Hello VW Fans.

I visited the Jogja VW Festival #3 in Yogyakarta Indonesia on 17-18-19 November 2017.

The Jogja Volkswagen Festival (JVWF) took place at the Jogja Expo Center (JEC) and it is the biggest indoor VW show in Asia which is organized by Volkswagen Club Yogyakarta.

In 2014 I travelled 4 month trough Indonesia and I saw many old VWs in Medan, Banda Aceh and Java, Bali, Lombok, Sulawesi, Maluku, Papua and Kalimantan. Also at that time I stayed in a Guesthouse in Yogyakarta and the owner is a member of the VW Club Yogyakarta and totally obsessed with VW. And so, the Jogja VW Festival was on my wish list.

In 2017 my wish became reality. After 25 days in the Philippines I travelled from Cebu to Yogyakarta where I arrived on 17th November.

After checking in at the hotel I arrived at 2:30 p.m. at the Jogja VW Show. At that time the event stuff just finished the decoration. The show opened at 15:00 with an opening ceremony and Ron Fleming, the legend from California, signed the “Lucky Draw Cal Look Beetle”. I had a look at the air-cooled cars and my favorite was the Yumos Garage T1 Snail Camper and Porsche Abarth Carrera copy.

Saturday morning was the grand opening ceremony at the Expo Center entrance. I quickly moved outside to the parking lot were many VW fans arrived as ceremonies like that make me tired. Good morning light, interesting aircooled cars with happy VW fans and some cool reflections in the rain puddles made a good start of the day. I enjoyed the outdoor entertainment till about 10:00.

After that I walked around the show with a member of the Volkswagen Club of Yogyakarta. Outside were many VW Kombi food trucks and I had local fish there. In the afternoon I enjoyed cold Bintang beer from the friendly VW fans at the car park.

On Sunday morning it was raining a lot till about 9:15 and it was hard to get out of the bed. Sunday afternoon was trophy time with awards for e.g. best slammed bus, best custom interior and best pick "gettinLOW" for Yumos Garage. Even "AirMighty" had chosen the “AirMighty Award” without being at the meeting, well done.

At the end was the draw of the blue Cal Look Beetle which took quite a while due to some mistakes in the drawing. Anyway, the lucky winner took the Beetle home and I booked a car through “GO CAR” (like Ueber / Grab) to Borobudur for sunrise the next day and flew home to Germany on the 21th November.

It was great to see the VW Show in Yogyakarta and I can recommend it. The next show is 2019. Below a selection of 92 superb pictures of The Jogja Volkswagen Festival 2017.

17th November 2017, 2:30 p.m., I arrived at the Jogja Expo Center (JEC) for Jogjakarta Volkswagen Festival (JVWF) 2017 presented by VW Club Yogyakarta and the Jogja event stuff is still busy

The Jogja Volkswagen Festival soft opening ceremony 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Jogja VW Festival JVWF 2017 Yogyakarta

View of Jogjakarta VW Festival from the viewing platform

Yogyakarta VW Show 2017 at Jogja Expo Center

Show & Shine Yogyakarta VW Show 2017

Relax area

1973 VW Double Cab Ziegler Fire Bus

Custom 1961 VW Beetle with Brazilian bus rear, VW MUKIDI, Classic Han's Room, Facebook @chrbekasi

VW Beetle sofa, Classic Han's Room

1962 VW Beetle with proud owner YoYo, the beetle is in family hand since ages, proofed with the same picture taken 1974 and 2017, great story and nice to talk with you

