Join

Enter Details

Comment on stories, receive email newsletters & alerts.

@
This is your permanent identity for Business Insider Australia
Your email must be valid for account activation
Minimum of 8 standard keyboard characters

Subscribe

Email newsletters but will contain a brief summary of our top stories and news alerts.

Forgotten Password

Enter Details


Back to log in

These happy people love their VW buses

VW-Bus-MainGetty Images/Matt Cardy

It’s official name is the “Volkswagen Transporter,” but you probably know it as the VW Bus. This remarkable vehicle entered production since 1950 and occupies a unique place in the global visual consciousness. It was built until 2013, when the assembly lines in Brazil shut down.

In its 1960s hippie incarnation, it became the inspiration for the character of Filmore in the “Cars” movies.

But it didn’t vanish after the Summer of Love.

Plenty of vintage VW buses are still around, as are later versions. At a gathering in England last year to celebrate the vehicle’s 60th birthday in the United Kingdom, owners posed for portraits with their beloved buses. The photos were all taken with an iPhone and then filtered.

Matt Lawton's model dates all the way back to 1959!

Getty Images/Matt Cardy

But he's outdone by Grant Goree's 1958!

Getty Images/Matt Cardy

Sue Bunclark has kept her '64 in great shape.

Getty Images/Matt Cardy

As has Daniel Vosloo, whose bus is from 1965.

Getty Images/Matt Cardy

Fast forward a decade and you get Simon Peacock's bus from 1977.

Getty Images/Matt Cardy

The '80s are represented by Nadine Smith's 1989 Transporter.

Getty Images/Matt Cardy

The appeal of the ride lives on! Zack Lawton rolls around in a 2006 Transporter.

Getty Images/Matt Cardy

Sally Lawton owns a nearly new version -- hers is from the 2010 model year.

Getty Images/Matt Cardy

Nicola Rousseau also has a 2010.

Getty Images/Matt Cardy

For more cars that will make you happy ...

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn