Beetlemania in the Baltic

New and old Beetle owners gather in Europe to celebrate quirky and clever takes on a car icon.

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The New Beetle Sunshinetour run by New Beetle Cabriolet owner Gabriele Kraft ended this past weekend with a celebration at a beach promenade in a Baltic Sea town.

Beetle owners met up in Lubeck, Germany on July 14 to caravan along ]the Baltic Sea coast. A party was held this past weekend at the group's final destination: Gromitz, Germany.

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What was once a simple gathering started by Kraft in 2004, now has the support of Volkswagen, the Gromitz council and Beetle owners all over Europe.

CNET News.com has a collection of pictures from the Gromitz, Germany celebration.

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In a software-driven world, it's easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it's cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides her time between the United States and the United Kingdom, Lombardi has written about technology for the sites of The New York Times, CNET, USA Today, MSN, ZDNet, Silicon.com, and GameSpot. She is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not a current employee of CNET.

 

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