In 1984 there was a Volkswagen Bug on virtually every street in America and one had to wonder “who wanted the Volkswagen?”. The answer is obvious. Because it was plain, well-made, effective and reliable, it is abundantly clear that it was wanted by the “people”. This book, with its almost 1100 photographs. defines the car pictorially from its start in 1943 through 1979. Year Application 1943-1979.