Photo, Print, Drawing 1964 Meyers Manx, Valley Center, San Diego County, CA

[ Photos from Survey HAER CA-2312  ]

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About this Item

Title
1964 Meyers Manx, Valley Center, San Diego County, CA
Contributor Names
Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Meyers, Bruce F
B.F. Meyers & Company
Miller-Haven Enterprises
Mangels, Theodore (Ted)
Volkswagen
Solex
Wachtel, John, delineator
Pierce, Ryan, delineator
Mauro, Jeremy T, delineator
Maxon, Casey T, historian
Maxon, Casey T, photographer
Historic Vehicle Association, sponsor
Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc., sponsor
Volkswagen of America Inc., sponsor
Brown, Annette, field team
3D Engineers, contractor
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1968
Subject Headings
-  transportation
-  automobiles
-  gasoline engines
-  fiberglass
-  Racing
-  California -- San Diego County -- Valley Center
Latitude / Longitude
33.2183701,-117.0341967
Notes
-  Significance: The 1964 Meyers Manx, known as Old Red, is nationally significant. Old Red and the subsequent production of Meyers Manx dune buggies shaped the rise in the popularity of the dune buggy, off-road vehicles, and kit-cars in the United States and abroad beginning in the mid-1960s. Bruce F. Meyers, a dune buggy pioneer and a significant person in off-road vehicles and the fiberglass kit-car industry, designed and built the vehicle. Old Red is the first dune buggy built with a fiberglass body and its design and construction techniques helped catalyze the dune buggy industry. Its design has been highly regarded since its inception. Dune buggies that mimicked Old Red played heavily into the pop culture during the 1960s. The vehicle was the first in a series of approximately 7,000 Meyers Manx dune buggies built by B.F. Meyers & Company. The Meyers Manx design was the inspiration for over 250,000 similar cars that were manufactured by other companies, making it the most replicated car in history.
-  Survey number: HAER CA-2312
-  Building/structure dates: 1964 Initial Construction
-  Building/structure dates: 1967 Subsequent Work
-  Building/structure dates: after. 1970- before. 1979 Subsequent Work
Medium
Photo(s): 30
Color Transparencies: 4
Measured Drawing(s): 1
Data Page(s): 24
Photo Caption Page(s): 2
Call Number/Physical Location
HAER CA-2312
Source Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
ca4136
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Photo(s): 30 | Color Transparencies: 4 | Measured Drawing(s): 1 | Data Page(s): 24 | Photo Caption Page(s): 2

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Bruce F Meyers, B.F. Meyers & Company, Miller-Haven Enterprises, Theodore Mangels, Volkswagen, Solex, et al., Maxon, Casey T, photographer. Meyers Manx, Valley Center, San Diego County, CA. California San Diego County Valley Center, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ca4136/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, C., Meyers, B. F., B.F. Meyers & Company, Miller-Haven Enterprises, Mangels, T., Volkswagen [...] 3D Engineers, C., Maxon, C. T., photographer. (1968) Meyers Manx, Valley Center, San Diego County, CA. California San Diego County Valley Center, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ca4136/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al., photographer by Maxon, Casey T. Meyers Manx, Valley Center, San Diego County, CA. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ca4136/>.