Sketches of Mexico II


Volkswagen Beetles are revered in Mexico for their simplicity. "Los Vochos," as they are known here, are everywhere you turn.


Adolf Hitler commissioned the design of the cars in 1934 because he wanted cheap vehicles that could be mass produced to fill Nazi German roads.


A mariachi band serenaded the final Beetle rolling off the line in 2003 in a factory in Puebla, Mexico. The cars were manufactured in different locations around the world for nearly 70 years but production ran longest in Mexico.

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