The Spirit of VW: 50 Reasons Why We Love Them

A fascinating exploration of VW, one of the most revered and enduring international car brands, with dynamic photography and insightful text that explains why we love them and why you should want to own one.

With a second-to-none reputation for reliability, innovation, and style, Volkswagen is one of the world’s best-loved car manufacturers. From the adorable and unforgettable Type One, otherwise known as the Beetle or Bug, to today’s groundbreaking hybrid and electric vehicles, good design has always been at the forefront of VW’s philosophy.

This fascinating book, written by a longtime VW fanatic who is also an expert in art and design, traces the development of Volkswagen design throughout the years, examining the most exciting and stylish models—not only the Beetle but the huge range of family cars, camper vans, SUVs, and not forgetting the iconic Golf GTI.

About The Author

Vaughan Grylls is a photographer, author, and artist. He is represented in several public collections, including the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, the Contemporary Art Society, Pfizer, Unilever, and the Arts Council of Wales. He is the author and photographer of Oxford Then and Now, Cambridge Then and Now, Hong Kong Then and Now, and Singapore Then and Now.

  • Publish Date: May 07, 2024
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Transportation - Automotive - Antique & Classic
  • Publisher: Batsford
  • Trim Size: 8-1/4 x 8-3/4
  • Pages: 128
  • US Price: $24.95
  • CDN Price: $33.50
  • ISBN: 978-1-84994-875-3

Author Bookshelf: Vaughan Grylls