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Asgard Performance Stuffs Bi-Turbo V10 into a Golf

posted by on 21 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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We’ve seen our fair share of engine swaps, but this is definitely a first.  Starting with a perfectly good Mk4 R32 and a homeless ten cylinder Lamborghini motor, Asgard Performance set out to combine the two into one of the most extreme Mk4s in existence. The finished product- technically now an R52, is claimed to have […] More…

Video: AirSociety Highlights Xpose Vinyl Wraps

posted by on 21 October 2014 in Videos

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Video equipment has improved markedly while becoming considerably less expensive in recent years, making high quality film production more attainable than ever.  As a result, we’ve been seeing a steady stream of extremely high production value video features on cars within the scene.  AirSociety is a definite player in this space, producing highly creative films […] More…

Find of the Day: 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Limousine

posted by on 20 October 2014 in Find Of the Day

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In the world of limousines, manufacturers seem to subscribe to the ethos that bigger is always better.  The builder of this limo took a slightly different approach, foregoing the typical neon lights and minibar in favor of something that would simply stand out.  That goal was definitely accomplished, and makes it our Find of the […] More…

Andretti Sports Marketing Teams With Caesars Entertainment for Red Bull GRC Finale Promotion

posted by on 20 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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Andretti Sports Marketing has teamed up with Caesars Entertainment to produce the final event of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season this November in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Utilizing the High Roller observation wheel as its backdrop, the event will take place in and around the LINQ during SEMA week, located just off of the […] More…

Event Coverage: New German Performance Open House

posted by on 20 October 2014 in Events Coverage

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Despite having one of the best public transit systems in the country, the Washington DC Metro area loves their cars.  And like any area with a high median income and a thriving car culture, owners are looking to make their vehicles a bit more unique.  Luckily for those who have keys to something from the Volkswagen […] More…

Auto Museum Wolfsburg Shows Special T2 Exhibit

posted by on 20 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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“Iconic” probably best characterizes the second generation of the Volkswagen Transporter. In order to preserve them and their cult status, the T2 interest group was founded 20 years ago (IG T2).  To honor the anniversary, the car museum houses a special exhibition of various models, that officially opened on October 18th, and runs until December 23. The […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 20 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. Volkswagen […] More…

End of an Era: Champion Pepper Wins Final Race in Volkswagen’s Touring Car School

posted by on 20 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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Time to turn over a new leaf after 17 years and 166 races Kremer finishes second in the championship, Møller Madsen wins Junior title Guest appearances from Albert von Thurn and Taxis and Pierre Casiraghi At precisely 17:35 on Saturday evening, spectators at the Hockenheimring were witness to the end of an era: Jordan Lee […] More…

Best of H2O International- The Best of the Rest

posted by on 17 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 finish things off with a look at the best non-Golf and Jetta Volkswagens. Orchid Euro’s chrome […] More…

Find of the Day: 1984 Volkswagen GTI

posted by on 17 October 2014 in Find Of the Day

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The days are getting shorter and temperatures are dropping, meaning it’s the best time to pick up a winter project.  In our minds, the best project is one that runs and drives.  Preferably something that someone else has already had a jump start on, and got tired of.  Something much like today’s Find of the […] More…

Volkswagen Issues Voluntary Recall on Jetta and Beetle Models

posted by on 17 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Herndon, VA – Volkswagen considers the safety and satisfaction of its consumers and passengers a top priority. As such, Volkswagen of America today notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will be issuing a voluntary safety recall affecting the trailing arms on the torsion beam rear suspension of certain 2011-2013 model year Volkswagen […] More…

WRC: Championship Reaches Fever Pitch in Spain

posted by on 17 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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Champ vs. Challenger: Ogier out to wrap things up, Latvala to set up super finale Possible milestones: more records within Volkswagen’s sights Great opportunity: Mikkelsen targets maiden WRC win Will it all be done and dusted? Or are we set for a super finale? The title race in the Drivers’ and Co-Drivers’ Championship enters the […] More…