Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have once again been selected as official Vehicle Sponsor for the National Ploughing Championships which will take place from September 23 in Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co Laois. The 83rd. National Ploughing Championship will run for four days and attracts on average 1,100 exhibitors and 189,000 visitors. The event is Ireland’s largest and one of Europe’s largest Outdoor Exhibitions and Agricultural Trade Shows.
Volkswagen commercial vehicles managing director, Alan Bateson, said: “We are delighted to be returning once again as official Vehicle Sponsor of this year’s National Ploughing Championships. Our 4x4 ‘Farm Ready’ model line-up is right at home at the ploughing championships. This year we will also showcase our support for Irish agriculture with the launch of an unbeatable zero per cent agri-finance product which offers the agricultural community access to finance on out vehicles at no cost, in comparison to a rate of up to 12 per cent APR from high street banks. We will have top of the range vehicles on display, including some of our best ever new limited edition models.”
As the official motoring sponsor, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will provide a fleet of its hugely popular and award winning 4x4 pick-up, the Amarok and its number one selling Caddy Van equipped with 4 Motion, Volkswagen’s legendary four-wheel drive system, to support the championship’s on- and off-road transportation needs.
Anna May McHugh, national ploughing association managing director, said: “The Volkswagen vehicles will prove to be a huge addition for the off-road preparations and site works that will take place on upwards of 700 acres, and during the event week they will provide a vital link between exhibition, competitions, demonstrations and car parks.”
Volkswagen commercial vehicles will also have a stand at the show featuring a display of vehicles for visitors to closely inspect. Volkswagen trained commercial vehicle specialists will also be on hand to discuss and assist in any questions visitors may have and also discuss their new-to-market zero per cent APR agri-finance product which will be launched at the event.