Today, Sunday, hundreds of VW owners, enthusiasts and plain kibitzers motored to the Main Parade Grounds at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City for the 32nd Annual All Classic and Customized VW Car Show. They came from various parts of the country such as Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bulacan, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Quezon and Baguio City. One VW owner drove all the way from Tacloban in Leyte.
Diverting from the usual aligned parking, VW owners positioned their vehicles next to each other to form the VW logo with a drone hovering over the parade grounds to record the unusual formation. It was a brilliant idea that gained the nod of viewers. VW owners were more than willing to cooperate.
Volkswagen became popular here in the Philippines in the 60s and 70s. Beetle, Kombi, Fastback, Tradback and, yes, the Sakbayan were a common sight in Metro Manila and in other parts of Luzon and the Visayas. Today, we still see a lot in mint condition.
In today's show, an eye-catcher was a red convertible Beetle with its seat upholstery in immaculate white. The rear wheels had caps that enhanced its beauty. A long 4-door Beetle stood out from the rest. Visitors were milling around a grey Karmann Ghia with its engine looking show-room fresh. Overall, each VW had its own strong points that made it unique. It was not surprising that judges had a difficult time picking the winners in various categories. See you next time.
|Beetles outnumbering the others|
|Souvenir shot for my son Albert and grandson Andre|
|In mint condition|
|VWs forming the VW logo|
|Kombis usually command a higher price.|
|Kombi good for camping|
|Another convertible Beetle|
|VW parts and accessories for sale|
|My son Albert with Volkswagen Club of the Philippines' former president Dr. Cesar Martinez|
|Albert with VCP incumbent National President Doy Bondoc|
|Poster for the annual car show|
|With oval window|
|My souvenir shot|
|Our VW Beetle. We bought this from a Canadian named Mr. McCann. We then had it restored. It is now looking good.|