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The founders of Green Day, the hard-rocking California band, love cool cars almost as much as blasting out their unique punk-pop blend. But rock stars can be, well, excessive. So before long, the band’s fleet of collector and sports cars, according to a 2012 report in the New Zealand Herald, grew beyond 100 vehicles....

Color has illuminated artist Gunhild Liljequist’s world since she began working in Volkswagen’s Germany-based Department of Fabrics and Colors in 1964, during what many consider the most creative period of the company’s history. Her artistic vision is behind some of VW’s most iconic paint hues, trims and interior...

eBay Listing: 1962 VW Beetle Karmann Coachwerks Convertible In the depths of winter, when some people are leading lives of quiet desperation, part of the human condition is the desire to break out of the cold, to seize each day as if it were our last, and to cherish spring and summertime for what they can represent to...

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R will soon hit showrooms in the US, and there’s good reason for American enthusiasts to be excited! On top of the awards given to the entire 7th generation VW Golf lineup, the Golf R has received awards from European media publications. Most notably, BBC Top Gear Magazine gave the Golf R...

Buick Avenir ConceptThe Buick Avenir Concept could be the new flagship from Buick and it’s hot. This exquisite sedan was one of the biggest surprises of the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The Avenir is a low-slung four-door with unmistakable rear-drive proportions and flagship...

Hot on the heels of its Golf being named the North American Car of the Year (having found out about the award literally three hours before the company’s presentation began), Volkswagen brought out a new vision of a future crossover at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The Cross Coupé...

eBay Listing: 1970 Volkswagen Beetle Rat Rod If it can be done to a Volkswagen, it probably has been. In the world of customization someone ups the game, changes the stakes, and raises the bar by creating new trends or styles, and sometimes when that happens it can truly change the industry. This Bug is not from the...

Middleburg, Virginia is only an hour’s drive outside of metropolitan Washington, D.C., but it is a world apart from the hustle and bustle of our nation’s fair capital. Instead of crowded city streets where cabs, buses and bicycles vie for space between tall buildings, there are two-lane country roads meandering their...

eBay Listing: Restored 1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible A friend of mine in high school had one – we thought we were something special riding around, cruising the streets at night, looking Rico Suave, and trying to impress the ladies. Ah, the memories that come to life from something as simple as a Karmann Ghia...

Hi, I’m Leah Guy and I love to drive cars! I don’t claim to be an expert, but I do have experience. My hometown is Louisville, Kentucky where my father ran an auto repair shop. Even before I had a driver’s license, I was driving all sorts of cars on and off the lift. That enthusiasm has never waned. Today, I change...

eBay Listing: 1972 VW Vanagon “Purple haze all in my brain – lately things just don’t seem the same – acting funny but I don’t know why – excuse me while I kiss the sky.” -Jimi Hendrix Something about this song stuck with us when looking at today’s 1976 Volkswagen Bus. Most likely it was due to its vibrant color purple...

Likes:Sporty Comfortable Diverse Power and aggression from the GTI brings cheers to drivers Diesel version has amazing fuel economyDislikes:Cartoonish and small navigation screenWhat a state of bliss the new Golf puts you in when cruising to work or play. Compact enough for city maneuvering and parking,...

At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen revealed a third crossover SUV for its new global lineup. This new model is branded as the T-Roc concept. The T-Roc is an odd build that doesn’t quite fit into any (existing) specific vehicle class/category, and for that reason you might be tempted to ignore this...

To celebrate their partnership with the 2014 Olympics, Volkswagen made special trucks to travel a route never traveled before by a passenger vehicle. They beefed up a set of Amarok trucks for a team of drivers & navigators to make an insane journey in a little over two months, all done in the name of the Sochi Winter...

A Honda Civic dressed up like a Subaru WRC rally racer. A VW Beetle turned into the hot rod featured in American Graffiti. A Morris Minor bearing a striking resemblance to notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett. These are just a few of the cars built by the creative racers who participated in the Grassroots Motorsports...

Photo credit: Norman Woo This wild concept features a 503-horsepower engine and gives a spectacular glance into the future of the GTI. Los Angeles – Volkswagen of America, Inc. today showed the “Design Vision GTI” at the Los Angeles Auto Show. First debuted at Germany’s Wörthersee festival, the brand’s premier...

Concept features dramatic new interpretation of Volkswagen design DNA 415-horsepower gasoline-hybrid concept is capable of 70 MPGe The vehicle can travel up to 13 miles as an EV Top speed of 147 mph; 0 to 60 mph in just 5.8 secondsLOS ANGELES – Volkswagen is giving a spectacular glimpse at the future and at a new...

The first fully electric Volkswagen for the U.S. market promises everyday usability and versatility with zero tailpipe emissions and low ownership costsDrivetrain consists of 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery and 115 horsepower electric motor: 7.2 kW onboard charger is standard Three driver selectable regenerative...

eBay Listing: Custom 1965 VW Beetle 4-Door Strange and stranger. Found on eBay is this twin-engined, 4-door VW Beetle classic. By twin-engine we mean one engine at each end of this unique VW bug. The story is that the original owner created the dual-purpose Beetle to tow low-mileage cars during the sixties. The car...

The first- and second-generation Sciroccos were sold here in the 1970s and ’80s (full history here), but the third-gen model, a 100 percent dedicated to performance, was restricted to Europe. Introduced in Europe in 2009. The car is not intended for sale in the U.S. market. We had a chance to briefly drive the...

eBay Listing: 1967 Volkswagen Microbus Cruise in psychedelic style with this classic 1967 Volkswagen Microbus, featuring iconic ‘splittie’ safari windshield and 3 rows of bench seats. The Volkswagen Bus has forever been the facilitator of family road trips, pleasure pad of hippies, and centerpiece of 60’s nostalgia. Now...