Hot VWs Magazine - AUGUST 2023
On the cover: Chef and social media influencer Aaron Brown got a Bug – and a fast one too! (Photo: Heather Nickles)
IT’S SMOKIN’!From Smokin’ and Grillin’ on his YouTube channel to smokin’ tires on the track, Aaron Brown (“Smokin’ and Grillin’ with ab” on YouTube) is enjoying playing with the big dogs in his 5-second drag bug.
THE LONG ROAD AHEADThe sight wasn't pretty. Picture a VW Bus used as a storage unit, filled with items ready to be recycled. But Texas-resident Josh Hatton had a vision. He ended up turning this “recycle bin” of sorts into quite a showstopper, thanks to cool details such as a bamboo-covered interior.
FROM DOWN UNDERLast month, we showcased a rare semi-knocked down (SKD) vehicle, a 1958 Karmann Ghia called montage Suisse, assembled in Switzerland. In this issue, we have another exceptionally rare example of a car put together outside of Germany, a completely knocked down (CKD) vehicle from Australia.
THE LAST RIDE FOR WILD HORSE
The Bugorama in Phoenix has been a staple of the Arizona show scene for a long, long time, but it seems it may be riding off into the sunset. This year’s event was bitter-sweet, with it rumored to be the last event, at least at the location it has used for over 30 years.
BUGGY WONDER YEARS
Countless companies surfed on the dune buggy wave during the 1960s, with one of the most prominent being the aptly named Dune Buggy Enterprises. In this fifth installment featuring our treasure trove of 1960s and early ’70s color slides, we take a look at this manufacturer’s extensive line of vehicles, which had something for – almost – anyone.