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It is probably the biggest event of its kind in the world. For European vin-tage car fans, it has been top of the list for first of May for over three dec-ades: the May Bug Meet in Hannover. Volkswagen Classic and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Oldtimer attended the 36th staging.

First of May with birthday celebrations
Volkswagen Classic and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Oldtimer appeared together.
Diverse range: a huge variety of air-cooled vehicles awaited visitors.
A colourful row: the parts market once again attracted large crowds this year.
Birthday boys: ten examples of the rare Fridolin arrived in Hannover in time to celebrate their 55th birthday together.
A busy time ahead: Rainer Waibel aims to rebuild his burned-out Fridolin.
The fire-ravaged Fridolin will hopefully gleam again soon in lead-tin-yellow.
Customised cars and visible patinas were clear trends.
Daniel Szyra presented his recently-completed stockcar conversion with a Audi V8 engine.
Cosy and hyggelig: the Andersen family’s T1 Camper.
An old trade fair prototype from the Geneva Motor Show? No, this GT flounder with Volkswagen technology was actually available to purchase – but only eight of them.
Volkswagen Martaré GT: Lars Lueders is proud of his exotic car.
Michael Steiner’s fantastic T2b Champaign Edition was one of the highlights – and not just for Bulli fans.
True colours: the Beetle 1200 from 1960. Klaus Meyer lovingly restored it 14 years ago.