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OurCa br i ol etdi s pl a yf ea t ur ed22c a r sa c r os sa i ra ndwa t er c ool edmodel s . T heol des tKa r ma nnBeet l ewa s Nor m Ma uger ’ sor i gi na l 1961“ Mi r a nda ” . J a s ont r a i l er edhi s1962Ka r ma nnBeet l ef r om nor t hofAl bur yi nNS W f ort hedi s pl a y . T hi sBeet l ef ea t ur est her a r ea nds oughta f t er50/ 50t a i l l i ght s . T heys a yJ a s ongotv er yner v ous whenhes a ws c r ewdr i v er si nt hec r owd. T hey ounges tc a br i ol etwa st hec ur r entMk 6Gol fCa br i ol etnewl y r el ea s edont heAus t r a l i a nma r k et ,pr ov i dedbyVol k s wa genAus t r a l i a .Congr a t ul a t i onst ot heBes tCa br i ol et wi nner sa ndt ha nky out oa l lt heCa br i ol etowner swhoent er edt hei rc a r si nt hedi s pl a y ,t hec a r sl ook ed ma gnic entt a k i ngpr i deofpl a c ei nf r ontoft hepr es ent a t i ongr a nds t a nd. T ha nky out oAndr ewMengy el f or or ga ni s i ngt heCa br i ol etdi s pl a y . Ot herdi s pl a y sa nde x a mpl est ha tc a ughtmyey ei nc l udedt hec a mou a geBeet l e( a l t houghs omes a yi twa sa bi tha r dt os ee) , t heS wi s sma i l v a n, t hegr eenmodied2doorT y pe3, t heAus t r a l i a nVW Per f or ma nc eCent r e ’ s t a nger i neBeet l e , t heCor v a i r power edBeet l ewi t habea ut i f ul l ys t y l edc us t om da s ha ndc hoppeddoor sa nd t he2013S c hwi mmwa genf r omT onyAns t ee , obv i ous l ypr epa r edi nc a s et he oodsr et ur ned. Ac oupl eof member si nt heCl ub( mebei ngoneof t hem) ownea r l yPa s s a t s , a l s ok nowna sB1ss oa neffor twa s ma det odi s pl a yav a r i et yof B1s . Whi l ea l l Pa s s a t sa r er a r enowwewer ea bl et odi s pl a y# 7B1sa ndoneAudi F ox as i s t erc a rt ot heea r l yPa s s a t . T hedi s pl a yi nc l udeds eda nsa ndwa gonsa nds ev er a loft het wodoorT Sa nd t hr eedoorGL Smodel s . Av er yea r l y73t wodoor1300model wa sondi s pl a ywhi c ha ppa r ent l ys pentt he r s t t woy ea r sofi t sl i f ea tt heCl a y t onVol k s wa genf a c t or ya sa ne x a mpl ef ort heB1l i net obui l dt o. Notf a rf r om t heB1di s pl a ywa sa1976Mk 1r a c eGol ff ea t ur i ngt he KAME I r a c i ngl i v er ybui l tbyPet erJ ones . Pet erha sbui l tt hi sc a rf r om s c r a t c ha ndhei shopi ngt oa c hi ev e270+HPwheni thi t st het r a c k . T hi sof c our s ei sj us ts hor tof t hehor s epowerout putf r om t heS ea t s bei ng r a c ed by t he y oungerVol k s wa gen ent hus i a s t sa tt he S c a l e x t r i ct r a c ka tt heKi dsDome . T hes et wodi s pl a y swer ef oundi nt hewet l a ndspr ec i nc ts ur r oundedbyt hewa t er c ool edc ommuni t yf ea t ur i ng a l l model sofGol f s , Pol osa ndac oupl eofe x a mpl esoft henewS c i r oc c o. Wa gens v i l l e8


