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Find of the Day: Volkswagen GTI Syncro

posted by on 24 April 2014 in Find Of the Day

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The question of “what if?” seems to get tossed around a lot by enthusiasts. The question generally leads to swapping in a different engine, transmission or even changing which wheels the power goes to, and we’ve seen our fair share of them done to varying degrees.  Heck, we even did it ourselves with help from […] More…

ABT Congratulates on 40 Years of Golf

posted by on 24 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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We’re beginning to sense a theme here.  In a second post that qualifies for #ThrowbackThursday, German-based tuning legends ABT Sportsline have sent out a press release to congratulate Volkswagen on the 40th Anniversary of the Golf, a car they know quite well.  Over the years ABT has applied their magic to a lot of cars, […] More…

#ThrowbackThursday: Volkswagen Rally Legends

posted by on 24 April 2014 in Motorsport News

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In honor of the Throwback Thursday phenomena, Volkswagen Motorsport have assembled a gallery of significant rally cars, from the Golf GTI’s first entry in the German Rally Championship in 1977 to the 2011 Dakar, where Volkswagen took home their third-straight victory.  We’ll go into detail about a few of our favorites, but be sure to […] More…

World Rallycross Teams Presented at Italian Media Day

posted by on 23 April 2014 in Motorsport News

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The FIA World RallyCross is shaping up to be a great series for 2014.  The VW-Marklund team will be campaigning two Polo Supercars with Anton Marklund and defending champion Toomas Heikkinen behind the wheel against an extremely impressive field of competitors, including 2003 WRC champion Petter Solberg and ex-F1 ace Jacques Villeneuve.  Heikkinen and Marklund […] More…

VW Group of America Car Show to Support Veterans in Need

posted by on 23 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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We’ve just received word that this Sunday, April 27th Volkswagen of America will be hosting a car show for charity in conjunction with Operation VetsHaven at their Herndon Headquarters.  The event takes place from 9am-1pm with all proceeds going to Operation VetsHaven, which offers free therapy for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic […] More…

Find of the Day: HPA Turbocharged Volkswagen R32

posted by on 23 April 2014 in Find Of the Day

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When Volkswagen combined its 4motion all-wheel drive system with the 3.2L VR6, they created a legend within the Volkswagen community, and made enthusiasts from all ends of the spectrum stand up and take notice.  If that wasn’t quite enough, a small Canadian outfit called HPA showed up at SEMA with a Turbocharged version in 2004, […] More…

Volkswagen XL1 Claims Top Accolade in Designs of the Year Awards

posted by on 23 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Today in London the Volkswagen XL1 was named the winner for the Transport category of the annual Designs of the Year Awards, putting it in the running for the overall Design of the Year award with winners from categories like Architecture, Fashion, Furniture and others. The award is a testament to Volkswagen Head of Design […] More…

Find of the Day: Black Forest Industries’ Jetta TDI

posted by on 22 April 2014 in Find Of the Day

Today’s Find of the Day is a bit of a rarity, but not in the traditional sense.  No, this Jetta is not a rare color nor is it a rare combination of options.  This Jetta is the former project car of Black Forest Industries, a prominent shop in the Aftermarket scene based out of Cary, […] More…

Early Edition 2014

posted by on 22 April 2014 in Events Coverage

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Organized by the same group behind Edition 38, Early Edition is now in its fourth year.  Much like Edition 38, the show is the kind of place where trends are set.  Many of England’s most extremely modified Volkswagens are put on display here, and as usual, the Brits do not disappoint when it comes to […] More…

Akrapovič Swiss Importer Shows First Titanium Exhaust for New Volkswagen GTI

posted by on 22 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Slovenian exhaust manufacturer Akrapovič has been making a name for itself for years with its lightweight titanium exhaust systems for primarily motorcycles, exotic sports cars and even Le Mans racers like the Audi R18 e-tron quattro. Perhaps even more interesting to our readers though is what appears to be like a move toward Volkswagen with […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport Releases FIA WRC Technology Information Package 2014

posted by on 21 April 2014 in Motorsport News

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As defending FIA World Rally Champions and current points leaders during the 2014 season, Volkswagen Motorsport has a solid grasp on what it takes to be successful in the world of Rallying.  For 2014, Volkswagen Motorsport has released a 37 page document (linked below) which details the design and thought process that goes into a […] More…

Find of the Day: VW Jetta Coupe with Big Turbo 1.8T

posted by on 21 April 2014 in Find Of the Day

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For its first two generations, the Jetta was available as a two door coupe.  While the coupes never really got a performance version, that hasn’t stopped enthusiasts from creating their own.  This brings us to today’s Find of the Day, found right here in our classified section. This Jetta coupe has been completely overhauled since […] More…