A Bug’s Life: Remembering The Classic Volkswagen Beetle
It’s safe to assume that at some point in your life, you’ve been punched in the arm after seeing a VW Beetle. Although production has ended, NPR takes a look at the history of this unique vehicle and the memories it helped create.
At one time, the Volkswagen Beetle was so ubiquitous that its sighting is often punctuated by a swift punch in the arm and a shout of “Punch Buggy!” (Or “Slug Bug!” depending on your regional take on the road trip game).
But this week, the Beetle set off down the road to extinction. On Wednesday, Volkswagen ended production of the Beetle, saying it wants to set its sights on manufacturing electric vehicles.
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