Its split out in to Aircooled and Watercooled
I started out in Aircooled.
The rare and one off cars they had here really blew my mind
The electric Karmann Ghia
A bus and bug not big enough?
This was pretty cool.
The original beetle used in the promotion of the film
The Esso hot air balloon beetle
Heading over to the Watercooled and some Polo's
The Polo section
This early breadvan was fitted with a prototype diesel engine based off a Golf. But it was decided that it was just far to big for the small engine bay
This is a rare GTI that was never actually made
Also they have a brilliant club 'pole' where clubs put up stickers and flyers
Found a Stanford Hall Flyer
And now Club Polo is there
And there where some good Exhaust Appreciation Tunnels en-route :)
We were nervously anticipating what we might see and hopeful that it would live up to the hype and also excited that Huyi would be returning to her birth place.
we got Huyi parked up in almost the shadows of the 2 large car towers
These are used to house all the cars which have been ordered by customers who will be coming to Wolfsburg to pick them up. Each one holds 400 cars
more info about them can be watched here
You can also go up in these towers in a big glass box. (very charlie and the chocolate factory) It's definitely worth it!
We really wanted to get a factory tour, unfortunately there is only 1 English tour a day and that was already full by the time we arrived. So we opted for one in German. This tour started out by boat and pulled up outside the factory.
The tour was brilliant even in German and the factory is huge, really huge.
The rest of the Autostadt is set out in pavilions each one being a part of the VW group. Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, Volkswagen commercial, Skoda, Seat and Lamborghini. Bentley was missing. Each of these pavilions contain a small showcase of their current cars.
We finally ended up in the customer centre which is the main dealer where customers arrive and get treated to the whole VW experience before leaving in their brand new VW
The last building was the ZeitHaus which contained a huge car collections of motoring icons from all manufactures and time periods
This really was interesting I could have spend a few more hours here but time was ticking away.
All in all it was a really good day and a interesting place to wander around. Now I must admit I did come here knowing what kind of place it was. Apart from the ZeitHaus the emphasit is on modern cars. So you won't find that many classics about. Thats saved for the Stiftung AutoMuseum Volkswagen. Which is next on the list!!
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The downside to the last start was that we didn't get to our hotel in Folkstone till after midnight which meant our 7:20am crossing hurt!
Still half asleep we headed on into mainland Europe where we did managed to get a bit distracted and stopped off in Bruges for a bit of this..
Sam had most of the beer and I had most of the cheese finished off with some ice cream! :)
We continued on and I was glad that the European roads where so easy to drive as I was starting to get a bit weary
We finally made it to our camp site and where greeted with a some Polo friends so I'm pretty sure it was the right place!
We got our stuff sorted and pretty much crashed out for the rest of the evening!
Next morning we woke to a cool yet bright and sunny morning and we got Huyi packed up and headed out to the show site
It was only a 10min drive but it was a lovely route taking in many small villages and a tunnel or two which always put a smile on my face
Entering the show hall I was just amazed with the number of Polo's under one roof. We parked up and started exploring
The show was brilliant, everyone was so friendly and welcoming. If you are into your early Polo's I would definitely recommend you make the trip over. Next year they are planning to make it a weekend event! We headed out mid afternoon to our next port of call Bielefeld, Germany and then on to Wolfsburg and the VW factory and museums.
Loads more pictures can be found on our facebook page
and on our Instagram feed
Not so much a club event but I am representing the Club on a mostly a car related European road trip, there will be 1 or 2 castles thrown in!
We are heading to PoloTreffen Holland, VW factory in Wolfsburg, Germany and then Finally heading to Techno Classica, Essen.
Of course we will be doing this 1500 mile round trip in Huyi our 1990 VW Polo Coupe S!
Keep your eyes pealed both on the forum and our social media outlets for updates and photos! :)
Some of you have been to Blyton before but if you haven't Blyton is a great circuit for all driver abilities with a mix of fast straights and corner sections as well as tight and technical chicanes. The most reassuring benefit for new trackday drivers is that if things do go wrong is that there is plenty of run off space along side the tarmac circuit. It's a circuit that really suits small cars like the Polo.
Also 'My car's not quick enough' is not an excuse for not joining in. Last time I did it in a 55bhp Mk2 and its soooo much fun, perhaps more so than when I was running my 16v. Also whilst it would be nice that everyone brings a polo its open to all car makes!
This again will be run by our friends at Mazda on Track so you can rest assured that everything will be conducted in a safe but fun environment.
For more information and to book please see here: http://www.clubpolo....p?showforum=168
If you pick up the latest copy of Practical Classics you can read about James's Mk2 Polo Breadvan!
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Club Polo is an organisation dedicated to enthusiasts of the Volkswagen Polo from the earliest Mk1 to the latest Mk8.
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