»The World’s Top 10 Best Images Of Volkswagen Beetels in Gardens


The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Volkswagen Beetles in Gardens

The first ever film I went to see in the Cinema was “Herbie Goes Bananas” way back in 1980 (yes, I really am that old and I was 5 when I watched that!)  Anyway my point is that I understand some people’s fondness over their VW Beetles.  Some people still drive them, some still race them and there are even people who see them as a perfect garden ornament. I intend to find out whether placing an Volkswagen beetle in the garden is madness or something that is in fact rather beautiful, as I bring you….

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Volkswagen Beetles in Gardens 

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The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Volkswagen Beetles in Gardens

10 – Herbie Grows Some Pansies

FACT: The last ever two German-made Beetle shells are located in VW’s Milton-Keynes parts store. But to keep then protected they are covered in wax!

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Volkswagen Beetles in Gardens

9 – Herbie: Fully Overgrown

FACT: All VW bettles made after 1978 were not made in Germany at all, in fact they were made in Mexico! But some of the more hardcore VW bettle fans say that all cars made outside of Germany are not true VW Bettles at all.

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Volkswagen Beetles in Gardens

8 – Herbie starts a hedge fund!

FACT: The last Wolfsburg-built Beetle left the factory in July 1974, a sad day indeed, but even worst is that productions was replaced with the Golf hatchback!

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Volkswagen Beetles in Gardens

7 – The Ladybird Love Bug

FACT: Before 1955, Volkswagens were built according to calendar year. But in August of that very same year a model-year system rather like that favoured by the American market was introduced. What this means is that a owner of a 1960 VW Beetle car is in fact the owner of a car made in 1959!

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Volkswagen Beetles in Gardens

6 – A rolling VW gathers no moss, but a parked one on the other hand…

FACT: The Volkswagen factory was making cars 5 years before it even had a company name, in fact it was not until the War’s end in 1945 that they named it!

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Volkswagen Beetles in Gardens

5 – Herbie Goes to Stonehenge

FACT:So just what does “Volkswagen” company name mean? Well it is not complicated, it is simply German for “People’s Car!”

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Volkswagen Beetles in Gardens

4 – Herbie and the British Connection

FACT: The first mass production Beetle was built after the end of World War Two in 1945 thanks to the occupying Allied forces and a certain British army Major, Ivan Hurst.

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Volkswagen Beetles in Gardens

3 – Is that Snoopy driving that love bug planter?!?

FACT: Although well over 20 million VW cars have been built to date, the original engine designer received the equivalent of less than twenty pounds for his trouble! That is a pay equivalent of just 0.000001p per car!

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Volkswagen Beetles in Gardens

2 – Herbie Sadly Wont Ride Again

FACT: Unlike what most people think the VW’s flat-four engine was not designed by Ferdinand Porsche but by another Austrian called Franz Reimspeiss!

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Volkswagen Beetles in Gardens

1 – Herbie: Overgrown but Never Forgotten.

FACT: The very first VW Beetles were first seen back in 1932, but these ones were not even prototypes, they were just hand made cars that looked like the VW Beetle, the first official prototypes were built four years later in 1936!

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