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Old 07-11-2014, 05:57 AM
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VW 'hippie van' is history



The 63-year-old van, bus, hippie mobile and Deadhead wagon -- whatever you call it -- will finally become a classic.

On Friday, the world will say goodbye to another classic car that should have gone belly-up decades earlier.

But the Volkswagen Type 2 bus, after more than 10 million made since 1950, is no ordinary old car. In the United States, the van became the symbol for the 1960s hippie counterculture, and like the Type 1 Beetle, a VW bus was slow, cheap to buy, cheaper to run and looked timeless. So timeless, in fact, that Volkswagen had kept the van in production -- nearly identical to how it looked and ran in 1967 -- until this Friday.

http://t.autos.msn.com/features/vw-h...van-is-history
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:42 PM
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VW 'hippie van' is history



The 63-year-old van, bus, hippie mobile and Deadhead wagon -- whatever you call it -- will finally become a classic.

On Friday, the world will say goodbye to another classic car that should have gone belly-up decades earlier.

But the Volkswagen Type 2 bus, after more than 10 million made since 1950, is no ordinary old car. In the United States, the van became the symbol for the 1960s hippie counterculture, and like the Type 1 Beetle, a VW bus was slow, cheap to buy, cheaper to run and looked timeless. So timeless, in fact, that Volkswagen had kept the van in production -- nearly identical to how it looked and ran in 1967 -- until this Friday.

http://t.autos.msn.com/features/vw-h...van-is-history
Many of those hippies, or want to be hippies, are gathering about 13 miles west of Eugene, OR, for the annual Country Fair. They come from all over and are not from all walks of life. Sort of fun seeing doctors, lawyers, and such trading their suites and ties for the tie dyed t-shirt. It is a big event out in country and is pretty well run.
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