Wewer epl ea s edt owel c omes omenewmember st oour c ommuni t ybei ngagr oupof Ama r okdr i v er sf r omt he Ama r okf or um. Av er yf r i endl ybunc hwhopr oudl ydi s pl a y edt hei rt ufft r uc k si nt hewa t er c ool edpr ec i nc t . Asy oumov edi nt ot hepr ec i nc t soc c upi edbyt hea i rc ool edgr oupsy ouwer enotdi s a ppoi nt edbyt hea l wa y s i mpr es s i v ea nddi v er s edi s pl a yofBeet l es ,Kombi sa ndT y pe3s ,t heKa r ma nnGhi a s ,t hebea c ha ndc ount r y buggi esa ndev enaT hi ngort wo,f r om f ul l yr es t or edt oda i l ydr i v er sa ndRa t ,s t oc ks t a nda r da ndv a r y i ng degr eesofmodic a t i on. Y ounev ert i r eofl ook i nga tt hemodel st ha ta l l owedVol k s wa genbui l ti t sr eput a t i on a ndbus i nes son. T het r a der ’ sha l l wa sc hoc k er sa ndabuz zwi t hr et a i l ma dnes s . Ourt r a der sc r ea t eagr ea ta t mos pher eoffer i ng ev er yc onc ei v a bl eVW pa r tf ory oua ndy ourc a r . Wewer ev er ypl ea s edt owel c omes ev er a lnewt r a der st hi s y ea r , ev ent houghwea r er unni ngoutofs pa c e . Wea r el uc k yt het r a der sa r ea l l goodna t ur edbec a us ei tr ea l l y wa ss t a ndi ngr oomonl yi nt her e . I nt hemi ddl eof t hi sr et a i l f r enz yi sBer na r da ndChr i s t i neMor os owwi t ht hei r t ea ms el l i ngt heCl ub’ sDOVW t ees hi r t s , pi nsa ndDVDs . Ofc our s ey ouc a nnotbei nt het r a der sha l l wi t hout hea r i ngt hedul c ett onesofourMCMa t tGa r dner , gui di ngy oui nt hedi r ec t i onoft ha tne x tba r ga i nt ha ti sa mus tha v e . Andi fba r ga i nsa r ey ourt hi ng, as t r ol l downs wa pl a newi l l y i el dnotonl yaba r ga i nbuts omer a r ea ndmos t des i r a bl eVW pa r t sa ndmemor a bi l i a . Myf a v our i t et r a der sa r et hec offeev endor s , I s eem t os penda na bs ol ut ef or t unewi t ht hes eguy sa sI ma k emy wa yt hr ought heda y . F oodof c our s ei snev erapr obl emwi t ht hePa r kOr c ha r dsL i onsCl ubonha nd. T hi sgr oup pr ov i dedagr ea tv a r i et yof f ood, ev ens omehea l t hya l t er na t i v esa ndt hequeuess eemedv er yr es pec t a bl et hi s y ea r . Pet erBr ut yf r omt heBa l l a r a tCl ubi swel l k nownf ors howi ngs omet hi ngc ompl et el ydi ffer enta tt heDOVW a nd hedi dn’ tdi s a ppoi ntt hi sy ea rwi t hhi sl a t es ta c qui s i t i onaT empoMa t a dor( r emi ndsmeofT homa st heT a nk E ngi ne. . s or r yPet e) . T hi si sar a r ec a ra ndha sa ni nt er es t i nghi s t or y . I t ’ swor t hha v i ngac ha tt oPet ert ohea rt he s t or yofhowhea c qui r edt hi st r ea s ur e .

T oa ddt ot hedi v er s i t yoft heda y , i fl ook i nga tVol k s wa gensi snotenoughwewer ej oi nedbyt heAudi Cl ubof Vi c t or i a , t he356Cl uba ndt he901Regi s t era l l di s pl a y i ngbea ut i f ul e x a mpl esoft hes ema r ques . T heKi dsDomewa sbus ya l l da ywi t hf a c epa i nt i ngt ha nk st oCa r ol i ne , pl a s t ermoul dpa i nt i nga ndc ol our i ngi n. Wea c t ua l l yr a noutofpl a s t ermoul dst hi sy ea rs ot hes ea c t i v i t i esa r epr ov i ngv er ypopul a rwi t ht hey ounger gener a t i on. Wedi dn’ tr unoutofk i d’ sf a c est opa i ntt hough. Wheni tc a met i met opr es entt het r ophi es , L l oy dDa v i esa ndChr i sAnt onel l os uppor t edbyt hei rj udgi ngt ea ms s howedt heyha ddonea not her e x c el l entj obof s el ec t i ngt hebes tof t hebes t . T hepr oudwi nner sr ec ei v edt hei r t r ophi esbydr i v i ngpa s tt hepr es ent a t i ongr a nds t a nd l l edwi t ha na dmi r i ngc r owd. Wa gens v i l l e9


Al l t ooqui c k l yt heda yi sov er . I nabl urofc ol oura ndmodel sa nda st hes oundsoft heT ot a l F i r eBa ndf a dei nt o t hedi s t a nc ei twa st i met opa c ki ta l l upa ndbr i nga not hera ma z i ngDa yoft heVol k s wa gent oac l os e . T heda ywa sonef or t heVWc ommuni t yt oc omet oget her a nddos omec a r wa t c hi ng, ha v eapi c ni cont hegr a s s a ndc a t c hupwi t hf r i endsa ndt a l k i ngev er y t hi ngVol k s wa gen. T ooper a t et heev entweha d65member swhowor k eda l lda yi nav ol unt a r yc a pa c i t y . T hei reffor t si nga t e oper a t i on,j udgi ng,c a rma r s ha l l i nga ndmembers er v i c esa l l owedt hi sy ea r ’ sev entt obeoneoft hemos t r el a x eda ndwel lr uni nourhi s t or y .T heCl ubt ha nk sev er yv ol unt eera ndweha v el i s t edt hei rna mest o a c k nowl edget hei rs uppor tf ort heCl ub. Wewoul dl i k et ot ha nkourma j ors pons or s , Vol k s wa genGr oupAus t r a l i a , S ha nnonsI ns ur a nc e , J us tKa mper s , VW Ma ga z i neAus t r a l i aa ndVol k wer k ef ora l l owi ngt heev entt ot a k epl a c ebyc ont i nui ngt hei rs uppor tf ort he ev ent . Pi c t ur esa ndv i deosoft heda ya r ea v a i l a bl ef r om ourwebs i t ewww. v wc l ub. c om. a u, underGa l l er y , Da y oft heVol k s wa gen2012. Al s oy ouc a ns eet hec a r st ha twonunderDOVWWi nner s2012. L ookf or wa r dt os eei ngy oua l l a ga i ni n2013whenwec el ebr a t e60y ea r sof Vol k s wa geni nAus t r a l i a .

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