Vintage Ads: The Red Bug (and Red Bug Junior) – “Red Bug Is A Real Automobile”

Months? More like years. Where was this when I was ten? This would have been perfect for Iowa City; I could have driven all over town on a single charge of its two 6V car batteries.


And it’s not just for kids. In fact the Red Bug was designed to be an alternative to the big cars. Who needs a Packard and chauffeur for a quick run to the golf course?

But there was also the Junior Red-Bug. A bit smaller, only one battery, and presumably a bit slower. Or not.