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February 18th -- New Photos from the Los Angeles Auto Show 2005. Pictures of the new 2006 Jetta, a two-tone New Beetle Convertible Sixties Concept and the New Convertible Color Top -- Red.

May 18th -- I am in Tanzania for the Summer 2004. So I probably will not be updating the site until I return in mid-August. I am working on my practicum experience for my Masters in Public Health program at Emory University. I am keeping a Online Travel Journal if you would like to follow along for the summer.

  • Online Travel Journal
  • April 1st -- I have begun posting my Volkwagen restoration story. My Dad and I begin the restoration of his first car, a Savannah Beige Beetle Sedan he bought new in 1969 in Southern California a year into college. My mom and him put about 130,000 on the bug before retiring it in about 1985. We began the first restoration of the bug in the summer of 1997, the summer after my freshman year in college so I would have a car to drive up in Berkeley andgot the car running for the first time in a decade. The car came home to my dad after overheating and cracking a cylinder in summer '02 and this past winter '03 while I was home over break from grad school in Atlanta we finally finished the car by having it professionally repainted and reinstalling a new headliner and rebuilding the engine. Read the rest of the story here or click on the "My Bugs" link in the nav menu.

    }}General Volkswagen News

    April 4th, 2004

    DRIVING Volkswagen Out of Bosnia
    Transitions Online - Prague,Czech Republic
    SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina--Bosnia is facing abandonment by its only
    car manufacturer and one of its biggest investors, Volkswagen, as political
    < http://www.tol.cz/look/BRR/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=9&NrIssue=1&NrSection=4&NrArticle=11812 >

    VOLKSWAGEN US Sales Drop in March, European Carmakers Decline
    Bloomberg - USA
    April 2 (Bloomberg) -- Volkswagen AG, Europe's largest automaker, said
    March US sales fell 19 percent as fewer buyers chose its Passat and Jetta
    sedans ...
    < http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000100&sid=awQnZ_skKH8w&refer=germany >

    EXCLUSIVE: SOUTH AFRICA: Volkswagen wins engine supply contract ...
    just-auto.com - UK
    Volkswagen South Africa has won a $US2 billion contract to supply its parent
    company with engines over the next six years, writes Dave Cumming. ...
    < http://www.just-auto.com/news_detail.asp?art=44013 >

    VWSA unveils R8m technology support centre in Uitenhage
    Business Report - Johannesburg,South Africa
    By Roy Cokayne. Pretoria - Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) has unveiled
    a new R8 million technology support centre at its vehicle production plant
    in Uitenhage. ...
    < http://www.busrep.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=561&fArticleId=390405 >
    See all stories on this topic:
    < http://www.busrep.co.za/index.php%3FfSectionId%3D561%26fArticleId%3D390405 >

    EU sharpens its attack on law protecting Volkswagen
    Business Report - Johannesburg,South Africa
    Frankfurt - Improvement in unit sales at Volkswagen (VW) in March would
    not be enough to save the first quarter of this year, which has been "miserable
    < http://www.busrep.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=&fArticleId=389167 >

    RPT-EUROPEAN stocks -- Factors to watch on April 2
    Forbes - USA
    German carmakers Volkswagen and DaimlerChrysler were seen under pressure
    after their US autos sales slipped by three percent and 18.5 percent respectively.
    < http://www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2004/04/02/rtr1321479.html >
    See all stories on this topic:
    < http://www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2004/04/02/rtr1321479.html >

    VOLKSWAGEN "reduce"
    New Ratings - USA
    LONDON, March 31 (New Ratings) — Analysts at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
    maintain their “reduce” rating on Volkswagen (VW). ...
    < http://www.newratings.com/new2/beta/article_403356.html >

    VOLKSWAGEN wins R12bn export deal
    Business Report - Johannesburg,South Africa
    Pretoria - Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA), the Uitenhage-based motor manufacturer,
    has won an export contract worth more than R12 billion over the next six
    < http://www.busrep.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=563&fArticleId=388124 >

    BELGIUM: European Commission tells Germany to scrap Volkswagen ...
    just-auto.com - UK
    The European Commission has told Germany it must scrap a law that protects
    carmaker Volkswagen AG from hostile takeovers or face court action. ...
    < http://www.just-auto.com/news_detail.asp?art=43987 >




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