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Brenthel Rebounds At BlueWater Desert Challenge

As the race season winds down, strategies are usually narrowed down to just two. Those who are in contention for a championship race for points. Those out of contention go for wins. When you throw a short... 

THE CLASSIC 2014

There were a lot of questions surrounding the timing of this years Classic, but as you can see through the lens of Vic Penrod there was no lack of support and the event brought out a collection of amazing... 

El Prado

Vic jammed out to the El Prado event recently held in So Cal and came back Photos by Vic Penrod Need your event photographed? Contact Vic at: Fourfiona@aol.com [Show as slideshow] ... 

Brenthel puts 2 on the Podium at Silver State 300

Brenthel Industries Puts Two Trucks On The Podium At Silver State 300 Newport Beach, CA A Pair of podiums for Brenthel Industries at the Best in the Desert Silver State 300 substantiates the performance... 

VIC’S VIEW OF BUG-IN 39

Once again Vic Penrod, master photog, all around good guy and VW fanatic was on hand to capture all the excitement of this years BUG-IN 39.As they say a picture is worth a thousand words and his insightful... 

Barron Lights it up While Leading Elsinore

Hey if you’re gonna take on the big dogs in the Lucas Off Road Series you’d better bring it all and be ready to take a couple lumps along the way. Well Eric Barron has absolutely no problem... 

Hot VWs Drag Day 2014

Thanks in no small part to VW insider and all around cool photographer Vic Penrod we’re able 5o bring you this photo essay of the recent Hot VWS Drag Day held at Irwindale Raceway. I’d like... 

AZN’s Beetle puts big hurt on unsuspecting Lamborghini, Nissan GT and a 911

If you watch the reality show STREET OUTLAWS you know who AZN is. He’s buds with Sean owner of the “full on fun” Farm Truck, one nasty piece of work, and a real VW freak. The Street Outlaws are... 

We Deliver

Well we don’t normally hand carry a new trans to your doorstep we offer the finest and fastest shipping available and it’s fully guaranteed. But, more to the point of this post we also like... 

Barron / Rancho / RC10 Race Truck on sale now!

Check this out. Team Associated has just released this awesome 1/10 scale replica of Eric Barron’s, Rancho sponsored Pro-4 Race truck. Currently available in a 2WD version only the radio controlled... 

Schley Day at 2013 Powder Puff Awards Celebration

Simply awesome just about sums up the day-long celebration commemorating 2013’s Powder Puff season and award winners. Held at Paul Schley’s breathtaking home/VW Museum in Orange California it was an... 

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