Volkswagen Beetle GRC Coming To Beetle Sunshine Tour
The U.S. Volkswagen Beetle GRC from the U.S. Global Rallycross auto racing series will be travelling to Europe for the first time as a special guest at the Beetle Sunshine Tour in Germany later this week. After appearing in Europe, the Beetle GRC will make its debut at Rallycross Los Angeles on September 19th.
The largest gathering of Beetle fans in Europe will arrive at the starting line of the Sunshine Tour at Lübeck this Saturday, and the GRC will be the most powerful one.
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According to the official press release, “Volkswagen of America teamed up with the U.S. car racing specialists Andretti Autosport to form the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Team. Tanner Foust and Scott Speed have signed on as drivers of the two Global Rallycross (GRC) vehicles. The team has started off the season with two modified Polos built on the underbody structure of the winning car in the 2013 World Rally Championship. A switch-over will be made on 19 September to the GRC Beetle, like the one being presented at the Sunshine Tour in Europe for the first time.”
The 2014 Beetle Sunshine Tour starts this Friday, August 15th at 6:00 pm with live music on the open fairgrounds of Brügmanngarten in Travemünde.