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    Video: Meet the inventor of the first dune buggy, the Meyers Manx

    "I think the message of the car is fun." So says Bruce Meyers, the man who invented the Meyers Manx, which you may more readily recognize as the dune buggy. Based upon the humble underpinnings of the long-running, air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, the Manx offers beauty in the form of simplicity. ...

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    Official: VW Beetle Dune production confirmed [w/video]

    Volkswagen has sneakily announced plans to put the Beetle Dune Concept from the 2014 Detroit Motor Show into production in 2016. The confirmation didn't come in a press release as long as your arm (as is the norm among German automakers). Instead, it came as almost an aside during a promotional ...

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    Teased: VW Beetle Dune Concept to debut in Detroit

    With its small size and rear-engine layout, the original Volkswagen Beetle was a common donor for dune buggy conversions. In the same vein as the 2000 VW New Beetle Dune Concept, VW is once again looking at the idea of a more rugged, off-road version of the Beetle with this just-confirmed Beetle ...

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    Report: VW Up Buggy may be headed to showrooms

    Volkswagen showed six conceptual takes on its Up at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, one of those being the Up Buggy. Although few will probably remember it, VW has not forgotten it, applying for a patent for the Meyers Manx revival roadster way back in March 2012 and being approved in June of this ...

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    Video: Sand hill climb accident is the longest, most deliberate crash ever

    If you've ever found yourself in a vehicle accident, chances are it felt like all of the crashing and banging lasted forever. The human mind has a nasty habit of prolonging the unpleasant even when actual events take just a few seconds. That's not the case with the crash in the video after the ...

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    Video: 1,800-horsepower beach buggy lifts front wheels... in fifth gear

    It might not look like more than your typical Baja buggy with that mosquito nose and King shocks handling massive travel. But walk to the rear and check out the chrome, twin-turbo LS engine hanging off the back, and then pay attention when someone tells you it's an 1,800-horsepower lump from ...

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    Paris 2010: Is the Venturi America EV Dune Buggy another awesome EV we'll never see?

    Venturi America EV Dune Buggy – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Venturi was last seen in America a couple of months ago, blasting across the white crystals at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the guise of the Buckeye Bullet. At the Paris Motor Show, the Monegasque company revealed a ...

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    Paris Preview: Citroën puts un peu d'air sur terre with Lacoste concept

    Citroën Lacoste concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    French couture, as is widely known, is at the very height of fashion. French cars, well...less so. But Citroën is hard at work to fix that and capitalize on potential synergies within its own homeland. Its new DS ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Malcolm Bricklin's very own 1970 Meyers Manx SR

    Malcolm Bricklin's 1970 Meyers Manx SR - Click above for high-res gallery
    The Meyers Manx SR (for "Street Roadster") was the roadgoing version of Meyers' seminal, frog-eyed dune buggy. There were ten built at Meyers' factory in Fountain Valley, and the 1970-vintage example you see above was built ...

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    Geneva 2009: Nissan previews wacky Qazana crossover concept

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Nissan Qazana Concept
    To borrow a phrase: Great Googly Moogly. Looking something like a Apple-branded lunar rover, Nissan has released its first images of its Qazana concept, an "intelligent, all-wheel drive crossover which is masculine, agile, lean, and ...

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    Madrid Auto Show: Citroen C-Buggy live shots!

    Alberto, our compatriot over at Autoblog Spanish, snapped a bunch of shots of the Citroen C-Buggy concept car, an off-road interpretation of the Citroen C-Airplay. While obviously not destined for production, the C-Buggy could well provide a glimpse into design themes for Citroen's small cars.In ...


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