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How I.D. Buzz takes Volkswagen back to the future
Few vehicles have ever reached the iconic status enjoyed by Volkswagen Microbus. Even today, some 40 years after sales of the vehicle officially known as the Type 2 stopped in the United States, the Bus retains a singular following among enthusiasts and casual fans. Yet as it considers the largest transformation in its history, one powered by electric vehicles, Volkswagen has also imagined how tomorrow’s transport needs could lead to a future revival of the Microbus – in the form of the I.D.read more
From Chile to Alaska: Ben Jamin’s Kombi journey
You’ve just embarked on the road trip of a lifetime, a map in your hand and $10 in your pocket. There’s just one catch— that $10 is the only money you can spend all day. In fact, 10 dollars a day is your budget for the entire duration of a trip that will take four years. Four years of navigating unknown roads, unfamiliar cultures and unusual languages you can only attempt to decipher. Sound difficult? It’s not what most of us would consider wise. To Ben Jamin, that sounds like adventure.read more
Throwback Thursday: 1946 Volkswagen Beetle Type 11
Volkswagen of America isn’t just a car builder; it is also a car collector. At present, the company has more than 30 rare, classic or otherwise unique VW products it preserves in Tennessee, Virginia, and elsewhere. For our first throwback Thursday, no other model could serve as a more apt kickoff than one from the beginning of the brand: a 1946 Volkswagen Beetle Type 11. When it was built, the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg was under management of the British Army; it had offered theread more