LOS ANGELES, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Herbie, the most beloved car star of them all, is getting ready to hit the road on Friday, May 13th for a coast-to-coast 60-city, 19-state "Herbie and Friends Cruise Across America," where he'll be joined by a caravan of hundreds of other Volkswagen enthusiasts, to help celebrate his latest starring vehicle Walt Disney Pictures' "Herbie: Fully Loaded." The tour will hold a Ceremonial Launch Event at 6:30 a.m. at The Santa Monica Pier -- the western end of historic Route 66 -- before setting out on Sunday across the United States. The caravan, presented by Airheadparts, will return to VW of Santa Monica early Sunday morning to begin the journey east. VW enthusiasts wanting to join in should arrive at 2440 Santa Monica Blvd. by 8 AM. For information on other tour stops, go to www.airheadparts.com
. The coast-to-coast round-trip will include stops at the "Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Festival" near Detroit, the "Bug-Out 57 VW" event in Manassas, Virginia and will culminate at the "VW Classic" in Irvine, California on June 12th. In each city, Herbie and friends (hundreds of local VW owners and enthusiasts) will participate in local events, take part in a traveling Classic Car Show, and be greeted by friends and fans of the films.