The Wild Ride is a 1960 American film directed by Harvey Berman and starring Jack Nicholson as a rebellious punk named Johnny, of the Beat generation, who spends his days as an amateur dirt track driver in between partying and troublemaking. The film has become part of the public domain and is considered by some to be a cult classic.
The original concept behind the first Volkswagen, and its name, is the idea of a people’s car – a car affordable and practical enough for common people to own. Volkswagenthe name, which is literally “people’s car” in German.
The engine fires up immediately without a choke. It has tolerable road-handling and is economical to maintain. This small cars air cooled engine has great power and gives the feeling of strenth considering its small size.
The Beetle featured a rear-located, rear-wheel drive, air-cooled four-cylinder, boxer engine in a two-door bodywork featuring a flat front windscreen, accommodating four passengers and providing luggage storage under the front bonnet and behind the rear seat.
The last Beetle was produced in Puebla, Mexico, in July 2003. The final batch of 3,000 Beetles were sold as 2004 models and badged as the Última Edición, with whitewall tires, a host of previously discontinued chrome trim, and the choice of two special paint colors taken from the New Beetle. Production in Brazil ended in 1986, then started again in 1993 and continued until 1996.
On January 17, 1949, the first VW Type 1 set wheel on U.S. shores.
The relationship between automakers and the race track has always been with us. I found a record of this car in a couple of races, they may not be the one mentioned in the ad. This ad says “No Mechanical Troubles” the race results I found say it did not finish.
Chevy 350 motor with Edelbrock cam & intake manifold, Edelbrock 600 CFM carburetor. Turbo 350 Transmission. Mustang II independent front suspension (Fat Man kit) with sway bar, Ford 8″ non-posi rear end 3:00 – 1, front disk & rear drum brakes. Stainless headers, dual exhaust with Blue Streak glass packs. Power steering, power brakes, power windows, power door/trunk latches. Dakota Digital instruments, Vintage Air, Painless wiring, cruise control. American Racing wheels, beautiful magenta pearl paint.