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Perry’s Pride
June 03, 2017
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Perry’s Pride

Perry Meade has worked on Saturn cars for a living out of Greenfield, IN for several years. However, one thing he always had an interest in was VW’s. In fact, he’s had the VW flu for some time now, 12 years to be exact. The list of the VW cars he has owned, previous to this sharp and squeaky clean 1965 Notchback,...

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Black Banshee And The Story Of A Convertible
June 03, 2016
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Black Banshee And The Story Of A Convertible

Everyone wants a Convertible; there’s no question. For most of us, it’s only the “wanting” part that we experience. We would all agree that owning our own Vert is a dream we would like to see realized. For Craig Churcher from Aylesbury, England, this dream is a reality. This 1965 Karmann Cabriolet was...

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FreiFeurwehr
June 01, 2016
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FreiFeurwehr

For its time period, one would be hard pressed to find a more utilitarian vehicle than the original Split-Screen Transporter. By the mid-50s, its versatility extended well beyond its intended role as a people and cargo mover. A host of sanctioned coachbuilders, including Meyer-Hagen, Magirus and Bachert began transforming Buses...

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Adrenaline Rush And One Fast Beetle
June 01, 2016
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Adrenaline Rush And One Fast Beetle

The need for speed! It’s like a horsepower-induced drug for the performance-minded, a full-fledged addiction satisfied when the forces of gravity pull your body deeper into the seat and your adrenaline switch is set at high. While speed is not typically characteristic of a Volkswagen (except for slow), Kurt Metzger is...

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Street Sweeper Clean
June 01, 2016
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Street Sweeper Clean

As I write this, I’m holding a quarter-mile time slip in my hand. The slip is from Atco Raceway, Atco, N.J., and is dated July 9, 2000. I’ll read a few numbers off the slip and you try to guess what kind of car made the run. 60-foot e.t.: 1.726 secs. 1/8-mile e.t.: 7.780 secs. 1/4-mile e.t.: 12.293 secs. Trap Speed:...

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Oval Envy
June 01, 2016
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Oval Envy

Swap meets have started to quickly become almost as much a piece of the sweet vintage scene as the aircooled Boxer engine has become to be known. And hey, why not? The meets are the exact place you can able find rare O.E. or even hard to find aftermarket parts at affordable prices, anything you see from new headliners and...

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Slow Lane
May 31, 2016
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Slow Lane

It now seems that these days are more and more full of people who would prefer a life in the strictly fast lane and avoid anything else. From what you get at fast food restaurants to fast and all out race cars, patience appears to be on the back burner and is no where to be found. This is not so in the case of the nice Fred...

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Furiousfrid – Limited Wagon Fridolin
May 24, 2016
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Furiousfrid – Limited Wagon Fridolin

Talk about a strange bird. From the front, it could almost pass as a Type III sibling, while the rear has definitely some traits in common with Type IIs. The vehicle is called a Volkswagen Fridolin, a.k.a. Type 147, and came out of the Westfalia production line in fairly limited number–6139 to be precise. The majority...

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The Rodwagen
May 24, 2016
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The Rodwagen

Some of the nice rides featured on Aircooled Magazine have left their special mark on the Volkswagen scene. One such vehicle I’m talking about is Fred Hidalgo’s custom Stink Bug. This gearhead/artist has put his fearsome imagination to work and has turned up with what many will deem as one of the most influential...

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Wisconsin Westy
May 20, 2016
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Wisconsin Westy

In the June 1997 dated issue of the VW magazine, we featured a heavy and beautiful Seagull Grey Single Cab bus, which was owned by Brian Holcomb, our from Johnson Creek in the flat old Wisconsin, which he called called the “Happiness is Being Single.” Now, Holcomb’s dad, named Connie, who owns a cool VW repair...

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