All posts by 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.

Vintage VW Torsion Bar Reindexing

Ever go on a Sunday drive and spot another early Volkswagen cruising along side your vintage pride and joy? You’re so excited to exchange that brotherhood like nod with the driver when you suddenly notice

SOLD — L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

Vehicle Information: This is a mint condition ’67 VW Beetle that was restored right. Lotus white with red interior. This is an all numbers matching car. The original owner was a school teacher in Santa

’67 Beetle Facts

“We made the car go faster. And the engine go slower.” The 1967 Volkswagen Beetle’s engine was upsized to 1493-cc (as on Type 3) and 53 horsepower (1200 and 1300 engines continue outside U.S.). Also

Early Volkswagens

“No silhouette in the history of automobiles is as recognizable as that of the long-lived, beloved, all-things-to-all-people VW Beetle. (Nor, as anyone who has ever sat in one can readily attest, is there anything quite

Recommended Vintage VW Reading

I get about 10 emails a week from people asking what literature might be good for them to purchase for their new project. I recommend the Volkswagen Beetle and Karmann Ghia Official Service Manual Type