Volkswagen Malaysia sends ultimate GTI fan to the Wörthersee GTI in Austria


Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) will be sending one lucky grand prize winner of an all-expense paid trip to the Wörthersee GTI Festival in Austria. The contest took place from 20th to 27th March, gathering over 1,500 submissions.

Mohamad Syazwan bin Mohamad Naim won the bragging rights as the Golf GTI’s No.1 fan after battling it out at the Grand Finale in front of a live audience at the recent Volkswagen Tour roadshow at the One Utama Shopping Centre. 

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26-year old Mohamad Syazwan is a self-confessed GTI fan and had spent an entire week polishing his GTI knowledge to prepare for the contest. “It’s been a nerve-wrecking week and I had even stayed up all night before the Grand Finale to make sure I covered everything on the GTI. To win this trip is a dream come true and I couldn’t be more excited,” said Syazwan, who will be bringing his younger brother with him to Austria.

During the Grand Finale, Syazwan displayed his high level of proficiency by correctly answering challenging questions concerning historical and technical aspects of the Golf and the Wörthersee GTI Festival.  Managing Director of VPCM, Erik Winter, said that the Wörthersee GTI Contest was a way of celebrating the enthusiasm and devotion displayed by GTI fans in Malaysia. “We are delighted to be able to present this once-in-a lifetime chance to our winner – congratulations on a well-deserved win to Syazwan,” he added.

The GTI Festival is held every May by Lake Wörth or Wörthersee, as it is known in German. It all started as a small gathering of Volkswagen GTI owners but has evolved into a full-fledged event of modified, classic and vintage Volkswagen cars, attracting over 100,000 fans around the world. This year marks the 37th year of the festival.


Pan Eu Jin

Pan Eu Jin

Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.
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