On Saturday, March 4, the Nevada desert will be lit up with the madness of more than 300 off-road vehicles racing in one of the most famous events in motorsports: the Mint 400. This ratty old Volkswagen should be enough to keep up, right?
That documentary I was a part of along with my close, personal best friend* Ewan McGregor is finally available for purchase! Remarkably, I somehow wasn’t edited out completely. It’s really well-done, and I’m excited it’s now available.
It had somehow narrowed down to hours, how I was measuring time. It wasn’t a question of days or weeks anymore. I was doing hour and mile calculations to see if I’d make it back in New York by the time I needed to be back for work. And stuck on the side of the road again, New Mexico heat all around, it felt like I’d…
Yes, the Love Bug.
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?
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?
Have you been considering the new VW Beetle as a fun second car? Forget it! Buy a wretched, stinky piece of crap instead.
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.
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…
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…