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Project Caddy Van USA

posted by on 3 June 2015 in Project Caddy Van USA

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Last year the Volkswagen Group built 10.2 Million vehicles.  This year, Orchid Euro will attempt to build one. Starting with a body-in-white Volkswagen Caddy van, Jamie Orr and the crew at Orchid Euro are working around the clock to build what you can’t buy in time for this season’s biggest events.  Follow along to see […] More…

Project Caddy Van USA- Introduction

posted by on 3 June 2015 in Project Caddy Van USA

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Hello and welcome to what may well be simply the most ambitious project I have ever attempted. Starting with a literally bare and brand new shell, the plan is to build a fully functioning car, which just so happens to have never been sold here in the USA. And not just simply a working car […] More…

Oettinger 500R Makes Debut at Wörthersee 2015

posted by on 20 May 2015 in 2015 Worthersee Treffen Coverage

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Oettinger pulled the covers off of their Golf 500R this past weekend at Wörthersee, featuring a wind-tunnel developed bodykit and a top speed of 186mph.  Built as a display piece specifically for the event, Oettinger saw fit to remove the Golf R’s 2.0T and replace it with Audi’s 2.5 TFSI, tuned to produce 518hp.  Those […] More…

Event Report: Southern Worthersee 2015

posted by on 20 May 2015 in Events Coverage

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There’s been much ado about this year’s SoWo since this past Saturday night, when Instagram, Facebook and other Social Media channels exploded with images and commentary focusing on the event’s bad eggs.  But first, let’s chat a bit about the event itself. Our journey started early Thursday morning as part of the Orchid Euro/Coolwater cruise […] More…

Wörthersee 2015 Photo Gallery: Day 9

posted by on 19 May 2015 in 2015 Worthersee Treffen Coverage

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Alas, the all things VAG festival of Wörthersee in Austria has ended its multi-week go. The corporate presence from brands like Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT and Skoda are firmly in place and the final “official” days are now over. Our own Jamie Vondruska popped in during the craziness of the official days and has submitted several […] More…

Volkswagen Apprentices Present Golf GTI Dark Shine at Wörthersee

posted by on 19 May 2015 in 2015 Worthersee Treffen Coverage

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Other show car premieres: Golf Variant Biturbo Edition (Zwickau) and ŠKODA FUNstar (Mladá  Boleslav) They have followed the call of the lake: 13 Wolfsburg apprentices from Volkswagen and group company Sitech Sitztechnik have traveled to the 34th Wörthersee GTI meeting today to present their 395 PS (290 kW) Golf GTI Dark Shine to the public […] More…