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Welcome to Hotel Volkswagen California!

posted by on 24 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK was partnered up with hotel booking site LateRooms.com to offer a ‘unique’ hotel experience for a bargain.  Set up at the UK’s more picturesque (read: expensive) destinations, the Hotel Volkswagen California has guests paying just £35 per night… to stay in a Volkswagen California SE.  We think that it’s a pretty cool idea, […] More…

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Team Looking for Four Wins Out of Five in Charlotte

posted by on 23 July 2014 in Motorsport News

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The Red Bull Global Rallycross season continues this weekend in Charlotte, with Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross looking for their fifth win in four races.  Unlike the previous races this season, Charlotte will take place on a race surface that is primarily dirt which will allow for much more sideways action.  The event takes place all weekend, […] More…

Ten Best of Waterfest 2014: MK6

posted by on 23 July 2014 in Events Coverage

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Waterfest 2014 may have already come and gone, but it is still front and center in our minds.  With nearly 1700 shutter actuations, we realize that it can be a bit overwhelming to go through all of our galleries.  Keeping that in mind, we will be assembling our ten favorite cars from each of our […] More…

Find of the Day- 400hp All-Wheel-Drive Volkswagen Cabrio

posted by on 23 July 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Over the years, the Volkswagen Cabrio has been labeled a sort-of “girl’s car”, even though they offer driving fun in an attractive package which many men (including some of our own moderators) either currently drive or have fond memories of owning. This Cabrio is on a mission to completely obliterate that stereotype. Rather than continue […] More…

Video: Onboard with Scott Speed at Red Bull Global Rallycross: New York

posted by on 23 July 2014 in Videos

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GRC Driver, X Games Legend and all-around good guy Bucky Lasek once said that Red Bull Global Rallycross was like “a bar fight with cars.”  After watching this onboard video of Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross driver Scott Speed, we’d have to agree.  Contact comes early and often during the three-minute video, all while Scott stays incredibly […] More…

Rumor: Volkswagen Group Considering Name Change to “Auto Union”

posted by on 23 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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We’re hearing an oddball rumor out of Australia that the Volkswagen Group is considering a name change to “Auto Union”. Whether or not a change to the name of Audi’s former parent company is in the works is true remains to be seen, but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard such a thing. Students […] More…

The 2014 Beetle Sunshine Tour: Europe’s Biggest Beetle Event Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

posted by on 23 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Europe’s largest Beetle event gets underway on August 15th for its 10th annual event, with nearly 400 Beetles from all three generations already signed up.  Volkswagen will be bringing out the Beetle Dune, Beetle Cabrio Karmann, and GRC Beetle race car for the event taking place in Travemünde on the Brügmanngarten festival lawns, which will […] More…

Turn 10 Studios Reveals Volkswagen Group Models to be Playable in Forza Horizon 2

posted by on 22 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Turn 10 Studios has released details on the first hundred cars to be included in their upcoming “Forza Horizon 2″ video game, and while the list includes the usual suspects from BMW, Ferrari and Nissan, it also includes several cars from the Volkswagen Group.  In the upcoming game, players with enough in-game credits will be […] More…

Video: Radial Engine Built From Aircooled Volkswagen Parts

posted by on 22 July 2014 in Videos

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Typically used in early aircraft, Radial Engines utilize a single crankshaft which forces the pistons to “radiate” outward.  Over the years, many radial engines have been produced but we must say that this is the first that we have seen that was assembled using parts from Aircooled Volkswagen engines. In total, the engine displaces 2086ccs […] More…

Event Report: Waterfest 20

posted by on 22 July 2014 in Events Coverage

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Now in its 20th year, Waterfest continues to bring Volkswagen and Audi enthusiasts from around the US and Canada to Englishtown, New Jersey for one weekend each July.  For Waterfest 20 it seemed that mother nature has become a fan as well, gracing us with a mid-summer version of the ‘Polar Vortex’ (no relation to this […] More…

Model Year 2015: New Golf Family, Redesigned Jetta, and New TDI® Clean Diesel Engine Head the Changes

posted by on 22 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen of America has announced its lineup for 2015, bringing with it a redesigned Jetta, new TDI Clean Diesel technology, and the new Golf R among many other changes and introductions.  Within the press release below you will find a model-by-model breakdown of the upcoming alterations to existing models, and a quick overview for each […] More…

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI Named 2014 Northwest Green Car of the Year

posted by on 22 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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It seems that praise for the seventh generation Golf and Golf GTI is nearly universal (we’re looking at you, Consumer Reports), with the vehicle taking home yet another award.  The upcoming Golf TDI has been named the 2014 Northwest Green Car of the Year by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) due to its mix […] More…