Yesterday we came across a little viewed clip on YouTube – “Kombi Last Wishes”
As you probably know the VW campervan has stopped production globally, and this incredibly moving clip is voiced by the last VW campervan….how she’s feeling at the end of her life- talking about her last wishes.
This is an incredibly emotional film, and we’d urge you to watch it – and if you’re a true VW enthusiast we challenge you to watch the whole clip without a tear in your eye.
The well loved and travelled VW looks back at some of the high points in her life, from when she was born in the 1940s, through to the present day. We see Frank and Iris who travelled the world in a VW, visiting 25 countries. We meet Nene, who has taken his VW cross continents to 3 different World Cups. We hear all about Miriam who was born in the back of a VW, as well as Bob who famously painted his VW for the greatest festival in history, Woodstock.
So as the VW departs, she lists her Will and leaves Frank & Iris her odometer, she leaves Nene her hubcap signed by Pele, she leave Miriam Sir Ben Pon’s original sketch of the VW concept…from when she was ‘born’. She leaves Bob the artist a painting set in the shape of a VW – and she travels the world delivering parts and VW keepsakes to people who have kept her dream alive all these years.
And finally, the VW’s final trip is to see the son of Ben Pon, who technically she regards as her brother.
Its an emotional story, and makes us here at Pear Tree Weddings feel quite proud to be keeping 5 VW campers in top condition, and used – we think we’re keeping the dream alive…….go to our Facebook page for the full film www.facebook.com/peartreeweddings