About 1967beetle.com

Hi. I’m Eric Shoemaker, owner of Air-Cooled Artifacts, an art director, and classic Volkswagen enthusiast living in the Atlanta area.

I created 1967beetle.com in 2009 to share the progress of my own restoration project, and with the help of some awesome VW folks, this site has grown to become a go-to resource for tech tipsclassifieds, and VW stories from around the globe.

Jay Salser, who’s a huge influence on the ’67 Beetle community, has written countless articles for our site. Timm Eubanks is a contributing photographer, and many other great folks around the world contribute their ’67 restoration stories.

The photo above is of me and my grandfather. He gave me the ’67 and purchased it new. I love him dearly, and my restoration efforts reflect the passion I have for these old cars, which has now grown into a business.

Learn more about my ’67 and how this site began »

Thanks for being here,
Eric Shoemaker

Our Contributors

Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started Air-Cooled Artifacts (previously, 1967beetle.com and Lane Russell). I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

Jay Salser

My wife, Neva, and I have been driving and working on VWs since 1976. In fact, we raised our family in these cars. Now, we are retired and enjoy VWs as a hobby. The ’67 Beetle always has been our favorite year. We own a '67 Beetle and a '68 Karmann Ghia.