Back before you could buy a Polaris RZR or any other big side-by-side ATVs, if you wanted to go offroad at a moderate rate of speed but feel like you were doing mach 1, then you had to build your own thing. You could start with some giant off road machine like a Bronco, but […]
The classic Dune Buggy is a shape that was formed in the 1960s to liven up the bleh shape of a stock Beetle and allow bigger tires. People have been making Dune Buggies from Beetles forever and they normally look like a Meyers Manx, but today’s Buggy looks fresh and futuristic…or at least 90s futuristic. Looks good. Find this 1968 Volkswagen Beetle offered for $15,000 in Anaheim, CA via craigslist.
If you build your own Volkswagen Dune buggy you’ll have a feeling of accomplishment that is hard to beat. You’ll also learn a ton of stuff about building dune buggies and chassis wiring and all-around useful man skills. However, you might miss out on the birth of your second child and you will also likely have many scars to show for your hard work. Buying a used Dune Buggy, on the other hand, you get all of the Dune Buggy driving experiences without the hard work for pennies on the dollar. Seems like win win. Find this 1970 Volkswagen Dune Buggy offered for $14000 in San Francisco, CA via craigslist.
There are times when a ride in a home built rat rod doesn’t make sense — let’s say you are trying to impress the parents of your new girlfriend. And there are times when a rat rod does make sense — when you are trying to terrify your daughter’s new potential boyfriend. However, in either […]
For the most part, cars from the mid 1970s are terrible things — the fuel crisis and tightening emissions standards curbed any street legal fun, and the safety nazis made sure that cars were properly ugly and anything but fun to drive. But there is only so much you can do to crush the spirit […]
If you didn’t think the world needed a Donkbuggy…well you’d have been wrong. Where do I start..? The Donk is an urban commuter that uses HUGE wheels and a significant list, but the buggy is a small offroad style beach cruiser…mix them together and you get this 1966 Volkswagen Donkbuggy offered for $7,500 in Youngstown, […]
Bruce Meyers was the father of the late 1960s VW based dune buggy movement but plenty of other folks built little buggys in various quantities. A guy named Brian Dries built something he called the Bounty Hunter out of a small workshop in Burbank, CA, — and to be totally honest, I didn’t know anything […]
Bruce Meyers wasn’t the first guy to build a Volkswagen based dune buggy, but he put his name on enough examples that he became the face for low volume VW kit cars in the 1970s. The original Manx dune buggy was developed for jumping over dunes, but in 1970 Meyers introduced the Manx SR, a […]
Building a Caterham (Lotus) kit car will set you back something in the range of 40-large even with today’s excellent dollar-pound exchange ratio, and even a used off-brand kit will cost in excess of $10k. However, if you are willing to live with something that is a bit more Volkswageny and less Lotusey…you can save […]
When I was a kid, I had a small collection of those little plastic molded army men — and they were awesome. A few of the guys had guns, one guy had rocket launcher, and another guy was a slightly different shade of army green, but he had a grenade in one hand and was […]