Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: “Peak 80s” VW Baja Bug

Don Kincl shot what he called a “Peak 80’s VW Baja Bug”. That does seem about right, given the huge popularity these had during that time, as well as that very 80’s stripe job on its side.

These were everywhere back in the day, at least in California. Old Beetles were dime-a-dozen, so they gave up some of their dignity for a second life as a Baja Bug. Now that I think of it, these were instrumental in expanding the off-road virus at the time. If VW ever decide to bring back a neo-Beetle again, I bet it’ll be with an off-road look.