In our first installment of the dissection series for Offroadracer, we paid tribute to the VW Air-cooled engine that basically created off-road racing as we know it. The VW aircooled engine is arguably the most important engine to off-road culture. In fact the very first 4 Wheel car to win the Baja 1000 in 1967 was a VW powered Meyers Manx driven by Bruce Meyers and Ted Mangels and 52 years later we are still racing them. Even though VW hasn’t made one of these engine types for more than 14 years they are still being rebuilt and raced on both sides of the border. With 13 overall Baja 1000 wins and hundreds, maybe thousands of wins in America the VW air cooled boxer engine’s engine on off-road culture is still going!
Dissection: The VW Engine
August 4, 2020