The Volkswagen Beetle

Sent over by fellow ’67 Beetle enthusiast Marius Strom, this film is an important documentary of the car that is part of our human story. As you know, part of what is built on is sharing these iconic cars unique stories.

This is the greatest automotive story ever told. From race car to art car and grocery getter to road warrior, the VW Beetle has served humanity in ways only limited by the owner’s creativity and needs. The Beetle has enabled progress and captured the hearts and minds of the human race over the better part of the last century. A machine rooted in practicality that has brought love and stability where there was none. A car that fulfilled dreams and gave mobility to the masses. It’s become an icon, bringing smiles to faces around the globe.

With more than 21 million Beetles manufactured from 1938-2003, it was once ordinary and commonplace, where now its become more rare and has all but disappeared from the streets and highways (in most places). We hope to shoot this film in the countries where the Bug was widely produced and driven including, but not limited to, the USA, Germany, UK, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and South Africa.

Posted by Eric Shoemaker

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

  1. Thanks for posting this, Eric. Damon Ristau, who is producing this, also did The Bus Movie which was very well received by the Type 2 community. I’m really looking forward to The Bug Movie and I think it’ll be a great connecting story to our community!

    1. Awesome! I’d love to reach out to the film maker to possibly help promote more.

  2. Love it! Can’t wait!
    Just saw “circle the wagen” at my local VW dealer.

    Circle the Wagen – MOTION PICTURE TRAILER from Ryan Steven Green on Vimeo.

    1. Good one. My friends made that!

  3. Can’t wait. Thanks Eric!

  4. Thank you Marius and Eric for alerting us to the exciting prospect of this movie! It’s another way the word is getting out! jay

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