Young and old alike presented an overwhelming selection of international models from various years and styles. Whether Buggy, Brasilia, ‘Brezel', Kübel, ‘Ovali', Puma, Rometsch taxi, 411/412, VW Porsche, T1 to T3 or full creative conversion, even connoisseurs marvelled at the diverse range of models that had assembled. Many petrol-themed conversations were enriched with surprising first-hand anecdotes and valuable tips. The huge parts market was brimming with rarities and useful or sometimes even quirky accessories. There was something to suit every budget and taste, from former training engines and countless decorative parts to entire vehicles.
Volkswagen Classic at the May Beetle Meeting 2017
Bubbling boxer engines, Beetles, Bullis and plenty of rare models: the 34th outing of the traditional May Beetle Meeting on 1 May once again wowed around 15,000 fans of classic Volkswagen models this year. In bright sunshine, approximately 3,500 air-cooled treasures from all over Europe rolled up onto the eastern car park of the exhibition grounds; a further 5,000 water-cooled Volkswagen classics occupied the neighbouring areas. The one-day event in the state capital of Lower Saxony not only heralded the main 2017 season, but also maintained the cult that has grown around the Beetles, Bullis and other classics over the course of the decades.