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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…

From the Armchair: Suggesting a Nostalgia Shift from Bugs to Bunny

posted by on 11 December 2014 in Columns

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Nostalgia plays are a tough move. Ford does it with the Mustang, MINI does it with the… well… MINI, and Volkswagen does it with the Beetle. While not the boom segment it was during the era of the PT Cruiser or Ford Thunderbird, the nostalgia segment has been weened to mainly sustainable icon-inspired models. Even […] More…

SEMA 2014: EMPI Dune Buggy

posted by on 13 November 2014 in 2014 SEMA Show

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In the late 1960s, dune buggy conversions were quite popular in the Volkswagen aftermarket due to their cool factor and relatively low entry price and have remained somewhat of a cult icon ever since.  Buggy and Air-Cooled specialists EMPI were in attendance at this year’s SEMA show, and brought along an original EMPI IMP buggy […] More…

BILSTEIN Releases Performance Suspension Line for Seventh Generation Golf

posted by on 13 November 2014 in 2014 SEMA Show

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BILSTEIN has announced the release of their full line of suspension components for the seventh generation Volkswagen Golf and all-new Audi A3 and S3 models.  The lineup is comprised of BILSTEIN staples like their PSS10 Coilover kit, B6 and B8 Sport Struts as well as their double-adjustable Clubsport kits.  For additional pricing and availability inquires, […] More…

SEMA 2014: HRE Wheels Volkswagen CC

posted by on 13 November 2014 in 2014 SEMA Show

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SEMA has always been more about the wild side of the automotive aftermarket, but that does not mean that tame vehicles (or at least cars that seem that way) aren’t welcome.  Case in point is Jason Crouch’s Volkswagen CC. Starting with arguably one of the best looking sedans on the market, Jason and the team […] More…

2014 SEMA Show: Event Index

posted by on 11 November 2014 in 2014 SEMA Show

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Follow along with our car-by-car coverage of the 2014 SEMA Show. More…