A little history on DB&B

Since 1987 Doug’s Buggs and Bunnies (DB&B) has been performing service on all types of VW’s. Doug’s has always been loyal to the VW and its enthusiasts.

To understand what makes DB&B the shop it is today we have to go back to late 60’s Indiana - Doug had been turning wrenches on VW’s in his backyard when the local VW dealership placed an ad for a mechanic. While at the dealership, Doug was taught the in’s and outs of the air-cooled as well as the emerging new water-cooled VW’s.

After many Indiana winters Doug and his family decided to move to greener (or warmer pastures) in Arizona. Doug spent years at the VW dealership – then made the switch to independent VW shops, where high performance, off road and other uses for the VW were the norm. Once he entered the independent world he met many others that were influential in the local VW world.

In 1987 Doug decided to open the doors to his own shop. With the help of his wife Nancy, Doug’s Buggs – N – Bunnies was opened for business. DB&B has maintained its loyalty to serving the VW community, owners and enthusiasts.

In the early 90’s there was a particular enthusiast that hung around the shop “way too much”. This young man, who everyone called “Fish”, showed great potential and mechanical knowledge; Doug decided to put him to work - taking him under his wing. Fish has since developed a reputation as a premier engine builder, knowledgeable mechanic and has been with Doug’s since 1994, taking ownership in Spring 2014.

In August of 2007 Doug’s moved to a new location in the greater Phoenix area (at Tempe/Mesa boarder) that made room for the parts showroom as well as additional bays in the back. Doug’s brought in a front-end manager and talented team of technicians to assist in the expansion.

Whether you have a classic original, high performance street VW, radical sand rail, VW based kit vehicle, or a newer VW our knowledgeable staff can take care of your needs. If you’re a “do it yourselfer” that needs parts, advice, or if you prefer to drop off & pick up your fixed/modified etc… we’ve go you covered!

Thank you for taking the time to check out our site – also feel fee to stop by the shop, drop off a project or just come check out our extensive showroom. If you are looking for the “hard to find/rare” parts etc… Let DB&B be your source.

Who We Are


Doug has turned wrenches for a lifetime, starting out in his backyard in the early 60’s when a local dealership put an ad out for a mechanic - Doug was their answer. Doug and his family decided to head West seeking warmer temps, after entering the independent aspect of the VW world Doug decided to open his own shop in 1987 – Doug’s Buggs –N- Bunnies was born. From the time he opened the doors until the day he sold the to shop to Fish, Doug was and is incredibly knowledgeable about VW, the community and will always stand as a pillar.


Fish has been in and around the VW word for countless years – he got his start at DB&B as a customer. In 1994 after spending hours/days at the shop Doug took Fish under his wing and put him to work! Since then Fish has become a highly regarded performance engine builder, mechanic and most recently shop owner – with a true understanding of this community as well as customer service.


Michael is the shops front end manager and warmly welcomed addition to the team. He brings to the table several years experience as a VW enthusiast as well as years experience with VW dealership in Albuquerque and small mom & pop shop in Colorado. Michael has endless knowledge of anything VW – air-cooled, water-cooled, sand rail – you name it, he will find it – parts, service etc…


Ian has been part of the DB&B family for the past six years. Joining the team as an enthusiast much as Fish did – over the past several years Ian has trained under well-respected VW mechanics, learning the trade and becoming very successful at his craft. In his spare time Ian overcame quite a challenge of taking one of the least likely car to become a drift car and conquered – building a 1971 VW full-on drifter.


Adam is a recent graduate from Ohio Tech with an Associate Degree in Classic Car Restoration. Adam started his mechanic career in a shop that was of “general” repairs, giving him great knowledge and understanding of newer cars – on board diagnostic systems, complex electrical systems, air conditioning etc… Adam has worked on VW’s for years – as a true enthusiast he has a great understanding of the in’s and out’s of VW and their workings.



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Upcoming Events

  • 10/18 Crosstown Cruise
  • 10/18 Joe’s World Famous BBQ
  • 10/19 19th Annual Chirco.com Bugtoberfest
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Oct. 18 - Scenic VW Cruise 12pm
This year we will cruise through picturesque Vail, AZ. The 25 mile trek will show you some of the most beautiful and rugged areas in the Sonoran Desert.The cruise will end at Purple Heart Park in Rita Ranch where the BBQ will begin. Cost is FREE

Oct. 18 - Joe's World Famous pre-show BBQ 1pm - 5pm
The BBQ will be held at Purple Heart Park in Rita Ranch There is plenty of parking on the West side in the lot and down the street. Join us for more fun, food and FOOD! Plus...lots of cool people. Cost is FREE

Oct. 17 - 19 - The Red Barn Roundup
All you Type 2 folk can camp on the property next door to Chirco. Last year's events included live music, raffles, prizes and an extreme amount of fun The Tucson Bus Mob helps run this get together and they always do it right. The Red Barn Roundup has become a "must-do" event for many campers Cost is FREE.

Oct. 19 - The 19th Annual Chirco.com Bugtoberfest at Chirco 8am - 2pm
The show as always promises to be one of the most fun times you can have with your air-cooled car in Arizona. People's choice awards, club awards, engine blow, awesome raffle prizes, Big Swap Meet, Music, big in-store savings, t-shirts, posters, and a few surprises.


This show does benefit the Foodbank of Tucson. A donation of non-perishable food items is appreciated. Our record is 1680 pounds of food collected at the show. Help us get a "Ton of Food" for people who really do need it..

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Doug's Buggs 'n Bunnies is a proud sponsor of VolkStock. Presented by Lunde's Peoria Volkswagen and The German Toys VW Club, Volkstock 2014 will be held October 25th, 2014 in Glendale Arizona.

It's fun for the entire family to enjoy seeing the vintage Volkswagen's, shop and listen to live music with an option to camp out on the grass. Doors open Friday afternoon for Campers and Vendors. Car registration for the event starts early Saturday morning with prizes and awards given out through out the day along with raffle drawings.

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