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Guest Opinion: Rabbit Run!

posted by on 27 June 2005 in Columns

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As a kid, nothing got me out of the house and into the car faster than the prospect of going Healey-ing. This could be as simple as a ride to school or as elaborate as a family drive on a Sunday afternoon in hill country with a picnic and a stop at the drive-in ice […] More…

Opinion – Rearview Mirror: The Art Of Driving Old Cars

posted by on 20 June 2005 in Columns

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There are times when I feel really blessed to be a car enthusiast at this point in history. The market is full of great cars, from 500-hp BMW M5 sedans to fully moddable 1.8T-powered VWs. Hell, the Corvette is finally a real sports car! Our present is nothing like the bleak future all the automotive […] More…

Vanity Plate: Welcome To VW

posted by on 6 June 2005 in Columns

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I’m so proud. After enduring years of my incessant and mostly incoherent car chatter, my best friend, Carolyn, has taken the plunge and bought herself a Volkswagen. Sure, it’s a 2002 Golf 2.0 – nothing that would be likely to impress a seasoned enthusiast. I’m still slightly confused by the fact that my influence prompted […] More…

From the Armchair – Selling A Friend Or Relative To Further The Automotive Habit

posted by on 1 June 2005 in Columns

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For an auto enthusiast, selling a car can be likened to the idea of selling a friend or relative. Unlike family, car ownership is often cyclical and there comes a time in your life when you have to sell off this old friend. Sure, for some of us it might be a love/hate relationship, but […] More…

Der Ölmesser: “Hey… Dumbass!”

posted by on 16 May 2005 in Columns

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We’ve all done some pretty stupid things with our cars over the years. Some we can laugh about today, others we truly hope to take with us to our graves. But it’s a universal truth amongst car enthusiasts that our passion for cars, our belief we know more about them than the average individual, and […] More…

Why I Still Drive VWs

posted by on 2 May 2005 in Columns

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It’s been a while since I last autocrossed. A series of equipment mishaps and numerous scheduling conflicts have prevented me from getting out and carving cones in the past year and a half. When I found a slot (admittedly a very narrow one) in my calendar that coincided with the local VW club’s autocross, I […] More…