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Event Coverage: 2015 SEMA Show

posted by on 10 November 2015 in 2015 SEMA Show

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Every year the entire aftermarket community descends on Las Vegas, Nevada for the SEMA Show, and each time, the industry finds a way to outdo itself.  Regardless of personal preference or taste, the SEMA Show is guaranteed to have exactly what you’re looking for somewhere within it’s more than one million square feet of display […] More…

MOMO Edition 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Debuts at SEMA

posted by on 31 October 2015 in 2015 SEMA Show

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There are many questions that can be prefaced by “What if…” and this 2016 VW Jetta GLI 2.0T is the answer to the question, “What if Volkswagen were to offer a MOMO Edition of its successful sports compact.” The result is a vehicle that is best described as OEM-plus. It maintains all of the benefits […] More…

A letter to our readers…

posted by on 13 October 2015 in Miscellaneous Features

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Big news here at VWvortex and we’re excited and a little sad to tell you… More…

Event Report: H20i 2015

posted by on 6 October 2015 in Events Coverage

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You simply can’t try to cover last weekend’s H2O International show without acknowledging the elephant in the room… in the form of a rather massive hurricane that pummeled Ocean City, MD and thus H2Oi. Ask anyone who was there (or check out our hundreds of photos). They can tell you. The usual early arrivals for H2Oi week were […] More…

Project SportWagen TDI: GTI Front End Conversion and Lighting Upgrade

posted by on 1 October 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen TDI

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Sometime during the last seventy years, “a Volkswagen” rose to prominence and then fell out of favor as a standard unit of measure. A heavy piece of office furniture weighs as much as “a Volkswagen.” A mainframe computer was as large as “a Volkswagen.” Dolly Parton and … eh, you get the picture. So let […] More…

Project SportWagen: Going Stage 2 with APR

posted by on 30 September 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen

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    When we last left you, the humble little SportWagen was fresh from the development process with our friends at AWE Tuning, sporting a new downpipe, exhaust and intake, allowing things to breathe a bit easier.  The car sounded great, but there was no getting around the fact that our wagon was still quite, […] More…