Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Remembering the Thing.


Perhaps no other car has so perfectly typified its nameplate than the Volkswagen Type 181, known in the US as The Thing. Though I was just a wee lad when it was first introduced to the North American market in 1973 I recall that it was billed as the quirky, fun successor to the original Type 1 Beetle. It certainly was quirky.

2 comments:

admiral burns said...

It is also the only vehicle named after a comic book hero

Dan The Cheif Gaines said...

Bette had one for 10 years. No AC, no radio, and the heater was based upon airflow from the rear engine - practical in Chicagoland