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U.S. Rallycross Beetle Comes to the Beetle Sunshine Tour

posted by on 12 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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When the Beetle Sunshine Tour kicks off later this week in Lübeck, Germany, there will be one very powerful special guest in attendance.  The Volkswagen Beetle GRC will be making its first-ever trip to Europe for the event, which is the largest gathering of Beetle fans in Europe.  According to the Press Release, the Beetle GRC […] More…

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand Delivers 3.56 Million Vehicles in Period to July

posted by on 12 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars has released total sales numbers, and they look quite good.  The brand delivered 3.56 Million units to date, with 333,400 of those coming to North America, and an impressive 1.72 Million cars delivered to the Asia-Pacific region.  While sales are currently lagging in the United States, massive investments are in the works with […] More…

Find of the Day: 1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Find Of the Day

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It’s not often that we get a ‘Find of the Day’ tip from our readers, but we certainly appreciate when it does happen.  Especially if it’s one that is this promising.  Low miles?  Check.  Reasonably priced?  Check.  Desirable?  Check. This 53,000 original mile Corrado SLC is currently for sale on eBay with a high bid […] More…

Rally Legend Marcus Grönholm Tests the Volkswagen Polo R WRC

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen Motorsport has enlisted rally legend Marcus Grönholm as the newest test driver for the Volkswagen Polo WRC.  With two WRC titles and 540 WRC stage wins, Grönholm brings with him a wealth of knowledge that should be able to help develop and refine the Polo R WRC throughout his time with the organization. Read […] More…

Event Coverage: AWE Tuning BBQ

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Events Coverage

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If their yearly BBQ’s attendance is any indication of business, things are going quite well at Willow Grove, Pennsylvania’s AWE Tuning.  Leveraging industry connections and a strong customer base, AWE Tuning’s event was markedly larger than past years with many european marques well represented. It isn’t just about the cars though.  AWE Tuning takes full […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 11 August 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. FIA […] More…

Modded Euros Partners with Sticker Mule for Store Credit Offer

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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ModdedEuros.com has teamed up with Sticker Mule to offer all VWVortex members a $10 store credit to StickerMule.com, as a thank you for helping to support both Modded Euros and the Volkswagen community through use of our forums.  In order to get the store credit, follow this link to fill out a quick form and the […] More…

Volkswagen Issues Voluntary Recall on Certain Tiguan Models

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen of America has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of approximately 151,389 Tiguan vehicles produced from 2009-2014 over a fuel pump issue.  According to the recall, the fuel pump may develop poor performance and pressure due to excessive engine temp or ambient heat.  Volkswagen states that no accidents or injuries associated with the […] More…

Find of the Day: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg

posted by on 8 August 2014 in Find Of the Day

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What do you do with an SUV when you live in Miami?  Well, you put Porsche Cayenne flares, 24″ Wheels, Coilover suspension and Brembo brakes on it apparently.  Today’s Find of the Day is one of the most aggressive looking Touaregs I’ve ever seen. Lowered on the aforementioned Coilover suspension and featuring Brembo brakes all […] More…

Volkswagen Issues Voluntary Recall on Certain 2009 Routan Vehicles

posted by on 8 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen has announced a voluntary recall for certain 2009 Routan vehicles in order to repair a possible key fob issue which can cause the car to shut off during operation.  The recall affects roughly 18,500 Routans, and Volkswagen will install a new piece on all vehicles.  It is also important to note that there have […] More…

San Diego Soccer Team Wins Volkswagen Junior Masters National Tournament

posted by on 8 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen’s sponsorship program extends way beyond the realm of motorsport and major professional sports.  Since 2009, Volkswagen of America has supported the Junior Masters National Soccer Tournament which brings together some of the best youth soccer teams in the country.  This year’s edition was held in Portland, Oregon with a team from San Diego, Ca […] More…

Event Report: MiVW 2014

posted by on 8 August 2014 in Events Coverage

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Taking place yearly in the Netherlands, MiVW is an incredibly laid back event.  Utilizing a Naval Air Base as its show field, MiVW brings out thousands of highly customized Volkswagens, Audis and more from all over Europe.  Luckily for us, our man Si Gray was there to capture it all. Like many weekend-long shows that […] More…