RACING VINTAGE VW BEETLES… STILL GOING STRONG

In BLOG, OFF ROAD, RALLY by Ralph Comments

Matt Avery recent article at Daily Herald shares the enduring legacy and future of the spartan racing VW Beetle: Race enthusiasts still embrace the modest VW Beetle

The humble Volkswagen Beetle was designed to go a lot of places when it came out, but off road surely wasn’t one of them. But thanks to Bruce Meyers, a Southern California resident and World War II veteran, the little commuter found a new home in the dirt.

While catching rays on Pismo Beach in the early 1960s, Bruce became familiar with the rise of “dune buggies.” Inspired, he set out to create his own, starting with a VW Kombi bus chassis and then designing a fiberglass body to go around it.

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