The VW Bus is a timeless staple of off-road racing in Mexico. It’s– wait, what? Bus? No, that can’t be right. Oh. Oh mercy. It’s a bus alright. Looks like, 50 years after its first run, the Mexican 1000 is still the best place for lunatics to become legends.
Ever since we saw those cool models of old VW buses mated with rock crawlers I’ve been obsessed with this idea of an extreme off-road hippie van. So far, this is as close as I’ve been able to find.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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…
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UK-based JustKampers.com 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,…
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…
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…
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…