Monday, September 17, 2012

Streets of Merida, Yucatan - VW - Car of the Century

VW in Mexico: Volkswagen was the car of the century and number one in Yucatán from the 1960s to the 1990s when more than 9 out of 10 vehicles were Beetles = Bugs, (or called Sedáns in Spanish).
The Beetles were produced in Puebla, Mexico.  Sales soared because of strict import regulations, low prices, and any shade tree mechanic could keep them running with readily available parts.

In the streets of Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico, the VW love affair is still alive and well. Those old cheap Beetles and transporter vans are now cherished collectables.

Jane and I became a part of this mania and owned six VW camper vans that led us to more than twenty years of far flung adventures across Europe, Canada, U.S., and Mexico. That adventure story is part of our latest publication: Sailing to St. Augustine, volume 4 of the Travels of Dursmirg series. Click the link to look inside: Sailing to St. Augustine: Travels of Dursmirg.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I live in Chelem and own a VW dune buggy and am looking for someone that can do some high performance work on the motor. Does anyone know of a place in Merida where they specialize in performance VWs?
Thanks in advance.