JVWF 2017 Yogyakarta Indonesia

Jogja Volkswagen Festival, Yogyakarta Indonesia 2017

WOW, VW Beetle with cool chrome painting in apple red candy, JVWF 2017

Jogja VW Show, Yogyakarta Indonesia 2017

T2 Surf Bus, WAM Classic Auto, Jimbaran Bali

1961 Ragtop Beetle

The Beagle Boys VW Beetle

1975 VW 1200 Beetle from Garasi 12 Carchitecture

Snail Camper Yumos Garage, Jogja VW Festival 2017

1951 VW Split Bug

Lucky Draw Cal Look Bug Jogja VW Fest 2017

18th November 2017, 9:13 a.m., Saturday, Good Morning Jogjakarta Volkswagen Festival

trailer queen

VW reflections, Jogja Volkswagen Festival 2017

VW Show & Shine at the JEC car park, JVWF 2017

VW fans with air-cooled engine

VW line at Jogja Expo Center car park, JVWF 2017

Madiun Volkswagen Club, MADIUN VOLKSWEEKEND 2018

getting ready for the Show, VW T2 Bus cleaning and polishing, 9:58 a.m.

Yumos Porsche Abarth Carrera made from 1960 Porsche 356

1976 VW Buggy

VW 181 Thing with rear wing remote control from Sakral Autoworks

1964 Type 3 1600 Fastback polished by owner for Jogja VW Fest Show & Shine 2017

kids VW T1 Split (father and son)

kids VW T1 Split

Brazilian bay bus food truck

12:25 my lunch stop

VW 1300 with fuchs wheels

VW Beetle oil check up


VW T2 Bus with roof rack and owner relaxing inside, 1:56 p.m.

Keluarga Volkswagen Banten goes to Jogja 2017

even the German police came with a T3 POLIZEI Bus from Munich to Jogjakarta VW Fest 2017 for safety, Ihre Münchner Verkehrspolizei

Jogja VW Festival 2017

three VW Bay Window

Yumos Replica Porsche 356 made from 1971 VW Beetle

Porsche 356, TerrorGarage Bandung

1963 Type 3 Drag Race Serbie Squareback

VW Karmann Ghia Type 14

WOW, custom 1964 Type 3 Squareback

VW Bay Bus coffee tea milkshake Food Truck

Jogja VW Festival Food Truck 2017

Jogja VW Festival (JVWF) 2017

Yogyakarta VW Festival 2017

JVWF 2017 Yogyakarta

BINTANG Pilsener source


5:38 p.m. sunset at Jogja VW Festival 2017

6:46 p.m. VW fans cruising home after Jogjakarta Volkswagen Festival, 18. November 2017

19th November 2017, 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Good Morning Jogja Volkswagen Festival

VW Bay Bus, BENGKEL AGUNG EPS Electric Power Steering

VW Bug with custom tail lights

VW 181, 1303 and Type 3 Squareback at Jogja Expo Center entrance

wonderful Jogja VW Festival, 19th November 2017, 9:31 a.m.,

wonderful Yogyakarta Volkswagen Festival 2017

Brazilian Kombi engine inspection

Camping at JVWF 2017

Kombi double cab painted by Bayu Wardhana, Yogyakarta VW Show


WOW, Karmann Ghia made of wood in Indonesia, Yogyakarta VW Festival 2017, more pics: facebook.com/jogjavolkswagenfestival/photos/pcb.695841420624648/695841277291329/

Jogjakarta Volkswagen Festival 2017

Type 3 Squareback Taxi

Show & Shine, Jogjakarta VW Festival, Jogja Expo Center

red VW Beetle with Albert swan neck mirrors

VW Stretch Limo Beetle

Jogja VW Show Indonesia

From Jogja to the World Volkswagen Festival 2017

Trophy time: best slammed bus and best custom interior for Yumos Garage, yumosvw.com

Filosofi Kopi, Jogjakarta VW Festival, JVWF 2017

aged 1960 Karmann Ghia with great patina

1957 Karmann Ghia lowlight


Ron Fleming from California at the trophy, JVWF 2017

JVWF VW Show, Yogyakarta Indonesia 2017

Jogja VW Festival, Yogyakarta 2017

concentrated expertise

traditional dance show at the end of Jogja VW Fest 2017

VW Bay Window Coffee Food Truck

Jogja Volkswagen Meeting, Yogyakarta 2017

Excited waiting at the lucky draw for the Cal Look Beetle, 4:34 p.m., JVWF VW Show, 19th November 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia