1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” Van: Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” Van: Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary

A VW Van Dedicated to Woodstock

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 "Light" Van - Front Corner Overhead - Volkswagen of America - EuroDrift

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” Van – Front Corner Overhead – Volkswagen of America – EuroDrift

Recently, artist Dr. Bob Hieronimus debuted a unique tribute for Woodstock’s 50th anniversary. This tribute is a 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” van. The Type 2 was recently shown at the Orange County Transporter Organization Winter Meet on Saturday, February 16. The event was held at the Long Beach Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in California. Thankfully, through the help of supporters, Dr. Bob’s dream becomes a reality. Through $90,205 via Kickstarter and support from VW, this bus exists today! Now, the van is alive, well, and ready for a cross country adventure to Woodstock.

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 "Light" Van - Passenger Side - Volkswagen of America - EuroDrift

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” Van – Passenger Side – Volkswagen of America – EuroDrift

Time to Learn About Woodstock!

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 "Light" Van - Driver's Side - Volkswagen of America - EuroDrift

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” Van – Driver’s Side – Volkswagen of America – EuroDrift

In the summer of 1969, the well-known Woodstock Music Festival began on a farm in Bethel, New York. In attendance, half a million people wait for the show! This three-day music festival still lives on today, although not exactly the same. In the 1960s time period, Woodstock stands with the counterculture movement. For those that don’t know, this event did have its negatives. There were last minute changes to the venue, poor weather conditions, and hordes of people. But, everyone had a good time anyway… most people know why. Now, for a final bit – this is the event has a major connection with the 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” van.

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 "Light" Van - Interior - Volkswagen of America - EuroDrift

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” Van – Interior – Volkswagen of America – EuroDrift

Cross-Country Trip to Woodstock

1963 VW Standard Microbus aka Light Bus Created For Woodstock – DPCcars – YouTube

In the summer of 2019, the 50th anniversary of Woodstock takes place. For this event, the 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” van intends to attend. Starting in California, the van has a schedule to see its way cross-country. Being quite a journey, this van will see more than many people do in their entire lives. But, unfortunately for it, it won’t remember any of it… maybe just a few rock chips. Especially with all of those trucks on the road. Either way, Dr. Bob’s dream van is quite unique and definitely a Woodstock masterpiece.

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 "Light" Van - Rear Corner - Volkswagen of America - EuroDrift

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” Van – Rear Corner – Volkswagen of America – EuroDrift

Do you like vans? Check out this article of the Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic! It is an autonomous van concept!

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