Volkswagen Beetle (Shire Library) (Paperback)
Few if any cars have achieved the iconic status of Volkswagen's classic, much-loved Beetle. With origins in Nazi Germany, it was rescued post-war by the British and enjoyed a meteoric rise in the late 60s. Volkswagen's Director General, Heinz Nordhoff created a Beetle with the intention to perfect one model of the "people's car" which would endure. And it did with nearly 22 million cars sold worldwide. Author Richard Copping recounts the Beetle's colorful story including the essential role played by legendary maverick ad agency Doyle Dane Bernbach who created the "Think Small" campaign.
Lifelong Volkswagen enthusiast Richard A. Copping has written over a dozen books covering a variety of models, and regularly contributes articles to a number of magazines. He is the author of Shire's VW Camper and Microbus. Mr Copping lives in England.