Alternative car enthusiasts and those who shy away from public transit just got a new set of wheels — retrofuturist and eco-friendly — in the form of a kart with an olive green exterior and headlights pulled from the fender of a vintage Volkswagen Beetle, according to Facebook posts from the designer, Aldekas Studio.
Volkswagen Beetle fender converted into vintage DIY kart
The Mexico-based designer repurposed the headlights and fenders of a Volkswagen Beetle — specifically, the Type 1 model initially released in the 1930s — into a mini-vehicle called the "Bugkart Wasowski."
With a curved body conjoined to a bright red frame, the kart's color scheme contrasts beautifully with the olive green Beetle fender.
Chrome handlebars, headlights, mirrors preserve Beetle feel
It also has chrome handlebars, with mirrors placed to mimic the original car — in a bid to maintain the integrity of the classic vehicle.
Aldekas Studio often shares fresh designs on Facebook, including a 3D rendering of a more rustic typification of the main Bugkart Wasowski.
DIY designers bring classic concepts to eco-friendly future
Additionally, the designer also offers a similar, two-wheeled project — called "Volkspod," reports Colossal.
As the world's most imaginative designer studios and DIY manufacturers continue to re-invent classic designs for clever and eco-friendly alternatives, we should be sure to note that — while the future of mobility is changing for keeps — we don't have to leave the warmer sentiments of the auto industry behind.