"When we bought our first Air-Cooled VW, we didn’t know it was the start of a new lifestyle." Boy, can we 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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  • 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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  • Air Cooled from Cradle to Grave (Eventually, I Suppose)

    Matt Frondorf

    At age fifty eight, I am still driving the VW Beetle that I got my drivers license in, back in 1973!

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  • My 1979 VW Beetle Convertible

    Lucas Gordon

    I used to have a 1967 VW Beetle. I had it mostly restored, but traded for a pickup due to the fact that I bought a boat that I had no way of transporting.

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  • 9 lives

    David Zuniga

    I've had my 1966 VW Bug for five years. I bought it off a random car lot in San Diego!

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  • Dad's Bus, My Bus

    Chris Wilburn

    Dad bought his Bus, a brand new 1970 Westfalia, when I was less than 1 year old. It was our only car throughout my entire childhood and, 16 years later, it became my first car.

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