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Let’s go out on a drive – here’s a brief overview of the season’s finest Volkswagen fan gatherings and vintage car rallies around the globe, from Wörthersee to FestiBug. 

March 28–29
Volksworld Show 

Great Britain

The most colourful Beetles, the most charming camper vans and the most elegant Karmann Ghias can be admired this year at the Sandown Park Racecourse near London.

May 15–17
Mille Miglia

Italy

Known as the “Mother of All Car Races,” it was held for the first time in 1927 and runs a 1994 mile route through Italy. It starts and finishes in the historical city of Brescia in Lombardy.

June 25–28
Goodwood Festival of Speed 

United Kingdom 

A picnic among racing legends? When Lord March sends invitations to the race at his elegant manor in Goodwood in southern England, even Formula One drivers like Lewis Hamilton are on the starting grid.

Volkswagen aviator sunglasses.

Classic fashion for an automotive summer: these golden shades with an aviator frame will protect your eyes at every event under the sun. Includes case and 100 percent UV protection (category 3). 

April 27–May 2
Targa Tasmania

Australia 

The Australian version of the Mille Miglia: the “TT” has since 1992 established itself as the largest tarmac rally event Down Under. Its 1,242 mile course draws modern sports and touring cars as well as vintage beauties.

Germany

June 18–21
Midsummer Bulli Festival

Hippies, families and surfers gather on Fehmarn Island to celebrate the longest summer days of the year.

July 17–19
Schloss Bensberg Classics 

Castle owners themselves drive their classic automobiles through the Bergisch region. The baroque castle provides an elegant backdrop.

August 21–23
Beetle Sunshinetour

Beetle fans from all over Europe gather at the beach in the Baltic Sea town of Lübeck-Travemünde, Germany. Expect live music, grilled sausages and artistically decorated Beetles.

GTI ice cube tray.

A clever accessory for Wörthersee – ice cubes in the shape of G, T and I make every drink a statement. Not only in Carinthia.

May 14–17
Wörthersee meeting 

Austria 

On the calendar since 1982, this Volkswagen festival and gathering of Golf GTI enthusiasts now attracts around 200,000 visitors to Carinthia. 

June 1–2
FestiBug 

Mexico

The Beetle – or Bug – is Mexico’s cult car per se. Its greatest fans meet once a year in the central Mexican state of Aguascalientes for the big Volkswagen vintage show.

July 2–5
Silvretta Classic 

Austria

The High Alpine Road in the state of Vorarlberg is the setting for this vintage regularity rally with 150 contestants – and now includes an e-car rally.

July 26
Concours d’Elegance

USA

This world-class show of very rare collectors’ cars takes place on the 48,000-m2 grounds of The Inn at St. John’s, a luxurious location near Detroit.

August 14–16
MotoClassic Wrocław

Poland

Around 250 cars of all vintages are shown to superb advantage at a medieval castle near Wrocław. 

Show your colours in style.

This dark-blue classic cap co-branded with Arqueonautas expresses your enthusiasm for the historical make. The six-panel cap is 100 percent cotton and features premium workmanship.

September 5–6
Concours Chantilly

France

Located 24 miles north of Paris, this town is renowned the world over for its renaissance castle and art collection. In this illustrious setting, the “world’s most beautiful vintage cars” are selected in ten categories.

September 3–6
Arosa ClassicCar

Switzerland

This vintage rally runs from Langwies to Arosa on the only racing circuit in the Swiss mountains. Drivers navigate 76 curves and a difference in altitude of 422 metres.

October 8–19
Classic Cars Challenge

China

China’s biggest vintage rally, which is now being held for the fifth time, covers around 500 miles from the capital Beijing to Shanghai, via Tai’an, Yangzhou and Suzhou.

Volkswagen travel bag.

Trolley, bag and backpack in one: this versatile travel companion on two wheels gives you modern mobility on a secure footing. It features a high-grade extendable rod, padded handle and spacious interior.

October 9–12
AutoClásica

Argentina

This is the largest vintage car and motorcycle festival in Latin America. Visitors can admire 900 vehicles in a picturesque park near the Tigre Delta in Buenos Aires.

November 13–15
Bubble Gun 

Brazil

South America’s biggest gathering of Volkswagen fans attracts drivers and vehicles of all ages to a park in the town of Águas de Lindóia, around 155 miles north of São Paulo.
Only cars manufactured by the Volkswagen Group will be admitted.