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This Custom LEGO VW Karmann Ghia Has Removable Radio Just Like The Classic

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia introduced between 50s and 70s may not be as iconic as the VW Camper or the Beetle, but it was actually a very well received car of its time, having seen a production of no less than 445,000 cars and that’s not including the 41K or so made in Brazil for the South America markets. Despite so, it remains largely as an enthusiast thing, which means you ought to be a huge VW nuts to actually know this car and appreciate its beauty. And I guess that kind of makes LEGO builder Mandylion777 one such enthusiast cos’ he actually put together a detailed LEGO model of the iconic Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Continue reading This Custom LEGO VW Karmann Ghia Has Removable Radio Just Like The Classic

This LEGO VW Golf Mk1 GTI Deserves To Be Made Into An Official Set

Just when we thought Ozzyeatingbats’ LEGO Ideas contender, the Jaguar E-Type Roadster, rivals LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS, in comes another LEGO Ideas contender that could the LEGO Technic set a run for its money and it should totally be made into an official set. This one here, a VW Golf Mk1 GTI, created by LEGO Ideas user hasskabal, looks so brilliant that we wanted so bad for it to be made an official LEGO set and we implore the community, the Internet to up vote it so it will have a shot of being considered by LEGO. Come’on, LEGO, this is a classic deserved to be immortalized with the world’s most famous bricks. Period. Continue reading This LEGO VW Golf Mk1 GTI Deserves To Be Made Into An Official Set

Guy Turned Classic Volkswagen Bus Into A Driveable Cartoon Bus

Caricature of automobiles look pretty cute, aren’t they? With oversized, fat wheels and a plump, short body, these fantasy automobiles look totally cartoonish and they don’t exist in real world, or do they? Well, actually, they do – thanks to Ron Berry’s magic hands. Ron is an avid car customizer with an alternative taste: turning real world cars into cartoon custom creations and his latest work, “Surf Seeker” Custom VW Bus, which is based on a Type 2 VW bus, looks like something straight out of The Road Runner cartoon series. It is not hard to imagine Wile E. Coyote behind the wheel of this sweet custom VW bus, trying to run down our dear Road Runner. Continue reading Guy Turned Classic Volkswagen Bus Into A Driveable Cartoon Bus

LEGO Surf-themed 60s Volkswagen Beetle Makes Us Want To Hit The Waves

While hippies of the 60s and 70s hit up rock concerts, consumed countless amount of LSDs, there were a bunch who chose to hit the beach and takes on the waves with their trusty surfboards and this LEGO 10252 Volkswagen Beetle is a recreation of the iconic ride which some of those adrenalin junkies hit the shores. I know. Some of them prefer the VW Camper Van, which obviously had more room for people and surfboards, but as far as LEGO is concerned, its been there done that, albeit it (the LEGO VW Camper Van) wasn’t rig for the beach. Continue reading LEGO Surf-themed 60s Volkswagen Beetle Makes Us Want To Hit The Waves

Volkswagen Up The Audio Ante of Up! With 300 Watts BeatsAudio

How do you sell a car that isn’t made for speed? Style, of course, and in the case of Volkswagen Up! for the year 2016, audio prowess is one way to go. The German automaker has joined hands with audio industry biggie, BeatsAudio to put iconic Beats sound into this tiny hatch. What? Up’s too small a ride for you? Not to worry, the slightly larger Polo will be getting the equivalent BeatsAudio treatment too. Described as “strong sounding special editions,” both the Up! and Polo will be equipped with a seven-speaker system bolstered by a 8-channel amplifier with DSP, that promised to deliver 300 watts of “state-of-the-art” sound experience. Continue reading Volkswagen Up The Audio Ante of Up! With 300 Watts BeatsAudio

