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Extreme Fall Showdown
VW STREET, VW PRO AND CASH! Drag Racing Volkswagens in the great state of Texas used to be a huge part of your hobby. That was until 2010. For whatever the reasons were, what used to be massive VW events held twice yearly at the Texas Motorplex in
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Major Ivan Hirst
We hit a pretty important milestone in the Volkswagen world recently. On December 27, 1945, 75 years ago, British Major Ivan Hirst picked up the remnants of the bombed out Wolfsburg factory and began producing the “Type 1 Volkswagen Limousine”, bette
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Goldi 2
The year was 1967. The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Elvis married Priscilla, Volkswagen upgraded 12-volt systems to its U.S. lineup and it was the last year of the Split Window Bus. By the same year in April, Bruce Meyers s
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Old Cars Are Still a Very Hot Commodity
The collector car market is a very interesting world the deeper you get into it. I used to follow my father around to all the car auctions, and whenever I hear the auctioneer ramble and smell the exhaust, it takes me right back to shadowing dad aroun
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Grand National Roadster Show Canceled For 2021
Here is the press release from Rod Shows, producer of the Grand National Roadster Show. They have canceled the 2021 events, but they will return in 2022. Rod Shows, producer of the Grand National Roadster Show and Sacramento Autorama, has been closel
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Top Awards
Tom Edwards / 1968 Karmann Ghia Bill Tsagrinos / 1962 Double Cab Roland McNew / 1969 Beetle Jarrett Lemley / 1966 Double Cab Brian King / 1974 Thing Kevin Schuster / 2004 R32 Lora Lee Stern / 1979 Super Beetle Mike Alevizos / 1982 Vanagon Sco
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Three Decades Of Baja Life
BETWEEN GROWING UP IN MY DAD’S ’66 MUSTANG AND THE NEIGHBOR Danny Ried practice launching his Chevy SS every time he left the gas station, VW was the last car on my mind. At the age of 15, 44-inch Super Swamper buggies were new to the market; I didn
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A Few Years Behind
In 1967, when Dune Buggies & hotVWs was launched, it wasn’t uncommon for young Americans to hot rod their cars. These enthusiasts would replace the body of an old Beetle with a buggy shell for instance. The buggy hype was already in full swing by the
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Boxes, Lights and Bearings
I was changing the oil in my 2.0L Type 4 motor (actually a Porsche 914 engine) and a nightmare scenario occurred. I was backing the drain out, when I felt it binding and slipping. Once the plug was out and I inspected it, I found that not only was I
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It Was An Inside Job
The year was1966 and I had just purchased a 1956 Oval Window. It was to become my daily driver and the car I would become a Panzer with. I bought the car off an independent little car lot on Harbor Blvd in Anaheim, California. There were many of thes
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Valve Train Geometry Part 1
You can make a reliable and effective performance (or stock) valve train using near-stock parts. Here’s how to do some basic modifications to your parts to make them more reliable than ever! Back in the good old days when all of our parts were made
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Results
1. Jason Poynter - 6.40/107.99mph; 2. Sterling Adams - 6.48/106.13mph; 1. Bubba Clifton - 7.04/89.23mph; 2. Carl Nolen - 13.59/47.91mph; 1. Clint Cox - 9.82/58.72mph; 2. Emmanuel Sarger, 10.19/67.08mph. ■
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Buggy Wonderland
Countless articles have been written about the life of Bruce Meyers (born in 1926), hence our piece takes a different approach, concentrating on the VW-powered vehicles he has created over the last 58 years. Just in case you know little about the ama
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Masudaya Oval Window Volkswagen
Back in the 1950s, the Japanese toy manufacturers were producing tinplate toy vehicles like they was going out of style. They depicted the automobiles of the same era that included just about all the American and European models as well. Most of them
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Wheels Up For Kris Klingaman
At the heart of the California Look movement was the desire to have the quickest VW on the street. For most of us in the ’70s, each could find a certain level of performance, but only a few sought to find the limit in power, and actually drove a 12-s
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Stock Crankcase Breather vs. Aftermarket Breather
In this article, I want to talk about breathers on your engine. Let’s look at the stock crankcase breather. It is located on the generator stand on all upright motors and on the pulley side of the motor on pancake motors. On upright motors, it is on
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Volkstock 2020 The Show That Almost Wasn’t!
