ABOUT VOLKSWAGEN BUSES:

From the article at Wikipedia:
  • Type 2 (T1), built 1950-1967, the best known and original "bus"
  • Type 2 (T2), built 1967-1979, whose Matchbox model is one of my favorites
  • Type 2 (T3), built 1979-1992, known in the U.S. as Vanagon
  • Transporter (T4), built 1990-2003, known in the U.S. as Eurovan
  • Transporter (T5), 2003 to date, not sold in the United States

VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 2 (T1):

A Southwestern Utah Taxi T1 bus in September 1965. One photo added 02/08/12.


My family posed for this photograph in front of our 1966 Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) bus at Easter 1970. This was the penultimate model year of the T1.

VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 2 (T2):


Screen captures from the television series "Ironside" episode "Eye of the Hurricane" aired October 9, 1969. Here is a "hippie" VW Type 2 (T2) bus used in the story. The Volkswagen emblem was replaced by a peace sign. Five photos added 07/07/11.


A green VW Type 2 (T2) camper parked in north Sunnyvale on March 29, 2011. One photo added 03/29/11.

VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 2 (T3):

This red VW Type 2 (T3) van was seen in Sunnyvale on May 31, 2011. One photo added 06/07/11.


A blue VW Type 2 (T3) camper at First and Folsom Sts. in San Francisco on June 21, 2011. Two photos added 07/07/11.

FREEBIRDS WORLD BURRITO:



Freebirds World Burrito had this Type 2 (T2) bus parked at its soon-to-open Ventura location on June 13, 2011. Atop the van is "Libby" on a motorcycle. The restaurant closed April 2015. Ten photos added 08/07/11.

MAC'S AUTO UPHOLSTERY:

This VW Type 2 (T1) panel van is decorated for Mac's Auto Upholstery on Thompson Blvd. in Ventura, as seen on June 15, 2009. One photo added 08/07/11.

MADAME TUSSAUDS WAX MUSEUM
SAN FRANCISCO:

The San Francisco location of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum featured a VW Type 2 (T1) van in psychedelic colors in the lobby on August 30, 2016. Three photos added 09/04/16.

TILLAMOOK CHEESE:

Tillamook Cheese advertises a Loaf Love Tour featuring custom conversions of Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) buses that visit supermarkets across the United States. I have identified the buses by their Oregon license plates.



Tillamook Cheese Volkswagen with Oregon plate "YUM 1" at a Pleasanton, CA supermarket on July 9, 2010.



"YUM 1" at the Lucky supermarket at El Camino Real and Lawrence Expwy. in Santa Clara on June 27, 2011. Eight photos added 06/27/11.



Tillamook Cheese Volkswagen with Oregon plate "YUM 2" at a Pleasanton, CA supermarket on July 9, 2010.


"YUM 2" at the Lucky supermarket at Saratoga Ave. and San Tomas Expwy. in Santa Clara on June 27, 2011. Three photos added 06/27/11.




A convertible VW numbered "YUM 5" at the Safeway supermarket at Stevens Creek Blvd. and Lawrence Expwy. in San Jose on June 27, 2011. Eleven photos added 06/27/11.

WIPEOUT TO GO:

Wipeout To Go is a fast food service counter housed behind a Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) body shell. It's part of the larger Wipeout Bar & Grill at Pier 39, San Francisco. Photos taken on the evening of February 24, 2010.


Here's a daytime picture of Wipeout To Go taken on May 31, 2011. One photo added 06/07/11.

VANTIGO:

The red 1971 VW Type 2 (T2) bus of Vantigo (tours of San Francisco in "Lillie the Van") at Market, Noe, and 16th Sts. in San Francisco on May 1, 2014. Two photos added 09/18/14.