We’ve returned from our 3rd Texas New Beetle Roundup – the largest annual Volkswagen New Beetle gathering in Texas. I am happy to report that Caliente won 3rd Place in the Stock Class this year. In spite of the rain — which certainly made displaying cars (much less a convertible) something of a challenge — there was a good turnout for the show. It was great to see all of the familiar faces again and we’re looking forward to seeing many of them again in Roswell in June.
We’ve loaded up Caliente and we’re on the road this morning to DFW for our 3rd Texas New Beetle Roundup – the largest Volkswagen New Beetle gathering in Texas. This year’s show will feature not only New Beetles, but classic VDubs as well!
One of the highlights of the R2k v6 car show last weekend was to attend an advanced premiere of Disney’s new movie Herbie: Fully Loaded at the Fiesta Drive-In in Carlsbad, NM. Disney and Volkswagen were on-hand to arrange a recreation of a classic photo that was used in the original Herbie advertisement.
Caliente was fortunate enough to be part of this photo shoot. The photo shoot is supposed to be used in the trailers of the new movie and will also be released on the DVD. VW has posted both the new and original photos on their website. Caliente is located on the 3rd row up from the bottom in between a yellow and blue (with a ski rack) new beetle. Herbie and his girlfriend Sally are located on the bottom row.
Caliente is available for autographs upon requests!
We arrived in Roswell at noon today and were able to get an early check-in at the hotel after stopping by Wienerschnitzel first of course!!! Normally cleaning up Caliente would be first on the list but it is so hot here that swimming bumped up to the number one spot. After a relaxing swim and a nap, we got Cali to her much needed bath and picked up our registration packet for the show. The goodie bag is outstanding this year. It includes a Herbie movie poster, Herbie antenna ball, VW Vert glow necklace, swiss-army like knife with the show info engraved on it, VW note pad, R2k coaster and a number of other misc. items. See photo below of the freebies. We are about to head out to the group dinner and glow parade. Stay tuned for more info and pictures!
It all started with one simple statement: “Reverse Engineered From UFOs.” Now, hundreds of Volkswagen New Beetles will converge for the sixth annual Roswell 2k New Beetle Car Show in Roswell, New Mexico. This national event draws in New Beetle owners from every corner of the U.S. – and maybe even a few other-worldly places too…
It was a hot one today – 100° in the shade! We took Caliente to work today and drove home with the top down. I guess summer has officially arrived in Texas. I snapped this picture under a shade tree in our driveway. Hard to believe its only May and we’re reaching triple digits already!
We’re back from last weekend’s Texas New Beetle Roundup 2005 and it was a blast! We enjoyed getting to see all of the familiar faces from last year’s show and meet many new VW owners too. There were over 50 VW New Beetles entered in the competition and, while we didn’t win a trophy in our class, Caliente placed 5th out of 14 in the “Modified Stock’ division. Considering how many of the awesome NB’s in her category that were far more tricked out, I’m proud that Cali placed so well. I have the distinction, however, of winning the “Worst Luck” prize for the cards I drew during the Road Rally/Poker Run on Sunday morning. This scavenger hunt was a real kick and we’re already revved up for next year’s.
Big thanks go out to the Dallas/Ft. Worth New Beetle Club for a great show!
The judging results of the convertibles from the Roswell 2k5 New Beetle show have finally been announced and Caliente! won 1st place in her category. Ben Novida’s Humpy won 2nd in the Custom class… Woo Hoo!!!!
Congrats to all our other ‘vert and non-vert friends at the show! Here is the link to all the car show winners.