Dune Buggies

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Dune buggies are popular all over the world. Inspired by Volkswagen's own Kubelwagen and Schwimmwagen, these go-anywhere machines begin with VW Beetle mechanical parts as a platform for completely customized vehicles. This book explains the background and development of buggies and the buggy scene. The chapters are devoted to some of the world's best buggies, cool interiors, outrageous paint schemes, engines built for "show" and for "go," as well as the community surrounding these vehicles. Both VW-based vehicles...

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Overview

Dune buggies are popular all over the world. Inspired by Volkswagen's own Kubelwagen and Schwimmwagen, these go-anywhere machines begin with VW Beetle mechanical parts as a platform for completely customized vehicles. This book explains the background and development of buggies and the buggy scene. The chapters are devoted to some of the world's best buggies, cool interiors, outrageous paint schemes, engines built for "show" and for "go," as well as the community surrounding these vehicles. Both VW-based vehicles and sand rails are included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760316849
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Series: Enthusiast Color Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

James Hale is the world's leading authority on dune buggies, and has built, modified, manufactured, photographed and written about them for over 40 years. He has written five widely respected books covering the worldwide buggy scene, and he has regularly appeared in magazines and on TV and radio to talk about his passion for these cute and irreverent fun vehicles. His freelance feature and photographic work has appeared in leading automotive magazines including Ultra VW, VW Trends, VW Motoring and Volksworld. James is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians and an associate of the Guild of Motoring Writers.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Preface 6
Introduction 7
Chapter 1. Creation: The Birth of the Buggy 12
Chapter 2. Evolution: The Buggy Grows Up 38
Chapter 3. Beauty Parade: The World's Most Beautiful Buggies 52
Chapter 4. Putting on the Style: Hot Paint & Cool Interiors 64
Chapter 5. Power Supply: Putting the Pedal to the Metal 76
Chapter 6. Clubbing Together: Enjoying the Buggy Scene 88
Index 95
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