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Old 07-30-2003, 06:08 PM   #1
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Rest in Peace Volkswagen Beetle

Bye bye beloved Beetle.

Today the 21.529.464st VW Beetle , a blue one with 46 PS was produced - the last classic Volkswagen Beetle ever.

In Germany production stoped in 1978 just the last 1,7 Mio. Beetles were not made in Germany.

Ferdinand Porsche Designed this car and made enough money to realize his own Sportscar vision



after almost 70 years.. rest in peace,
Klaus

p.s. i guess this is the right forum, i call it "world event"
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Old 07-30-2003, 06:16 PM   #2
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Well, since I don't expect it to generate much debate, I'm going to move it to LS.
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Old 07-30-2003, 06:25 PM   #3
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I salute you.

For having the business in the back.

Cheers
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Aw. RIP little bug.
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I saw this today...I thought they were ending the production of the NEW beetle. Nope, just the Mexicans ending the production of the older version.
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im really sad, as a VW nut i will cry for weeks likely
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Lorne Michaels has a cheque for $5000 if Volkswagen will assemble one more Beetle on SNL.
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OMG, cujo.
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my very first car was a '73 super beetle.
i was seventeen years old.
it was black, with a sunroof.
the interior was custom checkerboard.
it cost my parents a mere thirty-five hundred dollars.

i promised if they bought it for me i would stay in school and get a job.
i went to the beach instead.

it had these great little vw logo caps on the rims.
but all four were stolen while i partied in west covina one night.
the gas gauge was broken. it always read 'e'.
i ran out of gas and was stranded on the freeway three times.

god, how i loved that little car.

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Anyone else play the game "Slug Bug" (aka "Punch Buggy")?
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I've told my VW beetle stories here before. They are very dear to me, life-changing..."the VW posse", what a lot of fun we had.
They are very very popular again here at the moment. I've been seeing a lot around that are beautifully restored
the LoveBug

:bye: gone but not forgotten

I just had an :idea:..next time I have a get-together with Annie Antelope I'll make a replica of "ADI", a VW cake. I'll have to include Luke , her big white German Shepherd that used to always be in the back and nearly deafen me by barking over my shoulder in the passenger seat whenever we passed another dog
I came with a whisker of being killed in a VW beetle one dark rainy night too...but still I love them
ack ..you got me going on this one...mem'ries, misty watercolour memmmmmmmmmmmm'ries
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maybe this belongs in Zoo Confessional

I think I'm afraid to ask what "slug Bug" might be... BUT...
my highschool sweetheart taught me to drive in his VW Beetle. I was on my "L" plates my senior year of highschool and that summer, I'd be the driver,"L" plates and all and **he and his mates would fill balloons up with water, jump in the bug and throw the water bombs at tourists**....just wicked eh?Indeed. I'll never forget the time I stalled on Lighthouse Hill, in very heavy Christmas traffic and for the life of me could not do a handbrake hill start without stalling.
His mates in the car following us nearly died laughing.

WARNING**please do not try this at home**
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Anyone else play the game "Slug Bug" (aka "Punch Buggy")?
god, yes! continuously.
chelsea slugs me at least twice a day.

slug bug green, no slug bugs back!
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Anyone else play the game "Slug Bug" (aka "Punch Buggy")?



oh, this was SUCH a fun game when my sons were little...a car full of 8 year old boys slugging each other, arguing over who saw the green bug first



Just for fun, I'll slug Mr. BAW every now and then when I see one
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RIP lil' beetle.
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