2014 National VW Club Bug-In

21 04 2014

We are back to Australia for a couple of weeks, visiting family and friends in Geelong and Melbourne. From German spring to a still very warm and sunny Australian autumn. There are less and less VW buses on the road each time we come over, but you still see many more than in Germany. And last Saturday all my wishes came true and we found a VW festival with show and shine event right here in Geelong, at the water front. Lots of people from the VW Club of Western Australia. Just learnt from their web site that this was the National VW Club Bug-In, a Volkswagen meeting hosted by a VW club from a different state every year over the Easter weekend. Great buses, great weather, and fantastic to speak to fellow VW fans at the other end of the world! Below is a first set of snapshots, including a beautifully restored VW type 3. Will post on some of the buses in more detail soon!

Early bay window, first registered in 1973 in Geelong.

Early bay window, first registered in 1973 in Geelong

1974 Rat-look bay window.

1974 Rat-look bay window



Pre-1969 VW 1500 / type 3

Pre-1970 VW 1500 / type 3

1977 Sopru Campervan

1977 Sopru Campervan

Beetle parade

Beetle parade