GTI owners show off their prize possessions at the Fan Drive event
Like a bratwurst at a Bundesliga match, the showing-off portion of the event is an integral part. At the Fan Drives, which take place several times, GTI owners can drive the vehicles they brought with them onto the stage and present them to the audience. This is where it becomes clear why the cult status of the three magical letters has remained intact even after 41 years. These finely tuned machines are full of individuality and a love for details, which earns them plenty of applause from the crowd. Florian Schade, for example, brought a spectacularly laminated Golf VII GTI in Adidas style with him to Wolfsburg. ‘I designed it myself on my computer, and I even applied all of the laminates myself,' he explains with more than a little pride.