In 1938, the first VW Beetle rolled off the Volkswagen plant’s assembly line. For decades, the Beetle was the West Germans‘ faithful companion. Now, a new coffee table book presents personal Beetle owners’ stories.
Bengt Holmgren caught the Volkswagen bug in the 1960s and has since gone on to collect some 70 classic cars. Some 25 years after opening his own VW museum, the Swede will auction off his prized collection.
The VW Beetle has the Nazis to thank for its existence. Adolf Hitler laid the cornerstone of the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg 80 years ago. Here, a critical retrospective of a German success story.
The promise follows revelations that German automakers funded studies in which humans and monkeys inhaled diesel fumes. Volkswagen has placed its chief lobbyist on leave following the reports.
Revelations that car companies funded studies exposing monkeys and humans to diesel fumes have caused an outcry in Germany. But scientists say the hue and cry has been "overblown" and that such tests are fairly common.
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