For Beetle fans Rhonda and Wayne Meeks, the 740 mile car ride was all worth it.
The couple, who live in Deerfield Beach, Fla., decided to make the long trip to Chattanooga after hearing about Bug-a-Palüza, the city's annual convention for Volkswagen drivers.
The three-day celebration, presented by the Scenic City Volks Folks and Village Volkswagen, kicked off this past Friday at Camp Jordan in East Ridge.
"Most shows in Florida that we go to, people are packed up and gone by 3 p.m.," Mrs. Meeks said. "Here we stayed until the movie started (Saturday night) at 9:15 p.m., so no one was in a hurry to leave. And everyone is friendly. That's what we love about the shows."