Miniature Volkswagen Microbus: “Shorty”

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Walter: The World’s Largest VW Microbus. Today I bring you the opposite: the smallest Type 2 Microbus!

This pint-sized VeeDub has had its mid-section chopped out, which leaves it with an extremely short wheelbase. It’s like a big go-kart for hippies!

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Walter The Bus: World’s Largest Volkswagen Microbus

Is it better to be a big fish in a small pond? Kirk Strawn would say so. He’s the man behind Walter the Bus, a 2:1 scale reconstruction of the classic Volkswagen Microbus. This one-of-a-kind vehicle is the largest known Microbus in the world, and that’s no small feat.

So how do you go about building a super-size version of one of Volkswagen’s most iconic vehicles? Kirk and his friends (known collectively as “Tribe Walter”) spent seven years on the project. They started with a 1963 Walter Crash Truck which was originally in service as an airport rescue vehicle at Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix, Arizona.

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The Decoliner: Randy Grubb’s Amazing Retro Motorhome

Are you tired of taking your vacations in a boring beige box on wheels? Randy Grubb was, and he decided to do something about it. He built a motorhome which he christened “The Decoliner” and often describes it in the media as “Flash Gordon’s motorhome.”

Indeed, this 26-foot long chrome beauty would look right at home in a 1930s science fiction comic strip! From its gleaming exterior to the eye-catching teardrop shape, this is a recreational vehicle unlike any other.

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Cadillac Eldorado Art Car: The Pirate Surf Mobile

The formula for creating an art car is pretty straightforward: take a vehicle of any year, make, model, or style and modify it to express your own creativity and artistic ability. The result is that anything you can dream up and build is considered art.

For example, this car began its life as a Cadillac Eldorado hearse. It was then transformed into the Pirate Surf Mobile by art car builder Richard Fletcher. From the double front axle to the two-tone blue and gold paint, this 28-foot long vehicle really stands out from the crowd. Continue reading