[Vwdiesel] SEARCH ANNOUNCED FOR THE OLDEST AND HIGHEST-MILEAGE VOLKSWAGEN DIESEL VEHICLES
pmdolan at sasktel.net
pmdolan at sasktel.net
Thu Feb 1 00:35:25 EST 2007
Well, I lose out on two counts: my highest mileage VW is and always has been Canadian, and the engine has been apart twice (why I bought it, the "repair" was botched). At only 650,000 kms (400k miles) and 1985 (Jetta) it is probably too low mileage and obviously way too new for the other qualification. Oh well, I wouldn't be caught dead driving a Toe Rag (well.,....MAYBE the TDI).
----- Original Message -----
From: Terry Briggs <vbriggs at stny.rr.com>
Date: Friday, January 26, 2007 11:42 pm
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] SEARCH ANNOUNCED FOR THE OLDEST AND HIGHEST-MILEAGE VOLKSWAGEN DIESEL VEHICLES
> Darn, wish I still had my '79 rabbit with 470k on it, too bad a
> rear ended me in '94
> On Jan 26, 2007, at 4:39 AM, Razvan Florea wrote:
> > Here's what i've found on the vwgazette:
> > I sure hope that the winner is one of you guys!
> > WASHINGTON, D.C. - Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today a
> > national
> > search for two significant vehicles from its diesel-powered
> past, in
> > celebration of its 30th anniversary of selling diesel-powered
> > passenger cars
> > in the U.S. The announcement, made today at the 2007 Washington
> > Show
> > kicks off searches for the oldest running Volkswagen diesel
> > and the
> > Volkswagen diesel with the highest accumulated mileage.
> > "Volkswagen has a long history of selling diesel-powered
> vehicles in
> > the
> > United States. These durable vehicles are capable of providing
> > and
> > years of reliable service. We anticipate an enormous response
> from our
> > owners," said Keith Price, public relations manager, Volkswagen
> > America,
> > Inc.
> > The oldest U.S. market diesel Volkswagen search is open to
> registered,> running vehicles. The winner will be determined by
> the vehicle
> > identification number (VIN). Volkswagen anticipates this vehicle
> > be a
> > Rabbit diesel, as 12,393 were sold in 1977.
> > The highest mileage diesel Volkswagen is also open to registered
> > running
> > vehicles. The mileage must be documented and verifiable with an
> > accurate
> > odometer reading, and supporting historical service records
> > logbook.
> > Both vehicles must be equipped with their original engines.
> > Beginning March 1, interested owners will be able to submit their
> > information online at www.vw.com. Applicants will complete a
> form with
> > contact and vehicle data, and upload digital pictures of their
> diesel> Volkswagen. Once a pool of finalists is identified, they
> will be asked
> > to
> > visit their authorized local Volkswagen dealer to have their
> > and
> > documentation validated.
> > Volkswagen plans to keep the application period open for a
> minimum of
> > four
> > months. Each of the two winners will be awarded the use of a
> > Volkswagen
> > Touareg V10 TDI for six months.
> > For 30 years, Volkswagen has provided the U.S. market with
> > and
> > durable diesel vehicles. The company has sold 813,476 diesel powered
> > Volkswagens.
> > Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in
> Auburn> Hills, Michigan. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG,
> headquartered in
> > Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest
> > of
> > passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells
> > Rabbit,
> > New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, GLI, Passat,
> > wagon,
> > Eos, and Touareg through approximately 600 independent U.S.
> > Visit
> > Volkswagen of America online at vw.com.
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