The Truth About Cars » vw bus http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 06 May 2016 14:16:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 What A Short, Strange Truck It Was – Air-Cooled VW Pickups http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/short-strange-truck-air-cooled-vw-pickups/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/short-strange-truck-air-cooled-vw-pickups/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1114441 It’s funny how it sometimes takes a while to recognize something familiar. In the mid-1980s, when my daily driver was a slightly hi-po’d 1972 VW Type 2, I was driving a work vehicle from the Detroit area to Toledo to pick up a part. As I drove down I-75 and got closer to Ohio, I noticed one […]

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It’s funny how it sometimes takes a while to recognize something familiar. In the mid-1980s, when my daily driver was a slightly hi-po’d 1972 VW Type 2, I was driving a work vehicle from the Detroit area to Toledo to pick up a part. As I drove down I-75 and got closer to Ohio, I noticed one […]

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Junkyard Find: 1981 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Camper Type P22 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1981-volkswagen-vanagon-westfalia-camper-type-p22/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1981-volkswagen-vanagon-westfalia-camper-type-p22/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=930666 This being Colorado, I see quite a few Volkswagen Vanagons on the street and in local wrecking yards. Mostly I ignore them for this series, because their local popularity means examples that show up at a Denver self-service yard get stripped immediately and aren’t very interesting photographic subjects. So far, we’ve seen just this exquisitely […]

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This being Colorado, I see quite a few Volkswagen Vanagons on the street and in local wrecking yards. Mostly I ignore them for this series, because their local popularity means examples that show up at a Denver self-service yard get stripped immediately and aren’t very interesting photographic subjects. So far, we’ve seen just this exquisitely […]

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VW Microbus Rolls Off Into The Sunset With 600 “Last Edition” Kombi Type IIs In Brazil http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/vw-microbus-rolls-off-into-the-sunset-with-600-last-edition-kombi-type-iis-in-brazil/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/vw-microbus-rolls-off-into-the-sunset-with-600-last-edition-kombi-type-iis-in-brazil/#comments Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=500006 Call it a Microbus, Kombi, or Transporter, the Volkswagen Type II (the Beetle was the Type I) is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, motor vehicles in continuous production, having first appeared on the scene in 1950. It was based on a suggestion and sketch by Ben Pon, VW’s Dutch importer and a […]

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Call it a Microbus, Kombi, or Transporter, the Volkswagen Type II (the Beetle was the Type I) is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, motor vehicles in continuous production, having first appeared on the scene in 1950. It was based on a suggestion and sketch by Ben Pon, VW’s Dutch importer and a […]

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VW Bus Tuesday: Eugene’s VW Transit Buses http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/vw-bus-tuesday-eugenes-vw-transit-buses/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/vw-bus-tuesday-eugenes-vw-transit-buses/#comments Tue, 13 Apr 2010 17:29:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=352388 The VW Bus’ history in Eugene isn’t just tied to the counter culture. In the early sixties, Eugene’s privately-owned bus service was shrinking, like everywhere during the car boom. No longer able to afford the maintenance and fuel for the old large transit buses, a radical decision was made in a last-ditch effort to keep […]

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The VW Bus’ history in Eugene isn’t just tied to the counter culture. In the early sixties, Eugene’s privately-owned bus service was shrinking, like everywhere during the car boom. No longer able to afford the maintenance and fuel for the old large transit buses, a radical decision was made in a last-ditch effort to keep […]

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The Birth Of The VW Bus: From First Sketch To Production http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/the-birth-of-the-vw-bus-from-first-sketch-to-production/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/the-birth-of-the-vw-bus-from-first-sketch-to-production/#comments Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:08:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=352307 Here’s the very sketch that gave birth to the VW Bus. Dutch Ben Pon was visiting the VW factory in 1947, which was then controlled by the British Occupational Forces. Interested in buying some early Beetles to import to the Netherlands, Pon saw an improvised boxy parts mover on the factory grounds, and the light […]

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Here’s the very sketch that gave birth to the VW Bus. Dutch Ben Pon was visiting the VW factory in 1947, which was then controlled by the British Occupational Forces. Interested in buying some early Beetles to import to the Netherlands, Pon saw an improvised boxy parts mover on the factory grounds, and the light […]

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Curbside Classic: 1960 VW Bus (Type 2) Westfalia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/curbside-classic-1960-vw-bus-type-2-westfalia/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/curbside-classic-1960-vw-bus-type-2-westfalia/#comments Tue, 13 Apr 2010 14:23:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=352250 Welcome to Eugene. Feel free to stay on the bus, either literally or metaphorically. If it’s the former, no hard feelings; Eugene is not for everyone, and we’ll be back in fifteen minutes or so. But if you’re “On The Bus”, then let’s step out here in the center of downtown, also known as Kesey […]

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Welcome to Eugene. Feel free to stay on the bus, either literally or metaphorically. If it’s the former, no hard feelings; Eugene is not for everyone, and we’ll be back in fifteen minutes or so. But if you’re “On The Bus”, then let’s step out here in the center of downtown, also known as Kesey […]

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Want A Brand New 1968 VW Bus? Brazil Celebrates Fifty Years Of Building Kombis http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/want-a-brand-new-1968-vw-bus-brazil-celebrates-fifty-years-of-building-kombis/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/want-a-brand-new-1968-vw-bus-brazil-celebrates-fifty-years-of-building-kombis/#comments Fri, 05 Mar 2010 19:27:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=347768 It’s one of my (many) fantasies: fly one-way to Brazil, buy a brand new VW Kombi and drive it back. But alcohol is a little hard to come by here, especially since Oregon has state liquor stores.  Actually, the Kombi’s 1.4 liter motor drinks gas too, but I would have preferred a diesel. Anyway, Brazil […]

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It’s one of my (many) fantasies: fly one-way to Brazil, buy a brand new VW Kombi and drive it back. But alcohol is a little hard to come by here, especially since Oregon has state liquor stores.  Actually, the Kombi’s 1.4 liter motor drinks gas too, but I would have preferred a diesel. Anyway, Brazil […]

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