i have said to anyone that asks, my job does not suck. the latest example of this is coming up in about 10 days. i am hitting the road again, this time to hong kong, italy, and germany. when i suggested the appointment with vw, they graciously accepted, but extended it beyond the normal 2 hour or so meeting. after the meeting they offered to take us to visit autostadt, their amusement part/distribution center/infotainment center on their factory campus in wolfsburg. and they invited us to dinner to boot! these guys are too much – if you see a couple of extra vw titles next year, maybe you will know why.
but i did not know of autostadt, so i did some research…
on top of a tour through the enormous factory, a guide to the evolution of roads, and cinema in a large sphere, Autostadt is also home to the largest glass doors in the world and the longest printed line. The line starts from outside Wolfsburg and travels through Autostadt to a point on a farm. It is about 4 miles (6.4 km) long.
but it wasn’t a long line, or big doors that got me so interested in this. it was the two towers that are connected to the Volkswagen factory by a 700 metre underground tunnel. these towers are the distribution center for VW cars.
now no ordinary towers, these two beautiful structures house about 880 VW autos. i believe that you can order your vw, and when it is ready, you will go to this dc and watch the final preparations of delivery of your car.
those of you that know me, i am an organizational freak. my wife wanted pics of the house we moved into last year put up on fb – i chose pics of the garage, with the new rack system i installed. so to see a d-c like this, wow…
of course, you will get a full report when i get back, or if the internet is ok, maybe while i am gone. at any rate, i can’t wait to see this.