On January 25, Filipinos proved once again just how passionate they are about all things VW. On that day, the Volkswagen Club of the Philippines staged the "29th Annual All-VW Classic/Custom/New Generation Car Show" on the parade grounds of Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. The one-day event attracted gearheads and families who seemed to treat the affair as a festival.
What we particularly liked about the gathering was the imposing presence of Volkswagen Philippines--huge tent and all. It's always nice to see a major automotive brand supporting car clubs devoted to its vehicles. The company's German chief operating adviser, Klaus Schadewald, was pretty stoked upon seeing dozens upon dozens of classic Beetles, Kombis and Karmann Ghias. Let's just say it went a long way in convincing the dude that there's truly a market for his brand in the Philippines (which, in turn, would go a long way in convincing the Wolfsburg headquarters to send us the best models and variants).
This yearly event has become so big that it's no longer just about VW. It is now also about car culture as a whole--about one's love affair with the automobile, no matter its age and condition. We salute the men and women of VWCP who continue to care for their iconic rides in spite of the challenges. The present and future generations are eternally grateful.
If you missed this awesome assembly of Volkswagen cars, here are photos to ensure you won't skip it next time around.
Photos by Vernon B. Sarne