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

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…

Volkswagen Bus Syncro: Ready For South African Hoonage

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… » 6/25/08 11:00am 6/25/08 11:00am