Goa has been a favourite place for almost every single event that happens be it filmmakers, tourists destination or wedding planners. However the spectacular scenery has always gained a positive reply from the automobile industry and this time was no different with another event held successfully in Goa.
The 2nd edition of Volksweekend was held at Panjim Gymkhana on the 4h of November that attracted a lot of spectators, automobile and vintage car fans, vintage car owners amongst others. This year’s event also a rally being held in attendance to the public display of the cars.
Crowds cheered and motorists waved as the bright coloured Volkswagen cars from the yesteryears drove past them along the streets of Panjim. This kind of events will only ensure that people understand the value of vintage cars and restore them back on road says Kirshant Kamat a 1969 VW Beetle owner.
Volksweekend was initially held a year back in Anjuna but back than the idea relied on just having a small get-together of the cars and the owners, the tremendous response received from the event motivated the organisers to ensure Volksweekend returns but on a larger scale than before.
Speaking to Auto Goa Mr Byas Nambian one of the organiser official said “Our second annual Volksweekend in Goa was a big success with 60 cars participating in the 2 days of the event. The range of cars was staggering with the oldest restored VW car being unveiled for the first time. Our public event at the gymkhana and a drive saw fantastic response from the public. All this would not have been possible without the help of Volkswagen, Autocar India, Castrol, Goa tourism development Corporation, Panjim police department, Collectors office and our volunteers”.
Warren D’Costa a spectator at the event added by saying that “it was a very well organised event and huge kudos to the management for organising an event on such a great scale with so many great cars to see. I personally liked the 1302 grey beetle because of the mods and taste for fast and loud cars”,
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