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Event Report: H2O International

posted by on 30 September 2014 in Events Coverage

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Basically, it all started as a club show… an event in NY state for some locals who’d banded together to form Club H2O. The club fizzled as clubs do when priorities change and the remnants were picked up by Jay Shoup. Shoup’s a local to Ocean City, Maryland so you can probably see where this […] More…

Find of the Day: 1972 Volkswagen Beetle

posted by on 30 September 2014 in Find Of the Day

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The Baja Beetle just might be the most popular and oldest style of customization within the Beetle scene.  In more recent times, these Bajas have morphed from a simple lift and some fiberglass parts, to something closer to a sand rail with a Beetle shape.  Today’s Find of the Day definitely fits that description. What was […] More…

Choice Gear: GoPro Hero4

posted by on 30 September 2014 in Choice Gear

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To say that GoPro cameras have come a long way since their introduction in 2004 just might be the understatement of the year.  In those ten years, the tiny cameras have gone from being hindered by a 10 second record time to becoming an Emmy Award-winning must-have item for both amateurs and professionals in the […] More…

Bruxsafol Debuts “Matte Caribbean Metallic” on Volkswagen Scirocco

posted by on 30 September 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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German vinyl manufacturers Bruxsafol have recently debuted their new Matte Caribbean Metallic finish on a new Volkswagen Scirocco, making for a finished product which is sure to turn heads wherever it goes.  As a part of Bruxsafol’s “Platinum Wrapping Film” line, the Matte Caribbean Metallic finish is manufactured to the highest standards ensuring longevity and providing […] More…

Video: Volkswagen GTI Competes in Motor Trend’s “2014 Best Driver’s Car” Competition

posted by on 29 September 2014 in Videos

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Both extremely vague and precisely accurate, the true meaning of the term “Driver’s Car” is something that journalists and enthusiasts have long debated. Most recently, the term has come to be code for the ideal handling, response, and feel that the driver experiences when behind the wheel.  Last week, the folks at Motor Trend gathered […] More…

Seat Celebrates its 5 Millionth Ibiza

posted by on 29 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Group brand Seat is celebrating two major milestones in Paris, with the five millionth Ibiza being produced on the model’s 30th anniversary.  Since being unveiled at the Paris Motor Show three decades ago, the Ibiza has been the best selling and most exported Spanish automobile, being sold in more than 57 different countries.  To commemorate the […] More…

Focus Open 2014: Three Volkswagen Models Get Coveted Design Award

posted by on 29 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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In the past 23 years, the “Focus Open” International Design Award has developed into a prestigious competition. Among this year’s nominees were three Volkswagen models – the T-ROC Concept Car, the new Golf Sportsvan and the Beetle Dune Design Study. Hosted at the Design Center Stuttgart, Volkswagen’s T-ROC was awarded the highest rating of “Focus in Gold” for what the […] More…

UK Pricing Announced For All-New, High Tech Volkswagen Passat

posted by on 29 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Retailers in the UK will begin taking orders for the eighth generation Passat saloon and Estate models on 7 October, ahead of first UK deliveries in January, with prices starting from £22,215 (RRP OTR) for the entry-level saloon (see below for full details). This all-new car brings a host of new technologies, comfort and […] More…

Paris 2014: The World Premiere of the Passat GTE

posted by on 29 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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World premiere of the new Passat GTE at the Paris Motor Show: for the first time, plug-in hybrid drive for Passat Saloon and Estate cars Electric car: the Passat GTE can be driven up to 50 km in an all-electric mode Touring car: Paris-London-Paris nonstop and with zero emissions in the city Ten important facts […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 29 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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FIA World Rallycross Championship Marklund Motorsport in pole position in race for Team title Marklund Motorsport improved its prospects of winning the Team title at the tenth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Autodromo di Franciacorta in Italy. Volkswagen drivers Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen (FIN) and Anton Marklund (S) may have missed out […] More…

The 2014 German Commercial Vehicle Prize Goes to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

posted by on 26 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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As part of the IAA in Hanover the VDA President Matthias Wissmann, handed the 2014 German Commercial Vehicle Prize to the President and CEO of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Dr. Eckhard Scholz. Every two years artisans and entrepreneurs from various industries test and assess comparable commercial vehicles on a test weekend, putting the vehicles through their […] More…

Duel of the Year Enters the Finishing Straight: Ogier vs. Latvala and the Battle for the World Championship title

posted by on 26 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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WRC target in sight: Ogier/Ingrassia with chance to seal title at home in France Last chance saloon: Latvala/Anttila out to prolong title race Bronze up for grabs: Mikkelsen/Fløene home in on third place Match point on his own serve for one, the other poised ready to return – the eyes of the rallying world will […] More…