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Mk2 Resto Project – Going Straight to Plaid

posted by on 28 July 2015 in Mk2 GTI Restoration

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(Editor’s Note: While the last post in this series was just over a year ago, work never completely ceased on our Mk2 Resto Project.  We’ve got some catching up to do, so let’s get to it.) It all started with a phone call. Wait—back up. It started with a web search for interlagos plaid. Though […] More…

Review: 2015 Volkswagen eGolf

posted by on 23 July 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

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I’ve never really understood electric cars. To me, they represent a compromise that I’m unable and unwilling to embrace, severely limiting how far I can drive a car at one time in exchange for reducing my environmental impact. And fortunately (for me) I’m not alone in these feelings as a consumer or an enthusiast. Aside […] More…

Project Golf SportWagen: Index

posted by on 23 July 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen

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For our latest project, we’ll be taking a closer look at the all-new SportWagen from an enthusiast standpoint. Suspension, wheels, power adders and various other modifications are all on our short list, with the ultimate goal being a vehicle that will feel at home at enthusiast events, the head of our local mountain bike trails, the […] More…

Event Report: Eurokracy Montreal 2015

posted by on 23 July 2015 in Events Coverage

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With the show that Canadian attendees at major US events like Waterfest (more specifically during Afterfest) and H20, we’ve long wondered what the scene would be like if they had home field advantage.  Luckily for us, Eurokracy has emerged as the go-to Canadian destination for all things European, and as you’d expect, things are just a bit […] More…

Event Report: Waterfest 21

posted by on 21 July 2015 in Events Coverage

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    With age comes maturity, and Waterfest is no exception.  Now in its 21st(!) year, the hotel parties, Chili’s get together and other quintessential off site post-game activities now seem like distant memories, as everyone feeling rowdy has the ability to get it out of their system at Afterfest.  To put it simply, the event now […] More…

Project SportWagen: Air Suspension

posted by on 14 July 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen

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Over the years we’ve become somewhat famous (or infamous if you happen to be whoever is Editor-In-Chief of Jalopnik this week) for our community’s love affair with lowering their car.  Starting with springs and cup kits, then moving to coilovers and eventually full-blown air suspension, the Volkswagen crowd has been into the ‘stance’ scene before it had a […] More…