Happy 45th Birthday to the Golf

Happy 45th Birthday to the Golf

The most successful European car, the Golf is celebrating its 45th Birthday.

Best Seller

On 29 March 1974, the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg officially started production of what would become its best-seller. Back then, nobody at Volkswagen had any idea that the successor to the legendary Beetle would end up selling more than 35 million units all over the world – and still selling to this day. In purely mathematical terms, a new Golf has been ordered somewhere

Big Wins for VW at What Car? Awards 2019

January 2019 brought the 42ndannual What Car? Car of the Year Awards, and Volkswagen managed to take home a raft of awards.

Polo Triumphant

The Polo triumphed in the Small Car of the Year category, fending off close competition from the Audi A1 and the Dacia Sandero. The judges commented “The Polo sets the standard for comfort, practicality and refinement in the small car class, while its frugal 1.0-litre petrol engine and strong resale values make it a good long-term buy, and

AGM Report 2018

Well the 2018 AGM has been and gone, if you didn’t make it to Coventry on the day, there’s always next year!  All members are welcome, and we try to hold it somewhere of interest for the members.

This year, the club has stayed financially stable gaining a net increase of 50 members over last year.

The Committee has seen some big changes, with the departure of a number of long-standing committee members. 

VW Beetle Production at a Dead End

Today, the motoring press is alight with news of the production of the VW Beetle reaching a dead end.

It’s a sad day in the VW world, but one that isn’t surprising. Sales figures of the current Beetle are very disappointing. VW report that they have sold less than 1,000 Beetles (including cabriolets) so far this year in the UK*.

Volkswagen’s Pikes Peak Record – 7 minutes 57.148 seconds

History has been made at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Volkswagen have powered to a new all-time record with the I.D. R Pikes Peak racing car.

Romain Dumas defeated a field including cars with conventional drivetrain technology and made history driving the 500-kW (680 PS) I.D. R Pikes Peak. Dumas not only broke the previous record for electric vehicles, but also smashed Sébastien Loeb’s previous record from 2013 – by a massive 16 seconds.