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JBugs has been providing high quality classic VW products for Beetles, Buses, Karmann Ghias, Type 3s and Things, as well as modernistic off road vehicles such as Baja Bugs, Dune Buggies and Sand Rails. With over 20 years of experience, we are the go-to destination for all things VW which is why we created a blog to share everything you need to know about the VW culture. From local car shows and classic VWs on the silver screen to installation guides and product spotlights, the JBugs' blog is the place to visit, read and share.

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No More Crying Over Spilled Milk

, November 27, 2017

After completing a classic VW restoration, the last thing you want to worry about is spilling a drink on your new interior or finding a place to store all of your paperwork. JBugs has a couple different options to help with additional storage, as well as keeping your drinks secure while in motion.

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VW Road Trip Essentials

, May 04, 2017

Here at JBugs, we are all about summer road trips, especially when it is in one of our favorite classic VW's. We decided to put a list together of all the essentials needed before you head out on the road. From the best phone apps (yes, to use while driving) to spare parts, we think we covered just about everything.

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Becoming the Baja

, May 19, 2017

Back in 1962, a Hollywood stuntman and two of his friends set out to Tijuana, Mexico to test ride the new Honda CL72 Scramblers for American Honda. With one gallon plastic gas cans tied to their fuel tanks, the men endured a 950 mile long journey from Tijuana to La Paz.

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Celebrities and their Classics

, July 30, 2018

After reading an article about a certain celebrity living out of her classic Volkswagen Bus, JBugs became interested in other celebrities who own classic VWs. Find out which celebrities made the list and try not to drool over the amount of classic Volkswagens you’re about to see.

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The Classic 2018

, August 16, 2018

An institution of the VW community for 20 years, The Classic was once the biggest air-cooled Volkswagen show in Southern California. Check out what's new this year at the Classic!

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The Low Life

, August 30, 2018

My experience owning a lowered Bug and the search for a new daily driver.

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Catching the bug at El Prado 2019

, June 24, 2019

After 5 years of working for JBugs, our company photographer finally caved and agreed to come camp out with us at his first big VW show. Check out pictures from the Blackstar Campout and El Prado 2019 through Sam's lens.

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Link Pin Beam Removal

, November 13, 2017

Not everyone has the luxury of buying a fully restored classic VW, which is why the JBugs crew offers how-to videos on our YouTube channel to help DIY-ers complete a restoration from the comfort of their own home.

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Tech Tip: Installing Classic VW Bumpers

, May 07, 2018

Follow along with JBugs’ resident VW expert, Sam as he shows how to properly install a front and rear bumper on a classic VW Beetle.

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Bonding and Bondo

, May 30, 2017

With graduation for the class of 2017 mere months away, there is little time to figure out the perfect gift for your graduate. Often times, parents have trouble finding something that speaks to an emerging adult with little to no idea about the world they are about to enter. Some parents opt for an entirely new wardrobe for college or that laptop they have been eyeing for months while other parents choose more practical gifts such as a transit card or cash.

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Preparing your VW for Summer

, June 06, 2017

California has experienced the worst drought in its history and temperatures are only going to continue to rise as the summer season falls upon us.

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El Prado Show and Shine

, June 23, 2017

Last Saturday, a few of our JBugs team headed out to setup a booth at the El Prado Show and Shine in Chino, CA and surprisingly for June in the San Bernardino County, the weather was ideal for a day in the sun.

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Get into the Halloween Spirit!

, October 16, 2017

Check out some of the best VW pumpkins and costumes we've seen! Creepy, creative, and cute VW Halloween ideas here!!

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New Year, New You!

, January 02, 2018

Forget about working on your bod, how about working on your resto-mod? Kickstart the New Year with a brand new set of classic VW wheels from the JBugs catalog. We have a wide variety of wheel styles that are sure to upgrade your ride and show off your flair!

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Getting Giddy for the Grand!!

, January 15, 2018

For over 67 years, the Grand National Roadster Show hosts the world’s most beautiful classic cars. From Packards, Chevys and Fords to Dodges, Mercurys and Volkswagens, this show has everything a classic car enthusiast needs to see. Join JBugs January 26-28 in Pomona, CA for one of the most amazing classic car experiences in Southern California.

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Green with Envy

, March 12, 2018

With Saint Patrick’s Day right around the corner, we want to share the history of the holiday and also thought it would be fun to check out some of the decked out classic Volkswagens showing off their Irish spirit.

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Show & Shine with the South Florida VW Club

, February 26, 2018

The South Florida VW Club is home to men and women of all ages who share the same love for classic Volkswagens as we do here at JBugs. Join them March 4 in Fort Lauderdale, FL for the 34th Annual German Classic Show ‘n Shine.

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How to Bleed your VW Brakes

, March 26, 2018

Follow along with our VW experts to see how to properly bleed your VW brakes. Bleeding your brake system is a necessity when replacing any hydraulic brake component and is a very crucial step that will usually require an assistant. If you do not feel comfortable or capable of bleeding your brakes, do not hesitate to take your car to a mechanic.

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Classic VW Cameos

, December 27, 2017

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.

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JBugs Seals

, October 24, 2017

With fall in full swing, cold weather, rain and possibly snow is on its way, the time to make sure your seals are safe, secure and strong is now. Shop with JBugs today for quality exterior seals that are guaranteed to protect your classic VW from water leaks and boisterous outside noise.

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Bugs on the Big Screen

, September 18, 2017

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.

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Making The Classic a Custom

, September 11, 2017

This past June, JBugs' team members spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon hanging out at the world famous Classic car show in Costa Mesa, CA. Not only was the weather absolutely perfect but the lineup of classic VWs in all shapes and sizes was one for the books.

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The Incredible Story of JBugs' Sam Mebane

, July 10, 2017

By the time this interview publishes, Sam Mebane, our resident VW expert, will be celebrating his 19th year here at JBugs. Sam has been here so long, he remembers the "good old days" when JBugs had only seven employees all crammed in a 500 square foot building. Note: Originally Published July 10th 2017 before Blog Migration.

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A Guide to July’s Best VW Events from Coast to Coast

, June 27, 2017

We had so much fun planning the road trip from East coast to West and vice versa that we decided to do it again for the month of July. This time, we focus on each coast separately, simply because there are way too many events to cover from one coast to the other. But do not worry, we still have a link to all of the events just in case you are willing to make the trek on such short notice.

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Social Distancing at VW Meetups

, September 23, 2020

As big venues re-book auto shows, impromptu Volkswagen meetups & cul-de-sac cruises have shined. Find out what the VW community has been up to this summer

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