Beetle-Mania Revisited

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!

Click here to see a larger photo of Caliente at the Herbie Fully Loaded drive-in premiere

Photos are copyrighted by Disney Enterpises, Inc.

R2k v6 – We’ve Arrived!

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!

R2k v6 Goodie Bag>

A 100 in the Shade

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!

Thermometer shows 100 degrees in the shade


Texas New Beetle Roundup ’05

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!

Click here to view photos from the TNBRU 2005 show.

Rob & Dede pull Caliente onto the Metro VW lot Dede takes the TRNBRU 2005 'Worst Luck' prize

Back from Roswell

We just returned from the Roswell R2k New Beetle Show. It was an awesome show with lots of cool bugs. The parade down Main Street after the show was led by Dean Jones from the Herbie movies. We had fun throwing candy to the kids lined up to watch the parade. It was great to see the people from the Dallas show again and make new friends from around the country.

Click here to check out the photos from the show!

Off to Meet the Mothership

We are heading out for Roswell to take our pod Caliente to meet up with the other pods for the 5th annual Roswell 2K New Beetle get togther.

This is our first time to make the trek. We can’t wait to see some of the peeps we met last month at the Texas New Beetle Round-Up and make new friends from around the U.S.

Pictures coming soon!