Those who frequently demanded that the Autobiography Of BS © is turned into a book or a blockbuster movie see themselves a little closer to their declared goal. The series will be a monthly feature in Top Gear Deutschland, a very glossy magazine and spin-off of the TV series. The BBC-inspired buff book already hit the stands in Germany, and arrived in my Japanese mailbox today.
The series begins with a German version of How I Lied about the Golf, germane due to the fact that the Golf will be 40 next year, and also due to the fact that it just entered its 7th generation.
The historical relevance of Golf & BS has been acknowledged by Volkswagen’s Heritage Dept. and documented on the Volkswagen-Classic website.
Top Gear prominently features what Volkswagen wisely decided to sidestep: That internally, the success of the Golf was very much doubted before the launch in early 1974, and that its triumph was a streak of luck, albeit one paired with a very good car.
The magazine can be bought for €5. The movie rights are still up for grabs. Please peruse our comment function.