Do you remember this piece of machine?
Where I come from, it is not related to hippies or the anything of that sort. When I see what is known in Lebanon as the "VOLZZ", I remember all the electric contracting equipment, since that was my father's occupation. A whole arsenal of wire bundles of different gauges and colors, in addition to the orange pipes (narbish or narbish, i dont know). It also bring memories of crates of Oranges and Lemons from our small orchard (the piece of Land is called "il Zirnebeh"). It is also associated with going to school, since that was one of the favorite mode of transportation for the promising young masses, and more specifically with a man of the name "Abu Hassan Salemeh", a driver who used to own one of these and had the Naughtiest kids at school (Kadmous, in Tyre).
I saw one here in th heart of the Midwest today. The mere sound of that Automobile (which, of all the cars in the world, can only be mistaken for an older VW beetle) gave rise to an endless array of old memories.
The VOLZZZZ. The car of the people.
And as an engineering tidbit: Did you know that its engine, as well as the beetle's did not use water for cooling??