Journal: The Volkswagen Beetle Visualized

The Volkswagen Beetle Visualized

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
March 18, 2013
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In conjunction with our video today and to share more information about the Volkswagen Beetle, we have created a Petrolicious infographic chock full of all kinds of interesting tidbits about the car. For instance, did you know that one can (but probably shouldn’t) change a fan belt on a Beetle in under five seconds…while it’s running?

Fact Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 89

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MAFFA001
MAFFA001

I would LOVE to get this as a mountable piece of art! Any ideas?

Jeffrey Hicken
Jeffrey Hicken

Stunning piece of design, have you considered printing and selling these bad boys? I’d pony up $25 for one to adorn my garage.

Were you going to fix the $20 thing? Currently it appears that he was paid $20 to design the motor! It guess it should read “Franz Reimspiess, who perfected the design of the original Beetle engine, also designed the Volkswagen logo in which he was only paid $20 for his effort.” Or something like that.

Jeffrey Hicken
Jeffrey Hicken

I see the confusion, I just read your link but I really don’t believe it’s that accurate. I’m not sure he only made $20 for his design, he was a staff designer. What is interesting is that he was awarded only 100 Reichmarks for his VW logo design in a contest.

ShamWerks
ShamWerks

I guess you meant “[i]The man who designed the original beetle [b]LOGO[/b] was paid $20[/i]”, not the one who designed engine… Since this one was Ferdinand Porsche himself! 😉

Becca Clason
Becca Clason

Although Franz Reimspiess [i]did[/i] design the Volkswagen logo, he was the one to perfect the air-cooled opposed four-cylinder engine for the beetle, not Ferdinand Porsche. See [url=”http://www.pre67vw.com/history/reimspiess.aspx”]here[/url], [url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Xaver_Reimspiess”]here[/url], and [url=”http://www.angelfire.com/bc/beetles/facts.html”]here[/url]. The wording was a little confusing on the infographic, though, so we’ve updated it a bit. Thanks for the comment!