Hello VW Fans.

I had good times at Le Bug Show 2013, 2014, 2015 and so Spa was calling me last weekend.

I visited the VW Bug Show #24 at Circuit de Spa Francorchamps in Belgium on Saturday the 6th August 2016.

The last years I made the 900 kilometer return trip with my 59 and 65 Beetles but this year I had not much time and so I took the new Golf.

I arrived at 7:45 a.m. at the Camping P14 gate but could not enter because I had no ticket and there was no ticket office. Then I drove to the P1 Camping which is now a new big car park and I got a ticket there.

Changes in 2016 (see also new circuit map):
-P1 Camping was closed for camping and is now a new car park for visitors. In my opinion, P1 Camping was much of the fun of “Le Bug Show” and it is now closed!
-P14 Camping was new and it is very far away from “Le Bug Show”.
-The Tunnel gateway to the Racetrack was only a one way street and so there are long ways to drive.
-The entrance price in 2015 was 18 EUR and 2016 is was 20 EUR. This means the “Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps organization” charged 2 EUR extra for “the new car park at P1”.
-All these changes have been done by Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps organization possible to keep the party level down.
-I guess, the Belgian Buggy & VW club team would also prefer “the good old times” as I do.

Anyway, at 8:00 a.m. some VW fans were already waiting before “the Tunnel entrance” (Passage Sous La Piste) to get in for a good place at the Show & Shine area.

I walked a bit uphill to Camping P3 which is in the forest. It was foggy and at about 9:00 a.m. the sun came through the trees. Awesome!

Then I had an uphill lift with a lowered VW Beetle from Camping P3 to Camping P15. From there I walked downhill to the racetrack. It is very pleasant around the race track early in the morning. I had a look at the racing Beetles and vintage Formula Vee VWs.

Later the VW enthusiasts made a tour on the Spa race track and I checked out the show and shine areas and spare parts. This year I had a long lunch break within the drag race demonstration because I was tired.

At 3:30 p.m. the superb VW parade started, but in the opposite direction as the years before.

After the end of the parade there was not much fun around P1 Camping as it used to be, because the exit was not thought the tunnel, so I left the show and drove home. On the way, I passed the Total Station and there was a huge traffic jam to new P14 Camping.

I can still recommend the Bug Show, but the meeting lost a lot of spirit due to the new camping changes.

Below a selection of 131 great pictures of the Bug Show 2016 in Spa Belgium.

Good Morning VW Bug Show 2016, Saturday, 6th August, 7:51 a.m.
Good Morning VW Bug Show 2016, Saturday, 6th August, 7:51 a.m.

Spa VW Meeting 2016
Spa VW Meeting 2016

VW Beetle at P2 Camping, sleeping at 8:00 a.m.
VW Beetle at P2 Camping, sleeping at 8:00 a.m.

Ragtop Split Bug from Wuppertal Germany
Ragtop Split Bug from Wuppertal Germany

Le Bug Show 2016
Le Bug Show 2016

Westfalia T2b from Ennepe Germany
Westfalia T2b from Ennepe Germany

VW fans waiting before the Tunnel entrance to get in for a good place at the Show & Shine area, 8:06 a.m.
VW fans waiting before the Tunnel entrance to get in for a good place at the Show & Shine area, 8:06 a.m.

Bug Show Spa 2016
Bug Show Spa 2016

low 1971 VW Variant L
low 1971 VW Variant L

lowered Bug, original Oval Vert
lowered Bug, original Oval Vert

T2b Single Cab, T2a Deluxe, T2a Westy
T2b Single Cab, T2a Deluxe, T2a Westy

VW Fans camping old school at P1, Bug Show 2016
VW Fans camping old school at P1, Bug Show 2016

Bug Show, P1, no camping, new parking only, but some VW fans do not believe
Bug Show, P1, no camping, new parking only, but some VW fans do not believe

VW Beetles
VW Beetles

VW Beetle with yellow headlights and white VW 1500 from Germany
VW Beetle with yellow headlights and white VW 1500 from Germany

Karmann Ghia Type 34 from Belgium at the entrance
Karmann Ghia Type 34 from Belgium at the entrance

low Bug and original VW Oval
low Bug and original VW Oval

P1, Spa VW Show
P1, Spa VW Show

VW 1500 Karmann Ghia, VW 1600 TL
VW 1500 Karmann Ghia, VW 1600 TL

Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Präsidium 440 Hilfszug T1 Split Ambulance Bus
Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Präsidium 440 Hilfszug T1 Split Ambulance Bus

VW T1 Split Bus for kids, Auto-Passion France
VW T1 Split Bus for kids, Auto-Passion France

VW fans cruising to the spa race track
VW fans cruising to the spa race track

red and orange VW Type 3 fastback deep in the forest around the Spa Racetrack
red and orange VW Type 3 fastback deep in the forest around the Spa Racetrack

Cal Look Karmann Ghia
Cal Look Karmann Ghia

Race Beetle from GB
Race Beetle from GB

blue Ragtop camping in P3 forest, Spa Bug Show
blue Ragtop camping in P3 forest, Spa Bug Show

VW Type 3 squareback, 181 and T2a
VW Type 3 squareback, 181 and T2a

VW Beetles at Bug Show Spa Campground 2016
VW Beetles at Bug Show Spa Campground 2016

Bug Show VW Meeting Spa 2016
Bug Show VW Meeting Spa 2016

1957 VW Oval Ragtop
1957 VW Oval Ragtop

low 1959 VW Beetle with yellow headlights and fuchs wheels
low 1959 VW Beetle with yellow headlights and fuchs wheels

VW Camping Bug Show Spa
VW Camping Bug Show Spa

VW Oval
VW Oval

VW T1 Samba
VW T1 Samba

VW T2b high roof bus, Hawaii Essex, Camping P15, Spa Show 2016
VW T2b high roof bus, Hawaii Essex, Camping P15, Spa Show 2016

Camping VW Meeting Spa Francorchamps 2016
Camping VW Meeting Spa Francorchamps 2016

yellow 181 and blue Beetle from Belgium
yellow 181 and blue Beetle from Belgium

Spa Bug Show 2016, Campground P15
Spa Bug Show 2016, Campground P15

Chiquita Banana VW Buggy
Chiquita Banana VW Buggy

Campground Bugshow 2016
Campground Bugshow 2016

camping and breakfast, Le VW Bugshow 2016, 9:17 a.m.
camping and breakfast, Le VW Bugshow 2016, 9:17 a.m.

three VW Beetles parking at Douche Shower
three VW Beetles parking at Douche Shower

Le Bug Show 2016, Circuit de Spa Racetrack, 9:31 a.m.
Le Bug Show 2016, Circuit de Spa Racetrack, 9:31 a.m.

Belgian VW Club, GEKO tuning, Spa 2016
Belgian VW Club, GEKO tuning, Spa 2016

red race Beetle with engine problems
red race Beetle with engine problems

SPA water for the driver and fuel fill up for the Formula Vee VW
SPA water for the driver and fuel fill up for the Formula Vee VW

Formula Vee just passing me while sitting and relaxing on the stair
Formula Vee just passing me while sitting and relaxing on the stair

Cal look Beetle gets polished by owner, Bug Show 2016
Cal look Beetle gets polished by owner, Bug Show 2016

1966 VW 1300 Beetle
1966 VW 1300 Beetle

VW polishing at Bug Show Spa Show and Shine 2016
VW polishing at Bug Show Spa Show and Shine 2016

VW Oval from Austria with Volkswagen license plate frame
VW Oval from Austria with Volkswagen license plate frame

VW Bug with safari windows, Sourkrauts Clothing
VW Bug with safari windows, Sourkrauts Clothing

Metalproject #01 Kustom Vintage Beetle
Metalproject #01 Kustom Vintage Beetle

VW Oval Vert, Oval Ragtop
VW Oval Vert, Oval Ragtop

bug-show-spa-2016
bug-show-spa-2016

Police VW Karmann Ghia
Police VW Karmann Ghia

VW Oval Beetle with door window windshield wiper
VW Oval Beetle with door window windshield wiper

Show and Shine Bug Show 2016
Show and Shine Bug Show 2016

Show and Shine Bug Show Spa 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Show and Shine Bug Show Spa 2016, 10:31 a.m.

WOW, VW T1 and T2 in all heights
WOW, VW T1 and T2 in all heights

Rallybug with Hella fanfare horns and Hella fog lights
Rallybug with Hella fanfare horns and Hella fog lights

VW Tin Top Camper mud clean up, 10:35 a.m.
VW Tin Top Camper mud clean up, 10:35 a.m.

Spa VW Meeting 2016
Spa VW Meeting 2016

VW Nasenbär
VW Nasenbär

VW Oval with external sun visor
VW Oval with external sun visor

SPA VW Bug Show 2016
SPA VW Bug Show 2016

VW Line up, Bug Show 2016
VW Line up, Bug Show 2016

Bug Show VW Meeting Spa 2016
Bug Show VW Meeting Spa 2016

VW Oval with Australian Flying Hood Emblem, this looks like the French aluminium repro
VW Oval with Australian Flying Hood Emblem, this looks like the French aluminium repro

1951 Split Beetle and VW 1500 Ghia from CH
1951 Split Beetle and VW 1500 Ghia from CH

1967 Split Bus SO42
1967 Split Bus SO42

VW Double Cab Transporter
VW Double Cab Transporter

Bug Show VW Beetles 2016
Bug Show VW Beetles 2016

T1 Samba
T1 Samba

Schwarzwaldluft Aircooled VW Club
Schwarzwaldluft Aircooled VW Club

Split single cab, Split panel van
Split single cab, Split panel van

VW T1 with Hella mirror spotlight
VW T1 with Hella mirror spotlight

Show & Shine area
Show & Shine area

Bug Show 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Bug Show 2016, 11:11 a.m.

