Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) will be organizing a gathering of Beetles in Kuala Lumpur with the aim of setting a new Malaysian record of the largest number of Beetles gathered at one location. The event, called ‘An Iconic Gathering’, will be held at the open-air carpark at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya on July 13 2019.
VPCM invites Beetle owners to bring their classic and modern Beetles to the event to help in setting the record. Beetle owners in Malaysia and interested participants can register their cars on the Volkswagen website at https://bit.ly/2X2poH7 . Participation is free and details of the event are provided during the online registration. All participants will also receive a certificate of participation from Volkswagen.
Starting with a Beetle Sunshine Tour convoy
The celebration will kick-off with a 150-strong Beetle Sunshine Tour convoy that will be flagged off in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The convoy will make its way through the streets of the Golden Triangle before proceeding to Putrajaya where it will join the other Beetle cars at the Palace of Justice.
“Volkswagen ends production of the much-loved Beetle this year, and we want to give this global bestseller the send-off it deserves by celebrating its legacy. We would like to invite owners and Beetle enthusiasts to the gathering to help us break the record and celebrate the world’s favourite Bug,” said Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM.
“This is a great opportunity for Beetle enthusiasts to admire classic and current Beetle models in all its incarnations, and with many of them personalised to match their owners’ colourful personalities,” he added.
An automotive icon
Designed by Ferdinand Porsche in 1938, the Beetle is considered by many to be the original automotive icon. It has enjoyed more than 80 years of success with over 21.5 million units sold globally.