Story and photos by John LeBlanc REIFNITZ, Austria — Inaugurated by a few Volkswagen GTI fans 33 years ago getting together over Germany’s traditionally long Father’s Day weekend at the end of May, GTI Treffen am Wörthersee has turned into one of the largest show ‘n shine car shows in the world.
Story by John LeBlanc Foreign-market station wagons are the car nutters’ holy grail. As practical as some crossovers and SUVs, but with the ride and handling of a regular sedan, traditional wagons have been sent to the scrap heap in North America. Somehow, though, wagons are still as popular as ever in more car-savvy countries. […]
Interview by John LeBlanc FRANKFURT, GERMANY – You only have to take the long walk from one end of the Frankfurt Motor Show grounds to the other to understand the massive responsibility resting on Volkswagen Group’s Head of Design, Walter da Silva.
Story by John LeBlanc FRANKFURT — On the eve of the 65th Frankfurt auto show, Germany’s largest automaker, the Volkswagen Group, rolled out a fleet of new vehicles from its dozen automotive, truck and motorcycle brands at a private media event. While there was fresh metal from the Volkswagen Group’s Seat and Skoda brands we’ll […]
By John LeBlanc GENEVA—For many car fans, the annual Swiss auto show held here at the foot of the Alps is strictly a “look-but-can’t-buy” proposition. While the auto industry has become a lot more global, regional regulations and consumer tastes still mean there are plenty of debuts here that will not be coming to Canada.keep looking »