Volkswagen fans to gather at festival

Volkswagen fans to gather at festival

Lovers of all things Volkswagen are due to congregate in Warwickshire for the 27th annual GTI international.

The festival for admirers of the Golf GTI and other VW models is set to be bigger than ever this year, with a 20% increase in advance bookings by traders and visitors.

It is set to take place from July 4 to 6 at the Shakespeare County Raceway, at the Long Marston airfield near Stratford-upon-Avon.

Highlights include a quarter-mile sprint track. Visitors can bring their cars to see just how fast they can accelerate, and the UK's top tuning firms as well as the Volkswagen Drag Racing Club will hold demo runs for up to 3,000 spectators in the grandstand.

Meanwhile, some of the best-kept VWs in the UK and Europe will be presented in the Show'n'Shine and Concours competition - from original concours classics to specially modified cars.

Some unique displays are being planned in the club areas, while there will also be a wide choice of cars for sale, as well as trade stands and entertainment for younger visitors.

Visitors are being invited to camp overnight on site, where they will find a bar and clubhouse, catering and permanent shower and toilet facilities.

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