Wind Up Key

Beetle Accessory for Fun

Larry Jewett - February 28, 2014 04:00 PM

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Dare to be different. Air-Cooled Volkswagen enthusiasts can set their Beetle apart with Mid America Motorworks new removable Wind Up Keys. This fun, easy-to-install accessory requires no drilling and is available for 1962-1977 Standard Beetles and 1971-1979 Super Beetles.
The Air-Cooled Volkswagen Beetle Wind Up Key is available in two designs – motorized and free-spinning – and comes in a choice of Satin Black or Silver finishes. The free-spinning key ornament mounts in place of the license plate light housing with minimal invasion to the rear deck lid. An LED light in the key’s shaft replaces the license plate light. A how-to video of the installation process can be viewed here:
The motorized version includes an industrial quality gearmotor mounted inside the key’s shaft, which is easily powered from the supply circuit for the ignition coil.
“The Wind Up Key accessory makes me think back to a 1960’s Volkswagen Beetle ad titled ‘It Isn’t So,’” said Mike Yager, Founder and Chief Cheerleader of Mid America Motorworks. “This unique accessory will attract attention and set your Beetle apart from the crowd!”
Both versions of the Wind Up Key are hand crafted out of high strength 5052 or 6061 aluminum. Each key is made to order, so allow 4-5 weeks for construction and delivery. Visit for details.