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Video: Hoonigan Team Highlights Evolution of ‘Scumbug’ VW Beetle Ahead of Baja


If you’re an OnAllCylinders frequenter, you probably know we’re shameless fans of the Hoonigan team. Please bear with us while we fawn over these rascals some more.

Last month, we reported on Hoonigan’s “Scumbug”—a 1973 Volkswagen Beetle that the team found in 2017 on Craigslist and purchased for only $2,500 with the intent of converting it into a legit Baja bug. Prior to the 2018 SEMA Show, the Hoonigan team began to tear down and rebuild the vehicle in preparation for the 2018 Baja 1000, documenting the process in a series of truly hilarious videos now available on its YouTube channel.

Our friends at Summit Racing recently partnered with Hoonigan as the team’s official parts provider for several of its project vehicles, including the Scumbug.

Check out each episode below. If you don’t laugh at anything you see, well…we’re concerned for you.

Episode 1: SCUMBUG is Back! We Start Prepping our Craigslist Beetle for Baja!

Episode 2: Scumbug Gets a Cage! Building a Class 5/1600 Buggy From our Craigslist Baja Bug

Episode 3: Scumbug Gets Fired Up! Fresh Racing Engine for our Craigslist Baja Bug

Episode 4: Will Scumbug Make it to Baja?? Final Tweaks Before the Pre-running the World’s Toughest Race!

You can learn a little bit more about just how scummy the Scumbug was before Hoonigan’s overhaul by reading our previous story on the vehicle at the link below.

Video: Intro to the Hoonigan ‘ScumBug’ 1973 Volkswagen Beetle Baja Bug

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  1. what they don,t say is when the baja race begins what day and what time so I can watch it over and out getter done

  2. Hello, Need info on the oil cooler and fuel system that was used in the Hoonigan scumbug VW Baja, I live in Arizona, building a Baja myself

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