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May 2010 Blog Posts (11)

Volkswagen Group Takes Majority Shareholding in Italdesign Giugiaro

  • Volkswagen takes 90.1 percent stake in internationally renowned design and development services company
  • Expansion of capacity and competence for global model initiative
  • Volkswagen Board of Management Chairman Winterkorn: “New era in strategic partnership between these two companies”
The Volkswagen Group and Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A. (IDG), Turin, are to intensify their successful cooperation, putting it on a new footing. This was announced by both… Continue

Added by VW News on May 26, 2010 at 16:07 — No Comments

Nationals Video Deck

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Added by Dean Groom on May 23, 2010 at 19:18 — No Comments

23rd VW Nationals, Sydney - Pics

Just some random pics for the Nationals today. Seemed like a great turn out, the swap meet was as ever picked clean by 8.30am - but great to see it getting bigger. All VW prices just went up 10% I… Continue

Added by Dean Groom on May 23, 2010 at 19:00 — No Comments

Salt Rats make it to Brazil!

Our Volks partners in Brazil, Fusca Ativo magazine do a great online (& printed) magazine. This month they have devoted 22 pages (yes, you read that right) to Ratmuller Racing's quest to break some records on the salt at Lake Gairdner.


Aside from that, there are loads of very cool VWs from around the world. It's not in English, but you know what they say...a picture speaks a thousand words. Check it out at:…
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Added by Ash on May 21, 2010 at 13:33 — 1 Comment

50th Volks Speed Anniversary

2010 marks a seminal year in the history of Volkswagen motorsports as this year is the fiftieth anniversary of the very first speed record ever set by a Volkswagen! In 1960, Dick Beith took his humble little1958 Beetle powered by mildly modified 36hp engine and set a class land speed record on the Bonneville Slat Flats. Equipped with a homemade dual carburetor system, Dicks 58 streaked across the salt to a top speed of 80.874 miles per hour and a two way average record of 77.107 mile per…

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Added by 36hp Challenge News on May 17, 2010 at 0:05 — 4 Comments

Volks Culture's co-founders on the Volks adventure of a lifetime

Volks Culture's co-founders, Steve Muller and Bill Moore travel to Germany along with well known VW collector Ray Black on the adventure of a lifetime. They bought and restored two vehicles to take with them - both being very Australian classics that were guarranteed to get a lot of interest from the German crowd.

The story was published in June 2004 Volksworld. View the article pages here...…

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Added by Ash on May 16, 2010 at 18:49 — No Comments

The Transporter is 60

VW Transporter History Blog

Get Down to Darling Harbour in Sydney on Sunday 16th May for the celebrations...

http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/hippie-shakers-20100513-v049.html

Article in the Sydney Morning Herald

Post up and discuss all VW transporter (kombi) history here, original artwork/pics, historical articles etc etc

Added by Dutchy on May 14, 2010 at 10:00 — 3 Comments

The New Polo

Up to 24 percent better fuel economy points the way to the future

  • Polo brings new dimension of quality to the supermini class
  • Three engines; TSI and Common Rail TDI in the Polo for the first time…
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Added by VW News on May 7, 2010 at 17:44 — No Comments

Volkswagen Presents Golf blue-e-motion Concept to German Chancellor

Golf powered by zero-emissions electric motor to launch in 2013



Golf blue-e-motion with 150 km range will also satisfy driving needs of commuters



German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel had a close look at a concept of the future Golf blue-e-motion in Berlin. Volkswagen is forging new links to the era of electric mobility with this pure electric drive version of the most successful European car ever produced. In 2013, after the debut of the Up blue-e-motion (a new city… Continue

Added by VW News on May 7, 2010 at 17:33 — 1 Comment

VolksMarket Australia

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As some of you may have seen we have some items for sale via our website www.volksmarket.com.au

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We are the Australian distributors for Airmighty Megascene magazine and Bug-Tech Shifters, also supplying other VW publications.

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Added by Dutchy on May 7, 2010 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Volks In Tune

Anyone who made it to Old Bar would've seen the band Volks In Tune perform on Saturday night at the local hall just outside the caravan park......or at least they should've. Here's our line up:



Andy(guitar&vocals), Brianna (guitar), Angela(vocals), Warby(drums), Michaela(guitar&vocals), Catriona(bass&vocals)



Here's some more pics.....sorry about the poor quality!…



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Added by Andy Wood on May 3, 2010 at 3:00 — 1 Comment

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