bulli vw

»we were the chosen rejects. we chose not to be a part of the popular crowd. I mean, I can remember a lot of times the more popular people, the ‘jock type’ of people, who were into sports, and staying clean, and brushing their teeth all the time, they always asked me if I wanted to join their little club, and i decided not to, you know, I would rather hang out with the people who didn’t get picked for the baseball team, you know, who smoke cigarettes and listen to rock 'n’ roll music.« – kurt cobain

Volkswagen '70 Years of the Bulli’ special edition, 2017.  Around 70 years ago, Dutch VW importer Ben Pon visited the Wolfsburg plant and came across a curious vehicle – the ‘Plattenwagen’. He subsequently made a sketch in his notebook of a vehicle type that did not exist at that time anywhere in the world. His sketch became the launchpad for a vehicle that would sell in the millions – the Volkswagen Transporter. In commemoration of this idea, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is unveiling a '70 Years of the Bulli’ special edition at the Geneva International Motor Show 

and eventually the van became a surf van. after a month of living in and with our beloved vehicle, sleeping in weird positions, endless packing and re-packing, cooking food in nature, becoming weather experts, minimalists and even more passionate about the environment, we’re on our way back home. we’ll be spending the winter in nuremberg studying arts, working and preparing the van for more upcoming adventures next year.

sankt peter ording, nordfriesland, germany
from our magic bus trip, september 2016

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