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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…

Feature Car: 1984 Rabbit GTI 1.8T

posted by on 27 July 2005 in Feature Cars

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VW technology has come a long way over the years, and for many the pinnacle of VW’s engineering might is the 1.8T engine. Powerful, compact, and eminently tune-able, the only downside is that this wonderful engine is typically saddled with a heavy new-style VW to lug around (weight being one of the downsides to modern […] More…

Feature Car: 1998 Jetta GLX Coupe

posted by on 13 May 2005 in Feature Cars

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“Well, if you’re going to be biased against this car, why not write your article on Mike’s coupe?” my editor said, as he pointed towards a group of people encircling a car. As the SFL-GTG crowd parted I was greeted by a vision of Jazz Blue bliss. “Open Arms” by Journey played in my head […] More…

VWvortex Feature Car: 1996 Golf Harlequin VR6

posted by on 22 April 2005 in Feature Cars

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As a 1996 Volkswagen magazine ad said, “Can’t decide on a color? Try a Harlequin Golf.” Even those who are savvy to the model’s colorful background do a quadruple-take when they catch a glimpse of Mike Thomas’ surprisingly sinister preschool-hued Mk3 Golf. Mike didn’t set out to own one of the most festive cars in […] More…

VWvortex Feature Car: Jay and Shannon’s Excellent Caddy

posted by on 1 April 2005 in Feature Cars

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The Greek philosopher Plato once said that necessity is the mother of invention. He forgot to finish that sentence with the part about creativity being the offspring of desire. It was necessity that landed a Rabbit Pickup (known throughout the rest of the world as a Caddy) in Jay Ayers’ driveway. But it wasn’t long […] More…

Silver Spooler GTI

posted by on 23 July 2004 in Feature Cars

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That Volkswagen is so closely related to Porsche is no surprise to anyone who has spent some time around either car. Even the average car enthusiast probably knows that none other than Dr. Porsche himself designed the original Beetle, and that the earliest cars to wear a Porsche badge were heavily based on Volkswagens as […] More…