By on July 16, 2012

Owning a Volkswagen occasionally requires a Vanagon’s worth of patience, but there are compensations. The newest one: a high-speed trackday at one of the country’s more interesting racetracks, complete with instruction, for fifty bucks.

Once again, VW has teamed up with TrackDAZE for a VW-centric trackday. There’s only one catch: you have to bring your Volkswagen. Having been lucky enough to unload every Volkswagen I’ve ever owned on some hapless sucker, I won’t be attending this one, but East Coasters who haven’t given up the faith yet should give it a shot.

Get the latest TTAC e-Newsletter!

11 Comments on “Unsponsored Content: Volkswagen’s Track Day For Everyone (Kind Of)...”

  • avatar

    That’s a good deal for a sponsored event!

  • avatar

    Looks like a wreck looking for a place to happen.

  • avatar

    Hmmm. That’s only a 3 hour drive. My GTI and I may make an appearance.

    • 0 avatar

      I was all set to go too with my GTI, but it appears to only be open to owners of the Golf R or R32, no lesser VWs. Jack should have been more specific.

      So any chance of there being a GTI event like this? I’d go, we wanted to do a road trip this summer anyway.

      • 0 avatar

        So no smoky power slides in my ’78 Westfalia camper?

        There is a YouTube video of a bunch of Vanagon drivers racing around a track somewhere. Looked like fun despite driving vans. Some of the drivelines were certainly not VW – probably Porsche.

  • avatar

    Let’s see, 100 VWs means at least 50 tow trucks….

  • avatar

    This is not about VW in particular, but automakers must offer cars in more colors. (Shades of grey – black, silver, white, etc. are not colors….)

    • 0 avatar

      The limited colour selection is explained by the fact that they are all Golf Rs or R32s …

      • 0 avatar

        To be fair the color selection isn’t really extensive for other VW either. The same goes for audi or any other European manufacturer. My – semi-conspiracy – theory is that it’s an attempt to drive discerning customers towards the profit margin heaven of M/Designo/Exclusive colors. 3 grand or more for a factory paint job seems like a nice addition to the bottom line, the same goes for interior color and color combinations, in the European market you used to be able to chose quite freely, now it’s approaching US suv territory with it’s severely limited options.

  • avatar
    LBJs Love Child

    C’mon MINI, don’t let VW out do you!

  • avatar

    Best $50 one could possibly spend IMHO. If they get anywhere near central Florida count me in!

Read all comments

Back to TopLeave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Recent Comments

  • EBFlex: “ That was my point. It was far from insane, which is what you called me…not that I care what you think of...
  • theflyersfan: I was up in Chicago for the AEW show over the weekend. 93 octane was $7.25-$7.50/gal in multiple...
  • BOJO: It seems to me Honda has a plan for their vehicle owners to upgrade to a new car. Rust is part of that plan. In...
  • DenverMike: When was the last time it did? 1963? The danger of death is about zero, more of an annoyance, common to...
  • FreedMike: @Art: Supply issues and inflation contributed, but consumers were clearly the ones who “jacked...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Jo Borras
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber