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Bentley Continental GT3 Races to Impressive Debut in China

posted by on 14 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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In its first outing, Bentley and Absolute Racing have scored a second-place finish at the first event at the Shanghai stop of the 2014 GT Asia Series.  Drivers Jean Karl Vernay and Gilles Vannelet built upon a strong qualifying session, moving into the lead on just the first corner of the race, before being overtaken […] More…

Volkswagen Touareg Reaches Southern Tip of Africa in Record Time

posted by on 14 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Great challenges for car and team en route from the North Cape in Norway to Cape Agulhas in South Africa As in the early hours of 21st September he set off from the North Cape (Norway) for the southern tip of South Africa, the primary goal of this latest project for long-distance record holder Rainer […] More…

Video: AWOL.tv Covers Waterfest 20

posted by on 14 October 2014 in Videos

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Although AWOL.tv has only been around for the past 5 years, founders JJ Larson and Matt Crane are in no way new to the Volkswagen enthusiast scene.  The pair- who are also behind dubkorps and wagenwerks, have long been involved in the enthusiast lifestyle and just so happen to own some of the cars you’ve […] More…

Best of H2O International- Mk4

posted by on 13 October 2014 in Events Coverage

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H2O International has come and gone, bringing the Northeast’s traditional show season to a close.  We’re taking a fond look back at the cars, people and atmosphere which made this year’s H2O International one of the best ever.  Let’s keep it going with what we feel were the best Mk4s of the event. This GTI […] More…

Royals to Race in Scirocco R-Cup Finale

posted by on 13 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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Head of the royal house von Thurn und Taxis started his racing career with Volkswagen Pierre Casiraghi making his second appearance in this year’s Scirocco R-Cup “Been a part of motorsport history with Volkswagen” Two royals will add a little extra glamour to the grand finale of the Volkswagen Scirocco-R Cup in Hockenheim. Albert von […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 13 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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With Volkswagen participating in so many forms of Motorsport around the world, it’s often difficult to keep track of their performance. Luckily for us, Volkswagen Motorsport goes through the trouble of rounding up all of the key information from their various race series, and puts it all in one press release. Let’s get started. Rallylegend […] More…

Volkswagen Chattanooga Establishes Purchasing Academy

posted by on 13 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Chattanooga, Tenn. — Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC (Volkswagen Chattanooga) held an establishment ceremony today for the Volkswagen Beschaffungsakademie (purchasing academy), a training program that will ensure that each employee in the purchasing department has the skills and experience needed to address the challenge of sourcing the parts for both the current model Passat and […] More…

Volkswagen Extends Cooperation with Chinese Joint Venture Partner FAW Group for Additional 25 Years

posted by on 13 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Agreement signed in Federal Chancellery in presence of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel Volkswagen and further Chinese joint venture partner SAIC agree on new proving ground in Xinjiang province Prof. Dr. Winterkorn: “Together with its strong partners Volkswagen is focusing on innovation, eco-friendly technologies and excellently trained employees in China.” […] More…

Volkswagen Pairs With Global Green USA to Auction Off First e-Golf in the U.S.

posted by on 13 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Bidding is Live at Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf; Proceeds Benefit Global Green USA’s Efforts to Advance Smart Solutions to Climate Change  Herndon, VA (October 13, 2014) – Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) and Global Green USA today announced the auction of the first 2015 all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf. The auction, hosted online at Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf, gives bidders the opportunity to be the first […] More…

Volkswagen Group Delivers 7.40 Million Vehicles in First Three Quarters

posted by on 10 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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5.3 percent* increase from January to September 881,300 vehicles delivered in September / +3.0 percent* Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Deliveries continue to develop well despite challenging markets. Chance to reach ten million deliveries mark for first time.” Wolfsburg, GERMANY – The Volkswagen Group delivered 7.40 (January-September 2013: 7.03; +5.3 percent)* million vehicles […] More…

Paris Spotlight: Golf Alltrack

posted by on 10 October 2014 in Events Coverage

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Volkswagen’s modular MQB platform opens up a host of possibilities for both high volume products with mass appeal, and for lower volume niche vehicles, much like the Golf Alltrack that you see here.  It’s no secret that we are huge fans of the Golf SportWagen, especially the R-Line 4Motion TDI example shown in New York […] More…

Powerflex USA Releases New Rear Shock Bushings for Mk1 Golf and Scirocco

posted by on 10 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Powerflex USA has announced the release of their new Rear Shock Top Mount Bushings for the Mk1 Golf and Scirocco, designed to improve handling through increased mount rigidity in the rear of A1 chassis Golf and Scirocco vehicles.  Offered in both “street” and “race” densities, Powerflex Rear Shock Top Mount Bushings offer the perfect solution, […] More…