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    Video: Watch VW's touching tribute to the Type 2 Kombi
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    From the time a vehicle first enters a family, stories will be told about it. People talk about their road trips, or a special bumper sticker or some random memory that their vehicle was involved in. As the years go on, the memories and stories that people have with their cars grows, and ...

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    Report: Last VW bus ever made arrives at final destination
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    A Brazilian politician tried to save it, unsuccessfully, so the final Last Edition Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi was produced on December 20, 2013 and now resides in a vintage museum at Volkswagen's Commercial Vehicles HQ in Hanover, Germany. The Volkswagen Microbus was built for 56 years, starting in ...

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    Followup: Brazil contemplates safety exemption for VW Kombi as it goes out of production today [w/poll]
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    Brazil: the country of carnivals, indescribable beauty adjacent to abject poverty, Ayrton Senna and old Volkswagen models. Only they're not old – they're new, they're just based on old designs. The original Beetle continued production there long after it had been phased out elsewhere, but ...

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    Official: VW Type 2 Microbus production ending with Kombi Last Edition
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    Manufacture of the longest-produced model in the global automotive industry, the Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus, is finally coming to an end in Brazil after 56 years in production, which started in September 1957. The blue VW Kombi Last Edition you see here (click on the image above to enlarge) is ...

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    Report: VW Bulli production hopes dead, 313-mpg XL1 coming next year
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    Volkswagen had a lot going on at this year's Paris Motor Show, including, it seems, dishing to Britain's What Car? about some product plans. VW board member Ulrich Hackenberg has gone on record saying that the Bulli concept van, as shown at the last Geneva Motor Show, is not currently planned ...

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    The Doubleback fits a big RV into a small space
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    We're big fans of the Volkswagen bus, from the original Type 2 and its descendants, to the Vanagon that replaced it, and even the front-drive Eurovan. While VW hasn't sold one of these in the U.S. since it discontinued the Eurovan in 2003, the rest of the world has enjoyed the Transporter T5 for ...

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    Official: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles opens Oldtimer division for the classic Bus
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    Arguably more than any other mainstream automaker, Volkswagen is serious about its heritage. So much so that it appointed Franz-Josef Paefgen – former chief executive of Audi, Bentley and Bugatti – to head up its classics program. In this capacity, Paefgen oversees the heritage ...

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    Groovy up your bedtime with this VW Bus Bed
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    As a car-obsessed tot, your author used to snuggle up in his bed, pretending he was taking a long road trip in a Volkswagen camper van. The fantasy went so far as to include a small fan so there would be a constant rhythmic chatter similar to the air-cooled flat-four that helped build the ...

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    Report: Hundreds of vintage VWs scrapped over Florida zoning [w/video]
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    We certainly understand the need to scrap older vehicles. Not only is it impractical to preserve every car that's ever been built, but why would you want to? That said, decisions to destroy old cars, whether under the auspices of a government program like Cash For Clunkers or by profit motive at ...

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    Confirmed: Volkswagen Type 2 returns to Europe via Brazil
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    Volkswagen buyers in the Netherlands will soon have the opportunity to get their hands on a brand-new 2012 Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus. That's right, the original hippie van will be available brand-new in Holland as a 2012 model. How is that possible? Well, while the buses went out of production ...

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    Official: Volkswagen teams up with Berghaus on special edition California camper van
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    Volkswagen has a rich heritage when it comes to camper vans. But while the German automaker may only offer the Chrysler-built Routan in North America, overseas, it tends to that heritage quite closely, and for its latest model, Wolfsburg has partnered with outdoor outfitter Berghaus for the ...

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    Video: Lego to release VW Westfalia camper van model this fall
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    Lego will pay tribute to the Volkswagen Westfalia camper with a new kit that goes on sale in October. The model is based on a 1962 Volkswagen Bus with the sought-after pop-top camper option. The interior even features a sink and dinette, along with the all important bench seat-cum-double ...

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    Report: VW execs want Bulli to compliment Beetle in Heritage Collection
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    If there's any one vehicle that can realistically challenge the Beetle in the annals of historic Volkswagens, it's the Transporter. More often referred to as the Microbus or just the Bus, the real original minivan first saw the light of day in 1950 as the Type 2 (the Beetle, naturally, was the ...

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    Report: 1963 Volkswagen Bus hammers at record-setting $217,800
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    At Barrett-Jackson's recent Orange County, California auctions, a 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III James Young sedan went for $159,500, a 2005 Ford GT sold for $165,000 and a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger cleared $215,600. Topping them all, and every other car for the weekend: a 1963 Volkswagen ...

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    Geneva 2011: Volkswagen Bulli Concept is a blast from the past re-hashed
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    Volkswagen Bulli Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Aside from the Beetle, Volkswagen's Microbus may be one of the most iconic vehicles ever to come out of the German automaker's stable. VW brought it back in concept form ten years ago, but despite a warm reception, plans to ...

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    Video: Back to the Future DeLorean replica participates in Libyan scene recreation
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    Back to the Future fans recreate the Libyan chase scene – Click above to watch video after the jump
    The Puente Hills Mall sits on an unassuming piece of blacktop in City of Industry, California. If you drove by it, you wouldn't give it a second glance... unless you are a keen-eyed fan of ...

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    A Life Bus in Pictures: The Volkswagen Bus turns 60 *Updated
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    Volkswagen Bus turns 60 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Many automakers will build cars for decades and never create a product that can truly be considered a cultural icon. Few that do produce multiple such models. One of those is Volkswagen.The original Beetle/Bug/Type 1 is ...

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    VW Bus stolen 35 years ago returned in mint condition... to Allstate
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    In 1974, this 1965 Volkswagen Type 2 (a.k.a. 'Bus') was stolen from Washington State. Fast-forward to October 19 of this year and custom agents at the Port of Los Angeles open up a container bound for Europe only to rediscover said van. Somehow, the Bus's VIN was still in the LAPD's stolen ...

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    VW Caravelle, California and Transporter get Golf nosejobs, head for Frankfurt
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    Volkswagen Caravelle and Transporter - click above image for high-res gallery
    Some of us enthusiast types are still upset that Volkswagen never released the retro-futuristic new Bus first seen back in 2001. Looking backwards with 20-20 vision, perhaps the conceptual Bus was a little too slavish ...

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    Dollar Daze - Volkswagen Vanagons for a buck
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    There's always lots of junk on Craigslist, especially cars. There are also often screaming deals, but seven VW Vanagons for a buck still strikes us as an upside-down transaction. While they're quirky, delightful, and generally well made, Vanagons can also be appallingly unreliable, especially mit ...

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