The purpose of The Thing (Type 181) Registry is to promote the preservation and enjoyment of the Volkswagen Thing, while keeping track of all VW Things in the world. We track the VIN, owners information, color and location. This is FREE to all VW Thing owners. Although we don’t have formal meetings, membership does provide the opportunity to participate in various scheduled Thing activities all over the world. We network through our Facebook page and newspaper. We promote Thing and Volkswagen events and sponsor activities like cruises, parades, gatherings, etc. Our activities are made possible by our network of volunteer “Thing Ambassadors” throughout the country. Our members also receive discounts at participating VW businesses who sponsor the Thing Registry.