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Time Waster of the Day: 3DTuning.com

posted by on 18 December 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Done with work for the day?  Doesn’t matter.  It’s the holidays, so we’re giving you the rest of the day to do nothing else but play around on 3DTuning.com, home of the best time waster that we’ve come across in years. 3DTuning.com is a web-based virtual car tuner, with more than 600 models that can […] More…

Find of the Day: 1978 Volkswagen Rabbit

posted by on 18 December 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Nicely restored, relatively unmodified first generation Volkswagen Golfs are somewhat uncommon.  Blame it on their relatively low value, or their popularity within the ‘scene’, but when a nicely refreshed example comes along, we can’t help but take notice.  Such is the case with today’s Find of the Day. Starting with a very straight and rust-free […] More…

Lamborghini Announces 2015 Esperienza and Accademia Programs

posted by on 18 December 2014 in Lamborghini News

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Lamborghini has announced the schedule for their 2015 Esperienza and Academia programs, designed to put people of nearly any skill level from amateur to professional behind the wheel of a raging bull.  Billed as a first step for anyone looking to experience the world of Lamborghini, the events will come to Austin’s Circuit of the […] More…

50 Shades of Grey- The Sterilization of Automotive Color

posted by on 18 December 2014 in Columns

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It’s 5pm and I find myself stuck in DC Metro traffic yet again.  I’ve driven this route countless times.  I know that I need to be clear of the area by rush hour, yet somehow, here I sit.  Again.  That helpless feeling starts to set in as I look around at all the other vehicles […] More…

Škoda Celebrates its Millionth Sale of 2014

posted by on 18 December 2014 in Skoda News

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Škoda has announces the sale of their millionth vehicle of 2014, a huge milestone for the company.  Škoda has seen massive growth in the past few years, growing from a company that took 100 years to move 10 million cars, to a company which sold one million with nearly two weeks left in the year. Read the full […] More…

Report: Volkswagen Buys Stake in Battery Manufacturer QuantumSpace

posted by on 17 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Forbes has reported that the Volkswagen Group of America has purchased a 5% stake in QuantumSpace Corporation, a Silicon Valley startup which is actively developing new battery technology that could “more than triple” the range of electric vehicles.  This move comes in sync with the release of Volkswagen’s e-Golf in the American marketplace, a car […] More…