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KW Releases Coilover Kits for MK7 Golf R

posted by on 7 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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KW Suspensions has released coilovers specific for the new seventh-generation Golf R, including their popular Variant 1, 2, and 3 coilover kits as well as their Dynamic Dampening Control (DDC) and Clubsport kits.  The KW DDC kit is designed to work with cars fitted with Volkswagen’s Adaptive Chassis Control and can be further adjusted via […] More…

‘Kombi Last Wishes’ a Fitting Sendoff for Iconic Model

posted by on 4 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Created by Ben Pon in the 1940s, the Volkswagen Type 2 has gained a cult following due to its outright practicality and the role it played in the counter-culture movement of the 1960s.  Production of the Type 2 finally ended on December 31st, and the video below is sort of an “in memoriam” piece created […] More…

OETTINGER Releases Aerodynamic Package for Mk7 Golf

posted by on 4 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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It ‘s that time again: The seventh generation of the Golf GTI has set out to defend its reputation as the leader in its own class. And just like 40 years ago the GTI pilots look eagerly to Hessian Friedrichsdorf, where already the original GTI was helped by the legendary OETTINGER 16- valve engines for more […] More…

APR Releases Oil Protection System for Gen 1 EA888 TSI Engines

posted by on 3 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR is pleased to present the Oil Protection System (OPS) for the 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 1 engine. The OPS is designed to protect the engine from oil starvation, which can cause immediate, and comprehensive, engine failure. The APR OPS is a racing inspired product backed by years of testing in the Grand-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. APRMotorsport’s […] More…

BBS Announces CH-R II Wheel

posted by on 3 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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German wheel manufacturer BBS recently announced the CH-R II, a two-piece version of the extremely popular CH-R model at the Geneva Motor Show.  The CH-R II combines the timeless look of the CH-R, with the latest technologies from BBS’s Motorsport division including specially milled spokes for reduced weight without compromising strength.  The BBS CH-R II […] More…

40 years ago: Golf Durability test from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego

posted by on 3 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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It was said that the Beetle runs and runs and runs. Surely its successor, the Golf, had to also master this discipline with flying colors. That’s why the legendary motoring journalist Fritz B. Busch went along with four companions in two identical 70 HP 1.5 liter Golfs on a very big tour – from Alaska […] More…

Ogier Show Thrills 100,000 Fans in Portugal at Fafe Rally Sprint

posted by on 3 April 2014 in Motorsport News

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Reigning World Rally Champion Sebastian Ogier piloted his Polo R WRC to a first place finish at the Fafe Rally Sprint, a sort of preamble to the Rally de Portugal.  Roughly 100,000 fans packed the 6km course which takes place on a section of the famous Lameirinha Special Stage which includes the massive jump pictured at […] More…

Volkswagen and Andretti Sports Marketing Return Professional Motorsports to Washington, D.C.

posted by on 2 April 2014 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen has paired up with Andretti Sports Marketing to bring the Red Bull Global Rallycross series to the nation’s capital for an event at RFK Stadium taking place on June 21st and 22nd.  The event, dubbed Volkswagen Rallycross DC, will be the third round of the series and is scheduled to be broadcast LIVE on […] More…

Golf GTE Makes UK Debut at The Gadget Show Live

posted by on 2 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The upcoming Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid makes its UK debut at the Gadget Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham next week.  First displayed at the Geneva Auto Show last month, the Golf GTE combines a plug-in electric hybrid system with a 1.4L TSI direct-injection gas motor which propels the car from 0-62mph in […] More…

Nothing Leaves Stock Grand Re-Opening

posted by on 1 April 2014 in Events Coverage

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Whether it’s motor swaps, full race car builds or throwing a housewarming party at their new location with 3-D projectors and a birthday cake for the Golf’s 40th Birthday, Josh Paashaus and the staff of Nothing Leaves Stock like to do things differently.  The Center Valley, Pennsylvania-based shop recently relocated to a much larger facility […] More…

Volkswagen of America Reports March 2014 Sales

posted by on 1 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen of America delivered 36,717 units in March, down 2.6% from the 37,704 delivered during the same time period last year. While overall sales may be down, Volkswagen saw a sales growth of 6.3%  for the Jetta Sedan, contributing to a total growth of 4.6% for all Jetta models.  Passat deliveries increased by an impressive […] More…

Pristine 1975 Volkswagen Scirocco Spied in Geneva Autoshow Parking Garage

posted by on 31 March 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Oftentimes at industry events, more keen observers can spot extremely interesting vehicles hiding in the visitor lots outside of the main attraction. Such was the case for us a few weeks ago at the Geneva Motor Show with this yellow 1975 Volkswagen Scirocco apparently owned by Volkswagen’s internal heritage arm Volkswagen Classic. Sitting just outside the […] More…