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Not Your Daddy’s Dealer Demo!

posted by on 13 July 2007 in Feature Cars

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The relationship between a hardcore VW enthusiast and his local dealership can typically be described as uneasy at best, with the potential to turn contentious at the flip of a switch. It’s just a fact of life most of us have simply come to accept. But every once in a while a dealer comes along […] More…

Feature Car: A Diamond From the Rough

posted by on 1 February 2007 in Feature Cars

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“There are three kinds of men,” said the entertainer Will Rogers, “The one that learns by reading, the few who learn by observation, and the rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” More…

Feature Car: Jay Fay’s Flat Black GTI

posted by on 8 March 2006 in Feature Cars

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If one thing can be said for the Volkswagen world, it’s that there’s never a shortage of inspiration. Most cars have stories behind them, but Bostonian Jay Fay’s GTI is an everyday reminder that good things happen to good people. Thanks to the members of DubAudi Gruppe and club.broke.status, a dream came true for one […] More…

Autotech’s Mk V GTI

posted by on 11 November 2005 in Feature Cars

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Volkswagen tuners in North America have it rough. Not only are they forced to put up with VW’s notoriously long product cycle, they also have to wait an extra year or so after a new model is launched in Europe before it arrives on our shores. A perfect example is the fifth-generation GTI, which debuted […] More…

Feature Car: 1994 Corrado VR6

posted by on 3 November 2005 in Feature Cars

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Where do you go once you’ve built and sold a truly hallmark vehicle? Well, if you’re Simi Valley resident, Lee Liu, you take a long hard look in the mirror and reflect on what you’ve learned over the years. You take into account all the time you spent with your ass-cheeks clenched while driving your […] More…

Feature Car: 1991 GTI VR6

posted by on 12 August 2005 in Feature Cars

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Although Mk2 VR6 conversions are a dime a dozen nowadays, there was a time when the swap was less common. The desire for a fun street car, distinguished from the crowd with a little polished perfection, is what motivated Zach Kurth to design his 1991 GTI about three years ago. As his technical skills were […] More…