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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.
First of May with birthday celebrations
Diverse range: a huge variety of air-cooled vehicles awaited visitors.
First of May with birthday celebrations
First of May with birthday celebrations
First of May with birthday celebrations
A colourful row: the parts market once again attracted large crowds this year.
First of May with birthday celebrations
Birthday boys: ten examples of the rare Fridolin arrived in Hannover in time to celebrate their 55th birthday together.
First of May with birthday celebrations
First of May with birthday celebrations
A busy time ahead: Rainer Waibel aims to rebuild his burned-out Fridolin.
First of May with birthday celebrations
The fire-ravaged Fridolin will hopefully gleam again soon in lead-tin-yellow.
First of May with birthday celebrations
Customised cars and visible patinas were clear trends.
First of May with birthday celebrations
Daniel Szyra presented his recently-completed stockcar conversion with a Audi V8 engine.
First of May with birthday celebrations
Cosy and hyggelig: the Andersen family’s T1 Camper.
First of May with birthday celebrations
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.
First of May with birthday celebrations
Volkswagen Martaré GT: Lars Lueders is proud of his exotic car.
First of May with birthday celebrations
Michael Steiner’s fantastic T2b Champaign Edition was one of the highlights – and not just for Bulli fans.
First of May with birthday celebrations
True colours: the Beetle 1200 from 1960. Klaus Meyer lovingly restored it 14 years ago.
First of May with birthday celebrations