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Millennium bug : a VW Beetle scrapbook
Seume, Keith.
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Publication Information:
Osceola, Wis : MBI, 1999.
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TL215.V6 S483 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Scrapbook is an accurate term for this photograph-laden book. The history of the Volkswagen Beetle is told (primarily by pictures and captions) from its Nazi beginnings to the current new Beetle. Cars closely related to the Beetle, such as the Karmann Ghia, are also treated. Annotation c. Book News,

Table of Contents

Major Ivan Hirst
Forewordp. 6
Introduction: A celebration of the Beetle, Old and Newp. 7
1 The Prototypes: From Volksauto to KdF-Wagen...p. 8
2 Promoting A Dream: How the Beetle was publicized in prewar Germanyp. 22
3 VW Goes to War: Kubelwagens and Schwimmwagensp. 32
4 Postwar Years: The British come to the rescuep. 42
5 Building the Bug: So you thought the Beetle was a German car?p. 52
6 The Boom Years: The humble Beetle takes on the worldp. 62
7 Around the World: The Beetle becomes everybody's favorite carp. 74
8 Selling the VW: Step this way...Have I got a deal for you!p. 92
9 The Special Ones: Not all Beetles look the samep. 104
10 Custom Bugs: Giving the Beetle that personal touchp. 116
11 Sporting Bugs: Zero to sixty in how long?p. 126
12 The New Beetle: A car of the future--or blast from the past?p. 134
13 New Wave: Even the New Beetle gets the custom treatmentp. 148
Index: Where to find your favorite Beetle topicsp. 160