During its prime, the VW bus was praised for its size, spacious interior, and large windows deeming it ideal for long road trips and wanderlust infused adventures throughout America. It stored surfboards, sheltered campers, and shuttled concert goers nationwide throughout the 60s and 70s.
Originally engineered in Germany, the VW bus drove into American culture during the most groovy, carefree times of our nation, especially in movies and music. Springsteen and Sublime have all given shout outs to the bus. You can even catch cameos of the vehicle all dressed in yellow for “Little Miss Sunshine” and as a hippie named Fillmore in the Pixar classic, “Cars”. The VW bus is even said to have served as circuit board currency for Steve Jobs while he was building his computer in the 70s that later launched Apple!
Over the last 25 years, Mike Wolfe has established quite the collection of historical items and included in that extensive list is his own blue Volkswagen bus. (Looks awfully similar to the one on the cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘The Freewheelin’ album don’t you think?
And his split window bug as well!
Volkswagen – Thanks for the memories, 360 views, and providing shelter during that Santana concert.
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