BATTLE OF THE BEETLES: VW Magazine Australia’s Craig Hughes with a selection of Volkswagen Beetles on display in Leslie Park on Saturday.
BATTLE OF THE BEETLES: VW Magazine Australia’s Craig Hughes with a selection of Volkswagen Beetles on display in Leslie Park on Saturday. Jayden Brown

For the love of Volkswagens

HE'S the man behind what is now an iconic event on the Rose City's motoring calendar and his biggest passion in life is Volkswagens.

Craig Hughes from VW Magazine Australia is the main organiser of the VW Warwick event, which was a real crowd-pleaser in the Rose City at the weekend.

Mr Hughes, who spent a busy Saturday morning socialising with other VW lovers in Leslie Park, said the cars on display in the CBD were just a small portion of those in attendance for the big event.

"We had 90 cars competing at Morgan Park, which could be the most we've ever had," Mr Hughes said.

"Volkswagens are iconic. They're not really known as a performance vehicle, which makes this event so unique. It makes this kind of car so special."

Collecting VWs comes with the passion, and Mr Hughes admitted to being a real collector of the cars.

"I have about 11 scattered around the place," he said.

"My first car was a Beetle and I've had this magazine going for 11 years."



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