Amid the raft of new car concepts at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, one of the head-turners was Volkswagen’s bright orange ray of sunshine, the buggy up! concept. The buggy up! is inspired by the Californian beach buggies of the 1960s. These buggies, pioneered by people such as American Bruce Meyers, took the simple, reliable Beetle chassis and engine and replaced the steel bodies with glassfibre, creating agile, fun vehicles that perfectly reflected the care-free California in which they were created.