Over the years, the Volkswagen Beetle has taken on many different forms since it was first produced during the second world war. From tricycles, trucks, campers, and even an electrified version of the famous Love Bug, the creativity of Beetle lovers never failed to amaze the world with their inventive spirit.
Make sure to check out the video below so you can see these groovy love machines in action!
Ferdinand Porsche’s design of the first Beetle featured sleek, curved edges, a round frame, and an economical layout—the vehicle can fit the entire family despite its compact build.
The Beetle is by far one of the most famous vehicles every produced, with over 23 million units sold over the last 81-years.
Now, the Beetle automobile is being transformed into minibikes, and they are ‘super groovy’!
Designer Brent Walter transformed an old Love Bug Volkswagen Beetle into a Volkspod 79cc motorbike and people want one, big time!
Walter wanted to make sure they everyone knew that the 79cc motorbike was in fact a VW, so he placed original VW automobile emblems on the front of the bikes!
It still has the iconic curves of the vintage Beetle with the over sized headlight and the fenders for its base.
“I wanted a scooter to take to VW shows. These fenders were left over from building my car. I also wanted to practice welding the thin sheet metal panels.” Walter said in an interview with Bored Panda.
You can see how Walter constructed his Volkspod on his Instagram. If you want to make the adorable minibike yourself, his detailed posts will come in handy.
Walter describes himself as the “maker and builder of a variety of things.” And true to his nature, the designer thought of creating a vehicle no one has ever thought of doing. His efforts to upcycle VW Bugs while paying homage to its charm and practicality can be seen in the finished product—the Volkspod is a mini bike like no other, the same way Beetles are unique from the rest of its contemporaries.