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Bug Art: Volkswagen Beetles Get the Treatment

The dozen owners of wild and wacky Volkswagen that are part of the sprawling VW in Irvine this weekend wouldn’t be there if not for Adolf It’s one of the strangest of historical but arguably the world’s most car, one that, among its uses can be used as a creative was shaped in no small fashion by one of the most atrocious human ever.

In 1934, Hitler, one into his chancellorship of Germany, his desire to create an affordable car for Germans. He shared the idea Ferdinand Porsche, who created a and, in 1938, Hitler the cornerstone for the factory that soon begin producing his wagon, the Volkswagen.

The factory was heavily during World War II, but of the machinery survived and by 1949 it was in business.

Though production later shift to Mexico, the VW I which, by the end of the 1960s would be as the Beetle, took the world by By 1972, VW claimed it had topped Model T as the world’s most car; in 1981, the 20 millionth rolled off a Mexican assembly

The car’s weird shape, design and easily repairable ingrained it into popular The Love Bug, a 1968 starring a 1963 VW Beetle Herbie would spark more films. It surfaced in Allen’s 1973 film, in which the car effortlessly started up 200 years. The California surf and the flower power generation it. Easily modified, the Beetle be souped-up to drag racing and converted into off-road Bug status.

And, even the VW wasn’t the world’s first it has definitely made its presence in that community.

Art cars been around since the of cars, actually even the and buggy, says Harrod one of the central figures in the art car movement. Now in Arizona, the former Northern Blank has written the definitive on the art car movement, Art Cars, and designed a few VW bugs lend themselves to good canvases because are inexpensive, are already unusual and people love them and let go of them so they convert into art cars.

None of fantastic cars, including his De Gallo, which features of playable musical instruments to a driving VW beetle, will be on in the 10th edition of the VW Classic’s Show. But his spirit of invention is not an the Beetle is a blank canvas for O.C. car lovers. A dozen or so of mutated mobiles will be at the show, many hand-picked by Carlson, an Orange County who launched the idea in 2002.

The weird ones have been my personal bent, Carlson, who had a lifelong interest in on cars. After going to so VW Shows for so long and realizing all Beetles look fairly I really loved finding or something that was completely out of the So I decided to start a VW business wasn’t concerned as much restoring something to its original but creating really wacky and things, where you don’t to follow the rules, so to speak.

garage, Old Bug, began in It’s now in Temecula and you can see some of the designs he’s either or built by visiting oldbug.com.

It down to the simplicity of the design, said. You can pull the body off and drive a running chassis and use as a platform to build whatever you I’ve seen bodies out of wood, or wrought-iron, or with and musical instruments sticking out of It really lends itself to you want to create.

Each year, Carlson a couple of new tricked-out bugs as of the show, new in the sense that people haven’t seen This year, it’s a concoction dubbed Snorkelstang, is currently being shipped to

That’s actually a legendary one people have talked for years, Carlson said. But it of disappeared for a while and just in February. So we’re getting it out so people can see it first-hand.

Making his consecutive appearance at the Freak will be Laguna Beach Scott Alan and his 1961 bug beetle, which takes on a appearance whenever the mood him. One year, it was a Marvin the theme. Last year, it was around the film Avatar . year? It’s a space

And if you don’t think a tricked-out VW be considered a mobile piece of Alan would love to you.

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These things have pieces of art since the hippies and used them as canvases in the said Alan, 57. He bought his bug in for a couple of hundred dollars. It a paint job and Alan had some who were graffiti artists and offered to paint it if he supplied the That launched him on an ongoing to convert his bug into whatever his fancy.

It’s absolutely art, said Alan, who an art car event in Santa Ana last and hopes to do so again this There is painting, sculpture, And most of the stuff I put on my car are things people have thrown like foam or mannequins, so is a found art aspect as well.

The there were so many purchased, and the shape has become so also influences people visually tweaking them in way, said Damon who launched Rusty VW. a VW-related and novelty item store year in Burbank. VW owners their cars, whether restoring them to stock turning into dragsters, or them into works of And I think that’s because have touched most in some way. Maybe it was first car, or their brother or dad drove one. It like a common thread everybody, way less than six of separation.


And while the people interviewed for story are entrenched parts of the VW there’s new people coming to the every day. While a walk in my Fullerton neighborhood on I nearly stumbled into a painted Beetle parked in of Rutabegorz restaurant. I walked the restaurant, asked around and it was owned by a 25-year-old Orange Joseph Castro. It’s a Beetle that he bought for last year after his a mechanic, told him a client was to sell.

It was his first beetle. I fell in love with it, he He’s met a couple of other VW and is slowly merging into the range of VW clubs scattered Southern California.

As far as who painted the scene on his car, which, its lightening-belching clouds, volcanoes, scales, suns, shadowy and such, looks more a peyote-induced Carlos Castenada than a paint job, doesn’t know. The guy he bought it had purchased it from someone and the artist’s name has been

But this much Castro is of: the painter must have on acid or something.

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