Saturday, February 2, 1963: VW Bug in Antarctica

Delivered by the Nella Dan supply ship, a Volkwagen Beetle dubbed "Antarctica 1" arrives at Mawson Station in the Australian Antarctic Territory. It required only minor modifications from a standard VW before being put into regular service for the workers at Mawson. (This advertisement appeared in Look magazine in January 1965. The last lines read: "Things got so fierce that one man said, 'Now we know what it'll be like when Hell freezes over.' So if it ever does, you know what car to buy.")
* "Australian Volkswagens in the Antartic" (from www.vw-resource.com): @
* "Antarctica 1" (from www.rallybugs.com): @
* "This was the first car in Antarctica" (from jalopnik.com): @
* Short documentary: @
* The search for the original "Antarctica 1": @
* "Big Bertha's predecessor, the first car in Antarctica" (from Hemmings Daily): @ 

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