Tag: VW Beelte

grassroots motorsports $2013 challenge
30 Dec

Auto Racing on a Budget, Welcome to the $2013 Challenge

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 […]

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2013 vw scirocco r
18 Dec

Is the Scirocco Ever Coming to the U.S.?

There are few vehicles with the cult following of VW’s Scirocco. A VW sports coupe with global popularity, the Scirocco hasn’t been sold in the United States since 1988…and US VW fans have been pining for its return ever since. Seemingly constant rumors of the Scirocco’s return are a staple on VW forums, but often […]

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1971 dodge charger
17 Oct

The Future Generation: Tomorrow’s Classic Cars

The sleek lines, powerful engines and machine strength of muscle cars have captured our imaginations since the late 1960s. The Dukes of Hazard’s Dodge Charger and the Mustang GT driven by Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt are two of the most iconic classic cars in history. And, then there are the more exotic motors […]

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2013 VW Beetle Convertible
08 Jul

Review: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Likes: Ergonomics amount to a fun, casual experience, and comfortable drive User-friendly control panel that has lots of features without too many buttons Zippy on flat/downhill surfaces Can be driven by a male… mostly Dislikes: Styling identity crisis – “more masculine” doesn’t mean “masculine” Zippines felt on flat surfaces loses to a little gravity Bluetooth […]

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VW Beetle Convertible Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio
07 May

Review: 2013 VW Beetle Convertible vs. 2013 Fiat Abarth Cabrio

Two European Convertibles under $30,000 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio VW Beetle Convertible Likes: the “how did that ever pass EPA testing?” exhaust note, nimble handling, responsive yet still fuel-efficient engine, track performance Likes: Quiet and relaxed cruising, surprising acceleration and handling, smooth ride, interior quality and comfort Dislikes: Ride gets choppy on bad pavement, not […]

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Eric and his all original 1967 VW Beetle
20 Feb

Classic VW Enthusiast Joins eBay Motors as Contributor

My name is Eric Shoemaker, I live in San Francisco, Calif. with my wife Amanda and I have a passion for vintage Volkswagens. I own a very original 1967 Volkswagen Beetle that my grandfather purchased in Jan of ‘67 for around $1,200.00. “For many VW enthusiasts, the model year 1967 holds a special attraction. It’s […]

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1998 VW Beetle EV
10 Oct

1998 Volkswagen Classic Beetle – Electric

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most iconic car designs of the past 100 years. Created by Ferdinand Porsche in the 1930s for the Third Reich (as “the people’s car”), its simple but high-quality design endured for most of the 21st century—becoming a top-seller around the globe. After a slow decline beginning in the […]

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