Published on September 22nd, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez2
Volkswagen Bug-O-Rama 2012 Returns For The 7th Year
Bug-O-Rama, the nation’s largest annual competition of Beetle classics, was held at The Mines Convention Centre recently to offer Beetle enthusiasts and fans an opportunity to proudly showcase their vintage cars competitively. This year’s fest saw Beetle owners from all over Malaysia converged together to display their Beetle cars, including other Volkswagen classic models. This year’s event saw official participation of Volkswagen Group Malaysia as the event’s main sponsor.
Amidst the sea of more than 250 classic and vintage Volkswagen vehicles, 3 units of The Beetle, launched only a week ago, made its appearance to captivate fans and enthusiasts.
In addition to the outstation participants, KVBM also received foreign participants from Thailand and Singapore, and welcomed a group of 40 members of the Volkswagen Club in Bandung, Indonesia. The models on display included the various Beetle models – Type 3, Type 4, Baja Bugs, Rail Beetle, Roadsters, Replica Bugs; VW Vans and Karman Ghias. All models competed for prizes in categories such as Best Restored pre-1968, Best Restored post-1969, Best Custom/Modified VW Beetle and Best Classic Non VW Beetle or Vans, to name a few. Organised annually by the Kelab Volkswagen Beetle Malaysia (KVBM) since 2005, this seventh instalment of the Bug-O-Rama aims to build a stronger Volkswagen presence in Malaysia as well as be on par with Volkswagen counterparts in other countries.
Speaking at the event, the Chairman of Kelab Volkswagen Beetle Malaysia (KVBM) Datuk Sunny Goh said, “At KVBM, we organise year round club activities to ensure the constant drive and passion for the Volkswagen classic cars, and the Bug-O-Rama is one of the highlights among these initiatives.”
“To witness a gathering of hundreds of Beetles from all colours, shapes and sizes is terrific, but to be a part of the organising committee that makes all this happen is even more remarkable. The turnout for this year’s fest was overwhelming and we could not have done it without the strong support from Volkswagen clubs of other states throughout Malaysia and Volkswagen Group Malaysia.”
The Kelab Volkswagen Beetle Malaysia (KVBM) was registered in 1998 with the Registrar of Societies and to date has more than 100 active members. The club’s aim is to provide a base forum for Volkswagen owners and enthusiasts to meet and to know each other whilst promoting motoring and social activities amongst KVBM members. The club also renders KVBM members assistance in the maintenance, repair, modifications, sales and purchase of Volkswagen classic vehicles.