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Daily Briefing: Volkswagen ‘Light Bus’ documentary available for streaming; 1956 Mercury Monterey raffle approaches

Published in blog.hemmings.com

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen of America.

A documentary highlighting the efforts to recreate a piece of automotive art is now available for streaming on-demand at CuriosityStream.

The Woodstock Bus tells the story behind the Volkswagen “Light Bus” which was named for the band “Light.” The 1963 Standard Microbus was painted in mystic symbolism by Dr. Bob Hieronimus in 1968. Unable to find the original “Light Bus,” Hieronimus and Canadian documentarian John Wesley Chisholm (with some help from Volkswagen of America) teamed up to bring this restoration project to life. The documentary premier coincides with the start of the “Light Bus’” journey back to New York to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.

The Woodstock Bus is now available to stream on CuriosityStream, click here for the link.

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Courtesy of The Early Ford V-8 Foundation

In an effort to raise funds for The Early Ford V-8 Foundation, members of the foundation are raffling off a 1956 Mercury Monterey.

The Albuquerque car is powered by a 312 V-8, has power steering and brakes with the Merc-O-Matic transmission. The low-mileage Merc shows only 23,350 miles on the odometer.

Tickets are $10 each with discounts available for larger purchases including 6 for $50 and 15 for $100. First prize is the Monterey or your choice of $10,000, second prize will be $3,000 and third prize will be $1,000.

The drawing will take place August 27 during the Central National Meet Banquet in Auburn. Visit FordV8Foundation.org for more information.