The Oldbug.com Press Page



The owner and founder of Oldbug.com, Randy Carlson, has been a very active member of the So Cal automotive scene
since the 1980's and has been building custom cars ever since. As time has passed, the awards and magazine features have piled up
and this page is the collection of those accomplishments.


TELEVISION

2014 Discovery Channel "Lords of the Car Hoards/ Rusted Development"
Season 1 Producer, 6 episodes
(LINK)

<>October 2005 Discovery Channel "Monster Garage"
Design team and build team member on the "Sour Kraut" Drag Race Beetle episode
(LINK)

October 2003 Fine Living Channel "CARography"
Narrator/Guide through VW history and vehicles.
(LINK)

MAY 1998 Asst. News Channels/ Vegas, Amarillo, Indianapolis, Toronto, etc
New Beetle Adventure Cross Country Road Trip Member
(LINK)




PRINT MEDIA

Nov 1989 VW Trends Magazine
1962 Crewcab Transporter "Bad Blue Bus"
(LINK)

Feb 1991 VW Trends Magazine
Cover car Split Window Taxi "Der Meter's Running Bub"
(LINK)

Summer 1992 VW Graphics Magazine
63 VW Beetle "The Split Taxi"
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)

1996 Book "Essential VW Beetle Cabriolet"
1965 Beetle Convertible "Pops"
(LINK)

June 1997 Collector Magazine
1959 Schwinn "Dream Phantom"
(LINK)

1998 Book "VW Beetle New Custom Handbook"
1966 Beetle "Ruby"
(LINK)

Sep 1998 VW Trends Magazine
1967 Squareback "Cream Puff"
(LINK)

Sep 1998 Super Street Magazine
1998 New Beetle "Blue Beetle"
(LINK)

Oct 1998 VW Trends Magazine
1998 New Beetle "Star Sapphire"
(LINK)

Dec 1998 VW Trends Magazine
Author "Behind Closed Doors" VWoA Museum
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)

Dec 1998 Daytona Magazine
1998 New Beetle "New Cal Look"
(LINK)

Jul 1999 Cal Magazine
TVA Shop Tour
(LINK)

July 1999 VW Trends Magazine
Author "VWoA-50 Years in America"
(LINK)

Dec 1999 VW Trends Magazine
1953 Beetle "The Industrial Look"
(LINK)

Jan 2000 VW Tuner Magazine
1999 New Beetle "Retro Tuner"
(LINK)

May 2000 VW Trends Magazine
1999 New Beetle "New Meets Old"
(LINK)

Spring 2001 Lets Play VW's Magazine
1953 Beetle "Zwitter Standard Sunroof"
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)

Spring 2001 Street VW's Magazine
1964 Beetle "The Rosenstiel Roadster"
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)

Summer 2001 New Beetle Magazine
1998 New Beetle "EMPI GTV Retro-Cal Look"
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)

Dec 2001 VW Trends Magazine
1976 VW Brasilia "Blame it on Rio"
(LINK)

Jan 2002 VW Trends Magazine
1964 Beetle "The Rosenstiel Roadster"
(LINK)

Fall 2002 Lets Play VWs Magazine
1973 VW 412 "The Country Square"
(LINK)

Dec 2002 Volksworld Magazine
1973 VW 412 "Got Wood Will Travel"
(LINK)

Jan 2003 European Car Magazine
2003 Mini Cooper "Old Scool Meets New Wave"
(LINK)

Feb 2003 Super VW Magazine
1973 VW 412 Wagon "Hawaii Look" Cover Car
(LINK)
TVA/Oldbug Shop Tour
(LINK)

Feb 2003 VW Trends Magazine
1973 VW 412 "Surf's Up"
(LINK)

Jun 2003 Redline Magazine
2003 New Beetle "Worlds 1st Modded Bug Cab"
(LINK)

Jul 2003 Total BMW Magazine
2003 Mini Cooper "Panel Delivery"
(LINK)

Aug 2003 Volkswagen Driver Magazine
2003 New Beetle "Custom Cabrio"
(LINK)

Aug 2003 VW Trends Magazine
Revolutions Column "A VW...Whats it Worth?"
(LINK)

Feb 2004 European Car Magazine
2003 New Beetle "TVA Project Drop Top"
(LINK)

Feb/Mar 2004 Go Mini Magazine
2003 Mini Cooper "US Cooper Van"
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)
(LINK page 3)

Apr 2004 VW Trends Magazine
1968 VW Country Buggy "The Country Buggy"
(LINK)

Spring 2004 Lets Play VWs Magazine
1963 15 Window Bus "Courtesy Shuttle"
(LINK)

Summer 2004 New Beetle Custom Book
2003 New Beetle "TVA Project Drop Top"
(LINK)

Sep 2004 VW Trends Magazine
1970 Mangosta Buggy "Mangosta Memories"
(LINK)

Fall 2004 Lets Play VWs Magazine
TVA/ Oldbug.com Shop Tour
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)

Jan 2005 Volksworld Magazine
1971 George Barris Buggy "Surf Buggy"
(LINK)

2005 Book "The Dune Buggy Files"
1971 Mangosta Dune Buggy
(LINK)

Feb 2005 VW Trends Magazine
1966 VW Bus "Back to School"
(LINK)

Feb 2005 VW Scene Magazine
1998 New Beetle "The Grinder"
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)
(LINK page 3)

Mar 2005 Ultra VW Magazine
1998 New Beetle "Wacky New Beetle"
(LINK)

Mar 2005 VW Trends Magazine
1971 George Barris Buggy "Bugaloos Buggy"
(LINK)

May 2005 Volksworld Magazine
1966 VW Bus "Too Cool For School"
(LINK)

