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Volkswagen's 80 Years of The Beetle

Dec 1, 2018

Volkswagen New Zealand got in touch with us in regard to using Herbie for their summer advertisements. Celebrating 80 years of the Volkswagen Beetle being in production, and sadly coming to an end. Various promotional advertisements were used through December 2018 to February 2019. Press the button below to see the Herbie that Volkswagen used.

Herbie in The Farmers Santa Parade

Dec 2, 2018

Herbie was invited along with the Jurassic Park truck we had to the annual Farmers Santa Parade which is held in Aucklands CBD and runs down the main high street with attendants reaching over 15,000 people.


Herbie as the pace car @ The 24hours of Lemons 2019!

May 19, 2019

Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo was the official pace car for the 24 hours of Lemons 2019. Setting the pace and formation for the cars getting them ready for the rolling start. Herbie out front was like the movie! I felt like Dean Jones making my comeback!!!

The Brit & Euro Show Auckland, New Zealand

Mar 3, 2019

Herbie attending the 2019 Auckland Brit & Euro car show, also this very weekend was the 50th anniversary of the very first movie Herbie The Love Bug. At this time there was a gathering of over 60 Herbie replicas in Florida, United States of America. We kept in contact over the weekend sharing experiences with other group members in the USA which was fantastic.


Florida, United States of America

March, 2019

Herbies 50th Love Bug anniversary, attended by over 60 tribute cars. A very famous celebrity arrived that stared as Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, A very special moment for all enthusiasts and Herbie fans. A photo above is at the Walt Disney hotel in Orlando Florida at the "winners circle" side of the hotel.

Jesse's 5th Birthday, Tauranga NZ

Mar 23, 2019

This here is Jesse, we were found via a Facebook post within the Bay Of Plenty Volkswagen club where the mum of jesses was seeking some beetles as she was doing a Herbie themed party. When they found out a Herbie actually existed in New Zealand it just made the whole birthday so much more exciting for Jesse. Once all the details were sorted out, I knew I had a 4 hour drive to attend little Jesse's birthday party. We managed to get 5 other beetles to complete the experience but also give Jesse and his friends rides around McLaren Falls Park in Tauranga. This was one experience he will never forget!!


Herbie @ Flat Nats 2019

Oct 19, 2019

An annual event that is the biggest southern hemisphere flat 4 engine event, this is where all vehicles that have a flat 4 engine ie Volkswagen, Subaru and Porsche come together to celebrate the iconic engine in a car show and race track testing day. We took Herbie along with the Auckland Volkswagen Club, the weather on the day wasn't too nice but herbie stole the show!

Armageddon Expo Auckland

October 24-26, 2019

Held every year here in Auckland hosting famous celebrities from movies to world famous tv shows, We were honoured to be invited to this show taking our very iconic cars to the one show in the country where it fits in so well! Herbie and our Jurassic Park Tour Guide car were the star of the show having cosplay characters act out scenes from the movie and even dress up as the characters just for a photo next to their dream car!


Waiuku Primary School Christmas Parade

Dec 13, 2019

Our JP05 Truck used in the Waiuku Primary School Christmas Parade, towing the dinosaur float that the school had made. Herbie also made the appearance on the day in the same parade with the classic car club. This truly was a day that the kids of Waiuku Primary will never forget!

Auckland Volkswagen Club Day

16 December, 2018

Herbie having his first trip out with the Auckland VW club having a trip to the Chelsea Sugar Factory, lunch was packed and Herbie sure packed a crowd when we arrived.


Herbie @ The 4 & Rotary Show 2019

26 January, 2019

Herbie attended a show that is for all new builds and way out cars called the 4 & Rotary show. Herbie didn't really fit in as it was mainly for cars with big turbos and sparkly paint, We still looked good and kids absolutely loved it.

Herbie @ Meatstock 2020

Feb 15, 2020

Our Herbie Love Bug was invited for its unveil at the 2020 Meatstock festival in Aucklands ASB Theatre, very very close call this was as it was 2 days before this car was dissembled and no stickers! Was such a fantastic weekend with such great people!!


Flying Car @ The Harry Potter Quiz Night

Feb 23, 2020

Specially invited to add an authentic vibe to the Harry Potter Quiz night in Aucklands Takapuna, Many dressed up looking the part but most of all with our hedwig in the back along with Harry and Rons ands in the car it quickly became the best night for many many fans!!

Herbie Goes Bananas Replica

February 27, 2020 to March 1, 2020

This was the biggest build to date! Taking just over 900 hours to complete start to finish we had done something that nobody had ever done before! We had created the world first Herbie Goes Bananas Replica and boy o boy did it turn out fantastic! Watching the movie just shy of 86 times over and over again pausing every 15 minutes to get a different angle on the car making sure every detail was the best it could be but mainly being screen accurate!


The Brit & Euro Show Auckland

March 1, 2020

 This fantastic show is where all European and British cars come together each year bringing clubs from all over the country exploiting some of the most amazing vehicles every built. 

We took this show as an excuse to unveil our WORLDS FIRST Herbie Goes Bananas Replica! Interviewed by the local magazine and radio show we kept it a secret for half the day (which was so very hard), as the crowd gathered we took back the cover and all was revealed. Even for ourselves we couldn't believe how it turned out! 

Euro Surgeon Performance Centre Monthly Club Meet

June 2, 2020

Monthly meet at Euro Surgeon Performance Centre where Euro Car Club members come to show off their latest builds and talk about their latest and greatest cars.


Herbie Heaven Rentals in South Magazine, Auckland

June 12, 2020

We were interviewed at our last big show when we unveiled our bananas Herbie. Few months has passed since the show but being in the south of Auckland what's new magazine is such a dream come true! 

Full article is attached here


July 4, 2020

Celebrating 4th Of July (Independence Day) here in New Zealand. We got the cars together and flew the American flag in honour.


Euro Surgeon Performance Centre Monthly Club Meet

July 7, 2020

Euro Surgeon Performance Centre Monthly Club Meet number 2 with the one and only Luigi from Casa Della Tires!

Only Fools & Horses Rolls Royce Replica

July 23, 2020

New addition to the family is our very own Only Fools & Horses Time on our hands episode where Del and Rodney became millionaires! Very special this one! "Rodders, you really are a 24 carrot plonker"


Euro Surgeon Performance Centre Monthly Club Meet

August 5, 2020

Euro Surgeon Performance Centre Monthly Club Meet Number 2 staring The Mystery Machine.

Birthday at Herbie Heaven Rentals!

August 13, 2020

Here at Herbie Heaven Rentals we celebrate birthdays too just like this one for our founder, Lewis.


Takapuna Rocks with Herbie Heaven Rentals

October 24, 2020

We attended a show called Takapuna Rocks, it is a vintage car show that is dedicated to classic cars and 1950ss music. Fantastic show and even cooler cars!

School Ball Duties!

November 7, 2020

School Ball duties. Taking this lovely couple to their end of year school ball in Auckland!

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