GTI! - Three generations of the popular sportsman meet: 35 years ago Volkswagen presented the first Golf GTI. The car was light, fast and above all affordable - and has been the undisputed leader in the fast compact class ever since. A reunion with the first three GTI generations.
Driving report in a Youngtimer 04/2011
An honest skin - Ford Sierra 2.0i LX: The inner values of the Sierra are hidden behind a banal body shape. It quickly went out of style, the car was not considered for a long time. Even the youngtimer scene doesn't like to play with him.
Whites with a shot - Toyota MR2 Turbo and Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD Carlos Sainz: Twenty years ago Toyota helped build really hot sports cars over 200 hp turbo engines. The mid-engine racer MR2 and the legendary Celica special model Carlos Sainz Limited Edition meet for a joint ride. They belong to Johannes Frank's white fleet of wagons.
The Phaeton for the poor - VW Passat 1.8 GL: The next winter is definitely coming. With front-wheel drive, M + S tires and TÜV until August, everything is fine. So put five green notes on the table and drive the Passat step. The coati without a radiator grille offers a special kind of comfort experience.
The sick dare - Mercedes-Benz 280 Binz conversion: A no longer healthy 123 ambulance from Binz into a fully everyday dog transporter retrofitting, dog trainer Massimo Marziano managed to convert in ten months.
Now it's 19 - Renault 19 Cabriolet: At the end of the 80s, the numbers were running out. The R 19 was therefore the last Renault to have simple numbers on the rear. Nonetheless, it turned out to be a great success.
Reports in Youngtimer 04/2011
Annual rings - cheap H license plate car, part 1 : Waited long enough to go to the over 30s party with H license plate showdown. Many youngtimers from the early 80s are still available cheaply, but they are already in the final sprint for the final exams. Like this '83 Audi 80 for just under 1,000 euros. Is it good for what?
Close your eyes and go through - Starmaxx Rallye: This year's StarMaxx rally of the Tübingen Pit Stop Museum began with a blind flight for all participants and increased during the course of the trip to a curve festival andended after about 500 kilometers with a balloon flight competition.
Magazin & Service in Youngtimer 04/2011
D he poor dog - Mercedes-Benz W210: Its predecessor W 124 is considered the last real Mercedes. The four-eyed face W 210 remains unloved. Tumbes design, rusty bodies, high depreciation. Because he doesn't have a lobby, he finally needs a defense attorney.
Smarts for customers - Porsche developments: Porsche stands for sports cars, developed and manufactured with German craftsmanship. But the original cell of the company is that of Professor Ferdinand 80 years ago Porsche opened a design office in Stuttgart. The engineers in Weissach continue to develop for third-party products to this day.
Once upon a time - restoration of an Audi 80 GTE: Only a piece of sheet metal with the chassis number is left. Jens Gauding rebuilt his Audi 80 GTE from 1976 with the help of an exchange body.
Sport in Youngtimer 04/2011
Young-Star - Silvretta Classic 2011 in the VW Polo G40: That youngest car and three co-drivers, two of whom have never taken part in a rally - editor Michael Schröder suspected that the 14th Silvretta Classic would be full of surprises.
Daun by Law - Eifel-Rallye: When the Eifel-Rallye was eliminated from the German Rally Championship at the end of 2010, the Slowly Sideways troop took over the command in Daun and stamped the MSC a historic rally show that is second to none.
Cars in Youngtimer 04/2011
- Audi 80 CL, Typ81
- Audi 80 GTE, Typ82
- Ford Sierra 2.0i LX
- Mercedes-Benz 280 (W123) Binz conversion
- Mercedes-Benz 500 E (W124)
- Mercedes-Benz W210 series
- Porsche 924
- Renault 19 Cabrio
- Toyota MR2 Turbo
- Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD Carlos Sainz
- Volvo 960
- VW Golf GTI
- VW Passat 1.8 GL
- VW Polo G40