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Unleashing the Rrrrr-roar of the Golf Rs at WITW
For one weekend in April each year, the small village of Fontana, North Carolina, hosts a gathering of Volkswagen friends and owners casually known as WITW. What ties these cars together, apart from the VW badge, is that their engines all produce a beloved exhaust note. This year I joined over 100 of these special cars for some fun, both in the village and on the famous roads that surround it. The Golf R32 and Golf R cars have been a staple in the VW enthusiast community ever since the firstread more
A hard ride for a good cause: Ride On for Red Nose Day
Imagine biking nearly 400 miles in four days through the mountains and deserts of Nevada and southern California, burning through as many as 20 bottles of water each day during your eight to 10 hours on two wheels – just for fun. It’s not a spin class gone horribly wrong. It’s one of two long-distance rides hosted by professional racing cyclist and bike enthusiast, Tim Johnson to raise money and awareness for this year’s Red Nose Day event, called Ride on For Red Nose Day powered by Walgreen’read more
Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Dominates Home Race in Washington, D.C.
Scott Speed took his second consecutive win, and Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX) earned its fourth double-podium finish of the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross season on Saturday in Washington, D.C.. Speed’s impressive victory capped off a perfect weekend in which the American set the fastest time in qualifying and followed up the feat with a trio of Heat and Semifinal wins. VARX teammate, Tanner Foust, claimed a third-place finish, earned in a hard-fought race that culminated in a lread more
Air heads unite for a 1,700-mile cruise
For the past 19 years, groups of intrepid air-cooled Volkswagen owners have set out on a 1,700-mile journey along the Pacific Coast, driving south from Washington State to the U.S.-Mexico border. Since its inception, this “Treffen Cruise” has been organized by Airhead Parts—a Ventura, Calif.-based distributer and manufacturer of components for air-cooled Volkswagen models. Volkswagen of America decided to get in on the fun this year, joining the California leg of the trip with two rear-enread more