“Fore! Can the new ‘Golf’ possibly succeed in a crowded and increasingly competitive market?” Asks Archie Vicar.
In this transcript of a period review, the legendary motoring writer Archie Vicar casts a critical eye over the new Golf, successor to the much-loved Beetle. From “The London Illustrated News” February, 1976. Photography by Douglas Land-Windermere. Owing to the poor quality of the originals, stock photos have been used
No matter how severely Jack Frost bites, a Volkswagen Beetle always starts. Even a royal Rolls-Royce can succumb to the effects of freezing whereas the humble Beetle’s ingenious design is cooled by air, making the engine as tough as old nails and as reliable as the Queen’s Grenadier Guards. I am reminding you, readers, of this as an introduction to a new car from Volkswagen.
The name Volkswagen has chosen for this new car might sound good auf Deutsch (‘in German’) but to my seasoned ears, calling a car ‘Golf’ puts one in mind of retired colonels and their favourite sporting activity. No doubt Volkswagen will rename this car for the British market, as a foolish name like this one will assuredly Continue reading “1976 Volkswagen “Golf”: Review”