NEW BOOK, GREAT TOPIC!
Tons of books have been written about Volkswagen’s history. This new book published by CarTech somewhat veers from the topic, being solely devoted to original, vintage VW accessories ranging from 1945 to circa 1980. It not only revolves around Beetles, but also the rest of the air-cooled models, from Buses and Karmann Ghias to Type 3s and more.
Vintage Volkswagen Beetle Accessories is the work of Stephan Szantai, a name some of you will recognize, being associated with hotVWs Magazine since 2005. Stephan’s career as a Freelance Automotive Journalist started in ’87 and his work has been published in close to 100 magazines worldwide, based in 17 countries.
The 144-page, beautifully printed book will fill an important void in any enthusiast’s library. There is something for everyone, as the accessories divulged cater to a wide range of VW buffs, whatever the interest – vintage/stock models, Cal Lookers, Resto Customs… Many pages are full of surprises: coffee makers, obscure high-performance carb kits, turn signal technology, trick travel addons etc. You will also discover the story behind the companies that created them. It’s a fascinating read and features everything cool about customizing your old Volkswagen.
The 8.5x11” book contains 317 high-quality photos, many never seen before. Who knows, you might even recognize some of your friends’ VWs within these pages. With Christmas fast approaching, Vintage Volkswagen Beetle Accessories is the perfect present for your friends, family members and yourself. It’s a must-have, really, highly recommended by hotVWs Magazine.