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Readers’rides
AGE: 39 LOCATION: Wiltshire MODEL: Mk7.5 R estate PURCHASED: March 2018. It was a factory order with the following… OPTIONS: Oryx white pearl paint, climate windscreen, Dynaudio sound, rear view camera and black mirrors/roof rails FIRST MOD: Fitted a
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Jetex Mk7 Golf R Cat-back
FROM £766.80 Jetex has just announced its all-new cat-back system for the Mk7 Golf R (2013-17) available in a resonated or non-resonated format. Made from T304 stainless steel, 76.5mm/3" into 63.5mm/2.5" pipework the system comes with quad 90mm tailp
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Where Is It Now?
As we said, this was the first time Doug’s Mk3 was featured in these pages. And it’s only looking back through the magazine at its other two features that we’ve twigged it’s been featured every five years since, both in PVW 2/15 and PVW 8/20. The sec
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Freedom Of Speech
JAMES WALLACE AGE: 42 LOCATION: Greenwich and Nottingham OCCUPATION: Freelance journo and PR chap FIRST CAR: MG Metro Turbo I bought for £100 (and cost £1400 to insure) CURRENT CAR: Passat estate daily and Vtec Mk1 track car for weekends WORST CAR OW
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Back Issues
Cover Story: Streetec's Mk8 Inside: Trix reworked Mk3 VR6T, Audi S3-powered 4x4 Caddy, bagged Audi 200 and Mk1 G60 Cover Story: Mk1 Caddy 1.8T Inside: 500bhp Mk7 Golf R, Mk1 G60, Mk2 Jetta on ITBs, B5 Audi RS4, European road trip Cover Story: Customi
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The Next Steps
Want more? The Top 10 Tips for Spring Cleaning you’ve just read will be enough for most people to get their Veedubs in show-worthy condition ready for 2021, but – as always – there are a few extra steps you can try to really take things to the next l
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Rewind
Wow, it’s already a year since the first modded Mk8 Golf graced our cover in Streetec’s bagged example, while inside we featured an S3-power 4x4 Caddy can, 1.8T-powered Audi 100 coupe, wide-arched Mk3 VR6 turbo and Mk1 Golf G60, plus we looked back a
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Performance VW
EDITOR: Elliott Roberts (elliott.roberts@kelsey.co.uk) CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: Tony Saggu ART EDITOR: Lorna Mansford SUB EDITOR: Tony Taylor WORDS: Alex Grant, Graham Leigh, James Wallace, Glenda, Dan Bevis, Bryan McCarthy PHOTOS: Tony Matthews, Si Gray
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Pretty Fly
“What’s the weather like in Britain?” came the question down the phone from Montreal based Canadian, Jason Balaze. “In the last few days we’ve had rain, wind, hail, and a tiny bit of sun” was my typically British 20th May response. Thankfully I didn’
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Iguana
What do you get if you cross a tiger with an iguana? Well, something hideous and terrifying, most probably. Tigers are massive and muscular, iguanas are small and bendy, trying to sew them together to create some manner of hybrid predator would frank
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#teampvw
Elliott Roberts @elliottdukeroberts Mike Kippen @mikekippen Tony Saggu @tonys18t Tony Taylor @teaceeltd James Wallace @jimbowallacey Bryan McCarthy @beardedmugmedia Jamie Orr @xjamiexoe Alex Grant @alexgrant_uk Elliott Roberts – Editor PROJECT: GREY
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Back In The Room
O’ve worked on automotive magazines for 15 plus years now and I’ve written and snapped more show reports than I’ve eaten overpriced venue ‘gourmet’ burgers – a tenner, for that?! So, it feels pretty strange to be writing this, the first event I’ve at
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Smooth Operator
The story of the XL1 dates to 2002, when then Volkswagen AG Chairman Ferdinand Piëch arrived at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in a prototype known only as “the 1-litre car.” Having been kept secret until that drive, the 1-litre car was a t
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Reloaded
YEAR:2010 ISSUE: JANUARY OWNER: DOUGLAS ‘TRIX’ FLOCKART Back in 2010, while most people were obsessing over the OEM+ movement, our old friend Doug ‘Trix’ Flockart from up in Scotland was doing his own thing customising his now familiar Mk3 Golf. We r
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Badly Dubbed
Remember when getting 220bhp out of a tuned G60 was considered pretty impressive? Then 12v VR6 turbos made reaching over 300bhp easily achievable. Not long after the multi-valve 1.8T 20v arrived, squeezing up to 400bhp out of that engine became a rea
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What's New
Inspired by the positive response from its 2019 Atlas Basecamp Concept and the Basecamp accessories line offered for its Atlas models, Volkswagen of America has created a one-of-a-kind concept build that highlights the adaptability and adventurous st
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Stock Pot
Please allow me a moment to ready the scene before you read on. There will not be any performance modifications or high dollar wheels. Heck, you’re lucky the cars are even mostly clean. What will follow is an enthusiast’s four year recap on the most
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Rated Rs
For most car enthusiasts, embarking on parenthood tends to coincide with an enforced slowing down. It’s a phase of life where practicality takes priority over performance, night feeds replace evenings in the garage, and weekends are more about soft p
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Group G
Mr. Geg Marvin isn’t your average Volkswagen owner. “I’m nearly a 30-year Dubhead with a soft spot for wayward strays,” the 48-year-old explains with a grin. “If a strange or iconic mechanical oddball crosses my path then it's safe to say I’ll probab
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Freshen Up, Freshen Up!
It’s officially summertime. And with high hopes of enjoying some shows and events this year that means it’s high time we started getting our performance VWs ready for action. After a year of hiding away throughout various lockdowns, our cars are no d
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Where Is It Now?
Well, the good news is, Kenny still has it. The bad news? Yeah, well, it’s in a thousand bits. But (and it’s a big but), there is light at the end of the tunnel. Kenny plans to bring the car back, now he finally came to terms with the fact he needs t
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Freedom Of Speech
Performance VW: Is writing your full-time job, or just something you do for fun and a bit of extra cash on the side? Tony Matthews: It’s very much a major part of our daily work, as we run a number of different automotive media brands so we research,
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Larging It
Reflecting back on what was 2020 I am blown away by the support Eurobuilt Car Show and Charity Auction received. Last year’s show, held August 30 at the Vermont State Fairgrounds, brought the Euro community out in force, with the show’s largest atten
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