By on June 24, 2013


This is day one of the Wolfsburg tour, where your BS returns to the scene of his former crimes. I came in on a 12 hours JAL flight from Tokyo. I was picked at Hannover Airport by an Iranian driver with a black Multivan. Imagine, this is the place where I was running through the parking garage in the olden days, looking for a Phaeton with the keys hidden in the exhaust pipe.

Johnny Lieberman of Motor Trend however …


… shows up in a 911, which he drove up all the way from Stuttgart … in a little less than my 12 hours. Well, the car had kind of a shitty color. But the license plate was apropos.


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12 Comments on “Wolfsburg, Day One: Upstaged By Liebermann...”

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    I dunno, I kinda like the bronze Porsche. Sort of an old-school color.

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    Chocolat? Yummy.

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    The Germans have a word, “Schokoladenfreude” that roughly translates to “Vaguely-expressed joy towards another person’s car, insecurely manifested through making fun of its color”

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    Is MT so relevant that they get a Porsche to drive?

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      MT are arguably the most successful adopters of new media of any US print magazine, so they are as relevant as any outlet. See their (very popular) Youtube channel; Johnny Lieberman has done a great job with this.

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        Jason Lombard

        ^^ This. As much as I love to hate on MT from an out-of-touch print rag perspective, they’ve done a great job of using new media as a means to stay relevant. I personally think that Lieberman does a great job with his video segments. Of course, I was also very happy to learn that there is someone more OCD about car interior details than I am (ref. chrome climate control vents in Volvo S60 Polestar vs. Audi S4 comparo on YouTube here: )

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    So the object lesson is that VAG treats sychophants in the generally accepted manner. why waste money on a sweet ride for someone who’s gonna lick the VW corporate boot when they show up, anyway? save some cash and send a cab.

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    Go Johnny go. It is great to see one of TTAC’s early writers having fun, making money and making BS jealous. Perfect.

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    James Hunt


    I hope VW put you up in a corner suite or a balcony suite at the Ritz! I miss owning a VW dealership.

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    The Porsche looks like it has Hot Wheels color changing paint and is in a transitional phase. On a hot day, it would be pink. On a cold day, purple.

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