North Sea tour 2010 6th of June


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New Beetle summer tour 2010


 New Beetle summer tour "Texel"

28 ->30th of May 2010




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New Beetle Next Generation

New Beetle Next Generation


The Volkswagen Official explain that the next generation of the New Beetle will be available next year, it  will be focused more on the dynamics rather than on retro style. The serial version of the new Beetle will be showed at the Motor Los Angeles Show in November 2010, and its sales will begin in May 2011 both in the U.S. and Europe.

A little later will appear convertible version of the compact first, Like today’s version the new will also be assembled in VW’s factory in Puebla, Mexico, together with the VW Jetta. Both cars will be on a common platform and will have a number of other common parts and engines. The new platform will give the Beetle a wider track and longer wheelbase than today’s model. This will result in better dynamics and better road holding of the second generation Beetle.

The design of the car will have to do with a concept from 2005 called Ragste, basic design will continue to recall the original Volkswagen Beetle, round headlights and tail lights. Suspension will be MacPherson front and rear torsion. The wider track and longer wheelbase will increase the space and the interior volume, but relatively low roof will again create problems for the heads of higher passenger. Luggage storage will be increased to 250 liters.

The engine of New Beetle will be powered by gasoline and diesel engine that is base on gasoline will be 1.2 liters with 105 hp power, after 1.4 with power 160 hp, while the top will be two-liters unit with 210 hp power. Only for the U.S. version there will be a five-cylinder and 2.5 liters volume, which will power 170 hp. Among the diesel engines we will see a volume of 1.6 liters and 105 hp output and two-liters with 140 hp power. At a later stage we will see a hybrid version of a system as shown in Detroit in January Jetta CC – gas turbine engine compressor power with 150 hp and volume of 1.4 liters and an electric motor with output of 27 hp

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Entre Flandre et Wallonie "NB meeting"

Entre Flandre et Wallonie

13th of September 2009

Departure adress

Gps ;Kouterstraat 80

8550 Zwevegem

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Eco-Friendly New beetle tour

Eco-Friendly New beetle tour

WORCESTER — Carrick McCullough has had a whirlwind couple of days and is about to have a whirlwind couple of months. Fresh off a taping of “The Bonnie Hunt Show” in Los Angeles on Tuesday, 9-year-old Carrick and his family are about to embark on a vegetable-oil-fueled cross-country trip to promote green causes and distribute their videos, which have developed a sizable following on the Internet.

Carrick and his father, Colin McCullough of Sutton, were at the University of Massachusetts Medical School yesterday as part of the school’s annual Earth Day event. The McCulloughs had their 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle on display in front of the school, and several eco-friendly groups and vendors set up shop inside the school.

The VW’s diesel engine gets 50 miles per gallon, but has been modified to run on vegetable oil. In about a week and a half, Carrick, Colin and the other half of the McCulloughs — Mr. McCullough’s wife, Jennifer, and other son, Gareth, will pile into the VW and take two months to drive across the country, stopping at points of significance to environmental causes and green industry. Carrick said he particularly looks forward to stopping by the Tesla dealership in Los Angeles. The Tesla Roadster, an all-electric sports car, reaches 60 mph in less than four seconds and has a range of around 220 miles per charge. He was at the taping of “The Bonnie Hunt Show” because she wanted to give ecologically friendly tips. “Bonnie was really nice,” Carrick said. “It was kinda fun. I didn’t have time to be scared.” He said he talked about small things people can do, like getting a home energy audit. “Things like sealing air leaks, putting in insulation, compact fluorescent light bulbs,” Carrick said.

Mr. McCullough said Carrick has taken a real interest in green causes, and when he and his son go on speaking tours, kids relate to him in a way that they just can’t with an adult. Vasilios “Bill” Tsaknopoulos, director of auxiliary services at the medical school, said vendors of everything from eco-friendly soap to clothing set up shop at the Earth Day event. As interest in green causes and products has grown, he said, so has the annual event now in its fourth year. “It heightens everyone’s awareness,” he said. He said the event dovetails nicely with the college’s efforts at energy efficiency: For example, the college is trying to achieve LEED Silver certification for one of its new buildings, and it will try for the same certification for another planned research center. Also, the school hopes to soon be recycling 40 percent to 50 percent of the trash it generates, up from its current 25 percent, he said. Mr. Tsaknopoulos said having an event like yesterday’s helps the staff at the school start thinking about what can be done toward achieving the energy efficiency goals the school has set. “What this does is that it allows our staff to come down and see what’s going on,” Mr. Tsaknopoulos said. “Then they’ll start asking, ‘What if?’ or ‘Can we?’ ”

 The McCulloughs’ Web site, www.ourrenewablenation.org , promotes eco-friendly, renewable energy, and sustainable design and living causes, and also has posted videos. They’re paying for their trip through donations, which can be made via the Web site.

