The People's Club
We don’t know what the secret recipe from Volkswagen is that makes people love their cars so much, but the original motto ‘The People’s Car’ is probably more accurate today than ever. When you get a group of passionate owners together, it’s usually in the hundreds, so we joined Dubai’s “Dub Drive” 2018.
Car clubs attract a specific breed of person. When grouped together, these people take fanaticism to a whole new level and rarely has there been a display of loyalty to one brand, which in this case is Volkswagen, than the annual Dub Drive GCC event held in Dubai.
For many, a Volkswagen is or has been their first car whether it be a Beetle, Golf or Kombi bus and these models the world over, seem to generate a level of loyalty that often extends beyond just one generation. It is something which other car companies would trade the Earth for to gain just a small piece of that action.
So when Volkswagen Middle East announced it was hosting its second ‘Dub Drive” on behalf of owners and clubs around the region, we had to see it for ourselves. [To be continued...]
Few car brands on the planet have such an enthusiastic fanbase as Volkswagen, whether they are fans of the older Beetle and Kombi or the iconic Golf. So when they get together, it tends to be big – very big!
Dub Drive is something you don’t see everyday. A club meet of car owners so big, it’s organised by the regional distributor which in this case is Volkswagen Middle East. This was the second running and it literally closed the streets of Dubai.
There’s a giant VW club meet in Austria at a small town called Wöerthersee which has been going on for nearly 40 years and is a must-attend event if you’re into Volkswagens of any sort.
But Vee Dub fans aren’t just confined to Europe as we found when we joined the outrageously fun Dub Drive GCC for Middle East fans in Dubai.
As it turned out, I wasn’t the only one as more than 800 fans arrived at the Dubai Autodrome to compare cars, see a bit of on-track action, listen to live music and enjoy local food, but mostly importantly to take part in a massive convoy around Dubai.
I coaxed the keys to a Golf GTE plug-in hybrid and join 267 others for what was confirmed as the biggest parade of Volkswagens ever held in the Middle East. [To be continued...]