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"When we bought our first Air-Cooled VW, we didn’t know it was the start of a new lifestyle." Boy, can some of us relate! Enjoy these stories of the enthusiasts – and the cars – who prove that Air-Cooled VW is a lifestyle!

There’s a reason that Air-Cooled Volkswagens are such an iconic piece of the automotive culture. From first cars, to inherited vehicles and unexpected road trips, and the inevitable breakdown, everyone has a story about a classic Volkswagen. This collection of stories is told by the people who live the Air-Cooled VW passion. Whether it is multiple generations of families holding true to the Air-Cooled VW love, an Air-Cooled VW Club, a group of friends, or the neighbor, co-worker or acquaintance who thinks Air-Cooled VWs are really cool these are your stories told from your perspective. Thanks for keeping the Air-Cooled VW passion alive!

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  • Pet Project/My Creation

    Nathan Watkins

    I began searching for a VW Bug as a back-up vehicle and a beginning to an electric vehicle conversion. I found my current Bug under my budget, due to it being a work in progress.

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  • My Kombi Now!

    Jaime Flores

    I’ve had this fervor for VWs since I was 19 years old in México City. I got my first VW Beetle in 1984 and so my passion begins.

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  • It’s a WRAP!

    Jack Badham

    Over a 15-year period, my beautiful little Volkswagen Bug got pretty nasty looking due to oxidized paint, minor rust and a few accidents. Being an illustrator, I took 4 illustrations of trees I drew, brought them into PhotoShop CS and submitted them to a vinyl wrap business . Based on my specific instructions, they WRAPED the entire car!

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  • Early and Late Days with VWs

    Neil Scheid

    I learned to travel in the back of the split window Beetle. That was necessary until dad bought our first VW Microbus in 1956.

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  • I Couldn’t Even Give the Little Guy Away!

    Ronnie Lambert

    My sickness with VWs started when I was about 4 years old. My mother was sick so she (to get me out the house) sent me to church with our neighbor. My neighbors brand new 1991 Pontiac wouldn't start. She had me wait patiently as she messed with this old car under a cover in her garage. Turns out, under that cover was a fully original 1965 VW Beetle.

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  • First Car

    Mark Alan

    Years ago I had the foresight to put my dad and mom’s mint original 1966 in the garage at the family vacation home under cover and just left it.

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  • Texas Rose

    Robert Wilken

    My story starts in 1972 when my Aunt was involved in a collision in her Karman Ghia. Injured and suffering from the total loss of her prized possession, she purchased her replacement vehicle, a 1973 Volkswagen Fastback.

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  • Funfest for Air-Cooled VW 2015 with Bruce Meyers

    Tony Meyer

    I went to Funfest for Air-Cooled VW in Effingham, Illinois June 5-7, 2015. I simply had too much fun!

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