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.