I was in Chimay Belgium from 1th to 2th July 2017 to visit the European Bug-In #7 VW Show.
My 1969 VW 1500 Beetle made the 1200 km round trip very well. Only one windshield wiper arm gave up the service because the screw had loosened. But that was easy to fix and so the continuous rain was no problem.
The weather was very bad. On Saturday it was not raining for about 1 hour at lunch time and it was not raining 2-3 hours before sunset. The Chimay racetrack was closed all day.
It was muddy and slippery and so the conditions for the Off-road entertainment couldn’t be better. Even a VW T1 Split made the track through the mud. Well done!
Miss European Bug-in 2017, Alysson Hotcho, arrived at the Gasser Line-up Show area at 19:30. The Gasser Line was this year in the burnout box. At 21:30 the burnout and night entertainment started and the sunset was great.
It was again bad weather on Sunday. Some VW fans could do a bit drag racing in the morning, just to get the racetrack dry. At about 10:45 was show time for the Oklahoma Willy jet powered VW Pickup. This Jet-Split-Bus is superb entertainment even for legends like the Godfather of Cal-look, Ron Fleming DKP. If you ever see the Bus, e.g. at Bug Jam Santa Pod UK, choose your viewing place in connection with the wind direction. I was in the middle of the exhaust gas cloud…
Unfortunate at 11:00 the racetrack had to close again because of rain. I drove home at 12:30 where I arrived at 19:00.
Below a selection of 153 great pictures of the European Bug-In 7 VW meeting sorted by the time the picture was taken.