Meyers Manx Beach Buggy

The Meyers Manx Beach Buggy is 50 years old this year, like me. (1964-2014)

Meyers Manx 50 years

Meyers Manx 50 years

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.

The Manx cat’s lack of tail is the result of a genetic mutation.

The Manx cat’s lack of tail is the result of a genetic mutation.

Meyers Manx

Meyers Manx (Hot Wheels)

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.

Meyers Manx and Custom Volkswagen Beetle

Meyers Manx and Custom Volkswagen Beetle

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