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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:20 pm    Post subject: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

Does anyone know what year this magazine came out ?
Where can I get one ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

It looks like 1949 from a Google search but I'm not 100% sure and if so, don't know which issue from that year.

I'm curious to know if that image was ever published in the magazine at all.

I know Life magazine released a bunch of Walter Sanders photos a few years ago in celebration of VW. This image may have been one of them and it may not have ever been used in an issue.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

I guess I've mistaken that picture for being magazine cover after seeing the Life logo.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

As I recall, that photo was featured in a monthly issue of the Vintage Volkswagen Club of America newsletter in the early 1980s.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:21 am    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

Cool photo. And while just a single photo of a particular point in time what I find interesting is the dominance of what appear to be jupiter gray cars. I count no more than 8 medium blue to black cars in the photo. It's like I'm looking at the German equivalent of the Ford factory shot from 1919.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:22 am    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

And the funny thing is only one has its motor cover open with Fritz attending to it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:39 am    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

John cilia wrote:
I guess I've mistaken that picture for being magazine cover after seeing the Life logo.


Yes, that is confusing but I believe that is a logo they put on there when Life released a number of VW factory photos from their archives.

Another one with the same logo
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:48 am    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

Love that pic !
If only we had a time machine to walk around the lot and Drool 😎
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:52 pm    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

I like your "subject" title, VW Heaven - that is different for everyone - this was my VW heaven... a couple of splits and my Messerschmitt - back in the 70s

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... and this is my current heaven = love multiple Heavens...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

Very nice collection of VWS bud !
The ultimate man cave : )
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

Back to the original question.....

The photo was indeed published on a page in Life magazine. I have it framed, hanging mere inches away from my PC monitor.....with this post, I was seeing double for a moment there....

Under the picture, the caption reads: "Volkswagen Factory near Brunswick rolls an average of 150 of these efficient 4-cylinder sedans into its broad storage yard every day. It was here that Hitler promised to build low-cost Volkswagen for his Nazi people, but the plant was used instead to assemble army vehicles. British zone administrators have given it special priorities."
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

Great info, thanks.
Where can I find one ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

OK, I found it....the picture is from page 40 of the 16 May 1949 edition of LIFE magazine. It's part of an article about how West Germany was recovering faster than the East, under Russian control. There's at least one website selling old LIFE magazines......use the search, Luke!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:29 pm    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

Thanks for the info.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:01 pm    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

Thanks for figuring it.

There are a bunch of eBay right now BTW...

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:01 am    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

There's a few less than there were yesterday...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

You can read it here.

https://books.google.se/books?id=_04EAAAAMBAJ&...mp;f=false
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:30 pm    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

Thanks guys for the info
I just bought my copy of that Life magazine on eBay for $8.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: VW Heaven ! Reply with quote

Hi All,

Here's yet another photo from the Life Magazine archive. Just amazing.

Cheers,

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