junk yard hunt for Vw bugs project Hood Ride 2
the 2nd clip of the 1966 Dub that i found in a junk yard, the car will be
made into a hoodride, no new parts will be bought for the car, only
craigslist e-bay and junkyard parts will be used
Oval Window Beetles - BugsVille Large Collection and Barn Finds
BugsVille was a place of wonder and was by far the largest collection of
Oval Window Bugs most have seen in one place. The place was nick named
Bugsville because there were so many VW's, and in one photo I took I
counted 22, most of which were Oval Windows. It was located in
Southwestern Ontario Canada just outside Tillsonburg before the car
crushers came in and squashed them all. This is just such a waste of
history to have them rust away then ultimately be destroyed. If anyone has
any more photos or stories about this place let me know as I would love to
see and hear about it! These photos are at least 12 years old now and I
thought it was time to put them in a video.
Will this bug float? You dont want to miss this next contestant try in a
how long does a vw beetle float? Just watch!
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In July 2007, I received an email from Lew Wood, the actor who appears in
this commercial. He tells:
I am the guy tha D-D-B chose to be the spokesman for that famous "Floating
VW" TV commercial in June , 1972.
My name is Lew Wood, and I was doing commercials and V/O's in NYC when I
was booked for the job. We shot it at a launching ramp in Stamford, CT on
LI Sound. The production crew was Horn-Greiner. Director Norm Greiner.
D-D-B's creative director was Tom Yobaggy. And even Mr. Bernbach was on the
They hired a stuntman to drive the VW into the water. However, Norm Greiner
suddenly woke up to the fact that I had to deliver that last line "Now,
what other car gives you this kind of quality at this kind of price?" from
the car! I said, "Norm, I'm a sailor, I'm at home on the water. I'll drive
I splashed it three times. (We used three identical Beetles, all burnt
orange in color. Splashed two of them alternately, the third never got wet
and was used for "beauty shots." Swimmers went in to tow them back to shore
after each take.
We all thought our commercial would win the "Clio" that year, but the
"Snowplow" commercial took the prize.
However, the residuals were nice!
After many years of searching for a 1972 Super Beetle in burnt orange with
NO RUST, I finally found one a few years ago in Vista, CA, and snapped it
up. I now proudly drive around town frequently and get admiring looks.
Now, you know "the rest of the story!"
Lew Wood died in August 2013, at the age of 84 years.
This commercial has a surprise in it. At the and you can watch a beetle
being driven into the water. Funny is the text in the commercial says:
allthough the beetle does definately float, it will not float indefinately.
From the DVD 'Legend on wheels'. Wanna have this DVD packed with 2 hours of
high quality digitally remastered old vw commercials? The DVD really brings
you back to the '60s and '70s. Send an email to: email@example.com
Monster 4x4 Mud Trucks at Good Time 4x4's June 12Th 2011
Thanks to the Good Time 4x4's Club for having us at there event for the
last 3 years and running, Dave Morey the President of the Club and The Rest
of the Crew did one hell of a Job with this event this time and had things
running pretty good. Hope to see more of them in the Years coming up... You
also can see more videos like this one at our website at
Ugly & Crazy VWs -Worst Car Abortions! 2/2
http://www.SOLARRI.com PART 2 VW Bugs, Beetle, MiniBus, Ghias, Type 181,
Samba, Vanagon, Eurovan, Frapper, Bay Window Bus, Type 2, all fall victim
to love. There is a special type of love for ones' Volkswagen to make these
a reality. Credit for workmanship and creativity is due for some of these