Volkswagen Is Serious About Rallycross This Year

I guess all of you are aware of Volkswagens current domination of the WRC. A high budget and good drivers has secured titles in two out of the two years they've been in the WRC. However, in rallycross things are slightly different. Though VW's have won rounds both in WorldRX and GRC, titles are still to come. This… » 3/16/15 3:57pm 3/16/15 3:57pm

Paintwork question

The time has come for me to drag the '85 Scirocco out of storage. It's a genuine barn find with only 38,000 miles on the clock, and although it has some fueling issues that need sorting, it drives like a brand-new car. The problem is, the paint on it is shockingly bad – the clear coat is peeling off in sheets on one… » 3/14/15 11:03pm 3/14/15 11:03pm

DOTS UK Edition 1989 VW Polo

Well hello folks and welcome to Down On The Street, my clutch is misbehaving on my MX5 and I need to make it last until Friday so I walked where I needed to go tonight. I came across this 1989 VW Polo. Apologies for the potato pic and the darkness. » 2/25/15 6:18pm 2/25/15 6:18pm


Owner said it runs and drives good, carb could use a little tuning and the interior needs a little tlc but it looks pretty good in the pics. I'm trying to go look at it this weekend. » 2/23/15 10:58pm 2/23/15 10:58pm

2015 VW Golf R 

Market proliferation is pretty common in the auto industry. Manufacturers like BMW are aiming to have nearly one hundred model and trim combinations in their showroom, with sedan versions of coupes and coupe versions of SUV’s and other bewildering combinations. That said, if your heart has been searching for a… » 2/16/15 10:22pm 2/16/15 10:22pm

More accident photos

Thanks to everyone who sent regards. I am doing better with this being my third night in the hospital. Knee surgery is Monday and my collapsed lung is almost fully operational. The pain..well that's always there. Thank you morphine and norcos. Jaws of life had to be used to get my buddy out of the passenger seat. 15… » 2/07/15 10:10pm 2/07/15 10:10pm

Welp, buying another caddy soon!

So this is a thing that is happening. Friend of mine who used to use this truck to transport his Ducati to the track is now retired, and has lost interest. Car is a running gas (1.6 or 1.7, I forget) model with factory A/C! » 2/07/15 12:12pm 2/07/15 12:12pm

Monday Memories: Daily Dose of Dubb Edition

Back in the Long-Ago Time, crown victor victoria hosted a regular series titled Daily Dose of Dubb, which featured interesting photographs of Volkswagens in action, with new themes every week. The Daily Dose has gone the way of Motorweek Theater, but please peruse the DDOD tag to remember the good times. » 1/26/15 12:42pm 1/26/15 12:42pm

GTI MK7 lowered

Lowered my buddies Mark7 GTI this week on H&R Springs. The back wasn't too much of a problem but the front was terrible. It's much easier on my Passat. But than again there is a 14 year difference. It's not slammed but it's a little lower (about 1.5 inches around) looks much cleaner now. Than I lowered my Passat a… » 1/24/15 2:13pm 1/24/15 2:13pm

It's like a Golf, but Porschier.

I meant to write about it before. The new Beetle is a fantastic driving car. I enjoy the Golf, but the Beetle just somehow takes the cake for me. I like the quirky looks, I like the basic interior, and I love the way it encourages me to find its limit in every regard and drive it there all the time. » 1/23/15 9:27am 1/23/15 9:27am

Slow news day at Wired - Didja all hear of the VW Phaeton?

Apparently Wired has the automotive scoop of the century, only about 8 years too late: » 1/21/15 7:02pm 1/21/15 7:02pm