While You Were Sleeping: Worthersee GTI Meeting, Gilles Sits at Head of Drawing Table and Jeep Wants to Build a Range Rover

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson
while you were sleeping worthersee gti meeting gilles sits at head of drawing table

Our European correspondent, Vojtěch Dobeš, is at the 34th Annual GTI Meeting in Worthersee this week. Hopefully he will have some interesting stories to share if he isn’t too distracted by Austria’s fräuleins.

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[Photo: GTI Treffen am Wörthersee]

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  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on May 14, 2015

    You did his name wrong, it's Vojta!

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    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on May 14, 2015

      @Vojta Dobe We could say VD as an alternative but that's not too flattering.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on May 14, 2015

    Well FCA, let's see if you can make the Grand Wagoneer work before you try for something at a price bracket $30,000 higher, m'kay? Also, this would likely be based on the Maserati Kubang (I bet). What happened to that thing anyway? Or is that one of the things we're not talking about - as Sergio opens a Maserati dealership with no high end SUV but promises a high end Jeep SUV. Edit: I notice it's been renamed the Levante now, which is better than a Kubang, but sounds like a dish washing liquid.

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    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on May 14, 2015

      @bball40dtw The Alfa versions already exist and have done so for a year. They are just in hiding.

  • JohnTaurus JohnTaurus on May 14, 2015

    Love the 510 article. Buddy of mine had one when I lived near Portland. Drove it every chance I got. Dont care so much for the lowered ones, just never have liked that look.

    • Ect Ect on May 14, 2015

      My second car was a '71 510. Excellent mechanicals for its day, quite peppy, liked it a lot. Sadly, the body was VERY prone to rust. When GM started downsizing in '77, I sniffed that my own car had been downsizing itself for a few years, so I was well ahead them.