The Meyers Manx Beach Buggy is 50 years old this year, like me. (1964-2014)
There have been many models of Beach Buggies in diecast over the years, but the current Hot Wheels version is for me the ideal buggy, with simple lines and a stubby appearance. The dune buggy was designed initially for desert racing by engineer, artist, boat builder and surfer Bruce F. Meyers. It was called “Manx” after the tail-less cat from the Isle of Man, which also looks stubby.
I notice on my models the windscreen (windshield) angle is different, but I am told this is common with exposed windshields. The Meyers Manx was built on the chassis of a shortened Beetle.