The Way of the Future? Volkswagen’s XL1

There are some cars that look like they’re meant for the future. Shiny and gleaming, there’s something mysterious to their look. Which is simple, really: if they didn’t look strangely different, then how much of a leap into the future could they be? The Volkswagen XL1 has exactly this quality. The broad front end has […]

In Memoriam: The Section 179 Tax Break

Small business owners, take heed: a very useful tax break that you may or may not be aware of is expiring at the end of this year. Currently, Section 179 of the United States tax code allows you to write off the purchase of vehicles, particularly large vehicles and SUVs. The cost of these purchases […]

Farewell to the Kombi Bus, Our Old Friend

Score one for time. Volkswagen will officially stop producing their iconic vans on December 20. Originally named the Type 2 (the Type 1 was, of course, the Beetle), it’s now called the Kombi, short for “combination vehicle.” Although they haven’t been made in Germany since 1979, Brazil still produces and sells 2,000 units a month. […]

This cool app creates music based on how you drive in real-time

Okay, this is just plain cool. Volkswagen teamed up with British electronic musicians Karl Hyde and Rick Smith—together known as Underworld—to create the “Play the Road” app that creates music dynamically based on how you drive your car. The way you swing the car around the road, accelerate, change gears, change locations, go from the […]

December 5 Career Night

If you or someone you know is an experienced automotive technician, you (or they) should come to Leith’s career night this Thursday in Raleigh—full details below. Leith is looking to hire technicians who have the skills and experience to be successful in their field, and who want to grow their careers at the same time. […]

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