Virtual Event - Saved From Rust: The American Love Affair with the Volkswagen Bus
How was this 1967 Volkswagen saved from a rusty fate? In our live, virtual presentation, Chicago-based VW owner Andy Pierce will show photos of the start-to-finish restoration of his prized microbus. Not only that – he'll also show original letters, photos, and service records from the bus's 1960s origins. Hear the story of how the original owner bought it in Germany and traveled across the US. Through the lens of this 1967 vehicle, we'll explore the American fascination with the iconic VW buses and the arrangement wherein Americans with Wanderlust pre-ordered a VW, flew to West Germany to pick it up, then road-tripped in Europe before shipping their new toy back to the U.S. Other speakers will contribute their experience and historical knowledge to give context to this topic. The event will be held on Zoom and there will be time for an interactive Q&A.
Registration is required for this virtual event taking place online!
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