Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts New!  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Vanagon Write-up on Forza's Heavy Metal Affliction blog
Forum Index -> Vanagon Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
mariusstrom
Samba Member


Joined: March 29, 2010
Posts: 745
Location: Bellevue, WA
mariusstrom is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:24 pm    Post subject: Vanagon Write-up on Forza's Heavy Metal Affliction blog Reply with quote

Some time ago at work, I ran into the community manager for Turn 10 Studios, the people who bring Forza Motorsport to the Xbox. The community guy is an absolute gearhead (as you might imagine), and one of the things he does is seek out Forza fans who area also gearheads and he writes up a story about the fan and their car. Mostly it's Forza-related things - old JDM rides, tuners, etc.

I asked him if he'd ever done a feature story on a Vanagon, and he started pining about his old air-cooled VW days. I had him on the hook.

I wrote up the article for him, and then we went out to a local park and he took some awesome pictures of Otto the Vanagon. The story went live today after a few months downtime - it's neat to see the Forza community reaction to a big ol' Syncro Westy.

Take a gander at the article: http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/hma_9_25_14

(I should disclaim: I work at Microsoft, which owns Turn 10 Studios. This, however, is not at all related to *my* job)
_________________
Marius Strom http://www.marius.org/
Otto: 1988 Vanagon Syncro Westy Camper
Felix: 1967 Deluxe Beetle
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger Facebook Twitter Gallery Classifieds Feedback
MacDude
Samba Member


Joined: July 26, 2014
Posts: 94
Location: Bonny Doon
MacDude is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice article.
_________________
'84 Wolfsburg Westfalia
'90 White Multivan (currently not running)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Facebook Twitter Gallery Classifieds Feedback
70coupyel
Samba Member


Joined: September 06, 2006
Posts: 1657
Location: So.Cal
70coupyel is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a look at the very last sticky. Smile
_________________
TheAndante wrote:
Saying that specs are different than dimensions doesn't make sense. Porsche specs/VW specs/engineering specs are nothing but a series of dimensions,sizes,percentages,measurements, etc.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=338946&highlight=
70 KG Coup
83 Westy Waterboxer
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Vanagon All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB