JBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5457 times:
A witty idea of the American Airlines is the ground vehicle on the basis of VW New Beetle which was formed like an aeroplane. The conversion in the model is based on VW New Beetle of the German firm of Wiking. The vehicle was disassembled in all individual parts. As the first the addition floodlights were removed with a Sharp knife in front in the sides of the ventilator and the European rear license plate-holders on the smaller American version were reduced with the help of filler. The wings and the Vertical stabilizer consist of thin plastic sheets and were stuck to the vehicle. After the lacquer finish in
...von hinten... / ...from the back...
silver, became the Decals which there from J-BOT from Canada is raised.Finally everything was still fixed with varnish and afterwards was composed again. Its a very nice Beetle.
from a german website.. guess its just a "special" ground vehicle!!
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3025 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5448 times:
You're right, it was a promotion of some sort--I vaguely remember since I was working for AA at the time. I think there was a sweepstakes involving that car. "Road Rally," I think it was called. Maybe someone else remembers more...
Britair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4809 times:
Cool! I saw this little AA Beetle in Boston in September 2001. It was in the city centre doing a promo tour, I think it was promoting the American Airlines website (www.aa.com). It looked great! I remember watching them pack away after the promo and the "wings" and "tail" detached and were packed away in the boot (trunk) and it drove off.
Usnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4296 times:
Well, it doesn't happen often enough so I'm enjoying every bit of it! There's no flights out tomorrow, no bills to pay right now, and no wife awake enough to complain about how silly an "airplane website" is!