VW exhibit on display

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WHEN Bill Richardson Transport World reopens its doors on Friday, there will be a new attraction for motor enthusiasts to enjoy.

The Volkswagen exhibit focuses on the quirky German marque, perhaps best known for its Kombi and Beetle models.

A self-professed Kombi aficionado, Transport World executive director Jocelyn O’Donnell said she was excited for the new display to take centre-stage at the largest private automotive museum of its type in the world.

“Vehicles like the Kombi and Beetle are immensely popular around the world, largely because of the sense of nostalgia they evoke particularly in the post-war generation,” she said.

“You can’t help but smile when you see a Volkswagen and we’re looking forward to bringing together a display that will leave visitors grinning long after they leave our collection.”

Among the vehicles visitors could expect to see is a rare 1955 barn-door Kombi (believed to be one of just a couple still in road-worthy condition in New Zealand), a 1961 Karmann Ghia (only six were ever seen on Kiwi roads), and a Formula Vee single-seater race vehicle.

Entry to the display would be included in admission to Bill Richardson Transport World.

To find out more, go to www.transportworld.nz

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