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4th Int. Vintage Volkswagen Treffen and Barndoor Gathering

A Classic Volkswagen Show focused on Pre-'57 Vintage Volkswagens, Barndoor Buses and VW History.
The date has been set; on 24-25 June, 2028 it is time for the BEN PON SHOW - 4th Int. Vintage VW Treffen and Barndoor Gathering in Enschede, the Netherlands.

BEN PON SHOW After three (2014, 2018 and 2023) successful editions, often described as “EPIC” by participants, many VW-enthusiast are looking forward to the next edition! This will be organised in 2028, the weekend before the European Bug-In #12!

Why 2028? This event normally takes place once every four years, between the years of Hessisch Oldendorf and the Bad Camberg Vintage VW meetings... Now Markus Lotterman has moved the Bad Camberg weekend from 2028 to the year 2029 - to celebrate their 50th anniversary. So in consultation with Lotterman and the Grundmann family, we have agreed to move from 2027 to 2028, the weekend before the European Bug-In #12 for a full week of Vintage VW events.

Another important reason for us is that we are organising the AirMighty Show once every two years - 2025, 2027, 2029, etc. - This is more organisationally convenient for us to arrange everything without handling two big shows in one year.

- AirMighty Swap-Meet 2024 - 20 October
- AirMighty Show 2025 - 20-21 September
- AirMighty Swap-Meet 2026
- AirMighty Show 2027 - 18-19 September
- Ben Pon Show 2028 - 24-25 June
- AirMighty Show 2029

Flyer 2028:

Join us this weekend with traders, camping, food-trucks, pre-'57 vintage VWs of all types, good times, stunning lineups and who knows we will set a new Barndoor Gathering World Record...  just be there!

Impression of 2023:

"The original idea for the Volkswagen Type 2 or T1 van came from the Dutch Volkswagen importer Ben Pon, who lived and worked in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. He sketched his van concept in a doodle dated April 23, 1947 and from there the rest is history…"

2018 - Aftermovie

2014 - Aftermovie

Support and join us!

Do you like to sponsor the event, participate as a trader or want to get involved in any other way? Please feel free to contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Airbase Twenthe - The Strip
Vliegveldweg 345
7524 PT Enschede
The Netherlands