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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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  • 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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  • One in 15 Million Barn Find

    Mike Yager

    I’m a sucker for a barn find! So when my good friend and fellow Air Cooled VW enthusiast, Darby Milnor, called with a story about a 1972 Beetle that sounded too good to be true, we were both intrigued.

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  • The True Measure Of A Volkswagen Owner

    Nicholas Little

    My story, like most other car stories, began at a young age. I believe I inherited my Volkswagen love from my Great-Grandfather. He would restore and rebuild Beetles as a hobby (one at a time, unlike me).

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  • Bitten By The Bug

    Darby Milnor

    I was bitten by the bug “when I was no bigger than knee high to a grasshopper,” as my mom would say. I have spent my entire life collecting, restoring, rescuing, repairing, advising and searching out Volkswagen Bugs.

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  • My First Car

    Clayton Haffner

    This is Nycole my 1965 Euro beetle, she's my first car. I first saw her two years ago at a club event, and loved it as soon as I saw it.

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  • A Lifelong VW Enthusiast

    Jay Burton

    My introduction to VWs was long before I was born. In 1966 my grandfather purchased a new 1966 1300cc Beetle from Will Dennis Volkswagen here in Toledo, Ohio.

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