The Volkswagen Beetle is as much a social phenomenon as it is an automobile. The links at the bottom of this page will take you to articles and photos that celebrate this little giant from its pre-World War II beginnings to today's retro New Beetle models.
Learn about the 1930s Volkswagen Beetle, born as an instrument of Adolph Hitler's Nazi plan. Check out how the Bug barely survived World War II and how the 1950s Beetle spread the message of quality, low-cost transportation.
Relive the 1960s Volkswagen Beetle experience, as the "Think Small" Bug came to symbolize counterculture values. Read how the 1970s Beetle grew old ungracefully. And discover how the 1990s Volkswagen Beetle re-emerged as a New Beetle for a new age.