The Code Four Athletics soccer ball bug was a 2001 Volkswagen Beetle that was originally plain white. After having some fine folks meticulously apply soccer ball-pattern graphics, it was transformed into our beloved company car.
We parted ways with her a few years back, but she’ll always be in our hearts. Back in the day you’d usually see her driving around our hometown of Kent, WA (just south of Seattle) running various errands. Come tournament time or most weekends, however, The Bug spread the Code Four love at a local pitch, posing for a photo opp with players and fans alike.
It also loved a good road trip, traveling afar for a regional soccer show where Code Four Athletics showcased its exclusive brand of soccer uniforms and gear. At one event, a 6-year-old boy came up excitedly and hugged the parked Bug with all his might while exclaiming, “I love you, Herbie!”
That’s not exactly Herbie, we told him, but his hip, cool second cousin.
Parades were also a big hit with our eye-catching company car. There’s nothing we liked better than cruising down Main Street among the various floats, flanked by a few players from the local soccer club. Past parades included the Daffodil Parade (Orting, WA) and Sunfair Parade (Yakima, WA).
So be on the lookout for our unmistakable, never-can-go-incognito car…and HONK if you love soccer!