Welcome to Paper Jam, the feature where we highlight the best automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are just getting warmed up.
Welcome to Little Car in the Big City, where I highlight fascinating cars I found walking around a town that is known for being bigger than everything else, but where every car is fighting to stand out: New York, New York.
One doesn't drive the Merritt Parkway, a pulsing arterial byway linking the New York suburbs to Connecticut's Housatonic River basin; one courses through it.
What does a car company who made a name for themselves with unconventional advertising do when they want to shake things up a bit? Make a normal car commercial...kind of.
The 1978 VW Rabbit sedan weighed only 1,955 pounds, or about a half-ton less than the 2010 Golf. Somehow, weighing so little, it managed to haul five normal-sized humans around... but this car's hauling days are over!
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Alameda has quite a few Rabbit pickups seeing daily-driver service, so let's check one out today.
Can a 62-horsepower Rabbit really keep up with a perp standing on the gas pedal of a Barracuda? Hey, the Malaise Era demanded some suspension of disbelief!
Check out that near-perfect three-way split for the VWs! That means you just never know how you'll do when you bring a Golf or one of its cousins to a LeMons race. Will it grenade the engine? Maybe! Will the electrical system poop out? Could be! Or will the car keep buzzing around the track all weekend? It's happened!
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. How much power does a car really need?
We had the predictable uproar about all the great VW ads we overlooked in our 20 Classic Volkswagen Commercials post last week, because VW has always done great advertising and you can't possibly cover everything.
Racers will be on their own when it comes to locating whores and/or poker at the Goin' For Broken 24 Hours Of LeMons, but thrown rods will be provided early and often.
While many mid-80s VW buyers were satisfied with a plain ol' Kleine GTI, others were willing to take extreme measures to get their hands on the Wolfsburg Edition Rabbit. Yes, climbing up on a moving car transporter was totally worth it, considering you'd get such features as a cassette deck and cool emblems.
Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! In yesterday's Alphabet Soup Edition Choose Your Eternity challenge, the TVR went all GBH on the NSU in the poll, sending us scurrying to the nearest W.A.S.T.E. mailbox to inform our friends…
Diesel enthusiasts and entry-level VeeDub enthusiasts will once again be able to frolic together when the 2.0-liter TDI debuts in the sixth generation Rabbit next fall. The rollout schedule for new VW models includes the TDI Touareg in the spring of 2009, followed by the new GTI in the summer and the other variants of…
We're not really sure what this is, and the anonymous submitter who was kind enough to send it in can't tell us much either. What we do know is this futuristic interpretation of the Homer is part VW Rabbit and was found near Huntsville, Alabama, aka "Rocket City" and home to the Marshall Space Flight Center and…
The new Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion Diesel claims to return 62 MPG (US); in comparison, when measured using the same European combined cycle, the 2008 Toyota Prius gets 54 MPG. That's right: Using nothing but a thrifty diesel engine, low-rolling resistance tires, a revised gearbox and minor aerodynamic improvements,…
The slow trickle of information on the new VW Golf has now become a deluge with VW releasing official information on the German Rabbit. We've already heard what the European pricing will be, and now, thanks to the press release, we can see the turbodiesel engine range will have common-rail direct-injection and be…
While woefully lacking in the mid mounted 500 cubic inch Cadillac engine and scissor doors department the first tandem axle VW Caddy we discovered had, this one succeeds in another area - it's an actual Rabbitamino. If you look carefully at the hind end of this one, you can see the telltale signs pointing out this…