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Sundown tonight brings the beginning of Hanukkah, which is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar. Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends!

Whether you're dealing with the autumn leaves falling or the relentless rays of the shining sun, here's a Volkswagen car cover for your vehicle! The protective cover is available in our parts department, so give us a call or stop by today to pick one up!

Today in History: in 1947, a C-54D (similar to this C-54 Skymaster Transport) crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Newfoundland to Brize Norton, England completely on auto-pilot, changing the way intercontinental flights were navigated forever.

Oh, this heavily resto-modded Karmann Ghia is so cool it hurts to look at. Look away! We're not worthy! (Image courtesy:

Trivia Thursday! This yellow Volkswagen bus had a semi-starring role in which 2006 Oscar-winning film.


Trivia Time: Two characters on "The Simpsons" were associated with this 1974 Volkswagen Thing during the show's entire history. Can you name the characters?

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Oh, the infamous Herbie. The Volkswagen beetle has been one of the most iconic vehicles in the movie industry since its birth in the 1960s. Can you guess how many movies Herbie has starred in? And yes, the 2005 version Herbie: Fully Loaded starring Lindsay Lohan, counts.

Look out! A giant lobster is attacking that Volkswagen Beetle! Actually, it's a clever marketing tool used by Boston Lobster Feast in Orlando, Florida. It definitely grabs your attention, doesn't it?

History Sunday - August 19, 1909

On this date in history, August 19, 1909, the first automobile race took place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. The inaugural race, which was a two-lap, five-mile race, was won by automotive engineer Louis Schwitzer.

The race itself was far from a success, as poor construction of the racing surface led to a total of six deaths: two drivers, two mechanics and two spectators. The initial surface consisted of crushed rock and tar that broke in several different places during the race. The track was resurfaced shortly after the first race with 3.2 million paving bricks laid on top of a bed of sand.

The first Indianapolis 500 race at the speedway took place in 1911 and has run consecutively for the past 101 years.


The 2013 model year marks the 40th anniversary of Volkswagen's iconic Thing. Any great Thing stories or pictures to share?

For all you kayak lovers out there, VW has the perfect accessory for you! Available for all vehicles with a roof rack, VW offers a kayak carrier. The kayak carrier comes complete with all of the tools, straps, buckles and saddles needed to safely secure your kayak to the roof of your car. So the next time you head out on an adventure, make sure to strap your kayak to VW's kayak carrier. For more information, contact our service department.

Interested in knowing what the lights on your dashboard mean? Check out this graphic from

Microbus or mega-awesome? #VW

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