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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Golf HyRACER is the latest trainee custom Golf to be built for Worhtersee, and it’s finally getting its debut ahead of its entry into Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg ode to itself, the Autostadt. The car was supposed to be launched at Worhtersee, which as you’d expect was canceled due to the global...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    In 2010, Volkswagen USA opened an apprenticeship program at its Chattanooga plant. In its ten years in operation, the program has trained more than 100 apprentices. The program was inspired by a similar one in Wolfsburg that started in the early 2000s and that you may recognize from its...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Australia’s favorite automotive YouTubers decided that it was time to take their love of VWs to the Mecca of GTIs and mods, Worthersee. So they got on a plane, checked the local Craigslist (or whatever it’s called in Germany) and bought the cheapest driving GTI on sale in Germany. In the first...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Well, it’s that wonderful time of year again, when the idyllic quietude of lake Wörth’s shores is shattered by crazy Europeans and their many, many GTIs. And to celebrate, Volkswagen has let its apprentices off the leash to create two the-only-limit-is-your-imagination concept cars. They are...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Freundeskreis, as well as being a drive up a mountain every year that happens alongside Worthersee, I've just discovered, was a hip hop group based in Stuttgart in the '90s. So please play Esperanto (below) in the background while you're browsing through this gallery from the GTI thing...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    We're back with part two of the main show from Worthersee. Today's pictures are a little less Golf-focused, and celebrate the weird and wonderful tapestry that is VW's European fleet. Come back tomorrow for another gallery from the Freundeskreis drive. [photos by Jamie Orr]
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    We're back with more photos from Worthersee, and today we're focusing on the main show. The event takes up a lot of space and spins off in numerous directions, but the core is still in Maria-Worth, a small town that's effectively entirely taken over by VWs.  As ever the show was full of classic...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Well, my bitterness about not being able to attend Worthersee has finally abated, and I'm ready to look at some pictures from the show. How about you? Our pal Jamie Orr was in Austria with his Citi Golf and a few American friends (more on that later this week) and kindly agreed to snap a couple...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Last week, VW took to the annual celebration of all things GTI to announce the arrival of a new model based on its Touring Car Racer. The Golf GTI TCR Concept featured a limited slip differential, a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, and special air inlets to get more air into the 2.0-liter...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    European enthusiasts are celebrating the Golf GTI again in Austria at this week’s Wortherseetreffen, and the annual celebration of all things GTI (and most thing VAG) has delivered again. Volkswagen has unveiled yet another addition to its GTI lineup, the “near-production” GTI TCR. The concept...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    As happens every year, Europe’s Volkswagen enthusiast are meeting on the banks of a picturesque lake high in the Austrian Alps and that means that 29 of the automaker’s brightest apprentices have been chosen to build a GTI of their own. And this year, they’ve built two (sorta). The first, the...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Wörthersee is only a few weeks away and the apprentices are hard at work, getting their annual project car ready for the Austrian GTI celebration. Although it’s not quite ready for the primetime, they have let slip that the GTI will be shown in White Silver metallic paint. “This paintwork is...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Wolfsburg opened its gates to fans last weekend and we're admiring some of the finest German tuning with galleries dedicated to the cars that attended. Yesterday, we featured Golfs MK1 through Mk3 , today we're featuring the rest. Everything from Mk4 through Mk7 and even a Mk7.5 or two. Check...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although the GTI-Treffen started as a show for GTIs, the scope quickly widened and now all manner of VW Group fans show up to the annual show. Today we're focusing on them. The fans who brought their Audis, their Skodas, their SEATs, and even their totally non-VW stuff, because the Treffen is...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    As surely as the sun rises, the GTI-Treffen at Wörthersee attracts more Golfs than you could shake a stick at, but more than that, it attracts VW nuts of every stripe. Fans of the brand come from all over to show off their VWs and take a gander at all the wonderful metal on display. And today's...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Today, we sadly conclude our Golf galleries from Worthersee with a wide-ranging gallery of Golf Mk5s, Mk6s, and Mk7s. The modern Golfs were very well represented at the Treffen, with a range of cars from Volkswagen--including the very interesting apprentice car--and a selection tastefully...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    To R or not to R? That is the question Volkswagen has posed the legions of Dubheads who faithfully flock to showrooms each and every year intent on renewing their faith at the church of Golf, tempting enthusiasts with a pair of leading lights in the form of both the familiar GTI and the more...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    We've got still more pictures from Worthersee coming your way today, with a gallery of third and fourth generation Golfs to peruse. With a fearless use of colors and some handsome stancing going on here, these generations were well represented at the Treffen.
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    There’s a lot to take in at Wörthersee and in all the excitement, it’s easy to lose track of what’s smart and what’s not. Some things may sound like a good idea, but turn out not to be so. But fear not, VW Vortex is here to help with a format liberally stolen from The Animaniacs: Good Idea, Bad...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    We have another gallery from Wörthersee today, this time focusing on the Mk2 Golf. No one would ever complain that the Mk2 was anything but handsome, but it does sometimes feel like it's playing second fiddle to the Mk1. That certainly isn't the case at Wörthersee, though, as the glorious...
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