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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…

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…

Rumor: Volkswagen Group Considering Name Change to “Auto Union”

posted by on 23 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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We’re hearing an oddball rumor out of Australia that the Volkswagen Group is considering a name change to “Auto Union”. Whether or not a change to the name of Audi’s former parent company is in the works is true remains to be seen, but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard such a thing. Students […] More…

Waterfest Preview: Volkswagen Perspective

posted by on 18 July 2014 in Events Coverage

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In case you weren’t already aware, the largest Audi and Volkswagen enthusiast show of the year takes place this coming weekend at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. Spanning both Saturday and Sunday, last year’s event boasted nearly 25,000 avid fans of Audi and Volkswagen models, not to mention a huge vendor area, car show, drag […] More…

Rumor: Volkswagen Group in Talks to Acquire Fiat Chrysler Says Germany’s Manager Magazin Reports

posted by on 17 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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We were once told by a top executive at Audi that Germany’s Manager Magazin is where other top executives float ideas in the form of rumor. Whether or not then this means it is a floated idea or a line on actual happenings remains to be known, but a rumor this morning out of Germany […] More…

IIHS Releases Recommendations on Used Vehicles for Young Drivers. Volkswagen Group Products Make the List.

posted by on 17 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Parents take note. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released a list of vehicles recommended as first cars for young drivers largely based on the criteria of safety and relative affordability in the used car market. Before we post the entire press release from the IIHS, we first wanted to call out the Volkswagens […] More…