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Visit the Beetle at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) in Auckland

The Hodges' beloved Beetle donated to MOTAT

Connect with Ivan and Beth on Facebook

Volkswagen NZ

The Overland Club, Wellington, NZ

'Bye Bye Beetle Tour' stories, radio interviews and videos

The Drive - The only thing better than an epic road trip is doing it with someone you love

CBS Inside Edition - Couple embarks on road trip in Beetle they rode for honeymoon 55 years ago

Paul Henry TV Show, New Zealand - Beetle retires after navigating the globe
NewsHub Online TV story - Final road trip before 'bye bye Beetle'
New Zealand Herald - Kiwi adventurers take beloved Beetle on final expedition - Kiwi couple embark on their final road trip in thier 56-year old VW Beetle
Waikato Times - Love Bug couple meet up with their bridesmaid in Cambridge - Final journey for world famous Beetle

Wanganui Chronicle - Beetle travelled world

Traveller - New Zealand couple relives their world trip from the '60s in their 56-year-old Volkswagen Beetle

Past newspaper stories, radio interviews and videos

Sunrise, Channel 7 – For love and a Beetle (video, April 2015)

ABC News – Two people and a Beetle by Matthew Bevan (April 2015)

ABC News – Speaking to Linda Mottram (radio, April 2015)
The Mosman Daily – Beloved VW Beetle being donated (April 2015)

The Mosman Daily – Hodges celebrate wedding anniversary (October 2014)

Radio NZ National – The VW Travellers (Jesse Mulligan show, 20 May 2014)

Radio NZ National – The Overland Club (Jesse Mulligan show, 25 September 2012)

ABC TV – Australian Story – The Beetle (March 1999)


Petronella McGovern, Writer and editor




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