1963 Split single cab, 1961 Split panel van, 1969 T2 Westy
1963 Split single cab, 1961 Split panel van, 1969 T2 Westy

more than 2500 aircooled VW, Spa Bug Show 2016
more than 2500 aircooled VW, Spa Bug Show 2016

VW Bug Show in Spa 2016
VW Bug Show in Spa 2016

Le Bug Show 2016
Le Bug Show 2016

Bug Show VW Meeting Spa Belgium 2016
Bug Show VW Meeting Spa Belgium 2016

Show & Shine
Show & Shine

Sparkäfer
Sparkäfer

rusty Oldschool VW Beetle from Austria (A)
rusty Oldschool VW Beetle from Austria (A)

used original VW Beetle fenders
used original VW Beetle fenders

VW parts and accessories
VW parts and accessories

OKRASA OETTINGER Bug
OKRASA OETTINGER Bug

Bug Show 2016
Bug Show 2016

VW Meeting Spa Francorchamps 2016
VW Meeting Spa Francorchamps 2016

VW Beetle with headlight grills
VW Beetle with headlight grills

Le Bug Show VW Meeting Spa 2016
Le Bug Show VW Meeting Spa 2016

SPA VW Show
SPA VW Show

SPA VW Meeting
SPA VW Meeting

1968 VW Feuerwehr Käfer, Top
1968 VW Feuerwehr Käfer, Top

Meyers Manx
Meyers Manx

blue Hella flash light beacon mounted at the VW Ambulance Bus roof
blue Hella flash light beacon mounted at the VW Ambulance Bus roof

SPA VW Meeting Francorchamps Race Track
SPA VW Meeting Francorchamps Race Track

BUG SHOW SPA Drag Race 2016
BUG SHOW SPA Drag Race 2016

LIME JUICE VW Beetle, Spa Drag Race 2016
LIME JUICE VW Beetle, Spa Drag Race 2016

VW fans waiting to drive around the circuit
VW fans waiting to drive around the circuit

bug-show-spa
bug-show-spa

VW fans waiting to drive around the Spa circuit
VW fans waiting to drive around the Spa circuit

Spa VW Show 2016
Spa VW Show 2016

le bug-show-spa 2016
le bug-show-spa 2016

le bug-show-spa
le bug-show-spa

VW Fans cruising thought the tunnel
VW Fans cruising thought the tunnel

VW Fans before the tunnel for big parade, 3:13 p.m.
VW Fans before the tunnel for big parade, 3:13 p.m.

Belgian Buggy & VW club team, short time before VW Parade
Belgian Buggy & VW club team, short time before VW Parade

Bugshow 2016, VW fans waiting for parade, 3:24 p.m.
Bugshow 2016, VW fans waiting for parade, 3:24 p.m.

The Bug Show SPA 2016
The Bug Show SPA 2016

The Bug Show SPA 2016
The Bug Show SPA 2016

air-cooled parade at Circuit Spa with VW Buggys up front, Bug Show 2016, 4:51 p.m.
air-cooled parade at Circuit Spa with VW Buggys up front, Bug Show 2016, 4:51 p.m.

Bug Show Parade 2016, Circuit Spa-Francorchamps
Bug Show Parade 2016, Circuit Spa-Francorchamps

Bug Show Spa Parade 2016 with KdF Berlin Rome Wagen IIIA 0703
Bug Show Spa Parade 2016 with KdF Berlin Rome Wagen IIIA 0703

WOW, KdF Berlin-Rome race car IIIA 0703, handmade Porsche type 64, owner Michael Barbach
WOW, KdF Berlin-Rome race car IIIA 0703, handmade Porsche type 64, owner Michael Barbach

Bug Show Parade 2016
Bug Show Parade 2016

Bug Show Parade 2016, Spa VW Meeting
Bug Show Parade 2016, Spa VW Meeting

VW 181 from Germany, parade finish, Le Bug Show 2016
VW 181 from Germany, parade finish, Le Bug Show 2016

VW Beetle from Belgium, parade finish
VW Beetle from Belgium, parade finish

VW Beetle from Belgium and Netherlands, parade finish
VW Beetle from Belgium and Netherlands, parade finish

VW Split Bus from UK, parade finish
VW Split Bus from UK, parade finish

VW Split Bus from DE, parade finish
VW Split Bus from DE, parade finish

Bug Show Spa VW Beetle Parade 2016
Bug Show Spa VW Beetle Parade 2016

VW Bug with Safari window and fare Hella fog light bumper guards
VW Bug with Safari window and fare Hella fog light bumper guards

end of Bug Show parade, 5:37 p.m.
end of Bug Show parade, 5:37 p.m.

Goodbye Bug Show 2016, 6:15 p.m.
Goodbye Bug Show 2016, 6:15 p.m.