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Volkswagen Group Announces Restructuring, Personnel Changes

posted by on 25 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Brands and regions to be strengthened Vahland moves from Škoda to the Volkswagen brand Board of Management De Meo, Maier and Stackmann in new functions Board Member for Sales Klingler leaves the Group Contract with Board member for Procurement Garcia Sanz extended The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG approved a new management structure for the […] More…

Matthias Müller appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Group

posted by on 25 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Müller remains Chairman of Porsche AG until a successor has been found Matthias Müller (62) has been appointed CEO of Volkswagen AG with immediate effect. This was decided by the Supervisory Board at its meeting in Wolfsburg today (Friday). Müller is currently Chairman of Porsche AG in Stuttgart. He will continue in this function until […] More…

SEMA Bound: Momo’s Project GLI

posted by on 25 September 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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With summer officially over, and the more basic among us flocking to Starbucks and their local breweries for Pumpkin-infused everything, those of us in the aftermarket industry have turned our attention to SEMA.  This gathering of automotive excess in Las Vegas brings out the best, and sometimes the worst, in what the industry has to […] More…

GRC: Barbados to Feature Longest Track in Series History

posted by on 25 September 2015 in Motorsport News

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While most of us will be in Ocean City for H2O International next weekend, the boys and girls of Red Bull Global Rallycross will head to Barbados, to do battle on the series’ longest circuit yet.  Measuring 1.1208 miles in length, the course will not only be the first to be longer than one mile, […] More…

GRC: Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross and Foust Sign Contract Extension

posted by on 25 September 2015 in Motorsport News

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Three-time Global Rallycross champion will partner with Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross through the 2017 season Herndon, VA — Coming off a pair of podium finishes at the Red Bull Global Rallycross doubleheader from the Port of LA, Tanner Foust has announced the extension of his contract with the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team. The five-time race winner, professional […] More…

Project SportWagen TDI: Protecting Our Investment

posted by on 24 September 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen TDI

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When we started our mk2 restoration, the decision was made to return the car to its original Cashmere White color simply because, as VW Vortex contributor Wes says, “it hides all manner of sins.” And its true—black and darker hues, while beautiful when clean, tend to show every last speck of dirt, dust, and grime. […] More…

USP Motorsports Releases Automatic Hatch Pop Kit for Mk7 Golf, Golf GTI and Golf R

posted by on 24 September 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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USP Motorsports consistently strives to develop innovative products that the community desires. The Automatic Hatch Pop Kit for the MK7 GTI, Golf, Golf R is just one example of such products. Are you tired of fumbling to open your hatch with a hand full of groceries? Well so are we! USP has built a complete […] More…

Ocean City Chief of Police Issues Statement Ahead of H2O International

posted by on 24 September 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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In the nearly twelve full months since last year’s H2O, there has been quite a lot of chatter about what changes would be made in an attempt to calm the ever-growing presence, and the rowdiness that it brings.  Finally, after many rumors and much discussion, we have some concrete information about what to expect this […] More…

WRC: Latvala’s Heavy Crash Ends Testing in Corsica

posted by on 24 September 2015 in Motorsport News

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Sometimes when you’re exploring the limits, you push a bit too hard, and you pay the price.  This past week in Corsica during Rally France preparations, Jari-Mari Latvala and Co-Driver Miika Anttila did just that.  Damaging their Polo R WRC beyond quick repair after getting up close and personal with some trees after coming in […] More…

MAN-based RV is $900,000 of Unchecked Aggression

posted by on 24 September 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how far the Volkswagen Group’s reach is.  Part of Volkswagen Truck and Bus GmbH, the MAN brand has made its name as one of the most popular haulers in Europe, and as such they’re quite popular to use as bases for dump trucks, garbage trucks, and even RVs.  Austria-based […] More…

Find of the Day: 16 Valve Turbo Mk1 Volkswagen Golf

posted by on 23 September 2015 in Find Of the Day

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In the wake of the TDI fiasco, our normal laps around the web’s various marketplaces have become a bit more frequent.  Luckily for us, we were able to find a brief distraction from the 24 hour news cycle’s unrelenting coverage in this 1983 Rabbit track car. Coming in at just 2005lbs with a half take […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Delivers 285,000 Light Commercial Vehicles to the End of August

posted by on 23 September 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Inconsistent trends on the markets New T6 with significant growth of 4.6 per cent Up to the end of August 2015, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 285,000 urban delivery vans, transport vehicles and pickups to customers all over the world. Sales of the brand are thus at the same level as last year (January to August […] More…