27 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

The world champion of rally snacks? Introducing Volkswagen’s ‘Fan Food’

2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC, Rally Great Britain: Ogier/Ingrassia

Woolly hat, check. Scarf, check. Gloves, check. Waterproof clothing, check. Mud-proof boots, check. Flask of hot drink, che… No, just wait a minute. You’ll need more than a container of hot liquid when you’re in the forest awaiting rally aces to pirouette around the corner in front of you, a few feet in front of your eyes, their cars’ liveries all of a blur, their cars’ engines popping and blaring into the distance, piercing the still and slightly damp air. But with your car left miles back in the spectator parking area (along with the mobile food outlets), what’s a rally fan to do to alleviate a rumbling, hungry stomach?
 
One answer could be Volkswagen’s Fan Food. In preparation for the 2014 World Rally Championship season, the German manufacturer and reigning champion has created the currywurst, a spin on the traditional sausage of its homeland. As you can see in the video below, V0lkswagen’s ‘Fan Food’ can withstand speedy rally cars, difficult terrain and is easy to hold, thanks to its lighter ‘construction’, essential when you’ve cold hands. It’s warming, too, as well as being easy to eat quickly in those momentary pauses between rally cars tearing up the stages. (We’ve eaten VW’s currywurst at its Wolfsburg headquarters and when combined with Volkswagen ketchup, it’s especially tasty.)



The first trial outing of the special sausage will be at the Monte Carlo Rally from 14-19 January 2014, and hungry rally fans can win a VIP trip to the event in the South of France, by becoming a ‘Fan Food’ tester. Just visit the link shown in the video and apply. Who knows, maybe the Volkswagen currywurst will become the undisputed world champion of rally food, just like the Polo R is the current WRC rally car king!

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