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The Volkswagen Golf
Story: 40 Years of the Second People's Car
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Publisher.. Behemoth Publishing Limited
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In May 1974 the
Volkswagen Golf first met its public. It was a bold successor to the Beetle - the original ‘people’s
car’ - and forty years on, with more than 30 million produced, the second people’s car is still
top of the sales charts.
A new book, The Volkswagen Golf Story: 40 years of the second people’s car by Russell Hayes
is a meticulously researched celebration of the Golf, in the fullest detail yet. Containing over
300 photographs and much original material, it is both a timely reminder of the Golf's enduring
appeal and a fitting tribute to a motoring legend.
“After decades of making Beetles, the Golf played a huge part in Volkswagen’s survival into the
1970s, "Russell says. "It bet the bank that the new Golf would succeed, and the bet paid off."
The Golf didn’t invent the idea of the front-wheel-drive hatchback, but Volkswagen’s
interpretation established the benchmark by which the competition is still judged today.
The book describes all seven generations of Golf and includes the development of the
groundbreaking Golf GTI, the Cabriolet and Volkswagen's small-diesel revolution. It features
fascinating photographs of early prototypes, new interviews with key Volkswagen personnel and
contains sections on electric and hybrid Golfs plus the Golf in motor sport. It is also the first
book from Behemoth, a newly established publisher of quality illustrated books.
240mm x 290mm
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288pp, 200 colour
Originally published.. 2014
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