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Whittier, California: VW Bug Half, Nutty Dummy Passengers

Half of a VW bug cut lengthwise, with mannequin antics inside. Costumes changed seasonally or whimsically.

Gold Mine New and Used VW Parts

7016 S. Pickering Ave., Whittier, CA
Gold Mine New and Used VW Parts. South of Philadelphia St.
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Halloween 2018.

VW Bug Half, Nutty Dummy Passengers

The dummies change costumes all the time.

[Timothy Lewis, 11/06/2018]

Half VW and dummies.

VW Bug Half with Costumed Dummies

This local business has been around a long time, with the half-VW on the side of the building re-decorated every few months. I happened to be there for Frankenstein's monster and the Bride of Frankenstein on the day they were put up. The owner and his daughter were there; very friendly and fun people. He even showed me his prized pet chicken! I can't wait to see what they do next!

[Deb Miller Marschke, 02/27/2018]

Empty VW bug.

VW Bug, Golfer and his Date

The golfer and his date are gone.

[Kreugar, 04/10/2013]

Let's hope you happened to catch the display between shifts -- in the past, the business has populated it with different characters.

VW Bug - News Commentary

After living in the town for over ten years, I still look forward to driving past this VW. It is constantly changed based on what the owner feels like putting up.

The scenes often times refer to current news stories. The golfer with female legs out the back is poking fun at the Tiger Woods fiasco. Most recently, there was an Octomom along with 8 baby dolls, and Michael Jackson including a white glove.

[Amy Longstreth, 06/23/2010]

Half a VW.

VW Bug, Golfer and his Date

On the side of a VW parts warehouse called "VW Gold Mine" is half of a VW bug cut lengthwise with a mannequin dressed like a golfer welded to the door and the legs of lady manikin hanging out the back window.

[Kindra, 05/07/2010]

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