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In the Garage: 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle

The 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle owned by Ryan

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1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle owned by Ryan McGuire WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

Since they went on sale after World War II, the iconic and lovable Volkswagen Beetles have been customized into everything from Rolls-Royce look-alikes to mice on wheels by quirky and creative owners. Artist and designer McGuire weighs in with his “dinocar,” a bright green Super Beetle...

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Prepare to hear about diesel at the New York Auto Show

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with an

(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

If you’re heading to the New York Auto Show this week, you might be surprised by how far the word “diesel” has traveled around the exhibits. Once reserved almost exclusively for the pickup truck show areas, diesel is now being touted enthusiastically at displays of automakers – including Volkswagen, Mazda and BMW – known more for their smaller, sleek vehicles. And it’s not just the foreign brands:...

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Volkswagen Golf nabs New York Auto Show's top honors

The Porsche Cayman, left, and the seventh-generation Volkswagen

(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

The all-new seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf was named the World Car of the Year at a press conference this morning held in the Jacob K. Javits Center during the 113th annual New York International Auto Show. This year marks the second consecutive one in which Volkswagen took home the top honors. At last year's NYIAS, the German automaker's Up! Mini car nabbed the award. Volkswagen also grabbed...

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In the Garage: 1959 Volkswagen Beetle

1959 Volkswagen Beetle


1959 Volkswagen Beetle sedan owned by Rich Hallberg WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

Between 1939 and 2003, over 21 million of the iconic Volkswagen Beetles, or Type 1s, were manufactured and distributed from plants around the world. Today, older models are sought-after collectibles, especially among the strong body of Long Island enthusiasts. “As the story goes, this...

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