Without the Volks, there is no Wagen

You don’t have to own a Volkswagen to feel part of the Volkswagen story.

We’re celebrating car love. From life-long friendships and happy memories to the people who’ve made the leap to living electric. We hope these stories inspire future owners and offer a warm embrace to those who are already part of the Volkswagen family. After all, without the Volks, there is no Wagen.

From memorable journeys with friends and family, to enjoying the creativity and design of our cars through the decades - it’s people like you that put the Volks into Volkswagen.

Let's hear from the owners


I fell in love with VWs when I saw Herbie, The Love Bug at Northfield Cinema in 1969. It’s an amazing film.

In 1971, my uncle bought a new Beetle, and he naturally called it Herbie. It's the first car I worked on. I was 13 years old.

He's still got that car. I used to go around there on Saturdays and just get involved. We used to buy barrel pipes, we got a radio and mud flaps, that sort of stuff, bolt on goodies.

I financed my degree in Economics at Roehampton by buying, selling and restoring Beetles. After my graduation, I bought a garage with my business partner at the time.

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Most kids play with toy cars. When I was 10 years old, I owned a 1990 Volkswagen Scirocco. A real one. I still have it.

From the age of two or three, I started to ask my dad questions when we were out on our travels, stuff like, “What does that pedal do? Is that the brake?” How does an accelerator work?”

I started tinkering with cars when I was eight or nine. I’d pick up a spanner here and there, help dad out when he was doing a service in the garage.

A week or two before my 10th birthday, dad just walked into the room one morning and said, “Do you want a car?”
I was like, “What car... what car?”
And he said, “A Volkswagen,”
I asked him, “Which one... which one?”
He replied, “Uh, a Volkswagen Scirocco.”

Tell us YourWagen stories and get your own personalised nameplate

Whether it’s WalkiesWagen, MumsWagen or PicnicWagen we want to celebrate the unique relationships and roles Volkswagen cars have played in the lives of those who drive them. If you’d like to take part in some of our planned activities and learn more about YourWagen, we want to hear from you.

There will be an exciting opportunity later this year for a select number of Volkswagen fans to have their cars badged with their own personal YourWagen nameplates. Those selected will be invited to a special event to have their bespoke YourWagen badges applied to their cars. Register your interest below to be kept informed of this activity! 

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