Volkswagen will be axing the production of the much-loved Volkswagen Beetle this year, 80-years after the original Beetle, designed by Ferdinand Porsche, made its debut in 1938.
Of the 21.5 million units sold globally, many have found its home in Malaysia and to give the automotive icon a proper send-off, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) will be organising the Beetle, An Iconic Gathering, the biggest Beetle gathering in Malaysia.
The celebration will kick-off on 13 July 2019 with a 150 Beetle Sunshine Tour convoy, flagging off from the heart of Kuala Lumpur, making its way through the streets of Golden Triangle before proceeding to the gathering at the open-air carpark Palace of Justice in Putrajaya.
VPCM will be attempting to break the current Malaysian record of the largest Beetle gathered at one location during the event and is calling out to all classic and current Beetle owners to join in the gathering. Beetle owners in Malaysia and interested participants can register their cars on VPCM’s website.
Participation is free and event details will be provided during the online registration. Participants will also receive a certificate of participation from Volkswagen.
Managing Director of VPCM, Erik Winter said, “Volkswagen ends production of the much-loved Beetle this year, and we want to give this global bestseller the send-off it deserves by celebrating its legacy. We would like to invite owners and Beetle enthusiasts to the gathering to help us break the record and celebrate the world’s favourite Bug.”