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Model Competition – Beetle without borders

The VW Beetle will be 80 !

On June 22th in the year 1934 Ferdinand Porsche received the development contract for a frugal and low-cost passenger car – a Volkswagen. In 1938, the first „Beetle“ in final „Beetle-Shape“ comes out of the factory with the chassis number 3806. It has the characteristic features such as pretzel windows, kickers and bumpers.

He was probably the first to get his name from the American newspaper New York Times, which on July 3rd 1938, gave him the name „beetle“, in German, Käfer.


This year of birth of the „Beetle“, which will take place in the year 2018 on the occasion of the 80th Anniversary, will be the occasion of a special competition on the STEMOT (Steirische Modellbautage) from the Modelling Club – Die Steirer which will take place on 7th and 8th of April 2018 again in the Weststeirerhalle in 8521 Wettmannstätten 120 ( the same place as last year ! )

And to highlight of this event, some real VW beetles will be displayed on the exhibition grounds. We would like to thank our friends from the Käfer-Club!

The motto of the event is „Beetle without Borders“, and the name is program. The VW beetle kit „VW Beetle Limousine 1968“ from REVELL ( No.07083 ) in the scale 1:24 serves as a starting point. This kit can then be edited according to your own ideas.

Your creativity knows no limits !!!

Here are some design ideas:

  • Out of the Box, according to making instruction
  • Tuned, with own refinements
  • In a Diorama
  • As a rusty remnant of the past in a backyard
  • As a futuristic vehicle
  • As a vehicle of the Apocalypse, in MAD MAX style
  • As an insect ( Beetle )
  • In Hippie Style
  • And so on …

There is only one basic requirement:

The basis is the REVELL kit no. 07083, „VW Beetle Limousine 1968“, in the scale 1:24.

At this point, I would like to thank the company REVELL for your support on this project. We can offer the REVELL kit No.07083 for 14,90 Euros by all participants in this competition!!! (Maximum of 2 pieces per participant)

The offer is valid as long as our stock is sufficient. The kits can be ordered from our association partner „Modelmakershop“ by e-mail ( ) with your registration to this competition.


The course of the presentation ceremony:

The presentation ceremony of this special model competition is held at the end of the second day of the STEMOT.

The judgment is divided into three categories:

  • Children and teens up to 16 years (3 cups)
  • Freestanding model (3cups)
  • Model in diorama (3cups)

The competition result is determined by the following factors:

  • Points by the visitors of the exhibition
  • Points by all exhibitors at the exhibition
  • Points by the entire jury team

EVERY PARTICIPANT of this special modelling competition receives a remembrance medal, regardless of the score!!!


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