DLSU student gets to take home new Volkswagen Beetle for a week

After winning a car-design competition
by Elaine Lara | Oct 8, 2014
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Student gets to take home the new Beetle for a week

By winning a car-design competition, De La Salle University college student Miguel Herrera gets the keys to the new Volkswagen Beetle for a week. Organized by Automobile Central Enterprise (the official distributor of VW vehicles in the country), in cooperation with De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) student officers, the contest had "Engineered to Play" as theme. Volkswagen China design director Simon Loasby was the competition's judge.

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For his winning entry, Herrera focused on the car's fascia because it gets noticed first. He made sure his design's fascia was eye-catching and tough-looking. The DSLU engineering freshman started drawing the outlines by hand, scanned the sketch, and rendered the final design. The 16-year-old called his work "Spielen," the German word for play.

Herrera shared that he's more inclined to focus on robotics and that cars come second. And while he doesn't have a driver's license yet to legally drive the Beetle for a week, he said that his father would drive it for him instead.

Aside from the car, Herrera also won a scale model of the Beetle. Second-placer Moe Ordona of DLS-CSB and third-placer Isaiah Nicholas Pintac of the University of Santo Tomas also brought home scale models of the Beetle.

Another DLS-CSB student, Abby Pua, happily took home the Golf 7 sketch that Loasby drew for the crowd after she politely asked him for it during the open forum session.

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Photos by Elaine Lara


Student gets to take home the new Beetle for a week

Student gets to take home the new Beetle for a week

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Student gets to take home the new Beetle for a week

Student gets to take home the new Beetle for a week

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