The Volkswagen Autopavilion



The Volkswagen AutoPavilion, Place of Cars and Legends, first opened doors in 2004, the result of a need for a modern, state-of-the art heritage centre to replace the existing museum that housed the Manufacturer’s old vehicles.

The multi-million rand attraction is unique as it is the only automobile discovery centre on the continent and only the fifth worldwide.

Volkswagen of South Africa’s high-tech, interactive expo and heritage centre takes you on a full-throttle journey from concept to classic, laser to legend, with the cars that defined the past and inspire the future.

Featuring state of the art technology and unprecedented interactivity, the AutoPavilion in Uitenhage proudly showcases the evolution of the VW brand from the very first Beetle to the contemporary passenger and sports cars of today. Travel the world in an interactive “movie studio” Beetle complete with green screen technology, rub shoulders with icons of yesteryear such as Herbie or South Africa’s oldest kombi, or simply watch in amazement as a car(sliced by a laser) folds in half. With amazing special effects and stunning interactive displays, the AutoPavilion provides the ultimate in edutainment.

Group Parts took this opportunity to show our clients the history of Volkswagen, BB Autobody Rebuilds from Bela Bela, Car Doctor from Secunda, Jocks Autobody from PTA, Dent Doctor Randburg from JHB and MF Autobody from JHB joined us on this day.

The day consisted of a tour of the Volkswagen Plant as well as the Autopavilion, history learning and a light meal to end the very effective day.




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