As Deaths Climb, Safety Advocates Want Renewed Action on Push-button Ignition Danger

It’s a minor annoyance when you’re taking exterior photos of a car in a public place. You leap out to take that perfect shot, leaving the engine running, and no sooner have you walked a couple of paces when the vehicle emits a loud, obnoxious…

Watch: LEGO Samba Timelapse Build

The world is a difficult, complicated, and often times mean place and now that it’s Friday you get to start thinking about things that are less fraught. So start the process off with something that couldn’t be simpler or more wholesome: a LEGO timelapse build. Hagerty…

Volkswagen Debuts Impressive Thermal Imaging Technology, U.S. Will Have to Wait

Driving assistance technologies are becoming more prevalent in mainstream automobiles. In fact, it’s downright impressive what you can get if you’re willing to pay for it. With entry-level models now coming equipped with quite a bit of advanced hardware as standard, manufacturers have to do…

Ratty Rescue: Rough Yellow Bird

It’s time once again for a dedicated VWVortex reader to adopt an unloved car and bring it back to its former glory. Our latest Ratty Rescue is a bright-yellow and big-engined GTI. The third-generation GTI doesn’t have the same cult following that that its forefathers…

ForumFriday: Myke’s Alltrack Build

  The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a popular car, even though it’s sales were slowing in 2017.  In spite of that, it’s a favorite for VW fans across the country, and one in particular – VWVortex forum user Myke, who posts under the username AllThingsGhetto. …

This Monegasque Maniac Makes The Monocles Drop in his Street-Legal Porsche 917K

It’s almost hard to believe given its motorsporting excellence but until 1970, Porsche hadn’t won an overall victory at Le Mans. Then came the 917. Making somewhere in the neighborhood of 600 hp at the wheels thanks to a 4.9-liter flat 12 and tipping the…

Yep, It’s a Jetta: 2019 Jetta Review

The Jetta is a difficult car. The Mk7 comes at a time when it’s almost guaranteed to look unsuccessful as sedans fall increasingly out of fashion and subprime lending and cheap gas lead to more and more luxury SUV sales. The whole industry is going…

Forum Friday: vw671 Build Thread

There’s nothing quite like starting a new build — especially if it’s a car that has some sentimental value. One driver on the VW Vortex forum under the username vw671 did just that. Let’s take a look at his build, and the reason he chose…