VW Transporter Stereotypes Shot Full Of Holes In Telluride!

While I was honeymooning in Telluride, Colorado, a couple weeks back, I spotted this Volkswagen with a license plate/bumper sticker combination you don't see very often on such vehicles. » 7/03/10 6:00pm 7/03/10 6:00pm

VW Transporter Stereotypes Ahoy: Filthy Stinking Hippie Beer!

Back around 1990, when I was a broke-ass slacker and figured out how to make beer for cheap, I got into making custom photocopier-and-glue-stick custom beer labels. You've seen Powerglide Road Soda, and now I've unearthed another old label. » 7/03/10 5:00pm 7/03/10 5:00pm

What Car Parts Have You Used As Field Expedient Bottle Openers?

I know what you cancer-stick-addicted types are saying: "But you can use a lighter to open a bottle!" Yes, yes, a key works too, but there's something extra satisfying about opening bottles with your car. » 7/25/09 2:00pm 7/25/09 2:00pm

DOTS-O-Rama Sunday, Rocky Mountain Edition: Golden Hits


This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. I've got Colorado photographs aplenty, so get ready for high-altitude survivors! » 4/19/09 9:00am 4/19/09 9:00am

Who's Writing This Script? Stoned VW Bus Hugs Tree, Now Awaits Crusher

As we all know, the Tercel wagon long ago replaced the VW Transporter as hippie transportation of choice. Still, some traditionalists stick with the Volkswagen. This one, however, has departed Shakedown Street forever.
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1965 Volkswagen Transporter Walk-Through Panel Van

Welcome to Down On The Street » 11/24/08 9:00am 11/24/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. I know what many of you DOTS aficionados are saying now. You're saying "Hey, didn't we just a mere two ago? What about that '78 Power Wagon we still haven't seen?" However, the…

1959 Volkswagen Transporter

Welcome to Down On The Street » 11/10/08 9:00am 11/10/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Alameda is definitely a VW Transporter sort of town; you can find all the major Transporter-loving groups here, from original-owner curmudgeons to -grade surfers. Yes, even…

The Shitty Splitty Triumphs Over Tennessee Rust... For Now

Of all the cars we saw at the Billetproof Nor-Cal » 9/25/08 4:40pm 9/25/08 4:40pm show in Antioch, this split-window VW Type 2 pickup was the hands-down winner of our Rustiest Vehicle Award. Originally a plumber's work truck in Tennessee (you can just barely make out the lettering on the sides), this Transporter became so rust-ravaged that it was…

21-Window Volkswagen Transporter Braves Downtown San Francisco

After I was caught in a camera-challenged condition when spotting the '70 Fiat 500 near my office in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood and was forced to use the 640x480 so-called camera in my cellphone, I resolved to start carrying a real camera at all times. Naturally, I totally spaced on the camera thing… » 4/07/08 2:00pm 4/07/08 2:00pm