Designer Transforms Vintage Volkswagen Beetles into Adorable Minibikes

VW Beetle Transformed Into Mini-Bike

In one of the most creative examples of upcycling that we've seen in a while, designer Brent Walter has transformed an old Volkswagen Beetle into a whole new type of transport. Dubbed the Volkspod, this pair of minibikes plays with the iconic curves of the VW Bug thanks to the inventive use of the fenders. Too cute for words, it's delightful to see Walter zip around on these little scooters.

The Volkspods are fitted with an oversized headlight that makes them look a bit like a cyclops on wheels. Wide handlebars and a Schwinn seat give a bicycle vibe, while the VW logo emblazoned on the front of each minibike ensures you'll never forget their origins. The bikes have a 79cc engine and with their birch green and pastel blue paint jobs—the original colors of the VW Beetle—Walter reinforces their vintage vibe.

This is just the latest in a line of VW Bugs that have been transformed into something new. From RV hybrids to an electric car by Volkswagen, vintage Beetles are often given an overhaul. Given their iconic status, this shouldn't come as a surprise. From the time they began being produced in mass quantities at the end of World War II up until they went out of production in 2003, their bulbous design has been an inspiration.

Designer Brent Walter transformed a VW Beetle into a pair of adorable minibikes called Volkspods.

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Watch the Volkspods fly down the street with ease.


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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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