Hundreds of vintage VWs scrapped over Florida zoning [w/video]
That's why we find this story so frustrating. According to the Tampa Bay Times, one of the foremost "VW graveyards," Sunray Bugs of Dade City, FL, is headed the way of the Type 4. The giant, 10-acre Volkswagen salvage yard lost its legal battle over zoning with Pasco County, and officials have nearly completed cleanup of the site. Hundreds of cars have been crushed, though the octogenarian owner, "Corky" Yager, may have saved most of what was truly valuable, according to this long thread on TheSamba.com.
While the situation is certainly a complex one that's caused quite a few VW enthusiasts to take to their keyboards to voice their opinions – the aforementioned thread runs to eight pages – the bottom line is that some potentially useful old cars are no longer with us.
Click through the jump to see some video of Sunray Bugs before the zoning incident, including an interview with Corky.
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