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The Empire Hill Climb Revival From Shunpikers Journal

The Empire Hill Climb Revival From Shunpikers Journal

EMPIRE HILL CLIMB Screaming in the Forrest Presented by AutoWeek Sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America, Detroit Region Story by Steve Purdy From A Shunpiker’s Journal The sleepy little Lake Michigan village of Empire comes alive in the middle of September as its three-block main street becomes the paddock for ... Continue reading

Sunday Automotive News Digest; Week Ending September 15, 2018 Compiled By Larry Nutson

Sunday Automotive News Digest; Week Ending September 15, 2018 Compiled By Larry Nutson

Sunday Automotive News Digest: Car of the year nominations; VW Beetle Buh-Bye; Recalled Chevrolet and GMC Pickups; 51 Ferrari's At Japan Dealership Ruined In Typhoon; RIP Don Panoz; Florence Shuts Down Auto Related Enterprises; 2019 Cadillac XT4 First Drive; Geely Puts Volvo Public Stock Offering On Hold; Jaguar XE SV ... Continue reading

Daimler Becomes Part Owner Of Volkswagen On-line Used Car Financing and Warranty Company

Daimler Becomes Part Owner Of Volkswagen On-line Used Car Financing and Warranty Company

Daimler is set to become a partner and investor in used-vehicle platform heycar, which was successfully launched by Volkswagen Financial Services AG in October 2017. Daimler will acquire its stake as part of a capital increase. ... Continue reading

Final Volkswagen Beetle Introduced

Final Volkswagen Beetle Introduced

Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that it will end production of the iconic Beetle in 2019. To celebrate the Beetle’s rich heritage, two special models will join the lineup for its last model year—Final Edition SE and Final Edition SEL. ... Continue reading

Thousands Celebrate Two Decades of the New VW Beetle

Thousands Celebrate Two Decades of the New VW Beetle

"2018 Beetle Sunshine Tour to Wolfsburg" – this was the motto yesterday for the 14th great Beetle, New Beetle and Beetle Community gathering. This year's event centered around the 20th anniversary of the New Beetle. ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALLS WRAP-Up September 10, 2018

NHTSA RECALLS WRAP-Up September 10, 2018

Recalled Vehicles: Volkswagen, Ford, Lincoln, Toyota, Spartan, Winnebago, RoadTrek, Forest river, Freightliner, BYD, GardenState ... Continue reading

New Car Review: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE By John Heilig

New Car Review: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE By John Heilig

The GTI takes the standard VW Golf, lowers the suspension by 0.6 inch, adds larger brakes and wider low profile tires, then throws in a supercharged 2.0-liter four that delivers 220 horsepower, and seems to want to go on forever when you’re accelerating. Take that high school kids, and yes, they recognized what was i ... Continue reading

Electric Vehicles, Solution or Diversion Or Just A Modern China Induced Tulip-like Frenzy?

Electric Vehicles, Solution or Diversion Or Just A Modern China Induced Tulip-like Frenzy?

Electric Vehicles, growing EV hype is not only strange and unsettling but good for Big Oil and very dangerous for America. Big Power has aligned itself with Big Oil to take American eyes off of a quick, easy and very doable solution to rid the United States' of its addiction to both foreign and domestic oil based fuels ... Continue reading

2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium 4Motion Review By John Heilig

2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium 4Motion Review By John Heilig

Atlas is a nice package overall. There’s tons of room for passengers and cargo. The third row lowers easily for additional cargo space, but when it’s up it offers decent legroom. There’s very good legroom in the second row as well, and access to the third row is easy. ... Continue reading

Volkswagen Reports August 2018 US Sales Up

Volkswagen Reports August 2018 US Sales Up

Sales totaled 32,255 units, an increase of 0.7 percent compared to August 2017 Year-to-date sales totaled 235,673 units, an increase of 7 percent over 2017 Sales of the all-new 2018 Tiguan totaled 7,281 units Jetta sales totaled 10,597 units Sales of the Chattanooga-built Atlas totaled 4,054 units ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALLS Wrap-Up September 4, 2018:

NHTSA RECALLS Wrap-Up September 4, 2018:

Volkswagen, Nissan, Volvo, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, Keystone, Newmar Thor, Micro Bird ... Continue reading

Preview 2019 Volkswagen T-Cross

Preview 2019 Volkswagen T-Cross

I have my doubts if the T-Cross will be really cool. Volkswagen claims its design is ‘charismatic and masculine’. But as far as I can see now, the T-Cross is just one of those small SUVs. ... Continue reading

Hey Mom You Should Drive A Minivan; Here’s Why

Hey Mom You Should Drive A Minivan; Here’s Why

Maybe out of pride. Perhaps ignorance. Many of us are looking for good solid family material, yet reject prospects that are committed and generous. ... Continue reading

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Leads Compact Segment in J.D. Power Tech Experience Index Study

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Leads Compact Segment in J.D. Power Tech Experience Index Study

Volkswagen is pleased to announce that the 2018 Tiguan leads the compact segment in J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) StudySM. The study, now in its third year, measures owners’ experiences, usage and interaction with 38 driver-centric vehicle technologies at 90 days of ownership. ... Continue reading

Volkswagen Says: Parking and Reversing is Reason for Almost One-In-Ten Serious Van Accidents

Volkswagen Says: Parking and Reversing is Reason for Almost One-In-Ten Serious Van Accidents

Figures from the Department for Transport (UK) show there were 1,350 parking and reversing van accidents involving light commercial vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tonnes in 2016 that resulted in deaths or serious and slight injuries to drivers, passengers, pedestrians or cyclists. ... Continue reading

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