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/DRIVE Returns, Goes with Subscription Service

posted by on 30 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The YouTube-based /DRIVE automotive video channel has been on a hiatus, and if you’re anything like us then you’ve been eagerly awaiting its return. Well, in that regard, there’s good news and some come-to-reckoning news. First, it’s back. Second, it needs to make money in order to remain and as such the feature-length content will now […] More…

Ten Best of Waterfest 2014- MK1

posted by on 30 July 2014 in Events Coverage

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Waterfest 2014 may have already come and gone, but it is still front and center in our minds. With nearly 1700 shutter actuations, we realize that it can be a bit overwhelming to go through all of our galleries. Keeping that in mind, we will be assembling our ten favorite cars from each of our […] More…

Volkswagen Group of America Announces Speakers at 2014 Center for Automotive Research – Management Briefing Seminar

posted by on 30 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The Volkswagen Group of America has announced that four group employees will be speakers at the 2014 Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminar.  Hubertus Lemke, Head of Technical Project Management in Volkswagen’s R&D division, Joerg Schlinkheider, Head of Driver Assistance Systems at Audi of America’s Electronics Research Laboratory, Oliver Schmidt, GM, Engineering and Environmental […] More…

Dr. Christian Dahlheim Named President and CEO of VW Credit, Inc.

posted by on 30 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The Volkswagen Group of America has announced the Dr. Christian Dahlheim has been named as the President and CEO of VW Credit, Inc.  Bringing with him over 18 years of experience, Dr. Dahlheim is being promoted from his current role as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for VW Credit, Inc and has been with […] More…

Volkswagen Cuts Toyota’s Lead as World’s Largest Automaker to 30,000 Units

posted by on 30 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Only about 30,000 vehicles separate the two world’s largest carmakers Toyota and Volkswagen from each other. Both manufacturers have cracked the five million vehicle mark by mid-year- Toyota with 5.097 million is in front by a very small margin, with Volkswagen delivering 4.97 million new vehicles without including their commercial vehicle manufacturers MAN and Scania.  Including trucks […] More…

Find of the Day: Volkswagen Corrado VRT

posted by on 29 July 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Built to be Volkswagen’s upmarket coupe, the Corrado has built up a cult following over the years for their looks, driving dynamics and ‘quirks’.  Due to this cult following, many have been highly modified, and that is exactly what we have here. With coil over suspension (H&R ultra low up front/KW out back) and 17×9″ […] More…

Ten Best of Waterfest 2014- MK2

posted by on 29 July 2014 in Events Coverage

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Waterfest 2014 may have already come and gone, but it is still front and center in our minds. With nearly 1700 shutter actuations, we realize that it can be a bit overwhelming to go through all of our galleries. Keeping that in mind, we will be assembling our ten favorite cars from each of our […] More…

Video: Boba Motoring’s 1000+hp MK1 and 900+hp MK2 Face off in Drag Race

posted by on 29 July 2014 in Videos

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Boba Motoring is fairly legendary in the Volkswagen Tuning world, with their YouTube videos propelling the company to instant celebrity status.  Nearly 50,000 people subscribe to their channel to watch the company’s huge horsepower Mk1 and Mk2 Golfs race down the 1/4 mile at mind-bending speeds.  Recently, Boba Motoring uploaded a new video of their […] More…

Event Report: 2014 Deutsche Classic

posted by on 29 July 2014 in Events Coverage

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Each year, Berks County, Pennsylvania plays host to one of our favorite shows of the year, Deutsche Classic.  So it goes, the traditional date of the Deutsche Classic is the second Saturday of July at the Oley Fairgrounds in the town by the same name. Blink twice and you might miss the town, but we’ve found […] More…

World Cup Advertisers Kia, Volkswagen Had Greatest Influence On Car Shoppers

posted by on 29 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen went all out on advertising for the World Cup this summer, and as Kelly Blue Book reports, it paid off.  While the Volkswagen sales numbers will not be released until later this week, KBB.com reports a 18% increase in searches for Volkswagen during the World Cup, with the greatest surge happening during the week that […] More…

Scirocco R-Cup: Girl Power at Guest Race on the Red Bull Ring in Austria

posted by on 29 July 2014 in Motorsport News

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The Scirocco R-Cup heads to the Red Bull Ring this weekend, and with it comes no less that six female drivers- a new record for the series.  The six female drivers include two guest drivers, one time “Most Beautiful Austrian Playmate Ever” (seriously, it’s in the press release) and avid racer Dominique Regatschnig, and Volkswagen […] More…

Volkswagen Issues Voluntary Recall

posted by on 28 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen has issued a voluntary recall on the 2015 Golf GTI and Golf models, due to a defect in the front stabilizer rod which can cause their fasteners to become loose over time.  In total, the recall affects approximately 2,001 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf models from 2015 and each vehicle affected will get its […] More…