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VWvortex GTI/GLI Tour Update – Midwest Treffen

posted by on 19 August 2005 in Miscellaneous Features

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Well our 2005 GTI/GLI Road Tour is more than half way through and we’re headed to CVO’s Midwest Treffen this coming weekend in our home town of Chicago. Nine years ago, the newly formed CVO put together their first car show at the Tire Rack in South Bend, Indiana. On very short notice, that inaugural […] More…

Tuner Profile: Ross-Tech

posted by on 18 February 2005 in Miscellaneous Features

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Ross-Tech LLC, more affectionately known as the VAG-COM people to most of the users of VWvortex and Fourtitude, has grown from a small one-man operation to a full-fledged international business in five short years. Uwe Ross took the Volkswagen and Audi community by complete surprise when he launched his new innovative product called VAG-COM in […] More…

Styles, Trends And Innovations

posted by on 29 October 2004 in Miscellaneous Features

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Lately, I’ve read in our forums a number of complaints about how stale the VW/Audi aftermarket scene has become. So, during our summer trip to Waterfest, I took it upon myself to investigate if in fact such sentiments are true and to then report back to you readers on my findings. In reality, such a […] More…

Project Rallye VRT Part V

posted by on 15 October 2004 in Miscellaneous Features

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I hope you’re ready for a really sad story… However, before you reach for that box of Kleenex, rest assured that there is a happy ending. This installment of the Rally VRT project is financially and emotionally painful for me, but will hopefully be a major learning experience for everyone who follows this series. It […] More…

Project Scirocco Part Five

posted by on 11 October 2004 in Miscellaneous Features

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If there is one bit of advice that I could impart to anyone who is considering a project involving a full restoration and modification of a 20-plus year old car, it would be that such a project requires a ton of planning, preparation, and patience. Being realistic with your budget, your resources and your time […] More…

Project Golf Part IX: European OEM Recaro Seats

posted by on 10 October 2004 in Miscellaneous Features

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It’s really rather impressive the number of different variations in equipment and form Volkswagens are offered throughout the world. While some may lament the lack of availability of a particular part or car in a particular market, homogenization of everything, I believe, would be quite boring, as well as unwise from a marketing point of […] More…