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April
09
2018

Keeping Up With the Karmann Ghias

A Brief History on the Classic VW Sports Car


If you’re a classic VW enthusiast, chances are you know what the Karmann Ghia is; but did you know that it was designed by an Italian for an American brand before it became one of the most sought after German air-cooled models? Read more to learn the history of the classic VW sports car.

, April 09, 2018


December
27
2017

Classic VW Cameos

Closing out the Year with Present Day Movies Featuring Footage of Vintage VWs


JBugs thought it would be fun to close out the year with a look back at the classic VWs that made it out of the cutting room floor and into the motion pictures.

, December 27, 2017




What makes a car manufacturing company successful? Executives from GE and Ford believe it takes three qualities: Productivity, Connectivity and Standardization. But here at JBugs, we think it might be the clever, funny and downright crazy advertisements that can help skyrocket a company to the next level. Check out the vintage ads we found from the early years of Volkswagen and you’ll see what we mean.

, December 11, 2017


November
06
2017

Drag Race VW's

Ladies & gentlemen, start your engines!!


The drag races are on their way to the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, CA and JBugs invites you to join us for a walk down memory lane with a look back at the Volkswagens that have sped their way into the history books.

, November 06, 2017


October
30
2017

Lights, Camera, Action!

Vintage VWs on the Silver Screen


Last month we shared the most memorable moments of classic VWs on the big screen in the 60's and 70's. This time we flash forward to the 80's and 90's to peak in the past at the vintage vehicles in action.

, October 30, 2017


October
06
2017

Restoration 101: Type 3

Brief History of the VW Type 3, and an intro to the one we will be restoring.


We aim to provide authentic and educational videos to help you restore your classic VW from the comfort of your own home. In fact, we have just finished filming our latest restoration video featuring a 1971 Type 3.

, October 06, 2017


October
02
2017

The evolution of the VW Bus

From $2,500 off the production line to $300,000 on the auction block


Over the past few years, classic VW Buses have sold for well over $200,000 at the nation's best classic car auctions, making them one of the most sought after vintage vacation vehicles around. Find out how one man's sketch turned VW into one of the most iconic vehicle makers of all time.

, October 02, 2017


September
18
2017

Bugs on the Big Screen

A Decade of Classic VWs on the Silver Screen


Almost everyone knows about Herbie, the Love Bug, but did you know that there are other VWs that have had their share of the limelight? VW has been making its mark in movies since the early 60's and still to this day you can catch a glimpse of the classics.

, September 18, 2017


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