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    Report: Trio of cheesy classic VW buses stolen, recovered
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    Three customized Volkswagen Buses (pictured above) made to look like blocks of Tillamook cheddar cheese are safe again after being stolen on July 12, and two men are in police custody for the alleged theft. The cheesy cadre of VWs, their custom trailer and a Ford F-350 to haul them were on a ...

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    Report: VW could launch Bulli van into expanded retro family with Beetle variants
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    Sub-brands are emerging as the latest trend, particularly among German automakers. BMW has rolled out its new i family of electric vehicles. Audi looks poised to spin the TT off into its own line with added bodystyles. Mercedes-Benz is expected to bring the Maybach name, once its own brand, back ...

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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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    ETC: Blackprints Kickstarter campaign looks to put profiles on your wall [w/video]
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    UPDATE: This Kickstarter campaign has been shut down due to copyright disputes over the original images used to create the Blackprints. We enjoy highlighting artists who turn their brushes, lenses or whatever medium they fancy towards the four-wheeled things in life. San Francisco-based artist ...

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    Report: VW design chief says new Microbus is in the cards
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    2001 Volkswagen Microbus Concept - click for a hi-res image gallery
    It's time to dust off the periodic dream of a new Volkswagen Microbus. The UK's Auto Express reports that Klaus Bischoff, chief designer for the Volkswagen brand, thinks a new version of the classic Camper is a fundamental part ...

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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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    VIDEO: Worst crash test ever will definitely leave a mark
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    Click above to watch video after the jump
    We've shown you crash test footage that we thought was the worst we've ever seen, but anything seen here in the past has nothing on the crash of what appears to be a 1978 Holden Commodore VB. After the jump is video of said sedan hitting a cement barrier ...

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    Volkswagen considering a Microbus revival?
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    Volkswagen is one of those brands that evokes a lot of nostalgia. The Who is an iconic band from the 60's. That's why when Volkswagen decided to revisit the Microbus concept they looked to members of The Who for guidance. While not only playing a song titled Magic Bus, The Who also used a VW Camper ...

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    24 Hours of Le Mons adding $800 VW Microbus for rule enforcement
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    You may remember our post on the 24 Hours of LeMons last October, but if not we'll refresh your memory. The 24 Hours of LeMons (pronounced like "lemons" if you didn't get the joke yet) is an endurance race of cars purchased and prepped for $500 bucks or less. The entire event is perhaps the ...

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    Cartalk names Top 10 Scariest Cars
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    What do the 1980 Chevy Monza and the 1973 VW Microbus have in common? They are among Car Talk hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi's Top 10 Scariest Cars list. Of the Monza they say, " Whenever one of these beauties reared its ugly grille in front of the garage, every mechanic with more than six weeks' ...

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