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Long, Strange Trip Ending for Volkswagen's Hippie/Surfer Van

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It carried hippies through the 1960s, hauled surfers in search of killer waves during endless summers and serves as a workhorse across the developing world, but the long, strange trip of the Volkswagen van is ending. In Brazil, the iconic Volkswagen van-

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Caree C (250)
Monday September 23, 2013, 1:58 pm
Am sure many of you have memories of this iconic vehicle. A friend in highschool had one that was passed down to each kid as they got old enough to drive. She was the youngest of 5, and by the time she was at that rite of passage, ...well it had seen better days. But oh what character it had and what fun we had!

Sue Matheson (79)
Monday September 23, 2013, 2:02 pm

Debbie G (306)
Monday September 23, 2013, 2:57 pm
Cool. The ultimate van.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 2:30 am
yeas.... Cool

Danuta W (1248)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 3:03 am

Kip Mapes (28)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 3:23 am

Kath P (9)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 4:15 am
Don't like driving in one because of the very short front but do love looking at them as they bring back fond memories of a time gone by.

Karen Martinez (17)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 4:29 am
The end of an era. Don't see many of them on the roads here in the US any more. Thanks, Volkswagon for the memories!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 5:29 am
Those were the days my friend...

Lindsay K (6)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 6:11 am
These are so cool! Sad day
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