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…

911-Powered VW Vans Are Everywhere!

The 911-powered '74 VW Transporter was the big winner in yesterday's Favorite PCH poll, but when was the last time you saw a Vanagon with a 911 engine? Outside of Germany, that is. Chris Hull over at Autofiends shot what we hope is such a Vanagon in SoCal; if it's for real, we approve strongly. [Autofiends] » 6/18/08 4:00pm 6/18/08 4:00pm

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 and … » 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

Maximum Hoonage: Syncro de Mayo

When I was about 10-years-old I went camping at Pismo Beach in a Volkswagen Vanagan Syncro Westphalia. My friend's father was an editor at Trailer Life magazine and VW had given him a 4x4 van to play with. For those who have never been, you're allowed to drive cars on the beach at Pismo. I'll never forget taking the… » 10/08/07 9:45am 10/08/07 9:45am