Erlangen - Beijing July 30th - August 30th 2009

Get to know the Teams

The rally team consists of five vintage Volkswagen cars without modifications to its originality. Since the cars have only 24 Hp respectively 30 Hp, the fuel consumption is very low and the event will have a very limited impact on the environment.

The entire event is purely private and is taking place during the vacation times of the participants.

Team #1
Standard Split Window Beetle from 1949
(Owner: Dr. Richard Hausmann)

Team 1

The car is original in all details and was built in the founding year of the P.R. of China. It features cable brakes, a 24 Hp engine and an original radio.

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Dr. Richard Hausmann | Organizer and team leader (right)
Waldemar Kolodziej | Advisor for Russia (left)

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Team #2
Standard Oval Window Beetle from 1953
(Owner Dr. Richard Hausmann)

Team 2

This car also has a 24 Hp engine, cable brakes and features the so-called oval rear window, which was introduced into production in 1953. The car is fully original.

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Dr. Roland Weikert | Physician (left)
Bjarne Erik Roscher (right)

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Team #3
Standard Oval Window Beetle from 1956
(Owners: Bernd Boesenberg & Rainer Diehl)

Team 3

Again, a very original car with 30 hp engine.

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Bernd Boesenberg (left)
Rainer Diehl (right)

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Team #4
Split Window Beetle Cabriolet from 1952
(Owner: Dr. Richard Hausmann)

Team 4

This is one of the very rare split window cabriolets!
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Dr. Bernd Ohnesorge (right)
Dr. Michael J. Eckart | Physician (left)

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Team #5
Standard Oval Window Beetle from 1954
(Owner: Steve Appleton)

Team 5

A restored car with 30 hp engine.

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Steve Appleton (left)
Alexander Appleton (right)

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Support Team #1
Support Car: Volkswagen Bus
(Owner: Volkswagen AG)

TeamS02

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Egon Ziebold | Technical Support (right)
Thomas Weikert (left)

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Support Team #2
Support Car: Volkswagen Tiguan
(Owner: Volkswagen AG)

Team S02

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Sigurd Roscher | Documentation (right)
Claus Walter (left)