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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    You know a car is special when it’s been on the MainStage at Worthersee. And this is just one such car. Jamie Orr’s 16v Fox is a masterpiece of subtle but substantial tuning. In this video, Orr takes you through the whole build, the history of the South American Fox, and the inspirations that...
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    The Nürburgring is a gathering point for all kinds of crazy car people and apparently you can pretty much take whatever you want onto the track, even if that car is a vaguely clapped out Audi hearse from Spain. Friend of the site, Jamie Orr of Orchid Euro , took off on a grand tour of Europe...
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    The mother ship is calling . Every year, some of Europe’s finest hoonigans and car nuts get together at a little lake in Austria to celebrate the brand they love: Volkswagen. This year, it’s your chance to go thanks to Volkswagen and Orchid Euro. Devotees might remember that friend of the site...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    [Editor's note: While Jamie Orr was loading his Wörthersee Treffen-bound Golf Harlequin onto the MV Goodwood, he was offered the opportunity to take a look around the ship.  This is his account of what it's like to be aboard one of the world's largest transportation vessels.] Think of it as...
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    It's not every day that a forum legend comes up for sale, but with this Polo Wagon, the so-called Greenland Polo, we have just that.  Originally purchased by Jamie Orr from Orchid Euro in 2010, the car had previously served on a US Air Force Base in Thule, Greenland, before being shipped to the...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Just where did the Caddy Van USA project come from, and how the heck did it end up in Pennsylvania? This update is going to go into that, and cover some more history behind the story. So come with us on a trip to Wolfsburg, Germany, the historic home of Volkswagen, and a quick look at importing...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Last year the Volkswagen Group built 10.2 Million vehicles.  This year, Orchid Euro will attempt to build one. Starting with a body-in-white Volkswagen Caddy van, Jamie Orr and the crew at Orchid Euro are working around the clock to build what you can't buy in time for this season's biggest...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Hello and welcome to what may well be simply the most ambitious project I have ever attempted. Starting with a literally bare and brand new shell, the plan is to build a fully functioning car, which just so happens to have never been sold here in the USA. And not just simply a working car...
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    European versions of eBay are just so much more fun than ours, aren't they?  Especially when you've got an importation guy willing to make your dream a reality, so long as that dream is at least 25 years old.  Luckily today's find fits that mold perfectly, even coming with a set of yet to be...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    If you've spent any time at a Volkswagen enthusiast event (any of them, really), theres a very good chance that you've seen Orchid Euro and their blue Volkswagen Crafter-conveted Sprinter van, surrounded by more than a few Volkswagens converted to resemble their European-spec counterparts.  To...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    If you've been to just about any Volkswagen Enthusiast gathering in the last year, chances are you've seen an Orchid Euro booth, or at the very least seen some pieces imported by the Pennsylvania-based outfit on numerous show cars.  Driven by founder Jamie Orr and company's never-ending work...
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