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Web site by: Bob Elliott, Last Update, 11/16/19)

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authorization from the Deserter Owners Group.
Again, welcome.  

This web site provides information that any Deserter owner or wannabee will appreciate.  It is a no fee, no obligation web site. It's
intent is to provide and share information on the Deserter, Deserter GT and Deserter GS cars originally designed and
manufactured in Marblehead, MA by Dearborn Automotive Corp and/or Autodynamics Corp (1967-1973).

This site is a library of original Sales Sheets, Instructions, Manual and all Deserter related print articles, as such its pretty static.  
Our companion
D.O.G. Facebook Page provides a interactive site for asking questions or posting photos related to the Deserter
Buggy's.  If you'd like to post anything related to these cars, click on the link and you will be brought there.

The west coast origins of the dune buggy are well documented and we all have the creative genius mind of
Bruce Meyer's to
thank for creating the original VW fiberglass fun car or dune buggy, the Meyer's Manx.

For us on the east coast, we have Alex Dearborn and the folks at Autodynamics who went a step further improving on and
ultimately creating a car with distinctive and exciting looks that set it apart from many of the other clones of it's days.

With information pretty difficult to locate on the Deserter cars, this site helps to inform others based on my 40+ years of ownership
and following of these cars. The Deserter Book, the fun cars from Marblehead, MA written by Alex Dearborn has been sold out for
years but much of the same information can be found here and downloaded from this site.

A summary (Fall 05) of the Deserter Cars story was published by
Jim Hale in Ultra VW Magazine.  It provides a very good overview
of much of the Deserter story as told by Alex Dearborn himself and is a great starting point in learning of these cars.  Much more
Deserter articles can be found on the
Liturature Page of this site.

The future is bright and promising for these cars for another generation to enjoy.

Thank you - Bob Elliott
The Deserter Owners Group
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