The Dune Buggy Phenomenon

The Dune Buggy


By James Hale

ISBN 1-903706-79-3

Published January 2004 (UK)

Price £9.99

  • A new book in Veloce’s new "Those were the days ..."™ series, which takes a nostalgic look at times past.
  • Packed with around 150 photos of Dune Buggies, many never before published.
  • The amazing story of the Dune Buggy phenomenon, particularly the heyday era of the 60s and 70s.
  • Other books in the series cover British Police Cars, Motor Racing at Goodwood in the 60s, Austerity motoring - Armistice to the 50s, Three Wheelers [cars]


The Dune Buggy has been an international phenomenon during the decades since the 1960s. Here, for the first time, in words and stunning photographs, is the full story of the Buggy. This superb volume contains many rare and archive pictures, and will become a bible for enthusiasts of these fun cars.

The Author

James Hale has been a devotee of Dune Buggies from an early age, and has driven, built, manufactured, photographed and written about them in the years since. He is the leading authority on Buggies for many magazines including Volksworld, Total VW, VW Trends and VWM, and is the author of The Dune Buggy Handbook (also published by Veloce). His own buggy is an exact replica of the Corvair powered ‘Thomas Crown’ buggy. He is married and lives in Brighton, England.


Hardback. 205x190mm (8x7-1/2in) landscape. 96 artpaper pages. 150 photographs, many in colour.

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Published 9 January 2004 Melanie Carter

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