Synopsis by Sarah Ing
Literally translated, Volkswagen means the "people's car." The name came from Adolf Hitler who visualized a fleet of affordable automobiles at the 1935 Berlin Auto Show. His prophecy came true as the Beetle swept the world, selling over 15 million cars in America alone. The Visual History of Cars: Volkswagen remembers the popularity of this everyday sensation. Year after year, Volkswagen churned out more cars to satiate the public's need. Mexico outsold the United States and the Beetle outsold the record held by Ford's Model T. This most basic of rides dominated the market in a way that has not been seen since.