Inaugural Event at YPK Integrated Training Center | Getting The Most Out Of Your GTI

Vancouver’s GTI Club hosted its Inaugural Event at YPK Integrated Training Center in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia on September 29th.

The morning involved classroom instruction on performance driving given by professional instructors, while the afternoon got GTI Club members in their cars and applying what they had learned in exercises like slalom, braking and steering.

The drivers’ smiles say it all.

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Mk VII GTI and GTI Club Launch

The Mk VII GTI took its official Vancouver bow on Wednesday June 18th at Clarkdale Volkswagen in front of a throng of GTI drivers and enthusiasts. The three Mk VII’s on display in our Service shop commanded much attention from the attendees, as did pristine examples of the previous six GTI generations that were also present in the Service Shop.


The newest incarnation of the venerable VW GTI was introduced by Clarkdale’s Sales Manager, Trevor Scheidl, followed by a presentation of the car’s features by our Lease Manager and Brand Specialist, Adam NiblockRob Boznik, a Clarkdale Service Technician as well as racing instructor and multiple GTI owner, then presented the new GTI’s technical specifications and advancements while putting them in context of the previous six GTI generations, examples of which were conveniently located over his right shoulder. The presentations concluded with Jens Egger introducing Clarkdale’s newly-minted GTI Club (details here) and describing its first event, a track day at YPK Integrated Training Centre.




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Dinner was provided by acclaimed Vancouver food truck, The Kaboom Box. Expectations were high, but the venison burgers, salmon “salmwiches”, poutine and a menu full of other items easily lived up to them. As people ate, they roamed around the Service shop, checking out the various GTIs and asking questions that the Service Techs were only too keen to answer. A GTI was even thrown up on a hoist for a better view of its nether regions, all the better for answering technical questions!




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Overall, it was a great night. Thank you to all who came out and showed support for both Clarkdale and the new Mk VII GTI. This is an important car to us and we’re glad to see it’s important to many of you as well.

Launch party for the Mk VII GTI

You’re invited to Clarkdale’s exclusive VIP launch party for the Mk VII GTI, taking place in our Service Department on Wed, June 18th at 6:30 PM.

It’ll be a real GTI event for real GTI people, both drivers and enthusiasts: there will be two brand spanking new Mk VII GTIs for you to get up close to and sit in, plus a number of older GTIs, food, prizes, and a whole lot of fun. We’ll also be launching our new GTI Club which is something you won’t want to miss. Bring your ride, bring your friends and join us!

RSVP at or 604-707-3298. Space is limited, so be quick like a GTI!