Thursday, September 01, 2011

Volkswagen Concept: Lil’ KaferHaus

Aside from being a Volkswagen fanatic, my Dad was into a lot of mechanical contraptions. He was an avid “tinkerer” and like him, most of the stuff I tinkered with, usually ended up in the trash. He would always bring home the latest issue of Popular Mechanics and Mechanix Illustrated.

One issue of MI that stuck to my psyche was the one that featured the Minihome. This was a Volkswagen sedan hacked in half and a whole motorhome body shell grafted on! While I did not share my Dad’s passion for the great outdoors, I fancied a Minihome camper for my very own.

Motorhomes and Recreational Vehicles (RVs) were as popular as Dune Buggys in the 60s and early 70s. And while they were all the rage then, a Volkswagen Beetle Motorhome just simply pushed the boudaries over the edge! One look at one and you would wonder if it spawned the term FUGLY!

It is it’s eye-poppin outrageousness and ridiculousness that makes me want one. A little bit too much frickin’ LSD for the tree-huggin hippie love-child.

Click on this link for a nice array of Beetle Motorhomes.

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