The VW Microbus was as much an icon of hippy culture as the peace sign, tie-died shirts and Jimi Hendrix. More than 6 million of the boxy, underpowered, barely-heated vans rolled off the assembly lines worldwide.
So it was with significant nostalgia that the final VW Bus was built on Dec. 31, 2013, at a factory in Brazil after an impressive 57-year run.
You can no longer get a new VW Bus anywhere in the world, but a small U.S. company is filling in the style-void.
(See page 2 for food truck photos)
Designed after VW’s boxy simplicity, Oregon-based Dub-Box builds pull-behind trailers with an obvious nod toward Woodstock, The Summer Of Love, and the Cheech of the 60s.
Dub Boxes are all new fiberglass bodies and offer tons of custom finishes. The standard model comes with a ten year body leak guarantee and is fitted with a two-ring gas burner, stainless steel sink, pump action tap, retro style fridge, CD player with personal MP3 player with charger and dock, stereo speakers, 110 volt hook up, 12-volt power distribution board, LED lighting, smoke alarm and internal double plug socket.
Extras include heating, alloy wheels and safari windows. The company makes a body style with a four corner pop-top with weather curtain and awning.
The trailers are custom and made to order with a lot of options. They can even be built as food trucks or mercantile trailers. (Check out page 2 for more photos, including food and merchandise trailers).
Contact Dub-Box for more information and pricing. —Sean McCoy