As long as there have been cars, people have been “hopping them up” and taking them to the races. There are road races, oval races, drag races and races we don’t even know what to call. One form of racing seems to do a good job of combining all types into one, and that is rally racing. In a rally, drivers pilot their cars over hill and dale, sometimes on roads, sometimes through the mud, and sometimes in the craziest weather you have ever seen. At the top of the rally mountain is the WRC, the World Rally Championship. And at the top of the WRC is Volkswagen.
I attended the Berlin Klassik show in Kitchener last month and was able to show off some new accessories for the All-New 2015 Golf. Volkswagen Canada put together a “Trendline” 2015 Golf with some of the coolest accessories like the skirt kits, 19” twin spoke rims, rear centre exhaust, and many other parts that are all available through the Volkswagen parts department.
Bright and early on a Friday morning a few weeks ago Volkswagen Canada held their Golf Driving Experience media day in Toronto. Formerly known as the VW Freedriving Tour this year opted to focus the attention on the All-New 2015 Golf and Golf GTI. Known among enthusiasts as the Golf VII, the 2015 model is a highly anticipated refresh of the Golf line featuring with some incredible improvements to the flagship car.
When I was a teenager back in the late 1980s, I made my first road trip across Canada. Like so many other generations of freedom seekers before me, I made the trip in a Volkswagen bus. It’s a journey that I will never forget because, for the first time, it introduced me to my country in so many different and wonderful ways.