Made Out of Scrap, VW Beetle Showcased at Kala Ghoda Festival
As part of VW’s ‘Think Blue’ campaign, Volkswagen went to various environmental sustainability clean-up drives to collect scrap pieces used in the development of the VW Beetle.
February 7, 2012: The iconic Volkswagen Beetle was displayed at the Kala Ghoda festival in a new avatar. While this record holding car for being the longest running and most manufactured was under revamp by Volkswagen for 2012 version, an artist named Haribaabu Natesaan went on to do something different by creating a VW Beetle art piece using scrap metal pieces.
Mr. Haribaabu Natesaan made use of over 2805 pieces of scrap metal to build VW Beetle. The scrap metal pieces include 200 bottle caps, 800 cold drink crowns, 800 spark plugs, 60 mother boards, computer keyboards, CDs, hard disks, audio cassettes, speakers, barbecue sticks, telecom wires, beer cans, flat screen monitor, pens, type writers and many more.
The scrap pieces used in developing the VW Beetle were collected from various environmental sustainability clean-up drives undertaken by Volkswagen as part of ‘Think Blue’ campaign at different locations. This creative scrap version of Beetle is on display from 4th to 12th of February, 2012 at the Kala Ghoda festival for Indian. Later, it will be sent to Germany to be displayed in an art museum there.