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Worldwide VW Beetle Day, Saturday, June 22, 2024

by Yucatan Times
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Worldwide VW Beetle Day is held on June 22nd, celebrating one of the most sold cars ever built!

On that day, back in 1934, Adolf Hitler commissioned a team of engineers to develop a car for the people, which had to be an inexpensive vehicle with low running costs and low fuel consumption.

The prototype was designed by Chief Engineer Ferdinand Porsche the same year! The “Bug” became a symbol of the 1960s. Alexander Gromow, an expert on the VW scene and cofounder of the Brazilian magazine Fusca Clube Brazil created the observance in 1995. This event is one of the most important VW veterans and special Beetles meetings.

Photo: Polska Wagen

VW Beetle Weekend in Mérida

World Volkswagen Bug Day will be celebrated this weekend in Mérida, Yucatán with a spectacular caravan and exhibition of these iconic vehicles and different activities, departing from Volkswagen City Altabrisa and arriving at Parque Arqueológico del Oriente, in Fraccionamiento del Parque.

The car, famous for its design reminiscent of a beetle, is commemorated every June 22, so the Cero Óxido Club is preparing a mega caravan that will have the participation of more than 350 cars.

Carlos Lara Rivas, president of the team and organizer of the event, announced the details of the activities of the caravan, which will have two flags, first at 4:00 p.m., in Volkswagen Norte, whose cars will join the second point, in Volkswagen City Altabrisa, where the second starting signal will take place, one hour later.

Upon arrival at the Park Subdivision, there will be an exhibition of these cars, contests, raffles, live music, and activities with sponsors, until 10:00 p.m. The next day, Sunday the 23rd, the activities will continue, starting at 8:00 a.m.

There will be the presence of “beetles” from Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatán, coming from Tizimín, Valladolid, Tekax, Progreso, Izamal, Mérida, among others.

Photo: Polska Wagen

This unique vehicle was born in Germany in July 1935, and its last model was produced in 2003. Despite this situation, its legacy endures, with enthusiasts continually working to maintain and personalize these historic models.

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