EVEN though it's in its embryonic stage, Volkswagen Owners of Jamaica embraced new members to the fold at a gathering at Country Farm House in Vineyard Town, Kingston, on Sunday.
The event, a celebration of all things Volkswagen, saw close to 40 vehicles at the jam-packed venue ranging from flashy to futuristic as well as cool and classic.
The initiative, spearheaded by Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) vice-president and Jamaica Volkswagen Club President Norman Foster, was deemed a success.
"So many people came out. And when you see something like this, you just can't help but feel fulfilled. A dream has come true here today," Foster told Auto.
Volkswagen (VW) lovers and collectors from across the island gathered around to peer into each other's bonnets, gawking at engines and modifications, comparing each other's automotive art, and sharing stories. Even children got in on the fun, climbing into dune buggies and pretending to steer them.
Owners came to register their names, the make, model, year, and even the colours of their vehicles for entry into the group's database.
The group — which aims to be an arm of the classic car club — garnered support from the JCCC president Nigel McFarlane, who was in attendance.