I'm sure Volkswagen has a perfectly good business case to explain why it doesn't sell the Transporter in the U.S. I don't really care, because all I can think about is driving the new T6 cross-country and living inside, particularly now that I know the internal codename VW uses for its new diesel engine.
With permanent all-wheel drive, a mechanical rear axle differential lock, 331 foot-pounds of torque and even an espresso machine onboard, this might just be the best Transporter yet.
While I was honeymooning in Telluride, Colorado, a couple weeks back, I spotted this Volkswagen with a license plate/bumper sticker combination you don't see very often on such vehicles.
Back around 1990, when I was a broke-ass slacker and figured out how to make beer for cheap, I got into making custom photocopier-and-glue-stick custom beer labels. You've seen Powerglide Road Soda, and now I've unearthed another old label.
What else needs to be said? The Angry Hamster Z600 team loaned us the Short Bus, and you'll need a tactical nuke to blast us out of it. No, we can't do wheelies, because there are no seat backs.
I spent a few days in the beach town of Sayulita, Nayarit State, Mexico last week. Talk about your outstanding mix of battered-yet-proud survivors and Stuff We Can't Buy Up Here! Let's take a look.
Well, you need a few things in addition to that Honda F20C to get that Cortina set up properly. A full roll cage helps, as does a completely hot-rodded suspension. Welcome to Jeff's Garage!
I know what you cancer-stick-addicted types are saying: "But you can use a lighter to open a bottle!" Yes, yes, a key works too, but there's something extra satisfying about opening bottles with your car.
As we all know, the Tercel wagon long ago replaced the VW Transporter as hippie transportation of choice. Still, some traditionalists stick with the Volkswagen. This one, however, has departed Shakedown Street forever.
After I was caught in a camera-challenged condition when spotting the '70 Fiat 500 near my office in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood and was forced to use the 640x480 so-called camera in my cellphone, I resolved to start carrying a real camera at all times. Naturally, I totally spaced on the camera thing…