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Event Coverage: Mk 1 Madness 2009

posted by on 28 July 2009 in Miscellaneous Features Beta

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Light, small, simple: the virtues of the first generation of water-cooled Volkswagens are easy to define. Be they Guigiaro-designed Rabbits (a.k.a. Golf I) and Sciroccos, or other VW variants like the first-gen Jetta, second-gen Scirocco, the Cabriolet or the Westmoreland-built Rabbit Pickup, these cars have a fierce following by both rabid owners and specialty shops […] More…

Event Coverage: Waterfest 15 2009

posted by on 27 July 2009 in Miscellaneous Features Beta

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Being the biggest brings both good and bad. As the giant you’re not only the leader, you’re also the litmus. Few would argue that Waterfest is the biggest Volkswagen and Audi enthusiast show in the States, and as a result many eyes were turned on Waterfest 15 as a gauge to how the wounded economy […] More…

APR Takes the GTI to Two First Place Finishes

posted by on 1 July 2009 in Miscellaneous Features Beta

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Chances are when you say “Volkswagen” the word “racing” isn’t going to be the first thing most people think about, especially here in the States. Ignoring the European market Scirocco, the company we love doesn’t even technically build a sports car. As brilliant a car as the GTI is, at its roots it’s an economical […] More…

Sixth Generation Golf and GTI Make U.S. Debut in New York

posted by on 10 April 2009 in Miscellaneous Features Beta

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If you haven’t noticed, the Rabbit is out and the Golf is back in. Yes, we know… so what’s the deal with that? Volkswagen of America is under new management. Along with VWoA’s new headquarters came new management and VWoA has gotten a serious makeover top to bottom. This is actually all good and having […] More…

Geneva 2009 – New Volkswagen Polo

posted by on 2 March 2009 in Miscellaneous Features Beta

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Wolfsburg / Geneva, 02 March 2009 – No other car in this class has such a mature and high-end image as the new Polo. Comfort, quality and safety have all taken a considerable leap forward. One example: the Polo was specifically designed to attain the recently established, stricter and more comprehensive, 5-star EuroNCAP rating. The […] More…

Feature Car: Andrew McDermott’s 1989 GTI 16v

posted by on 6 February 2009 in Miscellaneous Features Beta

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Editor’s note: Its been a while since Brad penned an article for us and we’re glad to have him back. This feature piece on Andrew’s 16v is the beginning of many features we hope to work into VWvortex over the upcoming year. We have a lot of changes we’re looking forward to showing you in […] More…