Is A BMW M3 Rally Car Faster Than An Old VW?

The recent Show Me Rally in Missouri had two of the best rally cars in the United States face off for top honors in 2WD. Which team had the faster car: BRAKIM Racing's E36 M3 or Huebbe Rallye Sport's old Rally Beetle? » 12/12/14 2:16pm 12/12/14 2:16pm

How Would You Design A Modern Volkswagen Beetle?

I'm not talking styling, and I'm not talking about rear-engine construction, either. I mean, what if you had to build a car in 2014 that held to the same tenets that defined the original Volkswagen? » 10/17/14 2:49pm 10/17/14 2:49pm

What's Faster: An AWD Subaru Or An Old VW Bug?

Same day, same stage, two different cars — Huebbe RallyeSport's famous 1970 VW Bug and teamCONTEracing's Open Light '94 Legacy. Which one's fastest on a rally stage? » 3/14/14 1:00pm 3/14/14 1:00pm

Pinto-Engined Baja Bug Couldn't Hide In The Desert Forever

If you were into hot-rodded Beetles during the Late Malaise Era, as I most certainly was, you probably remember the small-print ads for the "Pinto Beans" adapter kit from the back pages of your favorite VW magazines. » 4/25/10 5:00pm 4/25/10 5:00pm

Ted Bundy's VW Beetle On Display In Creepy Museum

A 1968 VW Beetle owned by serial killer Ted Bundy is on display at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment in Washington, D.C. It's unclear whether old Volkswagen ownership is considered crime or punishment. [New York Times: Wheels] » 2/22/10 4:00pm 2/22/10 4:00pm

1971 Volkswagen Beetle

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. How about another Beetle Day today? As I've mentioned before, Alameda has sufficient air-cooled Beetles parked on the street for me to do a solid couple of Pure Beetle DOTS. I'm… » 12/19/08 9:00am 12/19/08 9:00am

The Tri-Magnum Looks Strange, Gets 50 MPG

This Tri-Magnum built around a Kawasaki KZ900 engine and rear suspension (go big green!), a VW Beetle front suspension, and more fiberglass than you can shake a stick at. Strange looking, yes, but 50 MPG ain't bad on a car with a fold-forward canopy top. This baby's one of the real gems you'll find at the 2008… » 8/16/08 11:20am 8/16/08 11:20am