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This is interesting - obviously, I can only base my assumptions on the UK and it may or may not be correct. When I started going to VW shows in the mid 1980's, it was common to see a VW dealer at a...

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Show promoters are responsible for dealer displays at vintage shows, not VW, although a dealer may show initiative and contact the show promoter. The dealer is generally not directed by the parent...

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Yeah, that makes sense.I know manufacturers such as Vauxhall and a couple of others I believe have what we call "Heritage" centres in the UK - a collection of important cars that were once in their...

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I follow Volkswagen on Facebook and they are constantly posting pics of older VWs.

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Yes, which makes me think that they want people to know about their heritage. As Kyle said, it's basically clever marketing, but I like that they have a bit of a connection there. I mean VW UK owns a...

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Well, VW of Germany I think is more dedicated to their history than VW of America. VWoA has a selection of vintage cars that they flaunt off from time to time, and occasionally in advertising. But...

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I think Ford has a Heritage museum too in the UK.

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The only companies that I know that have a U.S. classic center is Mercedes and Ferrari. Albert, I herd that something for BMW is in the works, if not all ready up & running.

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The Lase Edition Beetle that VW UK has owned since new was at this years Volksworld show.

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Cordwallis were the Commercial VW Dealer at Dubs at the Park and Stonor Park this Year and their MD, Simon Thomas, came to my workshop two days after Stonor and bought a Karmann Ghia Cabrio to park...

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Thanks Luke,I personally think it's great for the brand if VW, either itself, or one of the dealers attends a class VW Show - it keeps them in the public eye and it shows they haven't forgotten their...

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There are independent Heritage type museums scattered all over the US which have nothing to do with the actual manufacturer. I saw them all over in my travels driving truck. My most noted was the...

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