00pm

New Water-Cooled VW Vanagon Capable Of Passing Air-Cooled…

When you come upon a seemingly endless line of air-cooled VW Type 2s grinding up a tough grade, the good news is that you'll probably be able to pass them all in just about any motor vehicle. Why, even the new water-cooled '84 Volkswagen Transporter- loaded with seven passengers, no less- can do the job (if you're… » 5/27/08 11:00am 5/27/08 11:00am

Sell Your Soul To The Man, Drive A 1981 Vanagon

Say you were a Berkeley radical back in 1968- you know, high ideals, willing to lay down your life for The Cause, etc. Then, well, you got taken up on that high mountain and shown the fleshly kingdoms that lay before you, simply for the price of your soul. That's what happened with Jerry, an ex-radical who struck it… » 12/28/07 1:15pm 12/28/07 1:15pm