Le Bug Show 2016

For the second time we traveled in a group of five bugs and nine people to the very famous bug show at the Circuit de Spa in Belgium. We were fascinated as much as last time when we saw all the nice rides of the air-cooled vehicle range of Volkswagen.

Time passes quickly when there is so much to see and to do like watching the drag races, driving your bug over the 7km long track behind the pace car or browse through the swap meet.

Amongst the over 2000 vehicles and much more visitors we also met a few Austrians like the crew of the Alpvolks community which we also support (visit their store). Now check out our pictures of the show!



International Alpe-Adria bug meeting 2016

For the eleventh time the 1. Kärntner VW-Käferclub organised their biennial meeting for all air-cooled Volkswagen in Bodensdorf at the Ossiacher Lake, which we always look forward to.

Our group of ten elephant feet tail lights featured some specials like a jubilee bug and the “Open Air” of our new member Jan. Benjamin mounted his new wheels and Christian brought his old Buggy back on the streets – still without roof and braving the weather.

But luckily most of the time the weather held up, so we could enjoy the lake and take a look at the over 250 rides there. The only hitch was a navigation problem at the great panoramic trip where a lot of members got lost, but we caught the others.

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On our way home we had an unplanned stop at the interchange St. Michael and had to fix the shift linkage of the Buggy.


Grein was a real burner!

This saturday we went to the Strudengauers’ meeting in Grein, which is always pleasant and matey, even though they hadn’t the weather on their side the last years. This time it meant to be better, as the temperature was up, sun was shining, no rain was in sight and a bunch of real nice pieces of old metal showed up. Around noon most of the participants got on the tour and we left as well. When we returned, we immediately realized there was something wrong, as smoke was rising form the Aumühle, a nearby Wellness-Hotel. Then the events came thick and fast! The first firemen arrived, we helped the Strudengauers to get their stuff out of the danger zone and then we all couldn’t do anything more, but watch the firefighters do their job. Hopefully the Strudengauers don’t let themselves discourage by this tragedy!IMGP1388 IMGP1380 IMGP1385 IMGP1382DCIM100GOPROGOPR0385.DCIM100GOPROGOPR0384.IMGP1387 IMGP1381 IMGP1386 IMGP1392


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A sunny day in Stockerau

A small group of us (Flo, Domi, Jan and Benjamin) decided to pay the bug meeting in Stockerau a visit. On top of the nice weather, nice rides and friendly people all around, we can proudly call the first club-trophy ours!!! (for the third biggest Club at the site)sto 16 1 sto 16 2 sto 16 3 sto 16 4 sto 16 5 sto 16 6 sto 16 7 sto 16 8 sto 16 9 sto 16 10 sto 16 11 sto 16 12 sto 16 13 sto 16 14 sto 16 15