“Autoball” is not a new motorsport. In this picture from 1974, people in Sandkamp near Wolfsburg, Germany’s home of the Volkswagen, enjoy a “car football” tournament with Volkswagen Beetle cars. The front ends of the cars had been removed to make space for a big bumper which was used to push the oversized rubber ball into the opponent’s goal.
In 2010, an English couple bought a 15-year-old Volkswagen T4 and turned it into their rolling home. In an interesting interview with the Volkswagen Magazine, Lauren Smith and Calum Creasey explain how being on the road in the campervan has changed their attitude towards some of the big questions in life. Check out the full article and find out how.
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The Volkswagen Beetle attracts ladies. These two ladies in their summer dresses enjoyed posing with the Beetle. The prominent headlights were perfectly placed to keep the balance. The photo was taken in 1964 in Lehre, a small town south of Wolfsburg, Germany.
Many German families discovered their love for Italy in the 1950s as they started to travel to Italy in greater numbers. The Volkswagen Beetle gave them the freedom to travel to the Lake Garda where this lovely picture was taken back in 1959.
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The Volkswagen Beetle is a true icon and a real bestseller: 22 million cars of this legendary model have been sold worldwide, making it the second-biggest-selling car produced by Volkswagen, after the Golf. Check out this article in the Volkswagen Magazine for more fascinating facts about this iconic model.
No, this is not James Dean and his family. This is how casually elegant people looked in the German province in 1962. The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most popular cars at the time and back then its round shapes were the most common sight on European streets.
A trip into the German uplands in October 1958. According to a brochure from 1955, the Volkswagen Beetle had a climbing power of 37%. Thanks to its remarkable pulling force, the car easily chauffeured three generations of this family through the Harz Mountains.