• Club GTI

    by Published on 1st June 2016 12:18
    Article Preview



    Moving on from the Mk2, still with the bug to get out on a track, I think it was inevitable I would end up with another VW. I looked at a few options but to be honest, I don't know anything else other than Volkswagen. An Elise or ...
    by Published on 17th November 2014 21:32  Number of Views: 1464 
    Article Preview

    A ROUND DOZEN: VOLKSWAGEN ENDS ITS RECORD-BREAKING WRC SEASON WITH ANOTHER WIN IN WALES



    Eighth victory of the season for world champions* Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia

    •Record number of wins in one WRC season for Volkswagen
    •Latvala and Mikkelsen recover well from set-backs


    Wolfsburg, 17 November 2014: The icing on the cake at the end of the season – the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) saw Volkswagen set a new record for the number of wins in one single season. Win number eight of the year for newly-crowned World Rally Champions* Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) presented the Wolfsburg-based manufacturer with its twelfth victory from 13 rallies. Ogier/Ingrassia raced into a commanding lead of over a minute on day one of three in Wales, and were then able to pace themselves intelligently on Saturday and Sunday. Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) ended the Rally Great Britain in eighth place, having lost more than three minutes after a mistake on Saturday morning. The extremely difficult conditions in Wales also took their toll on the third Volkswagen duo of Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/N): they had offs resulting in early retirements on both Friday and Sunday. However, their fightback on Saturday was emphatic proof of what might have been, consisting as it did of five stage wins and four second places in nine stages.

    A superlative season in figures

    The final round of the year also brought the curtain down on what has been a fairy-tale season for Volkswagen. A series of records went to the Wolfsburg-based manufacturer in 2014. The twelfth of a possible 13 wins saw Volkswagen eclipse the previous record of eleven, held by Citroën. Volkswagen also equalled the record eight one-twos in a season, set by Peugeot back in 2002. And there’s more: Volkswagen also wrapped up the title in the Manufacturers’ Championship at the earliest point of the season for 25 years, as well as becoming only the second manufacturer in WRC history to provide all of the top three drivers in the Drivers’ World Championship. Only Lancia had achieved this feat before them – in 1987 and 1988. Not only were Volkswagen’s achievements impressive, but also the manner in which they were achieved: in 2014, Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen added a further 197 of a possible 249 stage wins to the success story of the Polo R WRC. In total, 23 podiums went to Volkswagen over the course of
    ...
    by Published on 21st June 2016 15:24
    Article Preview



    It was during the March WoB Trip that I sat in the XL 1 concept.

    This 2 cylinder diesel/hybrid plug in was designed to achieve 0.9 l/ 100 km, using lightweight ...
    by Published on 20th February 2015 15:01
    Article Preview




    Type - VW 2 litre 16V TFSI Cylinder head. (Part number - 06F 103 373)

    Club member Brian G has posted a 2 litre TFSI Cylinder head cutaway thread for our viewing pleasure and to advance our technical knowledge.
    This was crowdfunded by Club GTI and its members to pay for a small part of the project. We thank all the members and especially to Brian G for his time and effort on this.

    Brian, wants to say special thanks to the member 'LUPOCHARGED' for donating this TFSI Cylinder head.

    He would also like to thank the following members for making this TFSI Cylinder Head Cutaway happen:
    ...
    by Published on 24th April 2015 08:07  Number of Views: 5635 
    Article Preview

    News in from Car Magazine!



    "Volkswagen is readying a red-hot Golf hot hatch with more than 400bhp - and the project has now been confirmed to CAR magazine by VW group powertrain chief Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser.



    It's the first official confirmation that VW will launch the Golf R400 concept as a production ...
    by Published on 28th June 2014 12:46  Number of Views: 1217 

    Pat Horan is a lucky man. He is the owner of a replica WRC Audi Quattro rally car, built for Audi in France . It was watching Michelle Mouton on the circuit of Ireland that inspired him to, one day, own one himself.
    by Published on 30th September 2017 10:22  Number of Views: 322 





    CLUB GTI WANTS YOU!


    Date: Sunday 8th October 2017
    Time: 08:30 - 16:00
    Location: Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, NN29 7XA




    Over the years, from the very first GTI Festival events in the late 1980s, the shows have attracted hordes of Volkswagen enthusiasts to several different venues around the UK. The GTI Festival and GTI International were for a decade or more, just about the only specialist water cooled VW events of the year. Now, we have a busy show calendar. The GTI Festival has moved its date to the end of that busy calendar, to establish a Final Fling season finale, before the time comes to put cars away for the close season, or pull them apart for mods or winter rebuilds.

    The GTI Festival – Season Finale is for enthusiasts of all VAG marques, SEAT, Skoda, Audi and of course Volkswagen. Now the Volkswagen Group includes Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti too, but the closest we will probably come to seeing any of those will be Bentley rims shoehorned under late Golf arches!

    Club GTI will be there. Therefore, this is a call to you to spruce up your VAG transportation devices. Please advise me of your attendance so that I can advise VW Action for the club's plot size in the club section. There has been a recent revamp of the show layout, the clubs area is now easily able to accommodate the 40+ clubs. Club GTI hasn't attended in a while but we are going to change this. We need to act quickly as VW Action expect to see a huge number of clubs and registers represented, so let Volkswagenism know ASAP.

    TIMETABLE OF EVENTS



    09:00 Signing on for Sprints.
    10.00 Track opens, Show & Shine assembly, Girlz N Dubz assembly.
    11.30 Show & Shine judging starts, Dizzy Rascals circuit opens.
    13.00 Lunch/Show & Shine judging ends
    14.00 Track re-opens, Dizzy Rascals circuit closes.
    14.45 Show & Shine reassembly at Show & Shine Arena.
    15.30 Show & Shine Award Presentations.
    16.00 Sprint Trophy presentations, followed by run from each winning car.
    17.00 Track closes.


    For more information check out their website:
    http://www.vwaction.com/gtifestival/index.html

    Page 2 of 13 FirstFirst 123412 ... LastLast