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Scott Speed, Volkswagen Andretti take 3rd straight Global Rallycross titles in Los Angeles
Both Volkswagen Andretti Global Rallycross drivers found success this weekend at the season finale in Los Angeles, securing wins in the race and the overall Driver’s Championship. Scott Speed, driver of the No. 41 Oberto Circle K Beetle GRC, focused on protecting the championship title all weekend. To do this, he needed to be fast, but limit the risks he took on the track. After qualifying second on Friday, Speed battled second and third-place finishes in early Heat races on Saturday, but wonread more
What the first #PinkBeetle owner sees in her journey
Twelve years ago, California resident Lisa Koehnen was diagnosed with breast cancer; after undergoing painful chemotherapy and radiation, she was also diagnosed with lymphoma. Today, Koehnen is a cancer survivor and an advocate for awareness about the disease, which claims the lives of about 40,000 women a year in the United States. “Cancer changes you, it changes the way you look at life,” Koehnen says. “Because of my experience I try to give back the best way that I can.” Which is howread more
Soaking up the fun at the Beetle Sunshine Tour
The Beetle Sunshine Tour began in 2004 as one fan’s desire to gather like-minded owners of the revived Volkswagen classic for a little weekend drive, and maybe some currywurst. This year, it proved again why it has become the world’s largest gathering of Beetle owners and fans. More than 650 Beetles of every vintage filled the show field on Aug. 20 near the Baltic Sea beach of Travemunde, Germany, following several driving tours snaking through the German countryside. Nearly every Beetle on tread more
Giuliana Rancic on fighting breast cancer and granting wishes
As a TV personality and breast-cancer survivor, Giuliana Rancic has been uniquely positioned to make a difference for women. After her own battle with cancer in 2011, Giuliana founded FAB-U-WISH, a program that grants wishes to women undergoing breast cancer treatment and partnered with The Pink Agenda, a nonprofit dedicated to raising money for breast cancer research, care and awareness of the disease among young professionals. To aid those goals, Volkswagen has donated the chance to be tread more
Throwback Thursday: 1946 Volkswagen Beetle Type 11
Volkswagen of America isn’t just a car builder; it is also a car collector. At present, the company has more than 30 rare, classic or otherwise unique VW products it preserves in Tennessee, Virginia, and elsewhere. For our first throwback Thursday, no other model could serve as a more apt kickoff than one from the beginning of the brand: a 1946 Volkswagen Beetle Type 11. When it was built, the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg was under management of the British Army; it had offered theread more
Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Wins Wet and Wild Race at MCAS New River
Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX) driver, Scott Speed, scored the only victory of an abbreviated Red Bull Global Rallycross doubleheader weekend at Marine Corps Air Station New River in a rain-soaked Final which tested the limits of drivers’ patience and car control abilities. Sunday’s Final was canceled after lightning and a torrential downpour made conditions unraceable in the afternoon. The VARX Beetle GRCs started the weekend off with a bang, qualifying 1-2 on Saturday. Tanner Fouread more