Fans of the VW New Beetle from across Europe will be gathering in Travemunde on the Baltic Sea on 7 August. The get-together, which has been taking place since 2004, is going to set a new participation record this year. Around 300 New Beetles have already been registered. The Sunshinetour is the largest private gathering of Beetle owners worldwide.
Organizer Gabriele Kraft is counting 55 guests alone from Belgium, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine and Belarus. It is the fifth time that Kraft has organized the party on the shores of the Baltic Sea.
The destination of the trip, which begins at the Lubeck Volkswagen Centre, Berliner Strasse at 11.30am, will be new: "We found the perfect location in the beach grasslands at Travemunde," said Gabriele Kraft. Later, the seafront location will provide a perfect infrastructure, including a gigantic stage for the open-air concert that starts at 3:00pm, featuring Jenix and other bands sponsored by the Volkswagen Sound Foundation.
New Beetle drivers who'd like to participate can register free for the tour now at beetle-sunshinetour.de