With just over a month to plan the 2020 event, GermanToyz Presi- dent Chris Buffington went to work. Once again, picturesque Lake Pleasant was secured as the location. It proved ideal, as it offers plenty of overnight camping spots for those who want
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The Parts Bin
Brand new lightweight Aluminum Swing Axle Clover Spool. Made of 6061 and 7075 aircraft-quality aluminum. The Clover Spool will provide even wheel speed to help the car launch harder and straight. It weighs in at under 5 lbs.; compare that to the weld
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Dune Buggies And Hot VWs
PUBLISHER/Shin Mukai ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/ EDITOR/Shin Watanabe ADVERTISING DIRECTOR/Eddy Collins CONTRIBUTING EDITOR/ Stephan Szantai MARKETING MANAGER/Shin Watanabe OFFICE MANAGER/Sandy Morris ONLINE EDITORIAL MARKETING/Emi Mukai ART
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Congratulations, Bruce!
Dear Readers, Advertisers, and Fans of Dune Buggies and hotVWs Magazine from all over the World, I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since the coronavirus pandemic impacted the World, and we still remain affected in many ways. Our staff hasn’t tr
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The Story Of Mog
DUNE BUGGY BUFFS ACTIVELY SEEK MEYER MANX MODELS, CONSID- ered by many as the holy grail due to their rarity and historical significancy. HotVWs Magazine’s team is always eager to find nicely preserved examples with interesting stories; in fact, this
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Left for Dead
Back in 2015, a few VW friends from Vancouver Island decided they wanted to build a Bus to attend the Mt. Shasta Snow Trip. It sounded like Johnny had gotten a good lead on a ’56 Kombi about 900 km (560 miles) and a ferry trip away. Four buddies set
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Bus Hubcaps
This should be simple in theory, as Buses had “moon-style” hubcaps. Their fitment to the wide-five, 205mm bolt-pattern wheel started in the late ‘30s. Volkswagen still sells the caps to this day, over 80 years later. You can take a brand new 2021 rep
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Bruce Meyers’ Old Red!
Created in 1964, Bruce Meyers’ greatest contribution to the automobile world, the Meyers Manx Dune Buggy, combined a VW Beetle drivetrain with a custom-designed fiberglass shell. It impacted the auto industry all over the world and became a unique Am
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Coming Events Who, What, When & Where
Location: Monticello Berndes Center, 766 North Maple Street, Monticello, Iowa Description: Muller Brother Trophies, Citizens State Bank Cash Prizes, Travel Money and No entry fee for street rods, custom cars, motorcycles, street machines, race cars
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Dune Buggies And HotVWs
PUBLISHER/Shin Mukai ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/EDITOR/Shin Watanabe ADVERTISING DIRECTOR/Eddy Collins CONTRIBUTING EDITOR/ Stephan Szantai MARKETING MANAGER/Shin Watanabe OFFICE MANAGER/Sandy Morris ONLINE EDITORIAL MARKETING/Emi Mukai ART DI
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Appraisals
Let’s face it – our cars are one of our most valuable assets, maybe second only to our homes. And especially in this economy, it’s important to protect our investments as best we can, in case (heaven forbid) we have an accident or theft. However, the
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Boxes, Lights and Bearings
I have a ’73 Ghia equipped with 2-1/2-inch lowered spindles. I also installed a new steering box and had the ball joints replaced with ones for the lowered spindles. The steering is really tight. When I disconnect the steering, the steering wheel tur
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Batteries: Safety first
In this article, I would like to talk about batteries for your VW. It’s not so much about the battery, but more specifically, whether you have it installed in the car safely. Bugs and Type 3s have the battery under the rear seat, and if you have one
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The Parts Bin
CB Performance Round Logo Full-Zip Hoodie - Black, printed on a soft midweight fleece material that offers a generous fit for comfort. Features a jersey-lined hood, heavy gauge draw-cord with metal eyelets and 1x1 ribbing at the cuffs and waistband.
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