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Medicine Park celebrates the classic VW van

The classic Volkswagen is coming back in style this weekend.

Sometimes laughed at and ridiculed, the iconic automobile has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years, ultimately leading to its own car show Saturday in Medicine Park. V-Dubs in the Park is the first of what Larry Wolcott hopes is an annual event to celebrate the timeless nature of the classic Beetle and Bus.

"I was talking to Mayor Dwight Cope, who was interested in having a VW-specific car show out here for a while," Wolcott said. "I've been to several shows in Dallas and other parts of the area and they've always had good attendance. I think we could have a great turnout here."

Wolcott is very familiar with the iconic vehicles of the '60s and '70s. His first-ever car was a classic Volkswagen Beetle. He ultimately parted ways with it and moved on. But when he saw an opportunity to purchase a VW Bus, he jumped at the chance. But his yellow-and-white Bus isn't what many remember as the underpowered, unsightly boxy automobile. Wolcott spent a substantial amount of money, and even more time of his own labor, in retrofitting the Bus with numerous additions.

"I've spent way more time than money working on this," he said. "It's been a labor of love."

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