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Home for the Holidays: Owner Reunited with Restored Classic VW Beetle

Home for the Holidays: Owner Reunited with Restored Classic VW Beetle

A little over 52 years ago, Kathleen Brooks purchased a red 1967 Volkswagen Beetle that she decided to call “Annie.” Over the years, Annie has been Kathleen’s daily transportation, acquiring plenty of dents and scratches along the way. Because of her special connection with her classic vehicle, Volkswagen’s North American Region offered to restore Annie […]

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Check out the World’s Fastest VW Beetle

Check out the World’s Fastest VW Beetle

We all know that the VW Beetle is a zippy little vehicle, but have you really had the opportunity to see this car race along as fast as it can? Volkswagen wanted to put the Beetle LSR to the test, so it was taken out to the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, and what […]

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This Former Restaurant in Austria Looks Like a Giant VW Beetle!

This Former Restaurant in Austria Looks Like a Giant VW Beetle!

All across America, you’ll find retro diners with nostalgic touches that hearken back to the classic cars of the 1950s– bumpers on the walls, booths shaped like old Cadillacs, drive-ins with memorabilia everywhere… But an old restaurant in Austria took this love of cars even further with its building actually modeled after the Volkswagen Beetle! Check Out This Wild, […]

 Aaron Widmar

Build a Bug! New 1960s VW Beetle LEGO Set Is Ready to Roll

Build a Bug! New 1960s VW Beetle LEGO Set Is Ready to Roll

Who says LEGOs are just kids’ toys? As the recent renaissance of the building block brand has proven, age doesn’t matter when it comes to imagination. Practically anything can be duplicated as a miniature model, with enough bricks. Over the years, the LEGO Group has released a wide array of sets modeled after real-life vehicles, from pint-sized […]

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Hold On To Your Jeans: A Denim VW Beetle Is Coming

Hold On To Your Jeans: A Denim VW Beetle Is Coming

The VW Beetle is an historic car with many fans all over the world. Its iconic shape has appeared in countless movies, music videos, and other pieces of art. VW has just a new take on a classic special edition for the model, and it seems as if the top brass at VW is looking […]

 Rebecca Bernard

Wild VW Beetle Terrorizes San Diego

Wild VW Beetle Terrorizes San Diego

The VW Beetle looks like such a small, innocent car. However, don’t tell that to the citizens of San Diego, who in recent weeks have been irritated by a highly modified Baja Beetle roaring through the streets and doing doughnuts in parking lots. Check out the car, which we have to admit looks pretty awesome, […]

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Game of Thrones’ The Mountain Wears VW Beetle in Strongest Man Competition

Game of Thrones’ The Mountain Wears VW Beetle in Strongest Man Competition

Probably the best way to describe Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (that “þ” letter is pronounced like “th”) is as a mountain of muscle. The reason this description is so good is because this 6-foot-9, 400-pound strongman, actor, and former professional basketball player is best known in the USA as Gregor Clegane from Game of Thrones, better […]

 Rebecca Bernard

VW’s Beetle Dune Comes Alive at LA Auto Show

VW’s Beetle Dune Comes Alive at LA Auto Show

With everything going on at VW, you would be forgiven for thinking that the automaker is just a bit too busy to worry about the LA Auto Show. You would be wrong, though. This week, VW proudly rolled out the 2016 Beetle Dune, a tribute to the original classic Baja Beetle, which will go on sale […]

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Volkswagen Beetle and Passat Win Big with Vincentric

Volkswagen Beetle and Passat Win Big with Vincentric

Vincentric recently announced its Best Value in America Awards™, and the Volkswagen Beetle and Passat were among the winners. Learn More: About the Volkswagen Beetle Volkswagen’s Vincentric awards The 2019 VW Beetle won the compact category, while the Passat topped the midsize segment. For Volkswagen, hard work has paid off. “We are thrilled with these awards […]

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Lessons Learned Cleaning an Infestation of Carpet Beetles Out of My Car

Lessons Learned Cleaning an Infestation of Carpet Beetles Out of My Car

Let me tell you about my day on Wednesday. The first part went pretty normally, coming to work, doing some writing, attending meetings and such. However, once I left work, things got decidedly less all right, as I drove halfway across the state to rescue my very bug-averse fiancée, who had discovered an infestation of […]

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Start Saving Up Now—Electric VW Bus to Roll into US Market in 2022

Start Saving Up Now—Electric VW Bus to Roll into US Market in 2022

Simultaneously retro and modern, the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept will be making its commercial debut in the US, China, and Europe just five years from now (2022). According to Volkswagen, the all electric I.D. Buzz concept is set to satisfy the demands of consumers eager for a chance to drive the VW bus (perhaps again) […]

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5 VW Cameos in 21st Century Film and Television

5 VW Cameos in 21st Century Film and Television

Volkswagen vehicles have made names for themselves throughout film and television. As we have progressed through the 21st century, Volkswagen models have made plenty of cameos on our screens over the years, so we decided to take a look at a few of their appearances−specifically, the Beetle and the Type 2 Bus. [wptab name=”Little Miss […]

 Morgan Pritchett

Car of the Future: The Volkswagen Beetle?

Car of the Future: The Volkswagen Beetle?

As a stereotypical 90s kid, I am constantly plagued by nostalgia and therefore find myself watching classic Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOMs) in my spare time. My most recent trip to the past included an excursion to the future. The film Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, starring Kirsten Storms as Zenon Karr, was filled […]

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2017 Volkswagen Beetle Overview (Plus Convertible!)

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Overview (Plus Convertible!)

The Beetle, the Bug, the Slug Bug, the Ladybug, the Turtle, The Bubble… no matter what you call it, “The People’s Car” has become an iconic, unmistakable car around the world. With its plump body, wide fenders, and round headlights, the Volkswagen Beetle remains a pillar of the automaker’s lineup year after year. [wptab name=”What’s […]

 Aaron Widmar

[Interview] VW Karmann Ghia LEGO Model Creator Discusses Turning Classic Cars into Brick Replicas

[Interview] VW Karmann Ghia LEGO Model Creator Discusses Turning Classic Cars into Brick Replicas

Discover what it's like turning a classic car into a functioning LEGO scale model

LEGO bricks offer expansive possibilities for imagination to become reality. While constructing one-of-a-kind creations is undeniably fun, it’s a rewarding challenge to adapt a real-life object into a LEGO-scale model, such as a car. We at The News Wheel are big fans of LEGOs–especially when they’re used to honor classic cars of yesteryear. Innovator Vibor Cavor […]

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We Would Totally Go Camping in a VW Bus Tent

We Would Totally Go Camping in a VW Bus Tent

The 1960s were the perfect time to be alive, especially if you are a VW fan. These years were the heyday of good music, free love, the Volkswagen Beetle, and the Volkswagen Bus. Fans of the Beetle can still purchase the model in its modern version in 2016, but as of right now VW Bus […]

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2016 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

There’s no denying that the Volkswagen Beetle is a classic model with a lot of history behind it. An iconic name doesn’t mean that this vehicle is stuck in the past, however. With power, advanced features, and comfortable interior, the Beetle is ready to impress the modern car buyer. The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle is available […]

 Rebecca Bernard

VW in Hot Water for Cheating Emissions Tests

VW in Hot Water for Cheating Emissions Tests

We’ve seen all the ads from VW promoting its clean diesel engines that are fuel efficient while limiting emissions. Sounds like a win for drivers who want to switch to diesel without polluting the atmosphere, right? Wrong. Remember what your mother used to say: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. It […]

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