World’s First Biofuel-Powered Flying Dune Buggy

Giles Cardozo, a British adventurer, left London for Timbuktu in his flying dune buggy for a fly/drive expedition that makes the Baja 1000 look like a walk-in-the-park.
Cardozo will be driving a home-made vehicle that can transform from a car into an aircraft in minutes. On the highways, the Skycar runs on biofuel-powered motorcycle engine and [...]

Ekstöm’s 1956 VW Ragtop Oval

Owner: Pär Ekstöm, Borlänge, Sweden.
Car: A ‘56 rag top oval painted in black. The interior is stock reupholstered with TMI products, genuine EMPI GT steering wheel, Motometer “rally” panel and gauges, BRM’s.
Engine: 1776cc (69×90.5), Weber 40 IDF’s, 275° cam, genuine EMPI exhaust system, engine built by MOFOCO.
Transmission: Fully synchronized, stock from a 60’s bug.
Other [...]

Eriksson’s 1961 VW Bug

Owner: Petter Eriksson, Borlänge, Sweden.
Car: 1961 bug still in its sun bleached original color. The bug is equipped with a roll bar, Berg shifter, old Talbot type rear view mirror, Autometer gauges, line lock, lowered front end, BRM’s, 6″ M&H slicks (not in the picture).
Engine: 2007cc (78×90.5), Weber 48 IDA’s, forged Okrasa crank, Engle FK [...]

Skans’ 1955 VW Oval Bug

Owner: Stefan Skans, Västerås, Sweden.
Car: 1955 oval bug painted in dark gray, roll cage, racing seats, plastic windows, narrowed 7″ the front and 5″ a side in the rear, 275/50/15 tires in the back.
Engine: 2331 cc (84×94), Weber 48 IDA’s, Okrasa crank, Porsche rods, Super Flow heads w/48×38 valves, Autocraft roller rockers, Engle K 10 [...]

Brorsson’s ‘59

Owner: Sven-Olof Brorsson, Kalmar, Sweden.
Car: A ‘59 fjord blue bug, 5,5×15″ Mahle “Gasburner” wheels with 135-15 tires in the front and 6×15 with M&H 235/60-15 in the rear. Front lowered w/a Puma beam and 2.5″ dropped spindles, type 1 disc brakes in the front and type 3 drums in the rear, stock interior, Berg shifter.
Engine: [...]

1957 Volkswagen Bug-Peter Servais

After a “career” as a go-cart driver, I realized at the end of the 1989 racing season that I hadn’t the time, economy, nor the energy to continue competing at the level I did. At the same time I had started my studies as an engineer at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The [...]

The Great Canadian VW Show 2008

The Great Canadian VW Show is held in August each year and makes for the second-biggest watercooled show in the Pacific Northwest (second to the Bug Nationals).
Western Canada’s largest VW event attracts some of the finest Stock and Custom VWs from around the Pacific Northwest, including many past and present Hot VWs and Ultra VW [...]

Build A Buggy Couch With Junker Bodies

By Bob Elliott
OK, I’ll admit it, from time to time, I have more buggy bodies hanging around then the average person really needs. I also admit that I often have more ideas than money or time, but I do like building stuff. The winters are long, the garage is cold and this is something I [...]

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