Welcome to VWvortex.com's Volkswagen News Blog. We're breaking new ground here, and are going to take a different approach to Volkswagen News. Rather than just printing all the news releases we can get our hands on, and bolstering that with our editorial coverage, we wanted to go one step further. To that end, this forum will be used to track Volkswagen News from around the web, print magazines and anywhere else we find it.
So what will you see in here? We'll summarize news we find elsewhere and link you to it if we find it on the web. So yes, this means we'll be sending you to our competitors too.
What is news? For now, we've come up with this list...
- Road Tests and Reviews by Legitimate News Sources - If a magazine, website or other source review a Volkswagen or compare a Volkswagen with other vehicles, we want our readers to be on top of how our favorite brand is performing. You'll find links and or references to that here.
- Rumors by Legitimate News Sources - Rumors are rumors, no matter how legitimate the source or if they're backed up with a slick computer-generated image or a grainy spy photo. We'll list it here, and give our best guess as to accuracy if we have a guess. We've tended to stay away from rumors in the past, only focusing on things we know as fact. In this case, we'll give credit for the rumor where credit is due - the source. That can be good or bad, but it's our intent that our readers be up on the rumors too.
- Cool Feature Cars - There are some great cars out there that we'll never get around to featuring. Enthusiast magazines such as European Car, Eurotuner, Performance VW and the like are great at finding them, while some other websites are usually good for them as well. If they feature it, it's our intent to let you know and link you there if possible.
- Anything else pertinent to Volkswagen owners - Consider this the catch-all. If it looks interesting, we'll post it here as well, in the grandest BLOG sense.
For now, VWvortex will leave this forum closed to the creation of new topics but open to replies. It's our intent to leave the actual topic creation to our staff, our moderators and a few selected bloggers. If you see something you think should be covered, you can either email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or create a thread in the Volkswagen Lounge forum and draw our attention to it. If we agree that it should be included, we'll be happy to move it into the Blog. Even better, if you prove yourself a real Eagle Eye on finding news, we'd be happy to consider you as a contributor to the Blog and set you up with the ability to post in here.
Please feel free to post any comments or suggestions in response to this topic.