It all began with Uncle Wolfgang. Without him, Andreas Wehlen from Waldorf, about 40 Kilometers south of Bonn, would probably not have encountered the Golf so early: in 1979, Wolfgang drove Andreas to his first day at school in the Golf I. ‘Signal Yellow, unforgettable,’ recalls Andreas in his pleasingly melodic Rhineland accent. ‘There is even a photo of it,’ says the cheerful soul, reaching into the glove compartment. And indeed there is. The three of them are there: Andreas, his little brother Christian and Uncle Wolfgang’s 1976 Golf L. The now 46-year-old smiles while running his fingers across the photo, before lovingly placing it on the parcel shelf of his own car – a Lofoten Green Golf L, also built in 1976. It just had to be, didn’t it?
Starting school in a Golf
Few other cars are so deeply rooted in the lives of their drivers as the Golf. In the series entitled ‘It’s my Life’, we present people who drive the Golf – and live for it. In part one, Andreas and Bianca Wehlen explain why they could never do without their Golf MK I.