An amazing day! We joined other media and brand fans for the first International Volkswagen Bus Day, in Huntington Beach, California. Created with The National Day Calendar, this inaugural celebration did set the stage for the world premiere of the all-electric, three-row ID. Buzz. In addition to new and current EV offerings, plus historic vehicles from Volkswagen, more than 200 privately-owned VW buses of all ages and genres were part of the event. Radio Woodstock provided live broadcast content and entertainment, including a special musical performance by Jeremy & The Harlequins.
The scene on Huntington Beach tied together past, present, and future, as hundreds of VW Bus owners brought their vans to the beach, recalling a scene from the 1965 movie Beach Blanket Bingo.
“I can’t imagine a better place for a world premiere than here,” said Thomas Schafer, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars. “Volkswagen Buses belong on the beach, preferably with a surfboard, and lots of sand on the floor mats.”
The Volkswagen Bus is more than just a car, but rather an iconic part of the culture and has left its mark not only within the sets of Hollywood productions but also within the garages of all different kinds of everyday people that celebrated the first ever International Volkswagen Bus Day in collaboration with the National Day Calendar.