May 2005 Hot VWs Magazine
1998 New Beetle "Beasty Beetle"
(LINK)

May 2005 Hot 4's Magazine
1998 New Beetle "Beetlemania"
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)

Spring 2005 VW Power Magazine
1998 New Beetle "Randy's New Bee"
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)

Sep 2005 Cars and Parts Magazine
1965 13W Bus "Beyond Nice"
(LINK)

Oct 2005 Ultra VW Magazine
1963 Beetle "Herbie Fully Loaded"
(LINK)

Oct 2005 Hot VWs Magazine
Monster Garage "Sour Kraut"
(LINK)

Nov 2005 Ultra VW Magazine
Monster Garage "Five Day Wonder"
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)
(LINK page 3)

Spring 2006 Lets Play VWs Magazine
1944 Type 82 E Beetle
(LINK)
1966 Brazilian Built Beetle
(LINK)

Summer 2006 Street VW's Magazine
Monster Garage "Drag Split"
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)
(LINK page 3)

Aug 2006 Volksworld Magazine
1962 23 Window Bus "Take Stock"
(LINK)

2007 Book "Demon Bugs"
1951 Beetle "Monster Garage Split"
1973 VW 412 "VWoody"
(LINK)
1963 Beetle "Nascar Herbie"
(LINK)

Sep 2007 Super VW Magazine
1944 Beetle / 1942 Kubelwagen "War Look"
Oldbug.com Shop Tour
(LINK-Beetle)
(LINK-Kubel)
(LINK-Shop)

Dec 2007 Volksworld Magazine
1942 Kubelwagen "Battle Scarred"
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)

Dec 2007 Ultra VW Magazine
Randy Carlson Interviewed
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)

Mar 2008 Super VW Magazine
1959 Rometsch Cabriolet "Ambiance Exclusive"
(LINK)

Apr 2008 Volksworld Magazine
1962 VW Panel Van "Ace in the Hole"
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)
(LINK page 3)

Oct 2008 Volksworld Magazine
1959 Rometsch Cabriolet "Take My Breath Away"
(LINK)

Oct 2008 Hot VWs Magazine
1957 Beetle/ 1971 Ghia "Tim Allen Gets the Bug"
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)
(LINK page 3)

Oct 2008 Super VW Magazine
1956 Hot Rod "Volks T"
(LINK page 1)
(LINK page 2)
(LINK page 3)

Jan 2009 Super VWs "Combi" Magazine
1956 23 Window "Radio Bus"
(LINK)

Mar 2010 Super VW Magazine
The "Veep"
(LINK)

Sept 2010 Super VW Magazine
The Brundage Rally Oval
(LINK)

Oct 2011 Volksworld Magazine
1978 VW Hormiga Transporter
(LINK)

2011 Hot VW's, Volksworld, Airmighty
the 100,000th Beetle from Emden
(LINK)

2011 TYPE Magazine (Issue #3)
"A Life Less Ordinary" Randy Carlson Interview
(LINK)

March 2012 Volksworld Camper and Bus Magazine
Bus Tales from Around the World - Randy Carlson Interview
(LINK)

<>May 2013 Super VW Magazine
The George Barris T Buggy
(LINK)

Sept 2014 Volksworld Camper and Bus Magazine
1968 "Virgin" Sundial Camper
(LINK)

2014/ Continuing  Hot VWs Magazine
Monthly column writer "Grinding Gears"
(LINK)

June 2015 Volksworld Camper and Bus Magazine
1959 "Deluxe" Single Cab.
(LINK)

July 2015 Hot VWs Magazine
1950 "Hoffmann" Beetle
(LINK)

Jan 2016 Super VW Magazine
The Rosenstiel Coupe
(LINK)



OTHER FUN STUFF

1991 Zippo Lighter
Split Window Taxi
(LINK)

1995 Retail Sculpture Product
Split Window Taxi
(LINK)

2002 Johnny Lightning Toy
TVA New Beetle Cup Racer
(LINK)

2002 Johnny Lightning Toy
TVA Retro 2 New Beetle
(LINK)

2003 Oxygen Channel
Created 5 Matching Purple Beetles for Love Bug Giveaway
(LINK)

2004 Pimp My Ride TV Show
Provided Custom VWs for Baja Bug episode
(LINK)

2005 BLISS Spa
Created 1966 VW Bus promo vehicle
(LINK)

2005 Film "Herbie Fully Loaded"
Vehicle Aquisition Agent and Resource
(LINK)

2005 "Herbie Fully Loaded" Hollywood Premier
Herbie Display Car, and Special Guest
(LINK)

2006 Playboy Mansion VW Press Event
Provided Vintage VWs for Display
(LINK)

2007 Film "Zodiac"
Sourced 1959 Karmann Ghia for movie use
(LINK)

2008 Overhaulin TV Show
Pre-show "informant" for show producer
(LINK)

2008 Payless Shoes
Provided 67 Westy Camper for Photo Shoot
(LINK)

 2011 Volkswagen Commercial
Provided Vintage VWs and Memorabila
(LINK)

<>Sept 2012 and 2014 VW Action event UK.
Special guest/ Award presenter
(LINK)

2015 Pepsi "SoBe" Beverage

Sourced VW Bus promotional vehicles
(LINK)

2016 "The Bug Movie"
Associate Producer , Actor.
(LINK)



The list continues to grow...when we have time we will update with more recent media stuff.

We hope you have enjoyed viewing the "Hall of Fame" page.
This long list represents Randy's work and the effects it has had out there in the world.
When you are shopping with Oldbug.com... there is a pretty hefty bit of experience behind the screen.

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