Welcome to Paper Jam, the feature where we highlight the best automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are just getting warmed up.
This Wolfsburg-built 1955 VW Type 2 (T1b) Microbus was the first Samba to hit the British shores and is believed to be the sole survivor of the original imports. Now, it's up for grabs.
Recording studios are wonderful, but not exactly cheap. A Volkswagen Bus is much more cost effective option because you can use them for recording and transportation!
Welcome to Found Around The District, where we highlight fascinating cars we find around a city where people are too busy fighting through traffic and hunting for parking to drive anything interesting: Washington, D.C.
Well, not a real Type 2 pickup, but what about a Oxford 1:76 scale model? We'll randomly select a winner of one from the commenters on the "E Type Model" thread on our official Jalopnik Facebook fan page. Details below.
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.
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.
I spent a few days in the beach town of Sayulita, Nayarit State, Mexico last week. Talk about your outstanding mix of battered-yet-proud survivors and Stuff We Can't Buy Up Here! Let's take a look.
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.
Leave it to the Swedes to create something truly weird with a straight face. Joining the Koenigsegg CCR is this clip by animator Tomas Nilsson.
Welcome to Down On The Street, 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 have an old VW bus a mere two Truck Mondays ago? What about that '78 Power Wagon we…
Welcome to Down On The Street, 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 Spicoli-grade surfers. Yes,…
Of all the cars we saw at the Billetproof Nor-Cal 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…
We caused some disgruntlement among VW Transporter
fanatics aficionados when we opined that perhaps the little rear-engined vans were on the sluggish side. Today we're going to regruntle our Type 2-loving friends by sharing this VW ad that demonstrates- in fact, encourages- off-road hoonage of the sort you'd normally…