The annual NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam was held August 24 and was a huge success. There is something special about seeing these unique cars–and so many of them–lined up on Governors Island. The owners are so enthusiastic and love showing off their detailed and lovingly-restored vehicles. It’s a free exhibit and open to the public.
The NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam is a spectator-judged vintage Volkswagen car show and picnic with a vibrant line-up of nearly 100 Beetles, buses, dune buggies, Things, and other original VW’s circa 1950s – 1970s. This car show is a one-of-a-kind event for both the casual spectator and classic VW enthusiast.
If you own an air-cooled VW and would like more information on bringing your car to the 2015 show, check out their Facebook page. Lots of photos to see too.
Kevin C. Fitzpatrick has written and edited seven books with ties to New York history, including "The Governors Island Explorer's Guide" and "World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War." Kevin is a licensed sightseeing guide and has been leading walking tours since 1999. He resides in Manhattan.