"When we bought our first Air-Cooled VW, we didn’t know it was the start of a new lifestyle." Boy, can we 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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  • 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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  • Dream Big!

    Tiffany Polasek

    When I was a young girl, my mom went on a trip and brought me back a toy.

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  • The Bug I Learned to Drive In

    Brad Wears

    This story started more than 25 years ago, when I got my learner's permit. I didn't know how to drive a stick shift, so my best friend's mom took me out around the neighborhood in their 1973 VW Beetle.

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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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