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VW Bus Makes A Comeback As A Classic Car Investment

The German automotive company Volkswagen has announced their classic VW Bus is coming back as an all-electric vehicle with an expected showroom date of 2022.

Brian Champagne is a journalism professor at Utah State University. He grew up owning and driving a classic VW Bus along the coast of California. Now, he follows the automotive market, tracking sales of the vehicle that came to the U.S. from Germany and is now in demand by collectors here and back in the motherland.

In this audio story Champagne tells us there is a growing number of collectors who are investing in the iconic bus of the past while engineers work on the modern version of this classic.">

Brian Champagne grew up in the less-famous Central California but left after starting his television news career there. He worked 22 years in news for NBC, ABC, Fox, and CBS affiliates in four markets. He served as chief photographer for KTXL-TV in Sacramento, but worked in front of the camera, too.