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Dune buggies
Hale, James, 1957-
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Publication Information:
St. Paul, MN : MBI, 2004.
Physical Description:
95 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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TL236.7 .H34 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Dune buggies are popular all over the world. Inspired by Volkswagen's own Kubelwagen and Schwimmwagen, these go-anywhere machines begin with VW Beetle mechanical parts as a platform for completely customized vehicles. This book explains the background and development of buggies and the buggy scene. The chapters are devoted to some of the world's best buggies, cool interiors, outrageous paint schemes, engines built for "show" and for "go," as well as the community surrounding these vehicles. Both VW-based vehicles and sand rails are included.

Author Notes

James Hale is the worldÆs leading authority on dune buggies, and has built, modified, manufactured, photographed and written about them for over 40 years. He has written five widely respected books covering the worldwide buggy scene, and he has regularly appeared in magazines and on TV and radio to talk about his passion for these cute and irreverent fun vehicles. His freelance feature and photographic work has appeared in leading automotive magazines including Ultra VW, VW Trends, VW Motoring and Volksworld. James is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians and an associate of the Guild of Motoring Writers.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Prefacep. 6
Introductionp. 7
Chapter 1. Creation: The Birth of the Buggyp. 12
Chapter 2. Evolution: The Buggy Grows Upp. 38
Chapter 3. Beauty Parade: The World's Most Beautiful Buggiesp. 52
Chapter 4. Putting on the Style: Hot Paint & Cool Interiorsp. 64
Chapter 5. Power Supply: Putting the Pedal to the Metalp. 76
Chapter 6. Clubbing Together: Enjoying the Buggy Scenep. 88
Indexp. 95