Tag: Volkswagen

The Best Car Show You’ve Never Heard Of

Iola OCS KITT Chevy Bug

This is the best car show that you’ve never heard of…well, sorta. The Iola Old Car Show can’t fly under the radar while attracting over 2,000 classic cars and 4,200 swap meet spaces. But in an era where most people can’t buy new tires without tweeting it, the event’s laid-back, low-tech nature makes it feel like a secret hidden away from social media. Continue Reading »

Green Day is Selling Off Its Automotive Assets; Two Honda CBs and a Karmann Ghia


2004’s “American Idiot” became somewhat of an anthem for prepubescent teens everywhere, even though Green Day had been pumping out anti-establishment hits long before the 2000s rolled around. But that edgy, in-your-face style wasn’t all just for show—it rang true for members of the band both on stage, and on the road. Continue Reading »

You Won’t Believe How Much this 1943 Beetle Costs


Generally speaking, the older something is, the more collectible it becomes. Over time artifacts are simply lost, broken, or forgotten about, creating tremendous value in “surviving” examples that have weathered the test of time, whether it be Ming dynasty pottery or, well… something like this. A 1943 Beetle.  Continue Reading »

LEGO Goes Vintage with a 1960s VW Beetle Set


Two especially meteoric rises to fame occurred in the 1960s. The American automotive scene went VW Beetle crazy, and the first LEGO building block toys were sold on US shores. Today, both institutions remain industry icons, and now they’ve come together to celebrate one another.  Continue Reading »

Jesse James is Parting Ways With His Handsome Volkswagen Type 3 Notchback


When talking classic Volkswagens, most people automatically think of the Beetle, the Bus, or even the Thing. Sure, these vehicles are embedded in the hearts and minds of millions for good reason. But there is a lesser-known Volkswagen model that’s equally deserving of our admiration: the Type 3. Continue Reading »

You Can’t Help But Love This 1967 VW Beetle Pickup Truck Conversion


Custom cars tend to get a lot of flak. One person’s perception of what’s “cool” typically doesn’t align universally with the rest of the world’s, which explains oddities likes this. But when done well, they can truly shine, and this grin-inducing 1967 Volkswagen Beetle pickup truck appears to be one such car—er…truck. Continue Reading »

For $150,000, This Volkswagen Bus Will Go Back to the Future

Back to Future VW Bus 2

We all know that Marty McFly famously travelled through time in a tricked-out DeLorean in the Back to the Future movie franchise. But what if he was driving this instead? A sleek, gullwing-having Volkswagen Bus. Though it never made it to the movies, this VW Bus was inspired by the iconic franchise, and now it’s for sale. Continue Reading »

Volkswagen Could Start Selling Skoda Cars in the U.S.


While the Skoda brand name of automobiles may be fairly unknown in the United States, according to a new report, the Czech automobile manufacturer and division of Volkswagen Group could be the newest automaker to open its doors in the USA.  The only question is, will it? Continue Reading »

5 Bold Features of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R


There’s something so likable about the 292-horsepower Volkswagen Golf R. And no, it isn’t just the added oomph (even though it does help). The Golf R comprises the best aspects of the standard Golf, and combines that with some of the most fun performance bits from the hot hatch segment. Continue Reading »

You Can Buy Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche’s VW Pickup Truck


Hang around enough automotive circles and at some point you’ll pick up the term “unicorn.” To the layperson, it’s a mythical one-horned horse. To the car enthusiast, it’s an automobile so rare it probably shouldn’t even exist. And, well… this is one such unicorn.  Continue Reading »