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Worldwide VW Beetle Day, Saturday, June 22, 2024

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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.

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Vocho Fest is a big deal in Puebla, Mexico
Every year on this date in the city of Puebla, there are exhibitions, caravans, showrooms, parades, and all kinds of events in which anyone who owns a “Vocho” can participate.

The event intends to create a community among beetle lovers so that they can share their experiences about how they have adapted their beetles and the value they have in their lives.

They are all activities with free entry that you can attend without having to have a vehicle.

Photo: Polska Wagen

Why is the “Vocho” so loved in Puebla?
Without a doubt, the so-called people’s car marked an era. Its versatility, endurance, and fuel savings made it a battle cart.

In 1981 this model broke a record with more than 20 million units produced.

Puebla and the VW Beetle
The VW Puebla assembly plant produced the first Mexican car in October 1967 and was the factory that made them for the longest time in the world.

Puebla gave the world 1 million 691 thousand 542 “Vochitos”, the last unit came out on July 31, 2003. Without a doubt, a historical fact.

San Miguel Times

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