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Find of the Day: 1964 Volkswagen Double Cab

posted by on 31 July 2015 in Find Of the Day

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As Volkswagen Bus values continue to soar, owners and restorers aren’t afraid to spend a little cash when it comes to cleaning up a truck.  And due to this, the market has seen an influx of extremely well done examples.  Today’s Find of the Day is just the latest example of that trend. Showing just […] More…

Porsche Reports First Half 2015 Results

posted by on 31 July 2015 in Porsche News

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Not to be outdone by their Volkswagen Group counterparts, Porsche is off to a record start in 2015.  Deliveries rose 30 per cent over last year, and revenue was up a massive 33 per cent over 2014, due in part to strong sales of the Macan SUV.  In an effort to sustain these numbers, Porsche […] More…

ŠKODA Sees Increases Across the Board in First Half of 2015

posted by on 31 July 2015 in Skoda News

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ŠKODA reported their first half results yesterday, and things are looking quite good for the Czech auto manufacturer.  Year over year, ŠKODA’s revenues were up 7.5 per cent and deliveries were at a record high 544,300 units.  Operating profits were reported at an impressive 22.8 per cent over 2014, showing brand strength in the face of […] More…

WRC 2: Fabia R5 to Take on the Fastest Rally of the Year

posted by on 30 July 2015 in Motorsport News

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Škoda’s Fabia R5 will be joining Volkswagen Motorsport’s Polo R WRC in Finland this weekend for the season’s fastest rally.  Rally Finland will give the Fabia R5 it’s toughest test yet, with average speeds of more than 100 kph and jumps that can launch a car more than 50 meters.  The event holds massive importance […] More…

Video: Tanner Foust Races Cyclists Down a Mountain

posted by on 30 July 2015 in Videos

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Ah, the life of a professional Rallycross racer and stunt driver.  As part of Volkswagen of America’s VW 4 Cycling campaign, the manufacturer has been hitting US Cycling events across the country, including the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships earlier this month at Mammoth Mountain in California.  Being a resident of the golden state […] More…

Clarkson, Hammond and May Strike Deal with Amazon

posted by on 30 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Great news!  Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed a deal which will bring a new program to Amazon Prime TV, that will be produced by former Top Gear head Andy Wilman.  While the new show is sure to be a return to form for the trio, it will be interesting to see […] More…