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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Racing teams are constantly fighting unbelievable odds and insane competition to accomplish wildly impressive feats. And nowhere is that truer than at Pikes Peak. With the electric car record of 8:57.181 in its crosshairs, Volkswagen Motorsport has gone so far as to invent a new charging system...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Back in June, for the 95 th time, racers and builders trekked to Colorado to race up a mountain road. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of motorsport's great events. With more than a century of racing, reputations have been staked, legends made, and hopes shattered along the...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    One of the big problems  with modern racing is that, although the drivers are as skilled as ever, due to the pace of technology and the nature of going fast it’s hard for people to see that skill. That’s not a problem here. This hero (his name Daniel Wittwer for any minstrels interested in...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Every week I become more upset about the fact that I live nowhere near mountains and this crazy pink Golf (#PinkGolf) is only making me pine more for the alpine parts of this great land. Shot racing in the actual Alps in Italy, this Mk1 Golf is blessed with 16 valves and individual throttle...
  5. Misc. Professional Racing
    Karl Schagerl’s hillclimb Golf is a site to behold, and here, climbing the hills of the Czech Republic, it’s a symphony for the ears, too. The race in question is the FIA’s Hill Climb Masters, in the Czech Republic. The one weekend event (held back in October) features all of the champions from...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Representatives from Europe’s biggest automaker have left the continent for the now-non-European soil of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and they’re celebrating the 40 th anniversary of the best hot hatch of them all, the Golf GTI. Fresh off their celebration on the banks of lake Wörthersee...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    This week David Watson and Ian J. Cudmore are tearing it up in a Mk4 Golf R32 on the Australian island of Tasmania. No, they aren’t crazy kids who are street racing, they’re crazy adults who are road racing. The pair will be racing in the Targa Tasmania, a week long road rally that’s billed as...
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