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Volkswagen Microbus 2014 and Concepts of the Past

Volkswagen has a long history of threatening to bring back the classic Volkswagen Microbus, with lots of concept cars produced, but no versions that are actually available in the United States. I’ve gotten excited about every potential version and blogged

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I can has Microbus???

An older Microbus that was cruising the neighborhood. The owner seemed interested in selling.

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Chromaflare custom new beetle paintjob

Chromaflare New Beetle We spotted this Custom Chromaflare painted New Beetle in the BW3s parking lot on the south side of Indianapolis yesterday. Stephanie is pretty sure this is a custom paintjob and not one of the limited editions from

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Dear VW: This is not a fucking microbus

How many times to I need to repeat it, before you dudes figure it out? I want a hybrid fucking Microbus. This new van (Routan? WTF) is ugly as hell. Nevertheless, it’s actually in production and will be coming out,

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spaceup! blue Volkswagen Bus

Volkswagen of America unveils a new concept cart – a “green” fuel-cell microbus-like vehicle called “spaceup! blue.” First – they had me at “hybrid microbus.” Seriously, that’s all it takes. Please make one. Please. I will give you my first-born.

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Beetles Caravan

Beetle caravan @ Bob Evans While checking out after dinner, we saw this “Beetle Caravan” of toys for sale.

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Route 66 Road Trip Morning, Day 17 in Joplin, Missouri

We made a lot better progress yesterday on the trip home; all the way to Joplin, Missouri. And we even got a couple of stops in at the Cadillac Ranch, the Bug Ranch, and the restored U-Drop-Inn Gas Station in

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Storm on the return trip

Trying to photo lightning; no luck.

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Googie Retro Signs on Route 66

While waiting for my photos to upload, I was doing some ego surfing and found a nice woman named Cordelia had blogged about reading about our Route 66 road trip – and she mentioned that she looked up the word

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Kingman, Arizona for the night

We decided to make an early night of it in Kingman, Arizona; staying at a Comfort Inn because they have a indoor hot tub and free wireless. Ah, sweet high-speed internet, how I love thee so. I thought I would

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On the road home

I-4O to Needles, CA.

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At the Pacific Ocean

Farina Beach All Photos of “Route 66 Trip – Victorville to Santa Monica Leg”

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Pacific – End of Route 66

Stephanie on Santa Monica Pier

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Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood Blvd.

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Huntington Blvd

Huntington Blvd

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Southern California

Into San Bernadino…

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Route 66 Tour, Day 13 – In California

Yesterday was a pretty tough day driving. We had to travel from Williams, Arizona (about 1/3 of Arizona left to traverse) to Victorville, California (most of which is across desert). As we traveled through the day, the temperature kept climbing

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California Sunset

Two more hours before we stop in Victorville, CA.

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Gassing up in Needles, California

Palm trees 4 Mike Packer

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Seligman, Az

Angel Delgadillo, owner of Angel’s Barbershop and Route 66 icon, is on the left, Jerry and Kathy are showing him Homer the baseball beetle. He was tickled pink with it. Homer got lots of attention everywhere we went.

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Solar-Diesel Hybrid VW Microbus – concept car

I ran across a video on the Verdier Bus on YouTube, and had to google to find out more about what it is. Turns out it’s a concept car – a design firm put it together and it won a

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links for 2006-08-02

FSM HateMail Hate mail sent to the guys who run the Flying Spaghetti Monster website. Proof that schools need to teach critical thinking skills. And grammar. And some spelling, too. (tags: funny religion intolerance bigotry) VintageBus.Com – 1949 to 1967

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Which VW Are You?

Which VW Are You? by Auto Glass Across America My very favorite VW is a Microbus, but my lack of dope smoking apparently means I’m not actually one of those.

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3-Wheel Volkswagen Concept Car

At the L.A. Autoshow, Volkswagen unveiled a concept car with 3 wheels. VW claims it can get 46 mpg in the city, and can do 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds. Yes, it is a concept car, but VW claims they

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DIY VW Microbus

A new Japanese craze is modding a Suzuki van to look like a VW Micro Bus. Cool. Since I can’t actually get a new microbus (VW decided not to produce the new concept car) I might have to do this,

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