Lexington, Oklahoma: Spider VW Bug

A car made to look like a bug. 15 feet tall, and a little unnerving. Built by Monte Bodine in 1973-74.

Wilson VW Auto

830 N. Main St., Lexington, OK
In a field next to the Lexington Family Worship Center. A mile north of town, on the southbound side of US 77, just south of Moffatt Rd.
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VW Spider

What makes this worth visiting for me is that my grandfather, Monte Bodine, built this for his good friend Leroy Wilson, who owned the VW salvage and land. The spider was built somewhere between 1973 and 1974, not 1979. Unfortunately my grandfather passed three years ago -- otherwise I would have him tell you himself.

[Brittany Daniels, 12/12/2017]

VW spider bug.

Spider VW Bug

I love "Slug Bugs" but can't stand spiders, so I was pretty excited about the Spider Bug! Our GPS was off a little and we kept driving about a quarter of a mile and found it next to a church on the left side of the road. I had so much fun and loved it! Wasn't too far out of the way and was pretty easy to find. I definitely think it was worth the detour, but my boyfriend was expecting more.

[JoJo, 08/02/2013]

VW spider.

Spider VW Bug

Needs a wash but standing proud. The building is now the Lexington Family Worship Center.

[Dan Fulton, 06/22/2013]

VW spider bug.

Spider VW Bug

The Volkswagen spider bug is worth the trip if you are near it!

[Michelle, 07/27/2010]

VW spider.

Spider VW Bug

The bug still stands proud. Currently sporting a black-widow-ish paint job.

[Eric Bolstridge, 04/30/2010]

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In the region:
Milk Bottle Building, Oklahoma City, OK - 34 mi.

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