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The Apex Everything 2016 Sale – Get The Besto-Restomods!

Blipshirt is at it again, 20 past designs resurrected in different colors. There is one Miata related shirt and a restomod one of of the shirts I already own, but might buy again. They are also offering 20% off some of their other weird stuff – like ties with a subtle shift pattern design or little turbos, etc. Click on the image below to go there, better hurry though as you only have ’til Monday.

The Volkswagen Scirocco Rekindles A Forgotten Fury

“This car definitely changed the path of my life because it forced me to be a mechanic,” Cammisa says, “I was in college…there was no way I would have been able to keep this car—I don’t think I could still have this car—if I had to pay somebody to work on it.”

Most owners would look at its constant maintenance requirements as a negative, but he says that, ultimately, it’s a valuable experience.

Even though he most often prefers the handling and driving dynamics of a rear-wheel-drive machine, the Scirocco’s balance and familiarity mean that it’s always been his favourite car. For a Senior Editor at Road & Track, that’s a big deal!

“The biggest surprise that people get is that I’ll leave a Bugatti Veyron Supersport or Porsche 918 Hybrid, and all I want to do is go home and drive my Scirocco,” he says. “It’s just that lovely combination of ‘reliable enough’, ‘fast enough’, ‘modern enough’ but raw—and works as the perfect bar for me to judge modern cars against.”

But the future worries him. “What’s going to happen when I’m a 60-year-old, and I need a water pump for it,” Cammisa says. “I hope one day this car is worth 100 grand, only so that it’s in someone’s best interest to please make me a fender—because the fenders ran out in 1999.”

With hopes car companies will start to provide more support for enthusiasts, Cammisa can at least be happy knowing that he owns one of the cleanest Sciroccos anywhere.

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