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  • 1972 VW Super Beetle Limousine

    Phil Starr

    In the early 1980s, we (at Starr Imports, Champaign, Il) undertook to stretch a 1972 VW Super Beetle. We wanted to transport our service customers to and from work or school in style.

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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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  • How everything started

    Reinaldo Roller

    Every time I saw a buggy walking the streets of Spain, I became dazed and would hurry home to make drawings, inspired by the cars.

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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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  • 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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  • I Couldn’t Even Give the Little Guy Away!

    Ronnie Lambert

    My sickness with VWs started when I was about 4 years old. My mother was sick so she (to get me out the house) sent me to church with our neighbor. My neighbors brand new 1991 Pontiac wouldn't start. She had me wait patiently as she messed with this old car under a cover in her garage. Turns out, under that cover was a fully original 1965 VW Beetle.

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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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  • My Very First Beetle

    Shay Dickinson

    Since I was a teenager riding around in my friend’s 1970 Volkswagen Beetle I have dreamed of owning my own.

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