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1953 VW Beetle is inspiration on wheels for this painter

Petrolicious knows how to find a great story. Its latest video highlights an automotive artist and the 1953 Volkswagen Beetle that he drives to work everyday.

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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee teases return with a Countach

Season six of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee premieres on June 3. The recently released trailer provides a hint at some of what's coming, including a Lamborghini Countach, Aston Martin DB5, Ferrari 308, and more. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jim Carrey are appearing as guests.

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Tanner Foust and Scott Speed get VW internships

Global Rallycross Championship racers Tanner Foust and Scott Speed put aside their motorsports duties to try out a new job at VW. The two of them briefly become the summer interns at a dealership.

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Volkswagen Beetle Special Edition Concepts consider some colorful possibilities

Volkswagen has four Beetle Special Edition Concepts at the New York Auto Show, each one shows the possibility of a colorful, future model.

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Volkswagen Beetle special edition concepts hit NY [w/poll]

Volkswagen showcases four special conceptual takes on the Beetle at the 2015 New York Auto Show: the R-Line and Pink Color Edition hatchbacks and the Wave and Denim edition convertibles. If enough people like them, it could put any or all of them in showrooms in the near future.

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VW teams up with legendary electronic musicians Kraftwerk for 3D Autobahn concert

Volkswagen's iconic Beetle is the star of electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk's Berlin 3D-accompanied shows, in a new featurette from the Volkswagen group.

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Was the VW Beetle the most important object of the 20th Century?

Few cars are as significant as the original Volkswagen Beetle. We aren't saying that because over 21 million were built, or because it was built continuously for 65 years. It's not even because it essentially did for Germany what the Ford Model T did for the United States, the Citroen 2CV did for France, the Mini did for Great Britain and the Fiat Topolino did for Italy. It's because, as explained by Xcar, the Beetle is the reason for Volkswagen as we know it.

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Volkswagen offers Beetle Classic, priced from $20,195*

The current Volkswagen Beetle already tries to be a fairly retro-looking ride by cribbing styling elements from the iconic original. However, for the new, limited-edition Classic model, VW is hopping into the time machine to grab even more vintage cues. The company is even cutting the price, perhaps in hopes of turning around flagging sales this year. You don't need to wait long for any of these upgrades either because the automaker says that the Classic goes on sale this week for $20,195, *excl

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Tanner Foust checks out his new VW Beetle GRC rally car

Racing driver and Top Gear USA host Tanner Foust is a very busy guy. After all, he's competing in rounds of both Global Rallycross series and FIA World Rallycross Championship, not to mention his TV duties. However, we probably shouldn't feel too sorry for him, because his job puts him behind the wheel of some truly crazy machinery.

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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 video for the high-riding Bug. And it isn't only going to be limited to the coupe like the concept either; a convertible version is also on the way.

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Muscle Truck takes on Baja Bug in sandy Roadkill battle

Motor Trend's Roadkill series is all about taking relatively unloved vehicles and putting some work into them to make them seriously fun performance machines. If you need your car to be perfect, with shiny chrome and modern amenities, then these creations might not fit your style. Their work is more in line with very functional rat rods.

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Meet ZelectricBug, the amazing '63 VW Bug converted to EV power

No word a lie, we here at AutoblogGreen are fans of classic cars. What we are not fond of, however, is the pollution that their inefficient engines create, and so it's great to see our old favorites lovingly up-cycled with electric drivetrains. The ZelectricBug is a beautiful example of how new, cleaner life can be breathed into an old Volkswagen Beetle.

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Band turns Beetle Convertible into percussion section

This isn't the first time we've seen music made with the help of cars, but it's pretty inventive all the same. Walk Off The Earth, a Canadian band perhaps best known for its cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know," teamed up with Volkswagen to film its latest music video.

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Petrolicious documents the life of vintage car owners in New York City

There are vintage car owners, and then there are vintage car owners who live in New York City. The notoriously compacted urban sprawl is one of the least likely places for people to own vintage cars due to the lack of parking and garages, but that doesn't stop some enthusiasts from finding a way to enjoy owning their classics.

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Petrolicious focuses on the ubiquitous Volkswagen Beetle

No matter what your feelings toward the Volkswagen Beetle, you should respect the little runabout. With 75 years of production under its belt and some 21 million units unleashed on the world, odds are everyone knows someone with a Beetle. The crew at Petrolicious has finally gotten around to paying homage to the ubiquitous rear-engine German machine in its latest video, Kindred Spirits. The clip puts a close eye on Stephan Ruiz's über-clean 1967 Beetle. Tastefully modified and mechanically

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New VW Beetle Convertible ad needs no disguise

Convertibles make you do funny things. Ask someone if they'd drive a hardtop in near freezing temperatures with all the windows down and they might not even answer, thinking the question so ridiculous. Give that same person a convertible they love and you might just have to ask them to please put the top up even when snow is on the ground.

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