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The Most Popular Car Story on Earth: Fundraising for “The Bug” Movie

Posted July 03, 2014 8:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: Beetle classic auto movie cars VW

Vintage Volkswagen fans have found a kindred spirit in Missoula, Montana-based filmmaker Damon Ristau, whose Firewater Film Company was responsible for the incredible documentary film, The Bus. Since its April 2012 premiere at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, this feature-length production has been screened at festivals and events on six continents. It tells the story of the creation of the Volkswagen Type 2 - which would be known as Kombi, Bus, Microbus, Westy and many other names - its impact on popular culture and the feelings this vehicle brought out in its owners. We reviewed this film for "The Goods" in Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car #95 and recommended it wholeheartedly:

This iconic Volkswagen's story is woven through with nostalgic contemporary materials and with personal commentary from some of the individuals who have driven and identified with it for decades. The 63-minute film is a carefully crafted, engaging love letter that every true car enthusiast will appreciate.

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