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Red Bull Global Rallycross Race Recaps: Volkswagen Rallycross NY

posted by on 21 July 2014 in Motorsport News

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While many of us were at Waterfest, Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross driver Tanner Foust was on his way to victory at Volkswagen Rallycross DC.  Luckily for those of us who could not watch the race, Red Bull Global Rallycross has put a full recap together so that we can get caught up on the action.  Below […] More…

400hp Oettinger Golf R Now Available

posted by on 21 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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On the heels of Oettinger’s victory at the Tuner Gran Prix, the German tuning firm has released their 400hp conversion for the new Golf R.  Boasting a top speed of 174mph and a sprint to 60mph that takes less than four seconds, Oettinger’s Golf R is nothing to scoff at.  To compliment the power additions, […] More…

SEAT Sets New Half-Year Sales Record in UK

posted by on 21 July 2014 in Seat News

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It’s been a great year for the Volkswagen Group around the world, with overall sales growth making them the second largest automaker in the world.  The Group’s Spanish brand SEAT has seen significant growth in nearly all of its markets, resulting in a sales increase of 9.9% internationally.  In the UK alone, SEAT’s sales are up […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 21 July 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. Red […] More…

Waterfest Preview: Volkswagen Perspective

posted by on 18 July 2014 in Events Coverage

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In case you weren’t already aware, the largest Audi and Volkswagen enthusiast show of the year takes place this coming weekend at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. Spanning both Saturday and Sunday, last year’s event boasted nearly 25,000 avid fans of Audi and Volkswagen models, not to mention a huge vendor area, car show, drag […] More…

Bentley Greats Ready for 2014 Concours of Elegance

posted by on 18 July 2014 in Bentley News

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Bentley has begun preparation for the 2014 Concours of Elegance at the Hampton Court Palace this September, where five of the marque’s vehicles have been chosen for this year’s event.  The Bentley’s chosen for the event range from a 1931 8 Liter Park Ward Sports Saloon to the brand new Continental GT3-R race car.  Spectators can […] More…

Find of the Day: 1992 Volkswagen GLI 16V

posted by on 18 July 2014 in Find Of the Day

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In the age of the internet, it seems like a genuinely good deal is harder and harder to come by.  With that said, I think we may have come across one earlier today in our MK2 Classifieds section. This Jetta GLI has only 143,000 miles on the odometer and comes with a two inch thick […] More…

ŠKODA Releases Design Sketch of Upcoming Fabia

posted by on 18 July 2014 in Skoda News

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ŠKODA will be replacing the current generation Fabia with a new model in the very near future, and they have released a sketch of what consumers can expect to see on dealer’s lots shortly.  The upcoming Fabia looks to have taken design elements from their VisionC concept car, as well as elements from ŠKODA motorsport.  ŠKODA’s […] More…

Ogier and Latvala Take on Alén, Kankkunen and Company: Legends and Stars Line Up at the “Neste Oil Rally Helsinki Battle”

posted by on 18 July 2014 in Motorsport News

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Rally Finland gets underway next weekend, but as part of the pre-race festivities, Sébastian Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvalla will take on Finnish rally legends Tommi Mäkinen, Markku Alén, Marcus Grönholm and Juha Kankkunen in a specially built sprint circuit in Helsinki.  The 1.65 kilometer circuit will be “littered with challenges” including a cobblestone section, jumps, […] More…

Rumor: Volkswagen Group in Talks to Acquire Fiat Chrysler Says Germany’s Manager Magazin Reports

posted by on 17 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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We were once told by a top executive at Audi that Germany’s Manager Magazin is where other top executives float ideas in the form of rumor. Whether or not then this means it is a floated idea or a line on actual happenings remains to be known, but a rumor this morning out of Germany […] More…

Find of the Day: 2004 Volkswagen Golf Variant

posted by on 17 July 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Full disclosure- I love the MK4 Golf Variant.  Naturally, it was never sold here but that has not stopped some from working to recreate the car.  Whether it be from a crashed Golf, or from being on one end of a Jolf conversion, there is no wrong way to convert a MK4 Jetta Wagon into […] More…

Racingline USA’s Seventh Generation GTI to Debut at Waterfest

press release by on 17 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Racingline USA will debut their new Mk7 GTI at WaterFest this weekend. More details after the jump… More…