Hey Look At The VW Bus I Spotted!

We all know that VW’s are a cult, but when it comes to air cooled Volkswagens, things just get weird.  Yesterday I spotted this very strange scene, and I knew that it needed to be captured on film.  Now, I am a fairweather VW enthusiast, you may even call me a VW enthusiast of convenience.  However, I have some friends that are hard core, notch your subframe, stretch your 205′s over a 9 inch rim,  plaid 4LFE, I brake for ants – sort of people.   » Continue reading more of this post…

Did You Know That You Can Still Buy A New VW Without A Radio?

Back in the 1950′s, car stereos were a luxury that not just anybody could afford.  In the 1960′s, they became a cool thing to “delete” on your new car order to keep the weight and 1/4 mile times as low as possible.  In the 1970′s, stereos were much more common, and if you were a big deal, you may have even had an 8-track player. Dig it?  The 1980′s happened and tape players were the pinnacle of automotive sound.  You could rewind your favorite song and listen to it over and over again. 1990′s brought compact discs, which made rewinding a laughable idea, until you scratched your $17 CD and it became only usable for hanging from your rear view mirror.  Hey, if you got it, flaunt it.  We all survived the ominous Y2K, and stereos are now standard equipment…….or are they?

VDub2625 over on VWVortex spotted this new 2011 Jetta in a local dealer.   It is the meaning of a base model, like no radio sort of “base”.  Why you ask?  Well, because they are selling it brand new for $13K, and viola, it is posted all over the interwebs for being a strange bird.  Win? Lose?  I don’t even know?   » Continue reading more of this post…

Help This Guy Find His Stolen VW in SoCal!

The automotive community these days is tighter than ever, which means that it is tough for criminals to get away with car related crime.  Today’s mission for car enthusiasts nationwide is to find this guys VW GTI! He went out to a restaurant to have some delicious chicken wings and watch some football, and ended the night staring at an empty parking spot where he left his much loved GTI.

The owner (HipHopDub) says:

“I was at buffalo wild wings on citrus and workman in west Covina watching football with a friend of mine. We left and I realized I didn’t have my keys so I went back to the table we were sitting at and looked around. We didn’t find anything and I spoke w the managers. They said no one turned in any keys. So I had my friend drive me home to grab a spare key. When we returned, my car was gone. I was bummed w the idea of having to replace a vw switchblade key because of how expensive they are…. But I never thought that someone would actually steal my car…. I took a picture of my car in the parking lot while I was leaving, never thought it would be the last time I saw it.

It’s a 2004 reflex silver gti. Black roof. Vw roofvrack crossbars. Lowered on 17″ arrietas. No tint, no front plates. License plate is 5HRS162. If anyone sees it, please call the cops right away. I’ve had that car brand new from 6 years ago. Not just another car to me. I’m devastated right now. Police report filed. car was parked outside of restaurants outdoor camera’s line of sight. management will check inside videotapes tomorrow.

I hope they find it. i dont care of its stripped, i just want it back. :(

Readers in SoCal & Surrounding Areas > Keep your eyes peeled on the streets for this car, and possibly on Craigslist for it’s parts.  If you see it, call the police and get the scum of the earth thrown in the slammer.

Fingers crossed for a safe return!

Original post found here:

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5083475-my-volkswagen-was-stolen-tonight-in-socal


RPOTD: Volkswagen GTI Now Featuring More Panda.

Random Picture Of The Day

 

Today's Class: How To Be "Moar" Low.

Today’s RPOTD is in the form of a 2008 VW GTI.  As you can see, it is an exquisite collection of low, with a delicious side dish of more low.  To answer your question: Yes, this is actually driven like this.

Car owned by Ryan S.
Broke Status

Photo Taken By Ryan G. Check out more of his amazing photography at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryangravelle/sets/72157624928202871/

The Automotive Future Has Arrived. Embrace It.

Once in a while you see cars that leave you wondering what exactly the owner was trying to accomplish.  Then there are those cars that literally make you question what planet you are on, and how in the heck you arrived there.   Today we have one of the latter.

Recently this “submersible-car-ship?” was spotted at a Wendy’s Restaurant in Ohio and posted up by “B3passatBMX” from VWVortex.com.  He was wondering what the heck he had just witnessed, because we all know that “what has been seen, cannot be unseen”.  Luckily for us, he grabbed photographic evidence of the “jet-vehicle-hover-plane?” because there is absolutely zero chance of the world believing this story otherwise.   Now…. what he found sitting in this parking lot was truly amazing, almost beyond words.  It was something so futuristic, yet retro, yet gangsta, that you aren’t sure what planet it was from or where it may have landed.   Is it from the future? Could it be from the distant past?  Nobody actually knows. All we know is that its home base in Ohio, and it appears to have once sported wings.  Yes, I said wings. Also, notice the crazy blower-style drive belt inside, and fully custom hubcaps.   The word on the streets is that it had a VW engine tucked underneath it, but who really knows.  It may be a decoy so that you don’t notice the turbo rocket booster packs.

That being said, please enjoy the beauty that is this wonderous space-time-traveling-plane-car-ship, because it may be the only photographic evidence that it really exists. If you have any further information on this …… “car”, please enlighten us. Clearly somebody put a LOT of time and effort into this for a reason, and I personally would LOVE to see and learn more about it and it’s builder.

Pictures Credit:

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5000902-What-the-hell-did-I-just-see-!

Monday = AWD Mitsubishi Turbo Dune Buggy

It’s no secret that I love cars with forced induction & all wheel drive.  There is also a wacky rumor floating around that I may have a secret obsession with air cooled VW’s.  Well, when you mix that dream with reality, you find yourself on the internet staring into the bug eyes of an incredibly scary Eagle Talon Dune Buggy.  It is the brainchild of a guy appropriately named “dsmbuggy” on baystatedsm.com.

He took a drivable, but rough looking AWD Talon, cut the body off and ever so gently applied a dune-buggy body to it.  He then added a few roll bars to complete the package and reserve his spot in dune buggy legends.  Is it going to horrify nearby children & pets?  You bet it is.  Will it ever be able to pass a state inspection?  “Who’s Asking?” ….   » Continue reading more of this post…

Oh Turbo Meyers Manx, You So Crazy…..

Turbocharged Fuel Injected Manx

As I mentioned in yesterday’s Nutts and Bolts blog, I had gone to a car show over the previous weekend and saw a lot of interesting things.  One of the cars that really caught my eye was a heavily modified Meyers Manx.  Typically, I have zero interest in these and skip right over them, but this one had my name written all over it. This guy ran a VW engine, with a turbocharger, and a megasquirt fuel injection system.  Everything was polished, painted, or plated, and it had wheelie bars that looked not only functional, but used.  Does it get better than this is the world of Volkswagen ?  If so, I challenge you to show me, because I don’t believe it.  This is the pinnacle of fun.

Some people tell me that I have a subconscious love for air cooled Volkswagens. I think those people are crazy. » Continue reading more of this post…

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