For a Totally Reasonable $220K, You Can Have This VW Type 2 Limo      …

I really like Type 2s. A common daydream for me involves the barn-find of an original 21 or 23-window or truck. I can't explain in words my desire for a first generation Type 2 double-cab truck. If I had the money, I'd have a fleet of them. » 1/16/15 10:31am 1/16/15 10:31am

Some Moron Stole Tillamook's Three Shortened Cheese-Themed VW Buses

If you're up on the goings-on in the cheese world, chances are you've heard of Tillamook Dairy's tiny fleet of three promotional VW buses, all shortened, looking like a trio of drivable cheese cubes. Incredibly, someone stole them, along with their carrier truck, and Tillamook is offering $10,000 to find them. » 7/15/14 10:00am 7/15/14 10:00am

Here's Volkswagen's Tear-Jerking Farewell Tribute To The Iconic 'Bus'

The last Volkswagen Kombi, anthropomorphized to tell its story and read its "last wishes" is a truly lovely send-off to what might be the most iconic utility vehicle of all time, and will hit you right in the feels if you've ever said goodbye to a car you called a friend. » 4/07/14 10:45am 4/07/14 10:45am

This Hot Pink VW Camper Van Is Blowing My Mind, Man

Yesterday I found a video of a train driving through a flash mudslide in Switzerland ad the universal response to the video was, forget the train, check out that hot pink camper van! » 6/12/13 2:30pm 6/12/13 2:30pm

Airbags May Save The Old VW Bus

The Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi, known to many as the Microbus, Bus, Hippiebus, and many other names if you're stuck behind one, is one of the oldest automotive survivors. It's long run looked like it was nearing its end, as new legislation in Brazil mandates airbags in all cars by 2014, and the old bus didn't seem a… » 7/18/12 2:20pm 7/18/12 2:20pm

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

When is your house not a house? When it's a Volkswagen Bus. ("Ja," said Tom, "but can you drive your house to get ein plate of schnitzel? I don't think so.") [via fuckyeahcarburetors] » 7/13/10 8:30am 7/13/10 8:30am

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

Watch This Propane-Powered VW Bus Explode

This VW Bus was engulfed in a relatively violent conflagration until the heat becomes too much for a compressed propane tank inside. At that point, a staggering explosion blows the van inside-out. » 6/22/10 9:30am 6/22/10 9:30am

1970 Volkswagen Transporter

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Even though TITRF is home to numerous T2 Transporters, I've sort of ignored them. No more! » 3/07/10 9:00am 3/07/10 9:00am

VW Bus Stolen 35 Years Ago Found In Shipping Container

Customs inspectors doing a routine inspection on a container on its way to Europe discovered a VW Bus which had been stolen 35 years ago inside. The recently restored Bus will be going to the insurance company, not the owner. » 11/06/09 11:00am 11/06/09 11:00am

1958 Volkswagen Bus Highboy for $6,500!

You have a high I.Q.. In fact you're so bright women won't even give you the time of day. But all that doesn't mean you can't still ride on a short bus. » 4/16/09 8:00am 4/16/09 8:00am

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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JustKampers Gives New Meaning To Term "Short Bus"

UK-based teamed up with habitual car midgetizer Andy Saunders to build the worlds shortest VW Bus at Bug Jam '08, a celebration of all things people's car. The build and event took place last week, with a live audience watching the transformation from a standard issue T25 bus to a chopped, sectioned,… » 7/28/08 3:00pm 7/28/08 3:00pm

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

VW Busbretta Isn't Quite Humiliating Enough

Pardon us for still trying to wrap our brains around this whole Vespa modding trend, but here is another Vespa-style (it's actually a Lambretta, but details, details) scooter mutilation worthy of noting. Not only is this person driving scooter, but it's a scooter with a sidecar, a sidecar that is modified to look like… » 4/28/08 4:20pm 4/28/08 4:20pm

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