The Golden Bug was founded in 2001 by Milos Dobrojevic as a web site where he could post photos of his VW Beetle. Soon, he started to post photos of aircooled VWs emailed by site visitors. In October 2003, website was moved to TheGoldenBug.com domain. With growing number of visitors and thousands of photos in archive, TheGoldenBug.com was quickly transformed from a small html web site into dynamic bilingual Internet portal dedicated to air cooled Volkswagen cars.
The first official VW meeting in Belgrade was held on august 18 2005. in Belgrade downtown. Occasion for the meeting was premiere of Disney movie Herbie Fully Loaded. Cars for the show were provided by TheGoldenBug.com members.
Software engine developed for TheGoldenBug.com portal by Milos Dobrojevic in 2002, become known as the Magma CMS 1.0. It was among the first Content Management Systems available on the market.