Tag: VW

Beetles weekend in El Pinar

Racing VW Beetle
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I’ve wondered what they race at the autodrome between here and the airport, and the answer, this weekend, is fuscas, only they refer to them as escarabajos (beetles). Despite my fascination with them (example, example), I won’t be there. Other plans, and it will be cold.

The “Superescarabajos” are reportedly the largest and most popular category here. There will be 30 of them racing.

Fusca

fusca

Why they call VW Beetles ‘fuscas’ in Uruguay remains a mystery to me.

You’ll see plenty of them around. The president of the country drives one.