As the story has been told many a time, Pierre Robert's original 1970 VW Micro-bus named "Minerva" began her jouney in San Francisco in 1981. Not long after, she was impounded and then crushed by The Philadelphia Parking Authority (they had their reasons). In 2001, WMMR threw a party for Pierre at The Philadelphia Spectrum to celebrate his 20th anniversary; their gift to him was a 1972 VW Westfalia Micro-bus that was affectionately named "Minerva 2".
From Minerva 2's beginnings, she had engine trouble and was never quite in the best shape. For years now she's been rotting in the back lot of 93.3 WMMR's studio in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Preston & Steve have proposed blowing Minerva 2 into pieces, which would have made for a great stunt, but Pierre would have been heartbroken. Without lots of time, effort and money, Minerva 2 was destined for a similar fate as her older counterpart. That was... until CollisionMax bravely stepped up and accepted the challenge of restoring Minerva 2 to her former glory. The restoration has been dubbed "The Minerva Project".