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Dub: Bohemian Beauties” debuts at LeMay Museum

hit the floor in preparation for Vee Dub: Beauties . Photos by Sarah courtesy LeMay Museum.

In the and 1960s, Volkswagen rose to in the United States by pitching its to a group of buyers capable of unconventional automobiles that air-cooled and rear-mounted engines. A for bulletproof reliability and affordable soon followed the brand, and models grew in popularity both mainstream and counterculture A new exhibit at the LeMay Museum, Vee Dub: Bohemian Beauties . a close look at America’s love affair with the German people’s car.

A total of 25 Volkswagen models be displayed, including three and significant” vehicles on loan Volkswagen of America. The oldest by far be a 1943 KdF Wagen, assembled on 7, 1943, making it the eighth-oldest in the world; fully restored to condition, the KdF Wagen contains than 95 percent of its original A 1954 Type 2 Panel Van, with its double doors and a flat loading will be displayed to represent early commercial vehicles, to establish a dealer support but quickly favored by buyers an economical and compact commercial

The 1968 “wedding car” Photo by Sean Maynard, Volkswagen of America.

The most vehicle on loan from however, is a 1968 Wedding Car constructed by VW of Mexico to promote the sponsorship of the 1968 Summer in Mexico City. Based on a car used to transport wedding (in lieu of a limousine), the Beetle an ornate wrought-iron body offers superb ventilation but in protection from rain, or sun. Following its promotional use in the “wedding car” Beetle was as a gift to Volkswagen of America’s distributor.

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Private collectors will the bulk of the exhibit vehicles, and will run the gamut of air-cooled There will be Beetles including a replica of the brand’s race car, Herbie the Bug. Karmann Ghias, in coupe and convertible form, be on hand to represent the brand’s stylish and sporty offerings, and a of Type 2s, including a 23-window bus and a camper, will provide of microbus variants. At least one will be be displayed, reminding of an era when square was hip.

A VW Karmann Ghia awaits its Photo by Sarah Wise, LeMay-America’s Car Museum.

Given that customization a large role in the brand’s a Baja Bug and a dune buggy be on display, and a series of Formula Vee will tie the brand to motorsports. Vee provided racers with an gateway into the world of and helped to launch the careers of notable drivers as Arie Elliott Forbes-Robinson and Michael

Vee Dub: Bohemian Beauties on January 11 and runs through 5. For additional details, visit .

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