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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:37 am 
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I recall that some years ago, VW-powered midgets were everywhere, and then it seemed like a short time later, they vanished. I'm sure I could find fragmentary stories on the subject on the web, but can anybody give me a brief summary on what drove the rise and fall of VW power in midget racing? And did they ever run in this area?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:24 pm 
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There was a time the VW engine was choice by a lot of ARDC teams. I remember they were quite reliable and had a great sound.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:20 am 
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The VW's were a viable engine up to the late 90's. Then everyone went crazy spending $$$$$ on the Gaerte, Fontana and Esslinger engines. This also was the demise of the stock block steel engines like the Chevy II and Pontiac motors. Up until the majority of clubs went with the high dollar engines, you could have a VW or stock block engine and be somewhat competitive. There are still some around but to my knowledge there are none in the larger clubs like ARDC, USAC etc.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:54 am 
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vws were hot at grandview years ago


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:45 pm 
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A few still run the Autocraft VWs in NEMA.

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