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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    You ever see a cat just kind of mess up? There’s something so fun about seeing such a dignified, elegant creature be clumsy for a moment and that’s kind of the appeal of this recent video from Volkswagen. Made to celebrate international doughnut day (which is every day in this office), VW asked...
  2. Misc. Professional Racing
    Automakers are tripping over themselves to put performance stickers on their SUVs. But Volkswagen has come up with an R SUV that I think we can all get behind: the Atlas Cross Sport R. Volkswagen will take this race truck to the Baja 1000 next November where it will be piloted by Tanner Foust...
  3. Misc. Professional Racing
    Although we recently found out that Tanner Foust and Cabot Bigham will be racing side by side in this season’s America’s Rallycross championship, we didn’t know what the cars would look like. Thanks to a tweet from ARX, though, we now have an idea. Releasing two pictures, one of Bigham’s and...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Cabot Bigham will join Tanner Foust to fill out Volkswagen and Andretti Rallycross’s second seat for the 2019 America’s Rallycross Championship. “I can’t express how excited I am to compete in this second season of ARX,” said, Foust. “I am glad that we are back with what I think are the...
  5. Misc. Professional Racing
    Although not long for this world, the Beetle is being allowed to fight for one more year. The Beetle will be making its triumphant return to Americas Rallycross (ARX) this year. The 2019 season will only be the series’ second, but the Beetle has been competing in American rallycross racing in...
  6. Misc. Professional Racing
    Last weekend’s Americas Rallycross (ARX) race wasn’t just the final race of the season, it could be the final race for the ever-victorious Beetle RX. That’s because of a confluence of uncertainty surrounding the car. Not only is the Beetle kicking the bucket but ARX could also be, too. Americas...
  7. Misc. Professional Racing
    Scott Speed today earned his fourth straight rallycross driver’s championship title, taking the inaugural season of the Americas Rallycross series. The series, which takes over from the now-defunct Red Bull Global Rallycross, had a four-event season, which Speed led coming into the final race...
  8. Misc. Professional Racing
    The dumpster fire that was the end of Red Bull Global Rallycross series may have escaped your notice, but suffice it to say that the series is well and truly dead. That leaves VW with a couple of winning Beetles, a pair of enormously talented drivers, and no series to race. No series to race...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    The mercury’s rising and the project cars are coming out of hibernation. If you’re anything like us, you’re as excited to let your tires hit the pavement as you are to see all the great cars that have been hiding in garages. So you’ll be excited to hear that VW’s back this summer with a fleet...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Disruptive is the word of the day at Hoonigan garage . Not just today, it’s the word of the day every day. Hoonigan regularly disrupts the stillness of an LA afternoon with smoky burnouts courtesy of high-profile disruptors like Tanner Foust. Among the list of off-the-wall accolades on Foust's...
  11. Misc. Professional Racing
    For the first time ever, American rallycross fans will be able to see the FIA World Rallycross Championship at home, as the series has announced that next year’s calendar will include a race at the Circuit of the Americas. For years, the closest American fan could get to seeing the European...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Fresh off a victory at the Red Bull GRC race in LA , Tanner Foust is already working on his next crazy VW. Unlike his Beetle, though, we know very little about this car except that it’s an Atlas, that it will have flared wheel arches, and that it will have tartan seats. interior ready to go...
  13. Misc. Professional Racing
    It was a big weekend for Scott Speed and Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross, as the former took the top spot in the drivers' championship and the latter won the manufacturer's championship. It was a nearly perfect weekend for Speed, who won both Final races this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, he...
  14. Misc. Professional Racing
    The e-Golf is currently VW's only electric offering in North America, but until recently it was limited to the CARB states. So how shall VW get people across America excited about it? By going to the races, of course. Volkswagen has, in the past, expressed an interest in an electric rallycross...
  15. Misc. Professional Racing
    It was Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross’s home race this weekend at the Lucas Oil Speedway, near Indianapolis, and the Beetles didn’t disappoint hogging the podium with a perfect one-two finish. Ultimately, it was Scott Speed who took the checkered flag, earning himself some much-needed points in...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    A tough weekend for Scott Speed meant that his teammate, Tanner Foust, managed to move into first place after this weekend's Canadian round of the Red Bull Global Rallycross season. Speed's Beetle GRC needed an engine swap before the first race on Saturday, keeping him out of that race and...
  17. Misc. Professional Racing
    Scott Speed is helping the boffins at iRacing to bring the Beetle GRC to sim racers everywhere. The team behind iRacing, a popular online racing simulator, recently expanded its offerings to include low-grip racing. Known as the dirt-racing expansion, it includes Sprint Cars and rallycross...
  18. Misc. Professional Racing
    A new track and scoring system couldn’t keep Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross off the top two spots of the podium this weekend, as Scott Speed and Tanner Foust were once again the best in the opening weekend of the 2017 season of the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship. For Speed, the weekend...
  19. Misc. Professional Racing
    Rallycross is back in America, and the Beetle boys—Tanner Foust and Scott Speed—won’t have to travel far from VW's Tennessee home to start the season. The Red Bull Global Rallycross series will be down the street from Chattanooga in Memphis on April 30 for the first round of the 2017 season...
  20. Misc. Professional Racing
    Earlier in the year, while serious people were having a serious race at the Daytona International Speedway, some Frenchists were having fun with Beetle-shaped oddities down the road. Joining them were Tanner Foust and Scott Speed, no strangers to Beetle-shaped oddities. VW Vortex was on hand...
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