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VW Bug Show Spa Francorchamps

The VW Bug Show is back for its 26th edition at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack. The Le BUG SHOW 2018 meeting is one of the largest aircooled gatherings in Europe. The previous edition had over 3.000 participants.

This VW Beetle meeting is a combination between a high quality audience and an outstanding experience. Driving your Beetle at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack is one of the highlights of the aircooled season.

Participants have the possibility to use one of the many campings. During the Le BUG SHOW 2018 it will be possible to visit many exposants stands, join the Big Parade, attend the dragrace,…

Save the date: 4 & 5 August 2018

Largest VW Bug Show in Europe

With over 3.000 participating vehicles, this is the largest and most memorable Bug Show in Europe. The 2018 edition had over 10.000 visitors.

Le Bug Show venue

Le Bug Show Venue Map

Regulation

    1. Due to incidents in 2017 it is forbidden to camp on the sidewalks and on the street. Police have informed us that they will issue fines and penalties and tow the cars away. Parking areas P4 / P5 /P6 are open.
    2. Only air-cooled VWs or derivatives are allowed inside the paddock – this includes T3 bus with air-cooled engines also. KIT CARS with a VW Beetle base are accepted with any type of engine. Cars with the label PORSCHE are NOT accepted inside with exception of 356 REPLICA cars and VW PORSCHE 914 (4 cyl). The organisers can refuse or accept any car, person or trader that does not act or conform to the spirit of the BUG SHOW.
    3. The organising staff may exclude any participant temporarily or permanently if they deem that said participant may endanger other participants, visitors or local people during the VW Bug Show.
    4. Only cars with the necessary official paperwork, licence plate and insurance are allowed to drive on site. Any cars deemed not in order will only be allowed to circulate on a trailer.
    5. A “stinger” exhaust or any other illegal exhaust is prohibited. The only exceptions are during drag racing and normal racing (to a max of 103db).
    6. Between the hours of 20:00 and 08:00, you are not permitted to test engines or car audio on the campsite. Participants are kindly requested not to move their cars on the campsite between these hours. If it is absolutely necessary then you must drive slowly and silently.
    7. Slides and Burn-outs on the grass or on the roads and parking area are forbidden by the police department and will be punished.
    8. There is a general 10 km/hour speed limit applicable in all areas on site.
    9. Open fires are not allowed. Only BBQ’s on a stand are allowed. Participants are responsible for any damages in the case of accidents.
    10. During the models show the use of cameras (either video or photo) and the throwing of objects at the artists is strictly prohibited.
    11. Participants should respect the surroundings and the peace of other people.
    12. By entering the site or premises all participants automatically are deemed to agree with these rules. Any decisions of the organising committee are final.
    13. No camping is permitted on the paddocks area except for those involved in the Swap Meet, Exhibitors, Drag, Racing and the Organisers themselves.
    14. By order of the Police the use of Pocket Bikes is strictly forbidden on the entire site for the duration of the Show – this includes the paddocks areas. Any Pocket Bikes will by confiscated and locked up.
    15. Only 2 wheeled vehicles or quads authorised by the Organisers (and displaying a special badge) are allowed to circulate in the paddocks. Any other non-authorised vehicles will be confiscated and returned at the end of the Show.
    16. During the Great Parade it is strictly forbidden to circulate, to park on the lawn or grass areas adjoining the circuit, or to throw objects on the circuit. Please note that you are being filmed!
    17. It is forbidden by the Fire Department to use the 2 covered areas near the paddock as a camping spot. It is also forbidden to cook in any fashion in these areas.
    18. A ground cover sheet should be placed under any vehicle when any mechanical work is being performed anywhere on site – this includes in the paddock and in the camping areas.
    19. Vehicles with a noise level in excess of 103DB are not allowed on the track. Testing is as follows: a measurement tool will be placed at 1m distance and at an angle of 45° from the outlet – and the engine will run at 75% of its capacity.
    20. It is strictly forbidden to cut trees, wood or any vegetation anywhere on site. Breach of this will lead to arrest and even imprisonment.
    21. A ground cover sheet should be placed under the car when any mechanical work is performed in the paddock and at the camping.
    22. It is completely forbidden to display advertising on any supports, fencing or hoarding owned by the circuit (this includes guardrails, walls, barriers etc).
    23. The use of drones is strictly prohibited on the whole site.
    24. Any vehicles losing fluids are not allowed in the paddock or on the track.
    25. The organisers would like to wish you all a very good weekend !

Pricing information

PublicOnlineOn the spot
1 pers21,5 €24 €
2 friend pack41,5 €48 €
4 friend pack81,5 €96 €

 

ParticipantOnlineOn the spot
aircooled car + driver61,5 €64 €
watercooled car + driver76,5 €78 €
trailer water + air + driver116,5 €118 €

VW Bug Show program

Friday 3 August

9h00 – 2h00
Registration. Parking P2.
9h00 – 23h00
Registration for Swapmeet and vendors. Parking P14.
18h00
Opening of Big Top.
19h00 – 23h00
Access to paddock (vendors, swapmeet, Racing and dragsters only).
20h00
Private party (participants, VIP and Sponsors only).
3h00
End of party (by police order).

Saturday 4 August

7h00 – 22h00
Registration.
9h00 – 10h30
Demo RACING on the circuit.
Subscription ONLY via Website. Only cars with a roll cage and a maximum of 2 persons (with helmets) can drive around the full Circuit.
9h00 – 11h30
Drag race Registration, Coca Cola stand 25. (Uniroyal tower).
10h00 – 16h00
Drag race demonstration for participants and dragsters – Kids village (under the yard).
10h30 – 11h50
Drag race demonstration for participants and dragsters.
Drive around the circuit with pace cars (safety belt mandatory).
12h00 – 13h00
Stop.
13h00 – 15h20
Drag race demonstration for participants and dragsters.
Drive around the circuit with pace cars (safety belt mandatory). Jury Top 20 goes around.
16h00 – 18h00
Big parade.
18h00
End of all activities on the strip.
19h30 – 21h30
Rally – ONLY TYPE 3 (Notchback/Fastback/Variant/Type 34).
20h00 – 3h00
Special meeting Type3/ Karmann/ Type 34 in front of the Big Top.
3h00
End of the dance evening (by order of Police).

Sunday 5 August

8h00 – 12h00
Registration.
9h00 – 10h00
Registration Drag racing stand 25. (Uniroyal tower).
9h00 – 10h30
Demo RACING on the circuit.
Subscription ONLY via Website. Only cars with a roll cage and a maximum of 2 persons (with helmets) can drive around the full Circuit.
10h00 – 16h00
Kids village.
10h30 – 11h50
Drag race demonstration for participants and dragsters.
12h00 – 13h00
Stop.
Presentation Top 20 on the strip. (Stand 24h).
13h00 – 16h30
Dragrace demonstration for paricipants and dragsters.
Drive around the circuit with pace cars (safety belt mandatory)
16h30
End of the meeting.
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