Join us for a day filled with good humour on the occasion of the traditional Love Bugs Parade!
Near on 300 VW Bugs, Beetles and a few Combis will be gathering as from the morning in front of the museum prior to departing, around 14.00hrs for a drive to Tervuren. This cheeky wink aimed at the young lovers’ day - Saint-Valentine– will also be paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival. Music, flowers, colours, decorated cars, hippy clothes …it’s an enthusiasm without equal bringing together owners eager to experience a day filled with the spirit of freedom, music and friendship from the ‘60s through to the ‘70s where the renowned small Bug is centre stage.
With certainly a touch of nostalgia, seeing the end of production of the last Beetles is foreseen for the month of April of this year. For the occasion we have created a novel sweatshirt in limited numbers, to be exclusively sold during the day of the parade. You need to hurry if you wish to acquire one … they will be in great demand!
Faithful to its tradition, the Autoworld museum in Brussels is organising, with the support of the Volkswagen make, its 11th Love Bugs Parade on the Sunday preceding Saint Valentine’s day. Since 2009, VW Bugs and Beetles take pleasure in parading in numbers through the streets of the capital, standing out by their colours, their flowers, their decorations … and their number!
Once again, this year some 300 VW Bugs and Beetles are expected on the Esplanade du Cinquantenaire with their road-going companions, the T1 Combis, on Sunday 10th February 2019 as from 11.00hrs. The participants have been requested to dress in the spirit of Woodstock and the organisers have foreseen a musical Combi to welcome them.
In itself this gathering is already a party for everyone! Coloured, dressed, personalised, christened, humanised … the Bugs, the Herbies, Numbers 53, Vocho Verde and other Beetles of all colours create the event.Each year it is the same passion that brings together their owners eager to enjoy a day in the spirit of liberty, music and conviviality from the ‘60s and ‘70s!
The general public is invited to immerse themselves in this exceptional atmosphere that will be prevailing at that time in front of Autoworld between 11.00 and 14.00hrs.
At 14.00hrs the starting signal is given! The Love Bugs Parade then moves off in a joyful chaos with blaring horns and cries of joy. The course will take our Bugs up to the new Africa Museum in Tervuren via the royal route, the avenue de Tervuren. Following a few detours in the neighbouring forest, the cars will return to Autoworld around 15.00hrs.
Bring out your clothes from the years ’66 through to ’69 and come to pay us a visit!