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 vehicle database. Guess which 1965 Type 2 is no longer headed for Europe?
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The Who and the VW Kombi, two '60s icons, are coming together with the Teenage Cancer Trust to help the charity serve stricken young adults and teenagers. While the song "Magic Bus" was about riding public transit, it's been co-opted into Type2 culture, and the Who even performed at a 60th anniversary event held for Volkswagen's seminal hauler in Hanover, Germany last year.
var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/offbeat_news/ZZ_Top_guy_turns_VW_Bus_into_a_perfect_sphere_PIC_INCLUDED'; In 1979, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons was " ... rollin' down the road in some cold blue steel ..." in I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide. Now, 28 years later, certified custom car nut Gibbons can literally roll down the road.