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Beetlemania in the Baltic

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

Owner with red polka dot New Beetle
Autoeroticism with polka dots? Volkswagen

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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.

Photos: Beetlemania brings bugs to Baltic

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.