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Privat Wheels & VWVortex Announce 2007 Design Challenge

posted by on 29 May 2007 in Miscellaneous Features

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VWvortex is home to the best VW enthusiasts in the world, and we’ve come up with a special challenge for all our resident armchair designers. VWvortex has teamed up with Privat Wheels to bring you the 2007 Design Challenge. You will have a chance to flex your creativity and show us your skill and let […] More…

Book Review: Go Ahead- Take the Wheel

posted by on 17 April 2007 in Miscellaneous Features

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More than a decade ago, I decided to jump head first into the world of SCCA motorsports. OK, maybe it was more like feet first- I was only getting started in autocrossing. Nevertheless, I arrived for the Chicago Region’s annual autocross school, convinced I’d set the scene on its ear with my street-tuned Golf. How […] More…

2006 Holiday Gift Guide

posted by on 7 December 2006 in Miscellaneous Features

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If you’re like the staff here at VWvortex, the holidays bring mixed emotions. Sure, we all love to open gifts, but how much thought really goes into socks or pajamas? What car enthusiasts really want can’t always be wrapped or bought at the mall. As we travel the world to cover shows and events, we […] More…

VWvortex 2005 Holiday Gift Guide

posted by on 8 December 2005 in Miscellaneous Features

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It’s a yearly dilema. How do you shop for that hard-to-buy-for car enthusiast? VWvortex editors have a few items we’ve discovered in our vast travels. There’s a little something for every budget, and no matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong putting any of these gifts under the tree. NINCO GTI Cup Slotcar Set- […] More…

Travel Feature: Frankfurt To Wolfsburg In A Golf V TDI

posted by on 21 November 2005 in Miscellaneous Features

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I awoke at 8:00 am on Tuesday, July 24th, 2005 to the sound of my cell phone alarm. I quickly jumped out of bed, as the day when I get to drive the autobahn and see the Volkswagen headquarters had finally arrived! “Hannah! Get up! We’re going to Wolfsburg!” I said with extreme Volkswagen-dork enthusiasm. […] More…

Film Review: VWFlix Presents Dubs In Paradise

posted by on 8 November 2005 in Miscellaneous Features

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Let’s get this out of the way from the beginning – Dubs In Paradise, produced and distributed by VWFlix, is no mega-buck, super-slick production. There’s some shaky camera action (some intentional – some not), a few scenes shot with a fairly dirty lens and the editing at times is a bit haphazard. But these issues […] More…