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In mid-July, a colorful column of first generation Golfs rolled by the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg. The parade took place as part of the 40th anniversary of the Golf and was made up of participants from the annual “Original Golf 1 IG” meeting in Wolfsburg.
The column rolled from the East Gate on the Central road and further into South Street, in front of the factory with the monumental skyscraper in the background of the Golf I-Parade, offering a historic backdrop for photo stop. Around 80 vehicles of the first Golf generation were there – they came from Germany, as well as from other European countries such as Denmark, Austria and Switzerland. From very early models on to exotics with Oettinger-valve engine, right down to the now rare special edition convertibles and the Jetta I, everything was represented.
The parade was a tribute to the fortieth anniversary of this successful model, which is currently in the special exhibition “40 Years of Golf – the early years.” The exhibition continues in the Volkswagen Auto Museum, from the early production “Alaska Land of Fire” expedition vehicles and largely unknown research vehicles, up to the one-of-two Artz Golf with almost every facet of the first-generation Golf shown. The fact that the exhibition will be presented in support of the “Original Golf 1 IG”, especially with this variety, is a testament to those members who make their vehicles available for exhibition.
The exhibition will be on Display from July 24 until October 5, 2014. Accompanying is an elaborately-made brochure appear on the fortieth anniversary of the recipient and will be available in the museum shop – read more www.volkswagen-automuseum.de.
(Source- dpp-car reporter)
Translation by VWvortex