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Barbie Beetle

HERNDON, Virginia — Barbie now has her choice of at least two rides as she celebrates her 50th anniversary this week. Volkswagen of America has rolled out a customized dolled up with pink paint, rhinestones and a motorized vanity in the trunk. Last week, Fiat and Mattel presented a shocking pink Fiat 500 in honor of Barbie's golden anniversary New Beetle convertible

VW put its Malibu Barbie New Beetle on display at the Malibu Dream House, a real-life home decked out for Barbie's birthday. The house includes a chandelier made of her hair.

The Barbie New Beetle convertible gets a white leather interior and convertible top, hand-stitched floor mats and pink quilted leather door pockets and arm rests. "Even the dipstick is painted to resemble her favorite lipstick," VW of America said in a statement.

Car customizers including ABD Racing Werks, Katzkin Leather and Interiors and FoamMolders worked their magic on the Barbie New Beetle.

It's perhaps fitting that a German automaker decided to roll out a Barbie-themed vehicle.

According to the new book by Robin Gerber, Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World's Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her, Barbie may have some German roots. The book says that Barbie's creator, Ruth Handler, noticed that her daughter, Barbara, was "fascinated with a buxom doll that Gerber said was based on a female German cartoon character, named Lilli, who used sex to get what she wanted." Handler took the doll back to the U.S. and insisted that Mattel designers use it for inspiration.

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Barbie 50years "new beetle"

Volkswagen celebrates Barbie® doll’s 50th Birthday party in Malibu(CA) with a custom life-size New Beetle convertible, fully loaded with rhinestones, sparkling pink paint and a motorized vanity in the trunk. A few celebrities came out to help promote the hotp ink car. I CAN'T BELIEVE Paris Hilton wasn't one of them. Seems like a perfect fit!

Heidi Klum, Lauren Conrad Aubrey O'Day all took turns getting in front of the iconic car. 

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Easter new beetle Event

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New Beetle convertible "BLUSH"

Beetle "Blush"

HERNDON, Va.Volkswagen of America, Inc. has long been known for offering special edition models with unique characteristics that create excitement in showrooms and individuality among owners. Volkswagen’s latest special edition, the New Beetle convertible “Blush”, builds on the already great features of the standard version with added elements and design cues that are exclusive to this limited edition.

The special edition 2009 New Beetle convertible “Blush” features an exclusive exterior and interior color not offered on the standard version. An elegant metallic White Gold paint on the exterior nicely compliments the rich red leather interior, and red convertible top that gives this limited edition its namesake. The “Blush” edition is the only current New Beetle convertible available with genuine leather seating surfaces. Other unique features include a red boot for when the convertible top is down, and unique17-inch alloy wheels.

Like the New Beetle and New Beetle convertible the “Blush” edition features a 2.5L engine that produces 150 horsepower, and 170 lbs.ft. of torque. The “Blush” edition comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, and like all 2009 Volkswagen’s Electronic Stabilization Program comes standard.  The New Beetle convertible “Blush” edition is value priced at $26,990 and only a limited number will be produced. 


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silverstar's 4seasons

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New beetle "Freestyle" (DE)

New Beetle “ Freestyle”


Special edition for Germany

Cabrio & Coupé


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enjoy 2009

Hello VW fans


A new year has begun, so I thougt maybe it would be great to change the background a little & some other small things .

I hope you like it ;-)

I don’t know what 2009 will bring for me & Silverstar ,maybe some meetings I don’t know yet.

Not much happened on my blog last year because I was tired of all those meetings ,maybe this year I’ll do some more .


