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VW Almost Designed The Mini Back In 1955

Until the early 70s and the success of the Golf, Volkswagen was always known for their unwavering dedication to their rear engine/rear drive platform. That’s why it’s so surprising to find that the first all-internally designed car at VW was front engine/front drive. More surprising is how close that car is to their… » 5/07/15 10:00pm 5/07/15 10:00pm

The Creator Of The Brubaker Box Has Some Big Plans For The Future

Yesterday, I allowed myself to have a little public love-fest with one of my favorite VW-based specials, the Brubaker Box. Happily, it seems that I wasn't alone, as many of you shared my enthusiasm. Even better, our little Brubaker love-in attracted the attention of the man himself, Curtis Brubaker. He's got some good… » 7/31/14 10:30pm 7/31/14 10:30pm

The Inside Story Of The Stillborn Honda That Would Have Dominated F1

History records that Honda quit Formula 1 at the end of the 2008 season, but Japanese engineers continued to work in secret and were very advanced on a 2009 car design and beyond. Ultimately this secret R&D project lead to the firm creating a 2014 specification hybrid power unit which will be used by McLaren in 2015… » 7/07/14 3:00pm 7/07/14 3:00pm

This World Peace Prophet Is Secretly Building Detroit's New Muscle Car

One of the highlights of the Detroit Auto Show was seeing the three existing Equus Bass 770s up close. And one of the biggest mysteries of the show was why Equus wouldn't reveal who was in charge of the company, saying only that it was a "European businessman." I wanted to find out who it was. Spoiler alert: I did and… » 1/24/14 12:20pm 1/24/14 12:20pm