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 |  Dec 03 2012, 1:32 PM

Volkswagen Bus

Loved by hippies first and recycled by the hipster crowd, this one needs no introduction. From the bong-rattling days of free love to the veritable wasteland of today, the Volkswagen bus is cool and unusual for a laundry list of reasons.

Despite having an undeniable appeal to the ironic beard bearers, the true irony here is that almost everybody would recognize the VW Bus.

Be warned: driving these can be dangerous. With little more than a layer of sheet metal between you and the tailgate ahead, there isn’t much room for error.

  • Beards.

    Beards.
    Also didn’t Indiana Jones drive a Thing?

  • AllMyFriendsAreADickheads

    This song is dedicated to hipsters. lmfao. so funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVmmYMwFj1I

    Got to click over and watch / listen. You’ll pee your pants.

  • Colum Wood

    Well, he did wear a fedora. Closet hipster?

  • James K

     He did wear a fedora… friggin Hipster

  • Mcdonaldgeraldmark

    Great article.  Well done.

  • indy

    Manufacture of the Thing started in 1968, a long time after the Indiana Jones era. He may have driven something like a Thing, but it was not a Thing.  

  • indy

    Why in the part about the Pontiac Phoenix, does the writer talk about the green wood trimmed  Chevrolet Chevette, as if it is a Pontiac Phoenix?

  • Etmccaus

    What he said. I could ID a Chevette before it was cool to make fun of people who drive them in order to be ironically uncool. #metahipster

  • nagger tits

    those cars are boss. i think the author is confusing hipsters for hippies. 

  • Guest

    Oh god. That Pheonix just brought back a flood of memories of my first car as a 16-year-old in the 80′s. The baby-blue Pontiac Pheonix with 2.8L V6 was a hand-me-down from Mom, who got it as a hand-me-down from my grandmother, and it looked like it.  I think it came with estrogen as standard equipment.
    There was no real awareness of hipster irony in those days. If you were cool and had money in high school, you were in an IROC-Z Camaro or a Mustang GT.  If you were riding in something like a Phoenix….pffft…hahahaha.

     But it was all I had I squeezed every ounce of life out of that thing and had some good times until we eventually donated it to the Salvation Army for a tax write-off.  I would be pretty surprised to see one of those still running on the road.

  • Kpwritescopy

    The 2CV was sold in the US from 1958 through 1961. Not many, but officially. The Richard Dreyfus character in American Graffiti drove one…

  • Jjon

    lada or lancia or trabants the latter was a communist luxury car how much more ironic can you get

  • Meade Skelton

    In general ,a hipster would never drive a car. But I would think the most ironic car for a hipster would be a “soccer mom” mini van- like a Plymouth Voyager or something circa 1998.

  • Colum Wood

    Nice one! A Plymouth Voyager for sure!

  • KeepItReal

    Agreed but those are more retro vintage choices.
    There needs to be an overzealous enviro-concious statement somewhere.

    To that I’d say the Toyota Prius would fit the bill.
    Come to Norcal and see the Prius horde.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=34201368 George Dumblione

    hipster