The Volkswagen Beetle or Volkswagen Type 1 had a mythical long production run globally, and remains highly desired among VW enthusiasts.
The Beetle is one of most popular models of the Volkswagen family and has had a major impact on popular culture in america. Even though the creation of Type 1 has ended globally, the love for the little Bug has still been thriving through pop culture.
Bugs from the Movies
The Classic Beetle has been observed in several Hollywood films through the years and has made a massive impact on family films. The Bug has played important roles in the Disney”Herbie” movies from 1968 to 2005 and has also been observed in the 2006 Disney movie Cars. The Bug was shown some love as it was given anthropomorphic characteristics that made it seem human with emotions and personalities. This comes to show that the timeless Type 1 is seen more than just a car, but a friend.
In the United States, Volkswagen enthusiasts host their annual VW themed-car shows through the summer months and show their VW love for the Bug. Loyal VW lovers travel more than 500 miles just to participate in these events. These car shows feature programs like the”show’n’ shine”, parts swap meet, vintage Bug accessories raffles, engine blasts, and other events. These large car shows give Beetle lovers community and excitement, which is exactly what the Bug is all about. A stroll around the event’s grounds will give you an appreciation for the imagination, wit, and charm that’s showcased in these small cars as they are displayed.
Type 1 Means Number 1
The Bug was considered a cult favorite since its association hippies and surfers in the 1960s because of it eccentric design and low price. In 1972, VW released a commercial to advertise the Beetle, which showed it floating on water thanks to its sealed steel bottom and watertight structure in spite of the 13 pounds of paint. Due to its construction the vehicle is considered one of the most influential cars of the 20th century. Volkswagen enthusiasts are eager to restore their Bugs, and while many make theirs a house garage project, others are known to invest in excess of $100,000 on a restoration.
The Classic Volkswagen Beetle has made an impact on Hollywood movies, cultural entertainment and automobile construction. No wonder it remains a classic steel icon.