The evening after the showing of the VW film in London a VW Microbus, driven by members of the motoring Press, left Blundells, the Volkswagen agents in Folkestone, on a run to the four corners of Britain — John o’ Groats, Glasgow, Land’s End and back to Folkestone. The aim being to average 26 m.p.h. overall, inclusive of stops, and to endeavour to keep the air-cooled engine running non-stop throughout. The Microbus was fully laden, and standard except for heater and fog-lamps.
As we close this issue for press the run continues and the Microbus arrived in Edinburgh safely on the outward journey, after a good run in fine weather. It left Folkestone 80 minutes late, but made this time up en route.