The 32nd annual Florida Bug Jam lived up to its name, attracting Volkswagen enthusiasts eager to show off their Bugs, to swap parts and to enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded people.
The partly sunny, breezy weekend made the weather ideal for huge crowds on both days of the event.
The Jam is a magnet for people across the country to converge on the Pasco County Fairgrounds, in Dade City, to show off their vintage Volkswagen Bugs and VW vans of yesteryear.
Besides the classic Bugs and vans, there were VW dune buggies, Baja Bugs, and the “Thing” on display at the car show on Nov. 8.
Randy Yoho, of Kry Inc., was the show’s promoter.
On Nov. 7, the first day of the two-day event, there was a poker run, a parade to downtown Dade City, an off-road course, a pre-jam party and a concert.
The next day’s events included a car show and swap meet.
Campsites were available, and event-goers could grab a bite to eat and do some shopping, too.
By Randy Underhill
Published November 11, 2020