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Event Report- Dub Deliverance

posted by on 20 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Normally when you think of a Volkswagen Event, you think of a sweltering parking lot in New Jersey, or perhaps a grassy park with some trees to provide shade from the summer sun.  Now in its fourth year, Dub Deliverance looks to change all that, giving Volkswagen and Audi owners free reign of Summit Point Raceway […] More…

CAR Magazine Reports Volkswagen Looking into Multiple Body Styles For Next-Gen Beetle

posted by on 19 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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In an article recently published by UK’s CAR Magazine, Volkswagen is “considering four new body styles” for the MQB platform Beetle when it debuts in 2019.  CAR reports that the body styles currently being considered include an all wheel drive Crossover, a Beetle ‘sports car’, a five-door example and last (but certainly not least) a […] More…

Find of the Day: 1991 Volkswagen Jetta Carat

posted by on 19 August 2014 in Find Of the Day

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With first generation cars becoming more and more scarce, we’re finally beginning to see second generation Golf and Jetta models get the attention they deserve.  The level of customization present on many MK2 builds is quite impressive, and today’s Find of the Day is no exception. With most current builds, there is an intense amount […] More…

Video: Jari-Matti Latvala Tests Ahead of Rally Germany

posted by on 19 August 2014 in Motorsport News Videos

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Volkswagen Motorsport has been testing heavily ahead of Rally Germany, intent on overcoming previous year’s hardships at their home event.  The folks at the ZeroUndersteer YouTube channel have uploaded a clip of on such practice session, on a former WRC stage in the German countryside with Jari-Matti Latvala behind the wheel of his Volkswagen Polo […] More…

The New Škoda Fabia: Practical and Full of Emotion

posted by on 19 August 2014 in Skoda News

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With the release for the new Škoda Fabia, the brand moves to a sportier, more emotional design language.  Using lines first seen on the Škoda VisionC design study earlier this year, the third generation Fabia is a vast improvement over previous designs.  The new design also allows for the vehicle to be larger inside and […] More…

Formula 3 Star Max Verstappen To Become Youngest Ever To Compete Formula 1

posted by on 19 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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At just 16 years old, Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to ever compete in Formula 1 next year when he makes the transition from his Volkswagen-powered Formula 3 car to a Scuderia Torro Roso Formula machine.  Max will be a second-generation Formula One Driver, following in his father Jos Verstappen’s footsteps, and has […] More…