This year, Bugfest – sponsored by Mofoco automotive manufacturing – celebrates 20 years as the Midwest’s most popular event for Volkswagen enthusiasts.
Bugfest, scheduled for Saturday, July 13, is a VW swap meet, drag race and car show at Great Lakes Dragaway.
New Mofoco owner Roy Henning, who purchased the business from his father last year, announced today that he is restoring a 1970 Beetle and will give it away – along with partner sponsor WKLH – at the Paul McCartney concert at Miller Park on Tuesday, July 16.
"It’s a really nice, drivable vintage Beetle," says Henning.
Bugfest attracts up to 5,000 Volkwagen owners and fans who pick the best Beetles in two categories, vintage and new model. The winners will each receive a pair of tickets to the McCartney show.
Bugfest car owners and drivers get in free. Tickets for those 15 years and older are $15. Kids ages 10-15 are $10 and under 10 are free.
Henning’s father Randy started Mofoco in 1971 and currently owns Great Lakes Dragaway. Mofoco is the only company in the world that manufactures air-cooled Volkswagen cylinder heads entirely in the United States.
"Even though my dad’s retired, I’m sure he’ll stop by to ‘bug’ me," says Henning. "I’m taking this company into the next century."