Yes, the annual tradition of Driving your VW to Work Day!
How did this tradition start? Well, from my friends at MidAmerica Motorworks, June 22 1934 is the day that the development contract was signed.
So, hopefully your VW is ready to go and turns more than a few heads on the way to work. I always like seeing the smiles, thumbs up and excitement when people see a VW on the road. It’s a happy car, and let’s continue this happy tradition!
We’re loading up the family and heading over to the MidAmerica Motorworks VW Funfest in Effingham, IL this weekend. It’s always a greast time top see mike and the gang and MidAmerica, and all of the great activities that they have lined up – it seems to get bigger every year.
This year, I plan on attending a few more clinics instead of simply ogling the resto’s and custom VW’s. The theme this year is the VW dune buggy, and Bruce Meyers is the guest of honor. I was honored to meet Bruce at the FunFest in 2008, which honored him and his work, and he even made a cameo appearance in front of a video i shot of one of his inspired Meyers-Manx dune buggies.
New additions to the Funfest that I plan on seeing – Burn-out pits and exhaust competitions. I may be in the market for a new exhaust, so this ought to be a lot of fun.
If you are interested to know more: www.funfestacvw.com will give you all of the information you need!
Ending the string of “New” cars with old names;Dodge Charger, Ford Mustang, New Beetle, the new Beetle is ending production this year. I personally can’t stand this glut of redesigning the style of the old car with newer lines and luxuries.
Just call the car another name, please! Call these new cars by a new name, because in all honesty, performance and lovability – no one is passionate abut their NEW Charger, their NEW Mustang, or their New Beetle. The original cars were the best, and the original names carried a mystique and a lifestyle. To label these newer cars as being close to the same – heresy!
Anyway, here is the link – if you like the “New Beetle” Oh, and by the way, Volkswagen plans on replacing the New Beetle with something “beetleish.” I am curious about this one. After the introductions of the Aos and the CC, I have to admit that I am really curious to see the next step.
Best user comment on the article? “Bring back the Thing!”
The Tunisian National Automobile Club and a group of old Volkswagen beetle aficionados organized a rally in Tunisia from December 17 to 19, 2009.
Ten vehicles, type ranging from the VW 1200, 1300, 1302 and 1303, registered in Tunisia, crossed some 1,200 miles through the governorates of Tunis, Kairouan, Sfax, Sousse, Gabes, Tozeur , Médenine, Gafsa.