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We're having a party! On March 15-17, 2019, we will be
celebrating the 50 year anniversary since the release of
Herbie The Love Bug at Walt Disney World and surrounding
areas with cars from around the country and Canada and
people traveling from around the world. There will be
two VW magazines covering the event and we are honored
to have Joaquin Garay III (Paco from Herbie Goes
Bananas) with us as well. We welcome ALL VW's to joing
us in various activities over the weekend including the
brand new Orlando Auto Museum (the largest in the
country), Old Town USA, and The Lakeland VW Classic.
Please take a minute to complete and submit this survey
to give us an idea of how many cars and individuals to
expect. We need to have a rough idea in order to plan
properly. Click here for
a quick overview of the events open for ALL VW's. Thank you in advance for your
A quick summary of where we stand to date...
timeline of events are pretty straight
forward and can be found at
We need to get a good idea of how many will
actually be attending and when.
I have talked with
the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing which is
located directly on I-75 as you come down to
Orlando from out of state and they are excited
to have us meet at the museum and enjoy their
great display of history if we want to, and then
we can drive to Orlando together and possibly
have dinner on the way. I don't know if
this will be even remotely possible with
everyone's schedules, but it's there if we want
it. We plan on being there from around
noon on Thursday the 14th, to around 2:30 - 3:00,
time we will leave for Orlando.
The Dezer Orlando
Car Museum/Adventure Park is not opened yet but
should be for the event.
This will be a real highlight of the event on
Friday afternoon with a great display of the
cars (both theirs and ours) and the showing of The Love Bug on
an large drive-in outdoor screen. We will
also have dinner at one of several restaurants,
a car show of all the VW's followed by a cruise
right after the movie. This is our show
and there are absolutely no restrictions!
All cars, buses, rails, trikes, etc., will be
permitted, no matter what the year or condition.
We would like to have as many VW's join us as
possible. Plan on spending the entire
afternoon with us starting at 2:30pm.
starting at around 2:30, we will be on display
at Old Town USA in Kissimmee. This is Old
Town's regularly scheduled Saturday Night Cruise
and therefore there are restrictions. Your
vehicle must be 1983 or older and must be show
quality, i.e., no rust buckets. They
usually will let true Patina vehicles and even
some rat rods in on Saturday nights, but be
prepared to get turned away if yours is not in
good shape. We don't make the rules here,
they do, but Old Town is known worldwide for
their weekly car show and is loads of fun with
many great features such as restaurants, shops,
fun rides, live bands, etc.. The cruise is
held at 8:30 for all cars except the Herbies
which will cruise around 8:00. Non-Herbie's
or Herbie's 1983 and older are welcome to stay
for the 8:30 cruise where hundreds of visitors
from around the world line the streets to watch
the cars as they pass by.
The Lakeland VW
Classic on Sunday should be a blast. They
are planning their show around all the Herbie
cars and Joaquin being there. Eddie has
planned on giving away a '73 bug this year
instead of his normal sand rail, having a giant
cake which Joaquin will cut for the crowd, and
then having him pull the winning number for the
car that will be decorated like a Herbie and
autographing it for the winner. Yes, I
know, a '73 looks nothing like the originals,
but someone is going to win a great car worth
over $5000, and that person could be you.
We have Joaquin Garay III
coming to the event.
He will be available Friday, Saturday and Sunday
for some really cool opportunities including
photo opportunities, autographs, a question and
answer period, and much more. We are still
working on raising additional funds to
support his trip. It's not required, but you can give now by
Shin Watanabe from
Hot VW Magazine will be at the event to document
and write a full article regarding the event.
In addition, I have been contacted by Julien-David
Collombet from France who is the chief editor of
Super VW Magazine and who has also expressed a
desire to join us.
Shirts and other
items have been made available for the event at
Viralstyle. There are multiple styles,
men's, women's and children's clothing available
and more. There is a 7 day order
period on each item and then it is sent to
manufacturing. You should normally receive
you item with 15 days. These items are
digitally printed and so far seem to be of
pretty good quality. They are being sold
These are just some of
the details but you should have a pretty good idea
of what to expect. Please, please help me out
by filling out the form above as quickly and as
completely as you can.
I want to thank you
once again for your enthusiasm and commitment to
making this event the best ever.
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