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Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Beat The Heat Drag Jetta

posted by on 14 February 2014 in Feature Cars

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Gwinnett County Sheriff Deputy Rich Younker, a long-time VW enthusiast and Vortex member builds a “Beat The Heat” drag Jetta GLI encouraging legal racing at the track instead of the street. We had a chance to sit down with him and talk about his project. More…

AWE Tuning Builds Another Fast GTI

posted by on 27 April 2011 in Feature Cars

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How do you define fast? For some, “fast” is a prototype racer tearing around a road course. For others, it’s a big V8 rumbling around an oval. For a lot of people, “fast” is one car outrunning another as both scream down a straightaway at wide open throttle. It’s that last definition that grabs a […] More…

Featured: AWE Tuning’s Mk5 GTI

posted by on 1 December 2010 in Feature Cars

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As good as the fifth generation of the Volkswagen GTI may have been, there are always those who are looking for something a little more – perhaps a little more power. Perhaps a little more braking capability. Or, perhaps a little more sporting ride. Then, of course, there are those who want a lot more, […] More…

H&R Springs Modded Jetta 6 SEMA Car

posted by on 10 November 2010 in Feature Cars

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The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show held in Las Vegas each year always has something interesting to see. Whether it is a pristine restoration of a 60′s muscle car or the latest in tacky fast and furious gear, anyone that likes cars will find something intriguing. SEMA revolves mostly around the American and Asian […] More…

Feature Car: APR Motorsport’s Race GTI

posted by on 17 December 2008 in Feature Cars

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We at VWvortex still reminisce about some of the cars we saw this summer, and tuner cars are no exception. APR Motorsport draws a crowd at every show they visit, and their display cars are a great visual backdrop for their portfolio of parts and accessories. The GTI featured here, APR Motorsport race car 191, […] More…

Feature Car: Corporate Cultured – Chris Gigon’s APR Stage III GTI

posted by on 26 September 2008 in Feature Cars

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You might call Chris Gigon a company man. No, he doesn’t work for the FBI – at least he’s not saying if he does. Rather, he’s an employee at Alabama’s APR. Consider his day job and consider that he owns this grey GTI and it’s a pretty good guess that any further discussion involves the […] More…