n. A passion for, or strong interest in, the Volkswagen Beetle.
Preliminary reviews are flattering. But bud vases aside, aren't most boomers a little too 'prosperous' for the cramped rigors of a Bug? Let's hope not: A new round of Beetlemania would give the Children of the Boom a shared moment with their parents, while validating the hours a generation invested in misspending its youth.
Beetlemania. Volkswagen has begun the first road tests of the eagerly awaited Beetle replacement due in 1998.
Three true exponents of Beetlemania; Ken Belin, Barney Weed, sales manager, and Howard Haydon at George Belin Volkswagen are ready for this week's sale.
This word — a play on the Beatlemania of the 60s — has been used for many years, usually to refer either to the heyday of the Volkswagen Beetle in the 1950s, or as a joshing reference to entomological gatherings and exhibits.