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Since the very beginning, the was a car for the celebrities and a car for the American market. Hepurn and Gregory Peck was the customers of “Hollywood Motors” in the mid and the numbers of survivors on North soil shows just how the US export market was for Karosserie in the decade following World War II.

love the automobile, and it was only that the Rometsch Registry was by California-based Rometsch enthusiasts. specifically – Maribeth Leadley and her Phil. Maribeth initially a two tone black and white “ ” model Convertible and in the late she and her husband founded the first of the official Rometsch Registry. A binder full of letters and told the tales of surviving of this rare breed – focusing on the later body and naturally most detailed the USA-based samples.

During the mid eighties, the interest for Volkswagens in general grew and Mr Wood of Northern California his “world famous” Vintage VW seeking chassis numbers of and everything from before also including Rometsches. started bridging the North and established contact with a lot of the owners, expanding on what the had started.

Southern Californian “Blue” Nelson grew up “surf buses” and “cal and grew to love the early Volkswagens. He often combines his of VWs with his adventurous ambitions and has him and his collector cars to many of the planet. One fellow that was to and guide Blue was “Hollywood a Porsche enthusiast “gone with a backyard full of and Dannenhauers. In the late 80ies, by chance and good luck, stumbled over a pale “strange banana-shaped, VW-based in a garage in central Los Angeles. His for the Rometsch Beeskow-models was born and his to be blue and yellow Banana-Beeskow his trade mark in the scene many of the others knew a Rometsch was all about. Since he has found, owned, serviced, and supported more Beeskow than any other American.

In 1996, Blue Nelson his brand new “New Beetle” on a from Los Angeles to North – as far north as the European continent can you. When passing the of Trondheim. he stopped by yours and one evening in an old farm house in the forest, the new and revitalised Rometsch Registry was born. Based on our and copies from the two previous but most importantly the know how in one and American head. The initial, written list counted 17 Rometsch Beeskow models.

Fast forward to 2001 – the turning point for the Rometsch to this day. The vintage in Hessisch Oldendorf had grown to standards, and the people that it all happen was/is the Grundmann Father Traugott and son Christian Rometsch. Not only the biggest of Rometsch cars in the world produced body variants), but in the Grundmanns was able to purchase the inventory at the Romestch factory – old drawings, all tools, wooden even the whole office complete archieves of Mr Rometsch – including both the Geneva diplomas.

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At the impressive VW Veteranentreffen in Hessisch in 2001, the Grundmanns had succeeded in Mr Johannes Beeskow himself, and this evoked numerous Beeskow owners around the No less than 13 Rometsch (not counting taxis and met at this world class and was present at the founding of the “new” Beeskow Registry.


The initial of 17 known survivors grew to 22 at 2001-meeting. During recent several Beeskow-Rometsches have and the cars are currently more after than ever. is probably why surprisingly many been dug out and have seen for the first time in many years. As of July 2009, the accounts for 33 surviving samples of the

Today, the registry is in informal and point of interest for most of the of the surviving samples, all across the The main purpose is to exchange on the history, accuracy and technical of these wonderful cars – to that the few remaining samples be preserved, yet refined for future to come. Send us an email if got comments, interest or just right type of curiosity”. the faith!

Since 2001 the registry is maintained by Eric in California and Oystein Asphjell in

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