DubFreeze 2020

Storm Dennis couldn’t keep us from paying our annual pilgrimage to DubFreeze, although it did throw a few obstacles in our way.

We set off early Sunday morning from Sheffield in the T-Cross that we had borrowed from VW. The roads in South Yorkshire were fine, the winds were not too blustery, nor was there much in the way of precipitation.

Flooded Roads

As we neared the County Showground in Staffordshire, and deviated from the main A roads, things started to worsen. We

VW T-Cross R-Line 1.0TSI 115PS 7-Speed DSG

VW T-Cross R-Line 1.0TSI 115PS 7-Speed DSG

So this is the T-Cross R-Line, 1 litre petrol, 115 ps, DSG. It’s the first time I have driven a DSG. And I quite like it.

I’m a bit of a fan of small cars. I’ve owned a few Polo’s and Lupo’s over the years, so when the opportunity arose to have a go in VWs smallest SUV, I was a little bit excited. 

We currently own a VW Tiguan, so we’re quite familiar with VWs SUV range, but the T-Cross

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*.