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Best of H2O International- Mk2

posted by on 9 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 Mk2s of the event. Unix Performance […] More…

China’s Minister of Education Tours Vocational Training Program at Volkswagen

posted by on 9 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Board Member for Human Resources, Dr. Neumann: “Specialist knowledge and skills are basic prerequisites for economic success” Talks on cooperation in vocational training The Chinese Minister of Education, Prof. Guiren Yuan, visited the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg on Thursday to find out more about dual vocational training at the company. The Minister was welcomed by […] More…

Video: Volkswagen Rolls Out Ad Campaign for New Touareg

posted by on 9 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The advertising campaign for the new Touareg centers on the likelihood of the seemingly impossible actually occurring. The motto of the campaign is “Ready for whatever.”, and the message is: Whatever happens, however impossible the situation may seem – anyone driving the new Touareg can sit back and relax. The pan-European print campaign is flanked […] More…

Report: Volkswagen Planning More R Models

posted by on 8 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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In a recent sit-down with various media outlets, Motoring.com.au reports that Volkswagen’s Head of Powertrain Development Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neuser hinted that additional R models are currently under consideration, due in part to the success of the Golf R.  When pressed further on which models were under consideration, Dr. Nuessen commented specifically on the Golf, Polo […] More…

Find of the Day: 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup

posted by on 8 October 2014 in Find Of the Day

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It never fails.  Each year, I get back from Ocean City and immediately begin searching for that perfect Rabbit Pickup.  Some years they are fairly available at reasonable prices, but unfortunately, this is not one of those years.  It seems that Rabbit Pickups are either going up in value, or simply becoming more sought after.  Case […] More…

62 Blocks of Chaos- Is This The End of H2Oi As We Know It?

posted by on 8 October 2014 in Columns

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Billed as “the story of a gang of hot-riding hot-heads who ride into, terrorize, and take over a town”, 1953’s “The Wild One” is likely the best film representation of how many Ocean City residents, casual observers and cynics see the yearly gathering of car enthusiasts on Maryland’s coast, which runs concurrent with H2O International.  While we see […] More…

Best of H2O International- Mk1

posted by on 8 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 kick things off with what we feel were the best Mk1s of the event. One of […] More…

Paris Spotlight: Impressions of the Volkswagen XL Sport & What It Means to Us

posted by on 8 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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It was perhaps not the best kept secret that Volkswagen planned a more sporting variant of its ultra-lightweight and ultra-efficient XL1 model. With the XL1, Volkswagen managed the fabled 1-Liter of consumption for 100 KM travelled, but this mid-engine carbon fiber chassis car was designed to be super frugal and thus far from sporting. Then […] More…

Video: Top Gear USA Places Spotlight on Volkswagen Group Cars

posted by on 8 October 2014 in Videos

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Say what you will about the American version of BBC Two’s motoring franchise Top Gear, but the show has come a long way in its four seasons on air.  Last night, the team of Tanner Foust, Rutlidge Wood and Adam Ferrara took three of the Volkswagen Group’s most potent vehicles on a tour of Germany, […] More…

APR Releases Turbo Muffler Delete for MQB Platform Vehicles

posted by on 7 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR is pleased to present the high flow, Turbo Muffler Delete for various 1.8T and 2.0T engines featuring an IHI turbo. All too often OEM components must sacrifice various performance minded characteristics in an effort to appeal to a wide variety of customers. While an enthusiast typically wants better boost response and more power, all while […] More…

Video: Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock Featured in Latest Volkswagen e-Mobility Commercial

posted by on 7 October 2014 in Videos

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When Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock leave their spaceship Enterprise, the two science fiction stars cruise in the VW XL1, e-Golf and e-up on our vast planet. Both 83-year-old actors William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy Simon are the main actors in the latest Volkswagen campaign under the motto “The future for all. Innovation for […] More…

Video: New Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Teased on Track

posted by on 7 October 2014 in Videos

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While we have seen the new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo car, the Italian automaker has yet to take the wraps off of their upcoming GT3-spec version which will do battle in highly contested race series around the globe- until today.  As a proof of life, Lamborghini released a short teaser clip of the car doing laps […] More…