Best regards



Ps: keep the  love for your VW

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Barney's New beetle

Barney's Holiday campaign

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HERNDON, Va. – Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today its partnership with Barneys New York for the retailer’s “Peace and Love: Have a Hippie Holiday” campaign, a tribute to the explosive creativity and iconic designs of the 1960’s. As a focal point for the campaign, Volkswagen and Barneys Creative Director Simon Doonan have commissioned New York artist John-Paul Philippe to custom paint a one-of-a-kind New Beetle inspired by the decade and its indelible iconography. “Volkswagen is proud to be recognized by Barneys New York and Simon Doonan as an iconic brand and an essential component in honoring classic 1960’s design and culture,” said Tim Ellis, Vice President of Marketing at Volkswagen of America. “The story of the New Beetle and the role it continues to play as a beacon of pop culture shows that smart, functional design can transcend time.” “While the counterculture of the late ’60s produced a host of cultural icons, none captured the vibe more poignantly than the Volkswagen Beetle,” says Doonan. “

The custom-painted New Beetle imparts to the campaign a modern and fresh take on something familiar and loved, while still capturing the essence of the era.” The one-of-a-kind New Beetle is featured in imagery in all of Barneys holiday marketing materials including windows, shopping bags, holiday mailers and gift cards. Also during the holiday season, the Barneys flagship Manhattan store will carry a limited edition Antique Jewel Box sterling silver cufflinks in the shape of 1974 Volkswagen Beetles designed by the Caroline Collection. After making the rounds on the fashion circuit in New York City, including serving as Simon Doonan’s official transportation at the Bryant Park fashion shows during New York Fashion Week, the New Beetle will be on display outside Barneys.

 The installation window display will be constructed from November 10-14, and will remain through the end of the year. Barneys, in partnership with Volkswagen of America will cap off the holiday season in style by giving away the featured vehicle. Tickets will be available to holiday shoppers in-store and online, with a suggested price of $100.00 and proceeds will benefit the Carbon Fund (carbonfund.org). Volkswagen and the Carbon Fund created the Carbon Neutral Project in September 2007 and so far, 278,496 trees have been planted in the Volkswagen Forest in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley, accounting for 413,609 tons of carbon that the Volkswagen community has offset to date.

The partnership with Barneys caps off a year of celebration for the New Beetle’s 10-year anniversary. Originally unveiled as a design study car called “Concept 1” at the North American International Auto Show in 1994, the New Beetle made its worldwide debut in 1998. Over the last decade the New Beetle has solidified its place in American pop culture, transcending consumers’ age, income, education and gender to connect classic Beetle enthusiasts with contemporary audiences. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

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Brand new forum online!!!


only for the ladies

more than just new beetle alone

(new beetle ,parties,shopping, etc...)

ladies join now!


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LImburgse keverclub meeting

Limburgse keverclub

celebrates "10 years new beetle"

this weekend

16-17th of August

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Vag-Fest "Boom"

Vag fest

15-16-17th of August 2008

more info


 GPS adress ;

De Schorre


2850 Boom

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Sunshinetour 2008 today

Sunshinetour 2008

19th of July

Grömitz (DE)

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Wolfsburg- July 08, 2008: There are just a couple of weeks left before the big double birthday party: Volkswagen New Beetle fans from all over Europe are going to be celebrating the tenth anniversary of the cult car line; at the same time the New Beetle Sunshine Tour is starting its fifth run in July. Alongside the production models, special paint jobs or completely new body work will all be on display at our grand review drive along the Baltic Sea coastline. The birthday tour starts midday on Saturday, July 19, at the Volkswagen Center in Lübeck. Its goal? A beach party featuring New Beetles on the beach grasslands at Grömitz.

The private initiative of the “New Beetle Sunshine Tour” got started by Beetle Cabriolet driver Gabriele Kraft of Lübeck in 2004. She takes charge of the organization of the party, which comes along each year in July. “What had its origin on a small scale has grown meanwhile into a regular international meeting. This year three New Beetles from Ukraine will be joining us as a first,” she says. More than some 190 cars with participants from all over Europe have registered already, and Gabriele Kraft is pretty optimistic that there won’t be a single spot left on the beachy grasslands at Grömitz. Even Beetle freaks from as far away as Scotland have logged on with us.

The Grömitz community and Volkswagen, the sponsors of the New Beetle Sunshine Tour, have definitely dreamed up a fine birthday surprise again this year. A really spectacular art project has been initiated to follow up on the drive-on show-truck-stage that we had last year, complete with its open air concert. New Beetle drivers who would like to be there when it happens this year can register for free on the Internet at the homepage http://www.beetle-sunshinetour.de


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New Beetle mania

New Beetle Mania

The Volkswagen New Beetle has been well loved in the U.S. since its launch in 1998, but like any car that has been on the market nearly unchanged for over a decade, the Bug is starting to get a little long in the tooth. But the wait for a new model will likely be worth it for Bug-lovers as the next-gen car will likely spawn two models.

The next Beetle is expected to hit our shores in 2010 or 2011, and will ride on the same platform as the next-generation Golf – due out in 2010. That model would be similar to size to the current car, and will offer a hybrid drivetrain.

