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Volkswagen T2 Bus Turned into Currywurst on Wheels

Curry might be a famous Indian spice, but currywurst is a German dish consisting of steamed, then fried pork sausage that's seasoned with curry ketchup. Rally fans devour the stuff by the metric ton every weekend and Volkswagen is one of the biggest suppliers.
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In fact, currywurst outsold passenger cars in 2014 as Volkswagen's biggest export. But let's not beat around the bush here and talk about the classic 1975 T2b van that was converted into a sausage-shaped hot dog stand by the German company's apprentices.

11 young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 collaborated on the project, The team, headed by project manager and instructor Ralf Zeh, also received support from Volkswagen retirees. For instance", former employees of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles had located the classic bus and helped with parts sourcing.

"The demands were high, and there was a tight time schedule for the project. The apprentices worked with new materials and tried out new working techniques," project manager Zeh emphasized.

You might be tempted to say that the young ones had a little too much imagination and a bad eye for design. But the weird, bloated shape is there because artist Erwin Wurm was behind the project. He made those weird museum displays that looked like obese cars a few years ago… we're sure you've seen them.

The Austrian artist's "Erwin Wurm. Fichte" exposition at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is where the sausage truck will be serving food until September 13th, 2015. So if you're feeling peckish or just want to see curry on wheels, that's where you need to go.

"Our apprentices can be proud of what they have achieved, which included a number of technical challenges," said Dr. Henning Kreher, director of the Kunstmuseum. "The Curry Bus is a unique automotive work of art. Young people training in six different vocations have contributed their entire knowledge and skills."

Last year, Volkswagen's sausage production increased 10% reaching 7.8 million units, 1.7 million more than passenger cars. The difference is about as much as Skoda's production for 2014. We're not making this up!

VW currywurst is available 12.5 and 25 centimeter (5 and 10-inch) sizes and they also have a designated part number. Besides Golf and Polos, Volkswagen also makes lots of ketchup, about 540 tons of the stuff every year.

 
 
 
 
 

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