Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Disney's Herbie Volkswagen Beetles on display...

Herbie, the lovable Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is the star of several Disney movies, starting with the 1969 film The Love Bug.

Herbie Volkswagen Beetle movie cars on display
Herbie movie VW Beetles
The little white rally car capable of driving itself (amongst other things) has distinguishing red, white and blue racing stripes from front to back bumper and a number '53' on the front hood and doors.

The star of six movies, you can see two Herbie VW Beetles on display at The Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A.

1963 Volkswagen Beetle used in the
1997 made-for TV movie The Love Bug
1963 VW Beetle Herbie Love Bug movie car
Herbie Love Bug TV movie VW Beetle
This 1963 Volkswagen Beetle starred as Herbie in the 1997 made-for-TV Disney movie, The Love Bug. The movie starred Bruce Campbell and Alexandra Wentworth, with cameos by Dean Jones (star of the original 1969 movie) and Mickey Dolenz of the 1960's pop group, The Monkees.
Herbie Love Bug Volkswagen Beetle TV movie car
In 2005, the endearing Herbie returned to the big screen and starred in the Walt Disney Pictures' Herbie: Fully Loaded alongside Lindsay Lohan as Maggie Peyton.

2005 Herbie: Fully Loaded film poster
Herbie Fully Loaded movie poster
Transformed into a NASCAR contender in this updated film, Herbie is equipped with a 200 horsepower engine that can propel him at a remarkable 138 miles per hour.

Actual 1963 VW Beetle from the 2005 movie Herbie: Fully Loaded
Original Herbie Fully Loaded VW Beetle movie carActual Herbie Fully Loaded VW Beetle movie car
This Volkswagen Beetle was driven by Lohan in the racing sequences in the movie.
Linsay Lohan's Herbie Fully Loaded VW Beetle
These pictures were taken on July 28, 2009.

Herbie VW Beetles at The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles
Herbie Volkswagen movie Beetles

Herbie: Fully Loaded movie poster
Herbie Fully Loaded film poster

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