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For Sale: Super Space Beetle!

For Sale: Super Space Beetle!

No words can really describe this. The dash is amazing but why? Here is the original ad in all of its weirdness. “A product of the failures of vinyl dashboards. I started with overhauling the ugly warped face and decided to simplify the shape and from there spawned an aircraft-like…
Mid Engine VW Rabbit Cabriolet

Mid Engine VW Rabbit Cabriolet

Someone buy this so I can drive it! I know its just a Fiero with  V6 swap rebodied as a VW but I kind of like it. Maybe not that huge wing but the whole thing is proper Lemons style and I bet really fun to drive. So go buy…
VW Begins To Hurt – Financially

VW Begins To Hurt – Financially

This Dieselgate thing is just beginning. We know they cheated. We know they need to fix the problem. We know they can’t sell the 2016 diesels. We know this is going to cost them a lot of money but the real question is How Much? Apparently a lot! So far…
Does VW Cheat At Everything?

Does VW Cheat At Everything?

The recent diesel scandal that forced CEO Martin Winterkorn to step down brings the whole brand into question. If they are willing to cheat a government’s emissions standards and in turn cheat customers into thinking they are buying better cars than they really are, where would they stop? Is anything…
The VW Diesel Hullabaloo

The VW Diesel Hullabaloo

I am not here to question the morality of what Volkswagen did or why. Such questions are for philosophers and the religious and I am neither. I do however disagree with how the impact of the diesel emissions is being presented. Its important to note that emissions regulations do exisit…
Is VW Cheating In Red Bull GRC?

Is VW Cheating In Red Bull GRC?

VW dominated the Los Angeles round of Red Bull Global Rallycross with 1st and 2nd place finishes on Saturday AND Sunday. Their cars accelerated faster off the line and off the corners as well. I naturally assumed it was because of the drivers, Tanner Foust and Scott Speed. They are both…
Inside a NORRA Mexican 1000 Pre-Evolution Winning Truck

Inside a NORRA Mexican 1000 Pre-Evolution Winning Truck

We all know that Robby Gordon won the NORRA Mexican 1000 in his crazy cool Gordini but what about the other vehicles in the race? There were vintage vehicles, bikes and ATVs and a class called Evolution with an assortment of modern race vehicles ranging from Robby Gordon’s Unlimited entry all the…
BMW: The End Of An Era

BMW: The End Of An Era

Three years ago I wrote the article titled “The Death of BMW’s M Brand”saying that the BMW M cars had become the Ultimate Poser Machine. But I didn’t realize how right I was until last Saturday when I went to a Chicago Region SCCA Autocross. There were two BMWs there and…
Farewell to the VW Eos, An Unrivaled Boulevardier

Farewell to the VW Eos, An Unrivaled Boulevardier

The Volkswagen Eos is the best four-seater cabriolet for people who want a convertible but not a sports car. Sadly it is being discontinued with no replacement. This statement requires some explaining for several reasons, the first being, that if you read this site, your head likely hurts at the…
Building my S50ti RallyCross car

Building my S50ti RallyCross car

It seems like a long time ago, but it really was only a few years ago. It was 4 AM, I was up to my elbows in Kevlar and Resin as we made a full underbelly protector for Dave Kern’s BMW 318ti Rally build. I got hooked soon after I…
2015 VW Jetta Secret Lock

2015 VW Jetta Secret Lock

I’m sure the VW fans have know about this for a long time but I was blown away when I first saw it! You know how the manufacturers keep pulling physical key locks off the doors? Well the latest Jetta’s don’t appear to have any locks at all!  So what happens…
From Grassroots to Goodwood Part 2

From Grassroots to Goodwood Part 2

From Grassroots to Goodwood (Part 2) by Dave Vardy A Change in Career As 2011 arrived, the first task was to work on getting both Skoda and the AMT back to Goodwood. Everything was put in place with Skoda UK Motorsport once again and Goodwood were well receptive of our…
Canguro Racing: Baja 1000 in a Toyota Land Cruiser

Canguro Racing: Baja 1000 in a Toyota Land Cruiser

What do you get when you cross 8 friends, a Toyota Land Cruiser, a race in Mexico and a marsupial? A fun evening in Tijuana? A hallucinogenic dream brought on my a scorpion attack? Well, while you might end up with both of those, I can confirm you will get…