A VAG Café-flavoured Speakeasy

"Speakeasy?" We hear you ask. If you haven't heard the term, you've clearly never read or watched anything from the days of prohibition. While the official meaning of a speakeasy borders on the illegal, it sort of fits as a name for some small get-togethers that started springing up round SA, particularly at VAG Café. If you head on over to Wiki, you'll find that prohibition ran primarily from 1920 to 1933, but people still made plans to gather and get schnozzled. Establishments...

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BBS. Established in 1970. Premium wheel manufacturer kicks off their Jubilee year

PRESS RELEASE October 2019 BBS. Established in 1970. Premium wheel manufacturer kicks off their Jubilee year Edition models celebrate their premiere at SEMA in Las VegasBBS XR arrives with new colour variants Further events planned for 2020 BBS. Established in 1970. With its 50th Anniversary coming next year, the world's best-known premium light-alloy wheel brand kicks off its Jubilee Year celebrations at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas (November 5 to 8th, 2019), and the Essen...

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VAG Cafe hit up the DubRun Tape-up 2019 with VWCSA

DubRun is the Volkswagen Club of SA's annual pilgrimage to the coast to make a show for enthusiasts down that side, and along the way. That's the official version, it's really just an extended convoy to a rad location to have the mother of all piss-ups and head home the next day. VAG Cafe has been on this trip a few times, but sadly for 2019 we're not headed with. Previous commitments set in stone meant we could only attend the Tape Up...

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VWCSA + Redstar = RWYB. VAG Cafe reports…

Yeah, drag racing can be a funny, funny thing. Head online to a million and one Facebook groups, check out WhatsApp groups dedicated to cars and racing and you will see literally hundreds of properly modified cars with big power and owners bragging about killing this supercar and that GT-R and this bike and and and... These guys are the ones who share those memes about stance life and park-offs being lame and they make a point of letting everyone know that they...

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VWCSA’s VKC adVentures

If you've never been to Vereeniging Kart Track (Laserfiche Raceway), you're missing out. Of course, for karts it's a brilliant venue, but as a once a year venue for streetcars it's even better. This is why the Volkswagen Club of SA makes the effort to secure the venue for a day of dynamic handling, wicked cars and great people, and that day was this past weekend. While the event is a far drive out for some, it's one of those events that...

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Camp Fest 2019 by VAG Cafe

The point of annual events is usually for them to get bigger and better every time they take place, and the crew at Cum Laude events have it nailed down. For this 11th instalment of the country's largest aftermarket auto show, Vdub Camp Fest, things were bigger and better in every way possible. The venue was upgraded specifically to cater for more people, the level of cars entered into the show & shine rose a lot, the amount of vendors and exhibitors grew...

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Solberg attends the VWCSA’s My Car Got Shot!

Ok, ok, that was a clickbait sorta heading, but you would have visited here anyway because here at VAG Cafe we know you're as passionate with all things Volkswagen as we are. Buuuuuut Solberg was there, if you really wanna get technical. This post is actually about the annual My Car Got Shot event hosted by the Volkswagen Club of SA, which is always a winner, and this year it went sort of on the lines of last year's one with Club Chairman Ian Foat once against showing off his...

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TVS-Engineering – For when your transmission needs to catch up

When you mention the Netherlands, people immediately think Amsterdam, and then the mind wanders to things you can smoke. The thing is, the best thing to smoke with products from the Netherlands is your tyres, but only after you add some TVS-Engineering flavour to your VAG car's transmission hardware and software. I mean, how many times have you heard about someone with a VAG car that's been fitted with all the bells and whistles that can churn out stupid power, but when it comes time to put the power down,...

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Missed #DubRun 2k18? VAG Cafe didn’t…

Sooo... DubRun 2k18. I've been on a few of these trips to Durban myself, probably half of them although remembering which years is a little bit of a mission. This will be the second time I've covered it for VAG Cafe though and it's an honour to do so because of a fact that many of you may not know - the founders of VAG Cafe were also among the first to introduce the DubRun back in 2007. Basically it started out as a trip to Durban with the Volkswagen...

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