Volkswagen Joins The Schloss Dyck Classic Days Motor Festival

Schloss Dyck - Volkswagen W12 Nardo
Record-breaking W12 Nardo

Volkswagen joins the Schloss Dyck Classic Days motor festival August 2 – 4 2019 promising some stylish track action for visitors, participants and racing legends.

This year will see German marque Volkswagen presenting five of its automotive highlights during the 2019 Classic Days event at Schloss Dyck:

  • The popular and race-proven “Mille Miglia” Beetle
  • VW-Porsche 914/4 celebrating its anniversary
  • Record-breaking W12 Nardo
  • Apal Buggy

Located in the spectacular grounds of the moated Castle of Dyck in Jüchen, Lower Rhine, the classic car and motor festival is the 14th edition of this quirky and often bizarre event. The show attracts thousands of enthusiasts into a classic theme that embraces both atmospheric motorsport and automotive history to its fullest.

The gigantic automotive garden party welcomes everything from legends and fun cars to outlandish birthday celebrations.

Past – Present – Future

This years format will include a whole host of past, present and future generations of motor cars such as the infamous VW ID.R. – The Pikes Peak record holder went on June 3, 2019, on record hunt for e-racing vehicles on the Nordschleife. In just 6.05 minutes, the 680 bhp car completed the legendary 20.8 km route – average speed 204 km / h – top speed 270 km / h.

Another classic sensation to attend this year’s proceedings will be the amazing Bugatti Diatto AVIO 8C 1919 which, after 100 years, has been restored with its amazing 8-cylinder aircraft engine and is now fully operational.

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Bugatti Diatto AVIO 8C 1919 which, after 100 years, has been restored with its amazing 8-cylinder aircraft engine – image courtesy Classic Days

Mighty record-breaker: Visitors can see the power of the Volkswagen W12 from a distance. The 440 kW (600 PS) sports car broke ten international records on the high-speed circuit at Nardò (IT) in 2001, improving on those times in 2002. The experimental vehicle also claimed a world 24-hour record in 2002 with an average speed of 322.89 km. The records set by the W12 Nardo remain unbroken to this day.

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Record-breaker Volkswagen to present legendary automobiles during the 2019 Classic Days at Schloss Dyck

Popular world champion: On 17th February 1972, the Beetle became the world’s most-produced automobile. The first Volkswagen special edition appeared to commemorate this record. A Beetle 1302 S “World Champion” from that 1972 special edition will be on display in Jüchen.

Air-cooled fun car: The viper-green Apal Buggy just makes you want to head straight for the sea. Early in the 1960s, the beaches of California were dotted with home-made vehicles based on the Beetle, and the dune buggy craze soon reached Europe. Belgian specialist manufacturer produced the GFK bodywork mounted on a shortened 1972 Beetle platform.

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50th model anniversary VW-Porsche 914/4

50th anniversary of the first production mid-engined sports car in Germany: In 1969, Volkswagen and Porsche presented a two-seater sports car. The VW-Porsche boasted a mid-engine concept and made use of air-cooled Porsche or Volkswagen motors. It sported Targa-topped, rounded bodywork with a roll bar and was available to buy until 1976. To mark the anniversary, a VW-Porsche 914/4 from 1974 will be appearing at the “Volkswagen Vielfalt” (Volkswagen Variety) special race.

The action begins on Friday, August 2 – 4 2019.

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