The First of Many Volkswagen's

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The first trip with my Dad's new 1966 VW bus. My brother Kevin and I are tiring our slingshots. My Mom can be seen in the rear window if you look at it on big.
We are on the road to Masonic a ghost town not far from Bodie. The suspension was so stiff my Dad had Kevin and I sit in the rear over the tire so it would make contact with the road.

Photo by Wayne P. Bailey

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  1. Whiskeygonebad 66 months ago | reply

    Could they have made the logo any bigger? I love how it was part of the design of the van itself! You guys look not half crazed, but fully.
    I would not ask you guys for directions.

  2. Bodie Bailey 66 months ago | reply

    Funny thing back then we asked for directions, the place was new to us. The coolest time was when Andy Griffith gave us directions to Aurora Nevada.
    Then there was the time Burt Reynolds came down to me while I was fishing and asked how they were biting, while Judi Carne sat in the car waiting. We were crazy, but approachable.

  3. Chris28mm 66 months ago | reply

    Love those old VW busses. I had a 73' bus back east. But the salt on the winter roads took it toll. Had lots of rust problems. And after it blew a rod at 150k it was time to let her go.

  4. LeszekZadlo 65 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lovely villages, fields, meadows, swamps, lakes & forests, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  5. Smadymenko 65 months ago | reply

    This is really great: a wonderful moment captured in time!

  6. Sweet Dreams & Flying Machines 65 months ago | reply

    Nice! And Kodachrome makes it even nicer!
    A VW microbus just like the one in "Alice's Restaurant"!

  7. jeremy north 65 months ago | reply

    Real retro! Both the film and the van. Love it.

    Cool photo!

  8. fgeel 64 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called German Automobile Photography, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. talenthouse 63 months ago | reply

    Do you want this pic to be featured in a major movie? We are hosting a call for roadtrip photos at pea.to/roadtrip

  10. hz536n/George Thomas 62 months ago | reply

    This is wonderful... it really "pops" with a black background. Great sky, perspective and of course the VW. George

  11. ozfan22 61 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Family Car, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  12. ozfan22 60 months ago | reply

    I enjoyed this photo at: The Family Car
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  13. Lu-Gu 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called VW's4Life, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Epic!

  14. brandsthatwork 53 months ago | reply

    Hey Bodie,

    How can I contact you to inquire about the use of this
    Volkswagen shot for a VW showroom project?
    Contact me at: bishop@dcim.com
    for more details.

    Chris Bishop

    Art Director
    DCI Marketing

    2727 W Good Hope Road

    Milwaukee, WI 53209

    Office 414.228.4529

    Cell 414.491.9453

  15. ATOMIC Hot Links 40 months ago | reply

    Fantastic , love this, gr8 capture.

  16. MikeFett 31 months ago | reply

    Great photo!

  17. bizolussocialmedia 3 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous shot! We'd love to feature this as a 'Fan Photo' on our Facebook page with credit to you and your website. If you're interested, send us a message here or email us at socialmedia@bizol.us :)

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