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    Published on 14th September 2012 22:21
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    The all-new Volkswagen Golf has been unveiled in front of thousands at a special ceremony Berlin, 36 years after the original model redefined the small family car.

    The seventh generation Golf builds on the success of its predecessors, of which over 29 million have been sold, bringing new levels of comfort, practicality, safety and efficiency to the class.

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    Published on 5th August 2012 01:12
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    Onslow-Cole to join Volkswagen Racing cup



    British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) driver Tom Onslow-Cole, 25, will race a brand new Volkswagen Scirocco in the Volkswagen Racing Cup on 4 and 5 August at Snetterton.

    Onslow-Cole will pilot the new KPM-built, Milltek Sport-backed car to give it a good shakedown, as he prepares for the BTCC meeting the next weekend.

    Another of KPM’s Siroccos, driven by James Walker, leads the standings as the championship enters the final third of the season. Walker has won two of the eight races so far and has yet to finish outside the top three, giving him a 64-point lead over his closest challenger, team-mate Mike Neuhoff, who won at Spa in his Golf GTI.
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    by Published on 16th July 2012 23:56

    Well, I guess judging by it being gone 10 o'clock, it's going to be myself to call this one, so I'd better jump in quick!

    Today marks the 25th Anniversary of the official start of Club GTI. In July 1987, David Pipes put the finishing touches to the first Rabbit issue and sent it out to the formative members, who had earlier met up at the Three Ways Hotel at Mickleton, Gloucester, and put £100 in each to start Club GTI:


    This extract from Rabbit 1 confirms the date, which had on the first page mentioned an approach to the Golf GTI-driving Murray Walker (16v of course ) to be our President: 16 July 1987.

    From Murray declining our invite, there was a silver lining: we later got the UK boss of VW Motorsport, Nigel Walker, to become our President instead!

    From being the only UK Club catering for the Mk1 & Mk2 Golf GTI back in the late '80s, many of us then without driving licences, still in school (or not even born!), through the Noughties and beyond, into a sea of internet forums, keyboards, smartphones, tablets and the Mk7 GTI just around the corner, it's a milestone - and an occasion to mark
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    The VAG Trackday Tour

    The club faciliates a number of track events throughout the year on varying levels, giving members the opportunity to exploit their cars potential to the full, all within a relatively safe environment without exposing your licence!

    There's advice for anyone wishing to get involved with track days. These cover a range of circuits accessible to most in England. The events are generally held at weekends only, in order to ensure maximum attendance, and the events are selected carefully in order to ensure they're at good locations, seeing a wide variety of people in attendance.


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    We have a wide selection of Club GTI Merchandise, selling T-shirts, mugs, the much prized Club GTI windscreen sticker, Club GTI tax discs, key rings - and more.



    => To buy

    Click here to visit the Club GTI Forum merchandise thread.



    It's only June, which means it's high time to get the car fettled for the next pilgrimage. Dates? 16th - 20th August 2012.

    If you've got a VAG car and you want to play on the World's best racetrack with a bunch of like minded types - and get some cautionary guidance to help you get the best out of it - then read in here.

    At Club GTI, we're big on history. Our history goes in parallel with the success of the GTI, so it's nice to dip into that history once in a while and enjoy the foundations we have.





    Check out the Club GTI youtube account for more.

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