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Volkswagen Giving Enthusiasts a Sneak Peak of the Sixth-Gen GTI at Summer Events

Volkswagen of America is making some special appearances with their all-new 2010 GTI, the sixth generation of the original pocket rocket, this summer at selected enthusiast events. Volkswagen will also showcase other special models at the events.

The latest addition to the legendary GTI family will be making selected stops at Volkswagen enthusiast events around the country, everywhere from Ocean City, Maryland, to Tacoma, Washington. The car that created the hot hatch category, the GTI, has been an object of affection, and obsession, for generations of Volkswagen enthusiasts. That’s why Volkswagen is bringing this special car to the people months before its highly anticipated debut in showrooms this fall.

The all-new GTI will be joined by a Volkswagen enthusiast’s wish list of rare, and rarely-seen, cars including the Gold Coast CC, Eco CC, SEMA Tiguan, and TDI Cup Street Edition. The all-new 2010 Golf, named World Car of the Year, will also be making the trip.

And because these events celebrate high performance German engineering, we’re bringing the essence of a track-tuned, race-ready Volkswagen: The Jetta TDI Cup Race Car. With almost 250 lb/ft of torque, DSG gearbox, racing suspension, and Pirelli slick tires, the Jetta TDI Cup car was made for the street, but built for the track.

Each event will feature exclusive Volkswagen Owner Gifts, and a staff of highly trained Volkswagen experts on-site to answer questions about everything from the technical innovations in our latest models, to the best way to maintain our certified classics.

A full schedule, and individual events details is provided below. Visit facebook.com/vw for more information.

Waterfest – Englishtown, NJ – July 18-19

Waterfest is coming and it’s coming fast to Englishtown, NJ. So, mark your calendars for July 18th and 19th and get ready for one of the largest Volkswagen owner gatherings in the country. Find us at the Volkswagen tents where you’ll be able to get a temporary tattoo, sign up for cool owner gear, or even scope out a Jetta TDI Cup™ racer, the all-new 2010 GTI MKVI, and a few hopped up factory-mod Volkswagen models.

WaterWerks – Tacoma, WA – July 18-19

It’s time to get ready for WaterWerks in Tacoma, Washington. The German Auto Show is right around the corner – July 18th and 19th – and we would love to see you there. Meet up with us at the Volkswagen tents where you’ll be able to stop by our temporary tattoo booth, sign up for cool owner gear, or even scope out a Jetta TDI Cup™ racer, the all-new 2010 GTI MKVI, and a few hopped up factory-mod Volkswagen models.

Midwest Treffen – Des Plaines, IL – Aug 22-23

Midwest Treffen is back again this year in Des Plains, IL. So, mark your calendars for August 22nd and 23rd and get ready for the Midwest’s summer celebration of VW enthusiasm. Join us at the Volkswagen tents where you’ll be able to test your Volkswagen knowledge, sign up for cool owner gear, or even meet a Jetta TDI Cup™ driver or two. We’ll also have the all-new GTI and Golf on-hand, along with a few hopped up factory-mod Volkswagen models for you to feast your eyes on.

H20 International – Ocean City, MD – Sept 26-27

Right by the beach, the H20 International is coming to Ocean City, MD. Get ready because September 26th and 27th is Volkswagen’s time with 9,000 Volkswagen owners, nay, fanatics visiting. Find us at the Volkswagen tents where you’ll be able to test your Volkswagen knowledge, sign up for cool owner gear, or take some time to check out the all-new GTI and Golf models or a few hopped up factory-mod Volkswagen models.

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