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 10:48am 4/07/14 10:48am

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

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

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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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

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