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  August 02, 2015

25th Annual Transport Extravaganza


  September 04, 2015

Buses Nowhere Near the Arch #30


  September 20, 2015

20th Annual NIVA VW-Fest


  September 25, 2015

11th Annual Oktoberfest Cruis-In


 

 

CLIFF LEPPKE'S CYBER SEAT

VW Passat Milestone:  500,000th Chattanooga-built Sedan

VW’s American plant celebrated hitting the half-million mark by producing a white Limited Edition Passat.  This value-oriented model with turbocharged four-cylinder power, backup camera and alloy wheels is geared toward revving up interest in VW’s midsize sedan.

Summer School:  VW’s Golf SportWagen Tackles GingerMan Raceway

I fibbed.  I drove VW’s TSI (turbo gas) Golf SportWagon to GingerMan Raceway (South Haven, Michigan) track lessons.

Hosted by the Midwest Automotive Media Association, CGI Motorsports and FCA’s Dodge division, your correspondent paired with instructor and illustrator Robert Ashley.  He taught me how to draw lines with a 707-hp supercharged V-8 crayon or Hellcat.

Robert, who entered motor-sports during his 60s, proved one can learn new tricks.  By my final session, my brain, eyes, hands and feet pulled off smooth moves at triple-digit speeds.


About the Volkswagen Club of America

The VWCA (Volkswagen Club of America) is a not-for-profit hobby club for owners and enthusiasts of Volkswagen and Audi automobiles. Founded in 1955, the Club has followed the evolution of Volkswagen from the early air-cooled Beetle to the latest models to roll off the assembly line. We are not owned by, affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen AG or Volkswagen of America, the Importer. The Club is operated and managed solely by volunteer members who contribute their time and energy in pursuit of our motto, "to help Volkswagen and Audi owners enjoy their cars to the fullest." Read about the club's history.


Membership has its benefits!

Let us count the ways...

  • Discounts on Parts, Accessories, and Labor at our Friends of the Club dealers and vendors
  • Receive our bi-monthly VW Autoist magazine
  • Discounts on merchandise at the Club Store
  • Post classified ads online and in the VW Autoist - FREE!
  • Participate in family-oriented club events
  • Participate in VW forums - get all your questions answered or talk about your VW with other enthusiasts!
  • View the entire Autoist online
  • Post pictures of your beloved VW on this site!

 

 

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My Mom, the Daredevil

Around 1960, Cliff Leppke had no idea what was in store for him while being ferried about by his mother. Needless to say, his head was up and his eyes were open.

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