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WATCH: The faithful 'Bug' - owners share their stories about the iconic VW Beetle

2018-07-18 05:00

Robin Classen

Image: Net Car Show

In 1938, the first VW Beetle rolled off Volkswagen's assembly line and since then has remained an automotive iconic endearing itself to millions around the world. Now, a new book presents personal Beetle owners' stories.

The Beetle remains a global icon and has long been the trusty companion to many motorists, even spawning its own movie franchise (read: Herbie).

The good ol' bug

Known as the 'Bug' due to its round shape and its unique air-cooled engine layout in the rear, its loud engine is another signature Beetle feature.

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Their have been a few modern interpretations but these could never recapture the feeling, nor sales, of the original Beetle.

                                                                         Image: Net Care Show

Besides being an icon to plenty of motorists across the world, it is also a celebrity on screen, it featured in the movie 'Herbie Fully Loaded' and the racing show 'Street Outlaws'.

The Beetle is a legend in its own right filled with history and still holding its own among the newer generation.


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