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.
The 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.
Another 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.
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.