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Motorsports: VW Beetle Owners Club celebrate 20 years of 'Pride of Ownership'

31 March 2019 - 79   - 0

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners Club have made arrangements to hold the 20th annual “Pride of Ownership” drive on Sunday (31). 

This is a landmark event of the Club, as the Pride of Ownership Drive has carried on unbroken for the past 20 years,and this year’s drive will coincide with the celebration of 100 Years of the Hilton Hotel Chain, which has been the traditional start of the Pride of Ownership Drive, and the Club has assured over 100VW’s will attend this year's drive, breaking a record attendance at all events organised by the Club. 

The Club has also invited members from the Kandy Club, who will make an epic journey from the Hill Capital to attend this event.

The Pride of Ownership Drive is the most important annual event organised by the Vokswagen Beetle Owners Club, held each year inMarch, and is attended by members and their guests who are assured of a fun-filled day of activities. 

Each year the committee ensures to improve on the activities of the day, as the policy shared amongst the committee is that, a happy member will ensure to maintain a happy 'Beetle'. 

The Drive will commence from the Hilton Colombo, which has been the traditional start of this annual event, and will sport a flag depicting the 100 years of the Hilton on each VW, which would resume the celebration in grand style. 

The Drive would proceed in convoy from the Hilton Colombo along Galle Road and proceed southwards, with the resumption of a friendly rally that would kickoff from Moratuwa and end at the finish at the luxurious Hotel Haridara, which belongs to the Oak Ray Hotel Chain in Wadduwa. 

The Hotel has put together a fabulous array and will ensure an excellent day of entertainment under the palms, which will be followed by a fellowship buffet lunch and the awards ceremony. 

The Club is grateful to the main sponsor of the event, Lanka Orix Leasing Co., which has come forward to support the activities of the Club. 

As in all previous events, the Beetles generate a sense of “Fun in the Sun”, and a beach location has been a firm favorite. 

Rest assured that all members and their guests would enjoy the day's activities at the resort. 

This event has brought about immense interest amongst both locals and tourists who flock to witness the lineup of VW’s enroute to the holiday location. 

VW Beetles of all ages, Karman Ghias, Vans, a few rarities with the likes of a Trekker and Variants would come together with the New Beetle to make this event a resounding success.

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