To slot in below that car, Motor Trend says that VW is also considering building a smaller version of the Bug based on the up! citycar platform. Its styling would be unmistakably Beetle and could even include a rear-engine layout – a throwback to the original car.

If VW decides to green light a second Beetle model, it would essentially create a sub-brand for VW — similar to Toyota's Scion – and could spawn even more models in the future.

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Murders from Beernem

Meeting "Murders from Beernem"

13th of July 2008

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09.15u - 09.30u: Get together 
09.30u - 12.30u: Start tourI & Visit “Murders of Beernem”
12.30u – 14.00u: diner & fotoshoot “Di Coylde”
14.00u – 18.00u: interactive tour

18.00u – 18.30u: End meeting

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Friesland New beetle Meeting

Friesland New Beetle Meeting

 19th till 21st of September 2008

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Picture of the month June 2008

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Bugmeeting Antwerp 1st of June

Bugmeeting Antwerp

1st of June 2008

'this weekend'

Bugs,New Beetle,Porsche ,Vw Busses etc...

more info



Castle Bijckhove

Merksemsebaan 280-2110



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Picknickmeeting New-beetle.be

8th of June 2008


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1st VW dealership in La Mesa (CA)

1st vw dealership in La Mesa (California)

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 Huge Availability on The New 2008 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

The New Beetle convertible features a three-layer cloth top with a heated glass rear window. Lowering the top is easy and the modern top helps keep road noise out. An extra window switch on the New Beetle convertible allows the driver to lower and raise all of the side windows simultaneously. Available options on the New Beetle convertibles include select leather trim, heated front seats, windshield washer nozzles and satellite radio.

Visit Drew Volkswagen and test drive the New Beetle Convertible. Drew Volkswagen is conveniently located in La Mesa and serves costumers residing in and around Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, San Diego, El Cajon, Bonita, Santee, National City, Chula Vista, Jamul, Lakeside, Eastlake, Ramona and Poway.

dealer ;Drew Volkswagen
8850 Grossmont Boulevard
La Mesa, CA 91941
Ph: 800-923-4617

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New Beetle Books

New beetle Books

*Haynes Service and Repair Manual

   Vw Beetle apr.’99 –‘01

ISBN 1 85960 798 5

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*Vw New beetle Performance Handbook
  ISBN 0-7603-0909-4

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*The Beetle
ISBN 1-57145-565-5

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*The New Beetle
ISBN 0-7603-0644-3

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*New Beetle; The return of the Bug

ISBN 90-804563-1-4

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*New Beetle
ISBN 3-7688-1085-2

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*Ihr New Beetle
You can not buy this book in shops

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*Ihr New Beetle Cabriolet
You can not buy this book in shops

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New beetle Story

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New Beetle Valentine (SE)

Valentine's Beetle (SE)

Vw sweden asked decorater Maja Braune to give the new beetle a new look for Valentine's day (14th of February).

The beetle stands in the showroom of VW in Stockholm (Sweden)


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Volkswagen México celebrates 10years New Beetle

Volkswagen Mexico celebrates

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Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, opened the ceremony on the 3th of February,celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Volkswagen New Beetle in the presence of the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, and guests from politics and industry.

 At the same time, more than 300 distinguished guests in Puebla also celebrated the production of the seven millionth Volkswagen in Mexico, which is at the same time the world's one millionth New Beetle.

The New Beetle was launched on the market ten years ago in January 1998. The vehicle is still exclusively built in Mexico for markets all over the world.

Otto Lindner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen de México, welcomed the guests. He underlined that the New Beetle was the first vehicle to be manufactured in Mexico for export worldwide. "Thanks to the success of the New Beetle, all models produced in Puebla today are exported from Mexico to over 100 countries.

" In his speech at the ceremony, Prof. Dr. Winterkorn underscored his confidence in the Mexican location. He confirmed that Volkswagen would be investing approximately one billion US$ in Mexico over the next three years for Jetta production and capacity optimization at the Puebla plant. "As our only production location in North America to date, Puebla plays a key role in our growth strategy for North America. Volkswagen de México and the Mexican supplier industry are certain to benefit from this."

Prof. Dr. Winterkorn was delighted with the celebrations in Puebla: "The New Beetle has done a good job. 10 years and one million cars after production start-up it is still an important member of the Volkswagen family. We will be continuing this success story with the next generation of the New Beetle."

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for the "Sunshine tour" 2008

19th of July 2008

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