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August 1, 2014

vw_beetle_and_bike_by_al_lau

The Volkswagen Beetle has come a long way from being a concept of Hitler’s in the 1930’s. Originally called the Volkswagen Type 1, it was born from the need of a cheap and simplistic car design, yet powerful enough to travel on the Autobahn.

From out of the darkness of WWII, however, the Bug is adopted as a symbol of Peace. And now, a fun way to get to your favorite activity destination. Am I starting to sound like a car commercial?

My drawing is based on the new Beetle that was re-introduced to the world in 1998 (including a cool mountain bike).

vw_bus_with_surfboard_by_al_lau

Although I never had a VW Bus, I remember seeing them. They simply bring back memories just by being around on the roads when I was younger. It has lots of room inside and plenty of windows for the sun to shine through, and has that cool sliding side door. Usually painted in pastel colors, sometimes they come in a white top. Plus, it is family-sized, which is so fun to get everybody in for a road trip, even if it just for getting soft serve ice cream. Just puts a smile on faces wherever it goes.

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