Look at this beauty, a Karmann Ghia coupe first registered in the UK in 1972 and, although nearly 50 years old, was a relative youngster compared to some of the many hundreds of VW cars and vans that took part in 'Run the Ring 4' on Sunday 20th September 2020.
'Run the Ring' is an annual charity event held exclusively for and by VW owners to raise money for good causes here in the UK; this year's event was in support of 'Papyrus', a youth suicide prevention charity, with a considerable number of those taking part having been directly affected and 'running' in memory of lost loved ones.
The event takes place on the M25 (jokingly known as Europe's largest car park) which is the motorway that encircles London and which is some 117 miles long. Those taking part leave from a number of service areas along the route, these being South Mimms along it's northern stretch, Thurrock in the East and Clackett's Lane and Cobham in the South. By the time the convoy eventually reaches the Cobham service area the convoy is many miles in length; in fact it is estimated that this year's convoy exceeded 18 miles in length.
Organisers are yet to announce the statistics from this year's event but with a conservative estimate of over 1,000 vehicles taking part, it looks as if Papyrus will be able to continue their good work well into the future.