1995 Volkswagen “Fast & Furious” Jetta Sold For $46,200 At Scottsdale Sale

More often than not, the protagonist’s car in a movie can easily turn into an iconic ride, but in the case of The Fast and the Furious, Paul Walker’s character, Brian, 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse didn’t quite turn iconic for reasons most car lovers know. Not that 4G63 is any bad, but seriously, a front wheel drive machine can be hardly called a sport car for some. We can’t argue with the design though, but the 10s car and American Muscle with “too much torque” kind of stole the show. No, wait. Actually, there was another car that managed to steal bits of the limelight; the 1995 Volkswagen Jetta, Jesse’s (played by Chad Lindberg) ride which he lost to Tran’s Honda S2000 in a drag challenge. Whenever I see that scene, I can’t help but to shake my head. Man, what the hell was that boy thinking? Going up against a rich dude’s ride and a S2000? Gosh… Continue reading 1995 Volkswagen “Fast & Furious” Jetta Sold For $46,200 At Scottsdale Sale

VW’s BUDD-e Concept Bus Is More Like Internet Of Things On Wheels

It seems like every automaker has flocked to the world’s biggest consumer electronic show to showoff their “tech-centric” vehicles. Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen is no exception, or should we say a must after the emission fiasco? Understandably, VW has an electric vehicle in tow for this year’s CES and it is called BUDD-e. Well, it’s a bus, or a van as some would have prefer to call it. To us, it is just an electrified Multivan/California. We are neutral about its look, though. VW must be particularly proud of BUDD-e cos’ the press release is freaking lengthy. But not to worry, we will provide you the gist of story to keep boredom to the minimal. Continue reading VW’s BUDD-e Concept Bus Is More Like Internet Of Things On Wheels

1963 Volkswagen Beetle “Herbie” to go Under the Hammer at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auctions

I am sure everyone remember the anthropomorphic Herbie from the series of Walt Disney movies. No, not that one starring cannot-handle-fame-actor-turn-junkie-turn-boobies-showing Lindsay Lohan. We are talking about the original series which started way back in 1969. Yup. That Herbie. Throughout the entire Herbie series, a few classic Beetles were used and this particular one, a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle, which starred in the 1969 We Love Bug and two subsequent flicks is now heading to the auction block at the 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in Florida, happening between April 17 and 19, 2015 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. For the record, the car is considered as the first anthropomorphic star, though it may not be the first notable car star (we think Chitty Chitty Bang Bang should have that honor). Continue reading 1963 Volkswagen Beetle “Herbie” to go Under the Hammer at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auctions

This Is XL Sport, Volkswagen’s Ducati-powered Concept That Sips on Fuel

Volkswagen is probably going to shock the world at this year’s Paris Motor Show. how? with this Audi R8 lookalike that’s powered by, wait for this… a modified V2 sourced from the new Ducati 1199 Superleggera called XL Sport. described as a highly efficient sports car concept, the XL Sport’s spritely, high-revving engine (it revs up to 11,000 rpm, btw) compact motor has a healthy 200PS (197 hp) and 99 lb-ft (134 Nm) on the tap and is mated to a seven-speed DSG that lets it rockets from standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 5.7 seconds, sending it on its way to a fairly impressive top speed of 168 mph (270 km/h). the V2 engine also benefits from Ducati’s desmodromic valve controls system, four-valve per cylinder and two injectors per cylinder. Continue reading This Is XL Sport, Volkswagen’s Ducati-powered Concept That Sips on Fuel

Volkswagen TRISTAR Concept Wants You to Take Your Work Off-road While Sipping on Some Espresso

don’t you just love concept vehicles? with concepts, there seem to have no boundaries what car designers can throw in, such as having a 20-inch tablet table, state-of-the-art video conferencing and sound systems, and even an espresso machine. in case you are still wondering, yes, we are still talking about a vehicle, but not just any vehicle, we are talking about the Volkswagen TRISTAR Concept pickup truck and the aforementioned equipment are what you find inside its extended cab. set to debut at the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles show, happening between September 25 right through October 2, at Hannover, Germany, the TRISTAR Concept is described as “multifunctional like a Swiss Army knife. adaptable, reliable and all-rounder” and as you read on, you will understand why Volkswagen made that statement. Continue reading Volkswagen TRISTAR Concept Wants You to Take Your Work Off-road While Sipping on Some Espresso