Clever Minibikes Built Out of Welded Fenders From Vintage Volkswagen Beetles

Brent Walter, a self-described “maker and builder of a variety of things”, has created a really clever “Volkspod” minibikes that are built out of fenders from vintage Volkswagen Beetles. Walter came up with this idea in March 2019 while working his home workshop in Huntington, Indiana. Continue reading »

Latvian Artist Carves Wood Cabinet In Shape Of Giant Beetle

Alder wood cabinet made in a shape of beetle by a Latvian artist and designer Janis Straupe. This is a sculpture with function, in its own style that does not belong to any art decade. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos Of Volkswagen Beetle Rat Rods With Patina Look On The Streets

Since the early 2000s, the apparent explosion of interest in Volkswagens with original paint, rust and patina have inspired a generation of car fanatics, who couldn’t afford to restore a car to show condition but still wanted a good looking cool car. At last, you could be cool and stand out from the crowd on the tiniest of budgets. Continue reading »

Beetle Painted On Volkswagen: Pictures Of Gorgeous VW Bus Art Paintings

Volkswagen, maker of the Beetle automobile, expands its product offerings to include a microbus, which goes into production on March 8, 1950. Known officially as the Volkswagen Type 2 (the Beetle was the Type 1) or the Transporter, the bus was a favorite mode of transportation for hippies in the U.S. during the 1960s and became an icon of the American counterculture movement. Continue reading »

Photographer Snaps A Frog ‘Horsing’ With A Beetle

The images taken by wildlife photographer Hendy Lie in the lush surroundings of his home in Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia look like something out of a fantasy novel: a playful frog which seems to mimic a rodeo cowboy riding the back of a black beetle. According to Hendy, he captured the unusual scene for five minutes before the beetle made an escape to chase some food elsewhere. Continue reading »

Beautiful Paper Beetle Sculptures To Assemble By Yourself

Dutch designer Joop Bource from the Assembli studio, created the Paper Beetles, a collection of beautiful paper and cardboard sculptures to assemble by yourself. These cardboard puzzles are presented as kits, which will allow you to assemble the different models of scarabs. Continue reading »

Amazing Wooden VW Beetle Made By Bosnian Pensioner

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A Bosnian pensioner has made a wooden Volkswagen Beetle. Momir Bojić, 71, created the car from over 50,000 separate pieces of oak. The avid VW Beetle fan worked on his labour of love for more than two years. He covered the bodywork of a regular Beetle in thousands of oak tiles, each one of which required no fewer than 23 separate procedures. Mr Bojic made all of the wooden fittings – steering wheel, gearstick, hubcaps, radio – in his garden workshop. The car is perfectly roadworthy, and Mr Bojić says its draws crowds wherever it goes. Continue reading »

Volkswagen Beetle Owners’ Meeting in Brazil

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A visitor looks down from a terrace at a Volkswagen Beetle owners’ meeting in Sao Bernardo do Campo January 25, 2015. Around 1000 Volkswagen Beetle cars took part in this event as part of celebrations marking Brazil’s annual National Volkswagen Beetle day, which falls on January 20. (Photo by Paulo Whitaker/Reuters)
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83-Year-old Man Lives in Makeshift VW Beetle


This 1967 VW Beetle may seem battered, but for 83-year-old Oscar Almaguer, it’s home.

The native of Monterrey, Mexico has lived in his car since he and his wife divorced 10 years ago. The couple had sold all of their belongings so they could divide their money in half when they split. Oscar’s wife, however, soon disappeared with everything, leaving him with only the car to his name.

The car has had only basic maintenance, and several layers of common oil-based paint cover the original colouring . Few of the car’s remaining parts are original. The engine, which Almaguer starts by short-circuiting two wires under the hood, comes from a more modern VW Sedan. The wheels and seats are from another Volkswagen model and instead of a gear-stick Almaguer uses a plastic bathroom pipe. (Daniel Becerril / Reuters) Continue reading »

Kabutom RX-03 – A Large Beetle-shaped Robot

A large beetle-shaped robot “Kabutom RX-03”, made by Japanese engineer Hitoshi Takahashi, is demonstrated in Higashi Ibaraki province, Japan, on August 15, 2013. The robot is 11-meters in length and weighing 17-tonnes, can walk with its six legs and can also blow smoke from its nose. (Photos by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP Photo) Continue reading »