Volkswagens in Great Race

January 28, 2016
Hot VW Magazine shows Jack Hausmann's VW splashing across the American desert along Route 66 (2015)

Hot VW Magazine shows Jack Hausmann’s VW splashing across the American desert along Route 66 (2015)

There were four VW Beetles in the 2015 Great Race along Route 66, and they have been featured in the recent edition of Hot VW magazine.

150624_GR_0435Longtime participant Jack Hausmann and his granddaughter Zoe (#62) were prominently featured in their 1962 Beetle. The Georgia team finished 38th overall.

150623_GR_0630The highest finishing VW last year were rookies Duane Haas and David Schramm (#107) in their 1971 Bug. They were 31st overall. David is from Moline, Ill., the finish city on the 2016 Great Race, and Duane is from across the river in Davenport, Iowa.

150626_GR_0186Another rookie team, Bob Marak and Steve Fitzgerald (#61) from California in their 1961 ragtop Beetle, were winning the Rookie Division until a mechanical failure on Championship Run into San Bernardino.

150625_GR_0234The fourth VW, a 1960 Beetle, was driven by former Grand Champion Greg Cunningham (#6).

Although Jack and Zoe(#62) will not be in the 2016 Great Race due to a scheduling conflict, Haas and Marak(#61) will be returning in their Beetles.

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