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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

, November 17, 2017

Having trouble figuring out which in-laws house to go to for Thanksgiving? How about skipping the traditional route and eating from one of these VW food trucks?!

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Antique Acoustics

, January 29, 2018

The Volkswagen Bus is an icon for certain generations but did you know that it can also be the future of concert venues for our generation? Check out how JBugs and audio engineers have scientifically determined that VW Buses are the perfect venue for amazing acoustics.

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Antique Acoustics

, January 29, 2018

The Volkswagen Bus is an icon for certain generations but did you know that it can also be the future of concert venues for our generation? Check out how JBugs and audio engineers have scientifically determined that VW Buses are the perfect venue for amazing acoustics.

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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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Chasing Classic Volkswagens with Wayne Carini

, April 26, 2018

If you haven’t seen Chasing Classic Cars on the Velocity channel then you are missing out on some of the most prestigious classic cars on the planet. Join the JBugs crew as we recap one our favorite episodes featuring a pair of classic VWs you won’t want to miss!!

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Mecum in Monterey

, May 21, 2018

Take a trip to Monterey, CA with the JBugs’ crew for one of the most prestigious auto auctions in the nation.

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Keeping Up With the Karmann Ghias

, April 09, 2018

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.

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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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Life Lessons with Teri Hatcher

, June 18, 2018

When most people hear the name Teri Hatcher, either they think of the TV show Desperate Housewives or have no idea who we’re talking about. Well, all of that is about to change because the actress has been spotted taking on a new role and we think everyone should take some time to check it out.

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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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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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Lights, Camera, Action!

, October 30, 2017

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.

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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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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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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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Time for a Tune Up

, September 25, 2017

What makes a cruise in your classic VW that much better? A good soundtrack and even better weather! While we can't guarantee clear skies all the time, JBugs can provide you with a one of a kind sound system that will enhance your cruise and lighten your mood.

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Back to School Shopping with JBugs

, July 14, 2017

With the school year beginning in just a couple weeks, JBugs wants to help you and your kids pick up a few last minute school supplies that are sure to show off your VW enthusiasm.

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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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Block Parties, BBQ's & Fourth of July Fun

, June 30, 2017

Grilling has been a staple in society since the discovery of fire over 500,000 years ago. Not only is it the best way to cook the perfect steak but it is a great way to get your family, friends and neighbors together for some fun in the sun.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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