Pavilion exhibits cars of legend

Lynne Gadd-Claxton

TRAVEL down the beaten track in a VW Beetle or race around Le Mans in a Formula One car.

Boys, both young and old, a few of the fairer sex too, will have lots to explore, and learn about the mechanics of vehicles at the VW Auto Pavilion in Uitenhage.

Volkswagen’s hi-tech and interactive centre will take you on a journey of the history of the motor industry giant.

The centre boasts some of the rarest and most legendary of VW vehicles, including the “Say Goodbye to Citi” Citi MK1.

This was the last CitiGolf to roll off the production line, and toured the country in 2009 giving fans the opportunity to write farewell messages on the car.

Visitors to the centre can test their fuel-saving skills on the Blue Motion Technologies fuel-saving trainer. If you fail the test, the voice-operated instructor will give you petrol-saving tips.

Take a two-hour tour of Volkswagen’s state-of-the-art factory while travelling in a modified Polo. Factory tours take place on weekdays at 9am and 12pm. The tour has an age restriction of eight years and older.

The VW Auto Pavilion situated at 103 Algoa Road in Uitenhage is open weekdays from 8.30am until 4pm and the first Saturday of every month from 10am till 1pm.

Admission is R10 adults, R5 under 16, and R7.50 for pensioners and groups of 15 (per person). Inquiries, bookings: (041) 994-5941

Leave a Reply