There’s been an on-going debate amongst classic car enthusiasts relating to the official birth date of the Volkswagen Beetle, however most agree on May 26 1938, when Hitler laid the corner stone for the Volkswagen factory in Fallersleben and gave a speech in which he named the car Kraft-durch-Freude-Wagen (now referred to as KdF-Wagen).

The KdF organisation was one of Hitler’s social programmes and literally translates to the ‘strength through joy’.80 years later VolksWorld magazine is bringing you a brand new Collectors’ Edition bookazine celebrating 80 years of the classic air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle.

Bringing together original archive material, technical knowledge and fantastic historical information. You can expect anything and everything from vintage VWs through to heavily modified street cars and even an insight into two of Europe’s best-known Cal-Look VW clubs, there really is a little something for everyone!

Available to purchase now for just £6.99. To get yours, visit the Kelsey Shop