The Suzuki Jimny is a bit of a symbol on the island
Translated by Thomas Ansell
Last year, lovers of the Wadden Island Terschelling could show their support (and support local causes) by buying a ‘mushroom’ waypoint marker from the island’s tourism authority. In an unrelated campaign, a unique Suzuki Jimny micro off-road car is being auctioned via Marktplaats to raise money for the Dirk Metz Fonds. As reported by the Omrop Fryslân.
The car has been wrapped in the Terschelling colours, and was brought onto the island last year as a promotion for its beaches. Across the Wadden Islands, the Jimny has become a bit of a legendary car: with the ability to go off road, but the proportions of a modern Mini Cooper.
Terschelling and the other Wadden Islands are suffering from a severe lack of summer tourism revenue due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak. Though people are now able to go and visit the islands, across Europe more and more people are choosing not go on holiday this year. The Jimny is one way for the island to raise funds to keep services for its residents going. As of Friday morning, bidding for the car had reached around 25,000 euros.
Image via Marktplaats