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Find of the Day: 1964 Volkswagen Double Cab

posted by on 31 July 2015 in Find Of the Day

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As Volkswagen Bus values continue to soar, owners and restorers aren’t afraid to spend a little cash when it comes to cleaning up a truck.  And due to this, the market has seen an influx of extremely well done examples.  Today’s Find of the Day is just the latest example of that trend. Showing just […] More…

Porsche Reports First Half 2015 Results

posted by on 31 July 2015 in Porsche News

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Not to be outdone by their Volkswagen Group counterparts, Porsche is off to a record start in 2015.  Deliveries rose 30 per cent over last year, and revenue was up a massive 33 per cent over 2014, due in part to strong sales of the Macan SUV.  In an effort to sustain these numbers, Porsche […] More…

ŠKODA Sees Increases Across the Board in First Half of 2015

posted by on 31 July 2015 in Skoda News

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ŠKODA reported their first half results yesterday, and things are looking quite good for the Czech auto manufacturer.  Year over year, ŠKODA’s revenues were up 7.5 per cent and deliveries were at a record high 544,300 units.  Operating profits were reported at an impressive 22.8 per cent over 2014, showing brand strength in the face of […] More…

WRC 2: Fabia R5 to Take on the Fastest Rally of the Year

posted by on 30 July 2015 in Motorsport News

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Škoda’s Fabia R5 will be joining Volkswagen Motorsport’s Polo R WRC in Finland this weekend for the season’s fastest rally.  Rally Finland will give the Fabia R5 it’s toughest test yet, with average speeds of more than 100 kph and jumps that can launch a car more than 50 meters.  The event holds massive importance […] More…

Video: Tanner Foust Races Cyclists Down a Mountain

posted by on 30 July 2015 in Videos

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Ah, the life of a professional Rallycross racer and stunt driver.  As part of Volkswagen of America’s VW 4 Cycling campaign, the manufacturer has been hitting US Cycling events across the country, including the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships earlier this month at Mammoth Mountain in California.  Being a resident of the golden state […] More…

Clarkson, Hammond and May Strike Deal with Amazon

posted by on 30 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Great news!  Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed a deal which will bring a new program to Amazon Prime TV, that will be produced by former Top Gear head Andy Wilman.  While the new show is sure to be a return to form for the trio, it will be interesting to see […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen Duos at the Front in the Finland Shakedown

posted by on 30 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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124.77 km/h average speed as warm-up – standard Neste Oil Rally Finland Mikkelsen in second is the fastest Volkswagen driver on the “Ruuhimäki” stage A tenth of a second separates Latvala in fourth and Ogier in fifth Wolfsburg. High speed, long jumps – the Volkswagen drivers started the rally weekend well at the shakedown in […] More…

Volkswagen Offers New Levels of Connectivity with Class Leading Infotainment Technologies

posted by on 29 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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VW is one of the first automakers to implement the top three technology standards for in-vehicle smartphone integration VW’s Next Generation Car-Net platform offers one of the most comprehensive suites of connected services in the auto industry Smartphone integration available through Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and MirrorLink® Connectivity features available across VW lineup, in virtually […] More…

BTCC: 2016 Calendar Announced

posted by on 29 July 2015 in Motorsport News

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The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship has announced their schedule for the 2016 season, and it appears to be much of the same.  The series will hit the same ten events next year, continuing it’s successful formula of three rounds per race weekend as it makes its way across Britain.  Broadcasting rights also look […] More…

Volkswagen to Offer High-End Driver Assistance Features for the 2016 Model Year

posted by on 29 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Many models in the 2016 Volkswagen lineup offer new driver assistance systems that used to be the sole preserve of premium and luxury vehicles Herndon, VA — For the 2016 model year, Volkswagen is offering a host of driver assistance features that were only previously available on the premium Touareg SUV—and adding some new ones that truly […] More…

ECS Baffled Oil Catch Can System Now Available to FSI and TSI Owners

posted by on 29 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

The modern closed PCV/Breather system is intended to recirculate combustion blow-by gases for cleaner operation and to reduce greenhouse gases. An unfortunate consequence of this system is the unintended ingestion of oil vapor and carbon into the intake tract, lowering the octane rating and leaving harmful deposits on a vehicle’s intake valves and ports that […] More…

Volkswagen Supports Seven University Racing Teams at the Hockenheimring

posted by on 29 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Seven University teams from Germany and the Netherlands head to the Hockenheimring with support from Volkswagen to compete in the International Formula Student competition- six competing in Formula Student Electric for electric motors, and the other participating in Formula Student Combustion for internal combustion engines. These budding engineers have designed and built their own racing vehicles over […] More…