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Thanks, Doodle Bug enthusiasts

September 17, 2012
The Daily Freeman Journal

Webster City is known for many things - our parks, friendly people, rich heritage - but once a year, the community celebrates being the birthplace of the little Doodle Bug scooter.

Doodle Bug enthusiasts from near and far descended upon our community last weekend to share notes, showcase restored Bugs and swap stories about the little red scooters. The motorized scooters were manufactured in Webster City from 1946 to 1948 with about 40,000 units produced. Now officials estimate there may only be about 1,000 left in circulation.

Three cheers for the Doodle Bug Club of America, based right here in Webster City. Through its annual reunion, they are keeping history alive with stories of how and where their scooters were found. Members seem to take great pride bring displaying their restored Bugs. The best part is, they're sharing the stories with younger generations and keeping the iconic little scooter from falling into extinction.

More information about the club and the reunion is available at the website: wcdoodlebug.com.

 
 

 

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