Thursday, April 21, 2011

Beetleboards of America

My interest in Beetleboards started when I was introduced to them in this book. I googled trying to find out more info about them and came across this thread on The Samba. Cool! One actually existed. I took a chance and contacted GoofyAboutBugs even though the post was almost 4 years old. It turned out that he still had it and, yes, was willing to sell it. We emailed back and forth for about a month before we worked out a price and I received it a few weeks ago.

It now sits on our mantel - one of the few VW pieces that made it inside rather than being stuck out in the workshop. I actually really dig it for the advertising piece of its history. Being one who goes in and presents ideas in comp form to clients, I appreciate the fact that someone saved this from such a presentation back in 1972.

So now I am on the lookout for more Beetleboad-related items. And a bigger house to display some of these cool items!


I dig the bell bottoms. They go well with the disco ball ;)

Big Blue's Driver

Ha! I didn't realize you could see our disco ball in the picture. When EPs mom walked into our house for the first time she said, "Why did the owners leave a disco ball?" It's that point we decided we had strayed from the vision our parents had for us.


Hello! My name is Chanel and my father, Charlie, is the creator of Beetleboards. This is a cool item! I see this is an old post but I felt like I needed to let you know that he is writing a book about Beetleboards so be on the look out for it!

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