The Ratmuller Ghia from Salt Rats
http://www.volksculture.com : Steve Muller talks about the Ratmuller Ghia
used during Speedweek on the salt flats of Lake Gairdner. Look out for the
full documentary coming soon.
Bernard Newbury Outlaw Flat Four Engine Fire
At the recent Garys Picnic meet at Avon Park, Bernie through a rod which
broke the engine case and caused a fire at about 120mph. Bernie is ok and
will be out in the car again next season.
More at http://callookvw.skynetblogs.be/
1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia & 1966 Volkswagen bug Drag Racing Racelegal.com 3-23-2012
Friday night at racelegal.com drag racing a 1973 volkswagen karmann ghia
with a 2352 and a 1966 volkswagen beetle with a 2187 air cooled engine.
The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a 2+2 coupe and convertible marketed from
1955 to 1974 by Volkswagen -- combining the chassis and mechanicals of the
Type 1 (Beetle), styling by Luigi Segre of the Italian carrozzeria Ghia,
and hand-built bodywork by German coach-builder Karmann.
The Karmann Ghia was internally designated the Type 14. Volkswagen later
introduced a variant in 1961, the Type 34 -- featuring angular bodywork and
based on the newly introduced Type 3 platform.
Production doubled soon after its introduction, becoming the car
most-imported into the U.S. American industrial designer Walter Dorwin
Teague selected the Type 14 for his list of the world's most beautifully
Over 445,000 Karmann Ghias were produced in Germany over the car's
production life -- not including the Type 34 variant. Karmann Brazil
produced 41,600 cars locally for South America between 1962 and 1975.
The Volkswagen Beetle, officially called the Volkswagen Type 1 (or
informally the Volkswagen Bug), is an economy car produced by the German
auto maker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003. With over 21 million
manufactured in an air-cooled, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive
configuration, the Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured car
of a single design platform anywhere in the world.