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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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  • A VW Microbus Odyssey

    Brian Hunt

    Our story begins back in 1970 when Victor (Vic) Bresett and Brian Hunt (me) were students attending Central Peel Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario. Great students? No. Great friends? Yes! We were both anxious to shed the confines of academic monotony and tyranny, ending our formal educations and releasing us into the world of semi-adventurousness.

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  • 2nd Time Around

    Bryan Roberts

    My name is Bryan Roberts and I live in Aiken, South Carolina. I have a 1974 Super Beetle with a pretty cool story behind it.

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  • Hand-Me-Down Beetle

    Susan Wideman

    This 1962 Volkswagen Beetle has served 4 generations of women! Purchased by our great-grandmother in 1962, it has been in the family ever since.

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  • Split Window Delight

    Rick Bowers

    I was driving down a road in my home town on a beautiful sunny day when I found an old VW sitting in some trees beside a body shop.

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  • A Bay Named Opa

    Shawn Boesen

    It started back when I was a little kid in the 80s. The first time I saw a Bay Window Bus, I knew I wanted one.

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  • Scrap Is $250 A Ton

    Nick Smith

    I have owned multiple Volkswagens (it’s kind of a sickness I have). But the story I want to share is about my 1961 Karmann Ghia.

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  • Life Is Less Complicated In A VW

    Allan Duarte

    My Dad was a Chevy guy back in the 60s, when cars were fins and chrome and flash and excessive power and useless metal nonfunctional pieces. Or at least, that's how I saw it. Learning to drive dad's Chevy was a clumsy, silly time, but the first time I got in a Volkswagen, it felt like it would be fun.

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  • A Match Made In VW Heaven

    Kenneth Corey

    Twenty-six years ago, I met a very attractive, articulate, outspoken lady named Leah with beautiful curly red hair. Those were all certainly admirable attributes, but the icing on the cake was the fact that she loved old Volkswagens! Yup – I married her!

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