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"When we bought our first Air-Cooled VW, we didn’t know it was the start of a new lifestyle." Boy, can some of us relate! Enjoy these stories of the enthusiasts – and the cars – who prove that Air-Cooled VW is a lifestyle!

There’s a reason that Air-Cooled Volkswagens are such an iconic piece of the automotive culture. From first cars, to inherited vehicles and unexpected road trips, and the inevitable breakdown, everyone has a story about a classic Volkswagen. This collection of stories is told by the people who live the Air-Cooled VW passion. Whether it is multiple generations of families holding true to the Air-Cooled VW love, an Air-Cooled VW Club, a group of friends, or the neighbor, co-worker or acquaintance who thinks Air-Cooled VWs are really cool these are your stories told from your perspective. Thanks for keeping the Air-Cooled VW passion alive!

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  • Texas Rose

    Robert Wilken

    My story starts in 1972 when my Aunt was involved in a collision in her Karman Ghia. Injured and suffering from the total loss of her prized possession, she purchased her replacement vehicle, a 1973 Volkswagen Fastback.

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  • Funfest for Air-Cooled VW 2015 with Bruce Meyers

    Tony Meyer

    I went to Funfest for Air-Cooled VW in Effingham, Illinois June 5-7, 2015. I simply had too much fun!

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  • Air Cooled from Cradle to Grave (Eventually, I Suppose)

    Matt Frondorf

    At age fifty eight, I am still driving the VW Beetle that I got my drivers license in, back in 1973!

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  • My 1979 VW Beetle Convertible

    Lucas Gordon

    I used to have a 1967 VW Beetle. I had it mostly restored, but traded for a pickup due to the fact that I bought a boat that I had no way of transporting.

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  • 9 lives

    David Zuniga

    I've had my 1966 VW Bug for five years. I bought it off a random car lot in San Diego!

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  • Dad's Bus, My Bus

    Chris Wilburn

    Dad bought his Bus, a brand new 1970 Westfalia, when I was less than 1 year old. It was our only car throughout my entire childhood and, 16 years later, it became my first car.

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  • My 1967 Notchback...a Long Story

    Phil Shirley

    This story starts back in 1989 when I was in college. My father was a High School Principal. He had been at the school for many years and had made sure that the school had a great Auto Shop. He also made it possible for folks to donate their cars to the school as a tax write off.

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  • The Family Friend Lives On in the Bug.

    Jason Ward

    I bought my 1975 Volkswagen Super Beetle back in 2009. I bought this car a couple months after, Mike, a long time family friend of my dad's passed away.

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