VW Built An Official Replica Of Its Iconic Woodstock ‘Light’ Bus

It took three years to recreate, restore and repaint this Volkswagen Type 2 van, made to look like the famous model that appeared at the legendary 1969 Woodstock Art and Music Fair.

Artist Dr. Bob Hieronimus and Canadian documentarian John Wesley Chisholm worked together with VW USA in order to bring this van to life ahead of Woodstock’s milestone anniversary. The official unveiling will take place this weekend at the Orange County Transporter Organization winter meet in Long Beach, California.

“The bus is really about being one people on one planet,” said Hieronimus, who painted the original 1963 Standard Microbus in 1968. “On every side of the bus is a story – many stories – and the stories all point to unification, working together and a higher conscientiousness, which is what Light really is all about.”

At first, Hieronimus and Chisholm wanted to locate and restore the original ‘Light’ bus. However, after their six month long search did not yield any results, they decided to build a replica instead. The pair then used a Kickstarter campaign in order to acquire an exact model like the original bus – it took six weeks alone just to recreate the original paintings.

“It’s a living room on wheels that you can outfit any way you want, and transport you and your family, however you define family, wherever you want to go,” added Chisholm.

After learning about the project, Volkswagen USA, together with a team of VW fans offered their support during the search and restoration process.

more photos...
  • Six Thousand Times

    “Is that Freedom Rock, man?”

Hyundai Tucson N Line Wants You To Sit Up And Take Notice

The Hyundai Tucson N Line can be ordered with one of three different powertrains.

Koenigsegg Jesko Gets Pushed Out Of Palexpo Complex As It Departs Geneva

The 1,600PS Jesko needed a push to leave the car show, as it didn’t fire up its 5.0-liter V8 engine.

Facelifted Alfa Romeo Stelvio Spied For The First Time Inside And Out

The facelifted Alfa Romeo Stelvio has undergone some minor interior changes.

600HP Mosquito Supercar Wants To Become Czech Republic’s Brabham BT62

Just like the Brabham BT62, the Mosquito “street-legal race car” will have a seven-figure price.

New York City Says Its Saved A Ton Of Money With Its Electric Vehicle Fleet

The Big Apple is enjoying massive savings thanks to the limited maintenance and charging costs incurred by EVs.

Ford Took A Cheeky Stab At Tesla Model Y With Electric Mustang SUV Tweet, But Did Anyone Notice?

Ford will unveil its Mustang-inspired electric crossover later this year.

Tesla’s S3XY Family Is Complete But Are They Actually Sexy?

Deliveries of the Tesla Model Y will start next year with prices topping $70,000.

Part Batmobile, Part Off-Road Monster: Meet The Desert Storm Trophy Truck

It’s just a study, so it can be as bold, brash and brutal as its designers want it to. Plus it’d look nice in the Batcave.

These Are Some Of The World’s Most Popular Cars On Instagram

Perhaps all the Ford Mustang crashes make it so popular on Instagram….

Tesla Workers Lost Three Times More Days Off The Job Due To Injuries In 2018

The good news, as Tesla’s VP for environmental health and safety pointed out, is that no one died.