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The World’s Largest VW Beetle

The world's largest Baja, an off-road Beetle, is coming to the Bell Tower Festival this year, part of the Lincoln Highway Centennial celebration.

Dubbed "Big Red", the 10,000 pound vehicle was originally a 1959 crash truck. The Walter tribe originally acquired the truck for its engine, to use as a replacement engine. But the Walters couldn't bear to sacrifice the truck, and Big Red was transformed. He has a chain-driven air-cooled Deutz diesel engine. He is fully equipped with light and sound, and makes an annual trip to the Burning Man celebration in the western U.S.

Big Red is 22 1/2 feet long and 8 feet wide. Needless to say, his color is red.

Article Published: 05-01-2013