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'UFO' Ad Leads Volkswagen Fans To Roswell

From: Stig Agermose <stig.agermose@privat.dk>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 05:00:35 +0200
Fwd Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 09:47:52 -0400
Subject: 'UFO' Ad Leads Volkswagen Fans To Roswell

Source: The 1960 Sun, Houston, Texas




Local Volkswagen enthusiasts head for New Mexico

By Fred Facker, Editor

June 19, 2002


"Reverse engineered from UFOs". That's what the advertisement
for the new Volkswagen Beetle claimed, and according to Anna
McCollum that's what drives thousands of new Beetle owners to
converge in Roswell, New Mexico every year for the "Return to
the Mothership" festival and car show.

McCollum, this year's caravan leader for the Houston group that
made their annual voyage to the land of alien legends, and her
daughter Mozelle have attended the conference all three years
that it has been in existence, and says the show has now become
the third largest-drawing tourist event in Roswell.

Friday night is a meet-and-greet at one of the UFO spotting
areas, said McCollum. Afterwards, they all head-off to find one
of the four car washes in town to clean the cars for Saturday's
auto show. After the show, the Beetles parade through town, and
then have a party Saturday night.

McCollum said she hoped to do well in the show with the new
custom paint-job on her black Beetle she's named "Shaft".

Nate Frizzel also made the voyage for his third year in his
Beetle named "Kismet", and Todd Petree and Don Russell made the
trip for their second time in Petree's silver bug named

While last year the Houston group boasted 14 Beetles, only three
vehicles started the caravan from the Denny's at FM 1960 and
Highway 290 last Friday. However, McCollum estimated that by the
time they reached Roswell, their caravan could grow to a group
of 40 or more.

For those interested in getting involved, more information can
be found at www.roswell2k.org and www.newbeetle.org.


=A9The 1960 Sun 2002

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