In 2007 Volkswagen celebrated their 60th anniversary by staging a huge event in Hanover, Germany. The celebrations included a concert by The Who, who performed their 1967 hit ‘Magic Bus’. Though not originally about a VW, the classic track has become an anthem for VW bus owners and links between The Who and the Volkswagen bus go back as far as 1965, indeed, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend enjoy VW ownership to this day.
After the celebrations, the idea to create a ‘real’ magic bus came into being.
Roger Daltrey is a long standing patron of Teenage Cancer Trust, and, with the help of Volkswagen Commercials AG, who donated the vehicle, the idea became reality. The Magic Bus would be raffled and the proceeds donated to TCT. The competition drew interest from all over the world and raised £28,000 for a worthy cause.
The Magic Bus is now up to be auctioned at the car auction specialists Coys sale in Ascot, Berkshire, England, on 23rd May, 2010.
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