The Dune Buggy Handbook

The A-Z of VW-based Buggies since 1964

The long awaited updated and revised ‘Bible’ for all buggy enthusiasts, written by the world’s leading expert on dune buggies. Containing an A-Z of the best-known American and British buggy marques, plus stunning photography, production dates, identification tips and a brief history of each model, this is a must-have book for all true buggistas.


The book introduces the reader to the whole cult of the dune buggy, from its earliest beginnings as a crude off-road vehicle in the 1920s, to the explosion of glass fibre-bodied and VW-based fun cars that became the cult transport of teenagers everywhere in the 1960s and 1970s. With histories, production details, dates and identification tips for over 70 US and UK buggies, the book will help identify the many marques that have been produced over the years. Using period photographs and archive material, combined with amazing contemporary photography, the book is a visual feast, and also contains sections on buggies and celebrities for those that want to spot pop stars, TV hosts and racing drivers posing with period vehicles.

About the author

James Hale is the world’s leading authority on dune buggies, and has built, modified, manufactured, photographed and written about them for over 40 years. He has written five widely respected books covering the worldwide buggy scene, and he has regularly appeared in magazines and on TV and radio to talk about his passion for these cute and irreverent fun vehicles. His freelance feature and photographic work has appeared in leading automotive magazines including Ultra VW, VW Trends, VW Motoring and Volksworld.
James is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians and an associate of the Guild of Motoring Writers.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-845849-09-2 • eV number: eV4909 • Published: December 2015 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £18.99 / $23.99 / €27.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V4378 • Paperback • 25x20.7cm • £25 • 208 pages • 671 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845843-78-6 • UPC: 6-368470-4378-0. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

The Dune Buggy Handbook

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