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2013-10-10 14:13

BUG HEAVEN: Wheels24 reader ASHLEY MURRAY attended the 2013 Bug Fest SA on October 26 in Newlands, Cape Town. Image: Ashley Murray


It's the end of the road for the iconic Volkswagen hippie van as production of the Kombi ceases in its last bastion - Brazil. Wheels24 readers showcase their Kombis in tribute. Check out our reader images!

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - If you're a 'petrolhead', one who's heart is filled with VW love, there isn't much better than being surrounded by classic VW Beetles and Kombis on a Sunday afternoon.

reported the end of the road for the iconic Volkswagen hippie van in September 2013 as production of the Kombi ceased in its last bastion - Brazil.

reader ASHLEY MURRAY was in his element at the 2013 Bug Jam SA festival on October 6. The event was held at the Vredenhof Sports Fields in Newlands, just outside Cape Town. He snapped some great pictures of some of the last era of hippie vans and surfboard-hauler cars. He had this to say about the event:

Gallery: 2013 Bug Jam SA fest

Its just cool to see that people are still driving around daily with these types of vehicles and keeping them in pristine condition while others tend to show off the age by detailing a "rat-type" look.

Rust can be showed off too. These are pretty awesome machines and an amazing culture to be part of it seems. My short time there I noticed that almost everyone knew everyone else present at the show. There's a sense of community and a real family amongst the owners of these iconic vehicles.
Which vehicle stood out for me? All of them! Just seeing them all in one place together was a great experience.

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