After surviving a kamikaze attack during World War II, Bruce Myers traded in pearls on a Tahitian atoll before returning to the U.S. to attend art school. While building boats out of a relatively new material called fiberglass and cruising around on the beach in a customized VW Bus, Meyers designed the first dune buggy, the Meyers Manx. His design was copied by companies large and small but nothing matches the original. The fiberglass kit was designed to mount to a Volkswagen Beetle chassis. The simplicity and fun of the design sold thousands of models worldwide. The Meyers Manx went on to win desert races, set speed records and be adored by fans to this day.

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