"We were asked about setting up a GTI meet in Wolfsburg during the Wörthersee event", says Jürgen Stackmann, member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand. "With this event we are demonstrating that we listen to our fans, and we hope to welcome as many of them as possible here at the main plant in Wolfsburg – the birthplace of the GTI."
The meet will begin at 10 am in the parking area in front of the Volkswagen Arena. Events in the programme include a procession of cars, an open-air cinema, various live art performances and a wakeboard show. Food and drinks will be on hand courtesy of Wörthersee-style food trucks such as a 'Bulli' ice cream. Also included in the programme of events: a daycare area where children can paint on the body of a Volkswagen Golf.
An exclusive selection of current and historic GTI generations which is sure to make enthusiast hearts race. Even race cars from Volkswagen Motorsport as well as the newest members of the GTI family will be presented. Also sure to attract a lot of attention are the 'Apprentice GTIs' from the last 10 years, which were also on display at the Wörthersee event. Each of these vehicles stands out with its own unique style and theme.
The Golf GTI procession, which is scheduled for the afternoon, passes through the East Gate and goes via Mittelstraße to Südstraße, past the brand's tower and then towards the power station. On-site registration is required in order to participate in the Golf GTI procession through the factory. Up to 250 vehicles will be able to take part in the event. Should the number of interested participants exceed the number of available spots, priority will be given according to time of on-site registration on 16 September 2017.
Parking spaces directly adjacent to the stadium will be available exclusively for GTI drivers. There will be signs indicating additional parking spaces in close vicinity to the arena. Parking is free on a first-come, first-served basis.