From Kdf to VW and finally it became a Beatle. It was a real Beatle epedemic. Everywere around ur head they were roaring. Even in the States. Finally they disappeared in Mexico. But still you can buy new ones. Expensiver but timeless. Car for ur whole entire life. But car programms like top gear mostly mention it without refering to the lastest dictator of Germany.
Classic VW Beetle Assembly Line Documentary Kleiner Wagen
This is some rare footage of the German Assembly Line for the VW Beetle
from 1949-1951. I have this full film available on DVD off of my site
The Beetle Bug
A celebration of the VW Beetle, looking into the history and astonishing
coincident that lead to its results after World War I.
Voiceover Peter Baker
With Steve Berry, Chris Goffey, Robin Wagner, Chris Barber and guests
Norman Prophet, Brian Burrows, James Gordon, Andy Donnelly, Andy Francis,
Neil Davies, Terry Sayers, Paul Wigan, Steve Reynolds, Paul Buckett and
Originally aired on Men and Motors TV channel.
Changing Architecture of the Motor Car - the History
General Motors wanted to join the bandwagon of nostalgia for early
automobiles but show how much progress has been made since those early
contraptions hit the streets.
The film primarily concentrates on the styling changes in body designs,
height, seating arrangements, etc. But also talks about independent
springing of the front wheels that allowed the engine to be moved forward
where the axle had been. This opened up a new field of options for the
stylists for body design, location of seats and many other changes.
We see many of the classic cars of yesterday and get an insider look at how
they were made and what changes have happened since those pioneers roared
down the road.
This film was first produced in 1967 and updated a decade later.
vw beetle documentary Classic Wheels (1/3)
This documentary gives a nice overview of the history of the volkswagen
beetle. It contains unique footage of Ferdinand Porsche standing near a
pre-war beetle. Before the war this was called the KdF Wagen.
The documentary was broadcast by Discovery Channel in 2004.