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Song Links

As promised, here are all of the links for the VW commercials I was talking about.

VW Big Day
One Million Miles Away – J. Ralph

Cabrio Ad
Pink Moon – Nick Drake

Beetle Superbowl Commercial
Black Betty – Jon Spencer and the Blues Explosion

Mk4 Golf – Mr Roboto
Mr Roboto – Styx

Mk6 Jetta
The Bomb – Pigeon John

Passat Rocketman
Rocketman – Elton John

20th Anniv GTI Commercial
Golden Path – Chemical Brothers feat Flaming Lips

VW Night Drive
UK VW Ad (Mk5 Golf)

Golf Icon
Cyclrotron – Harmonic 313

Drive Until 1
Just Like Honey – The Jesus and Mary Chain

Drive Until 2
Keep the Lights On – Wave Machines

Drive Until 3
When Your Love is Safe – Active Child

Polo Ad
Whispers and Stories – Sniffy Dog

GTI – Sweet Dreams
Recorded by Ross Learmonth specially for VW

VW Golf
Love is in the Air – John Paul Young (remix)

Tiguan – Safety Sacrifice
Ridin’ – Chamillionaire

Golf – Enjoy the Everyday
Gob Smack – Paul Hartnoll

Mk4 Jetta – Synchronicity
Jung at Heart – Master Cylinder

GTI – Original, Updated
Singin’ in the Rain – Mint Royale

Passat – Lowest Ego Emissions
Kissing Families – Silversun Pickups

Eos – Sweet Air
Sky Blue Sky – Wilco

Eos – Love
Little Waltz – Basia Bulat (Canadian Artist)

Beetle Vapor
Renaissance Affair – Hooverphonic

Beetle Turbo – Neighbor
Elevation – U2

Polo Confidence
I’m a Man – Spencer Davis Group

GTI – Gets Into You
Thanks I Get – Wilco

Jetta – Great Escape
II BS – Charles Mingus

Jetta – Moonlighting
Another Day, Another Dollar – Wynn Stewart

Beetle – High Five
Clapping Song – Shirley Ellis

Mk3 Golf – Lazy Sunday
Da Da Da – Trio

Up! – Future Belongs to the Small
Baba Brooks – Portrait of My Love

Beetle – Dog Strikes Back
Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown

Blind Man
Winding Road – Bonnie Somerville

Passat – Poison
Poison – Alice Cooper

Polo – Skydiver
Volare – Gypsy Kings

Milk Run
Le Vent Nous Portera – Noir Desir


The Ride

Trip Route

Click HERE for a Google Maps link to the approximate route that I will be taking:


This is the car that I’ll be taking down.

2007 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 6-sp, 3-door – 65,000 KMs (39,000 miles) to start.

H&R Lowering Springs – Passat CC 17″ Alloys – Stainless Brake Lines – Slotted Rotors – Performance Brake Pads – 225 45R17 Continental ContiPro Contact (AS)

Volkswagen Assurance Premium Coverage – Includes Roadside Assistance for the Canadian and US portions of the trip.


Hello everyone.


My name is Ian Neumeyer and I’m the Assistant Sales Manager at Agincourt Autohaus in Toronto Canada ( I’m going to be driving from Toronto to Chattanooga TN, to Puebla MX leaving on Thursday August 9th. The purpose of this blog is to chronicle (with pictures) my trip to the two Volkswagen factories in those cities and some of the interesting things that I will see along the way.

This represents a round trip of about 9,000 KMs (5,400 miles), but we’ll see what the odometer says when I return.

Stay tuned for updates on my YouTube channel as I will be uploading videos frequently during my trip.

Don’t forget to click FOLLOW for this blog and the YouTube channel to be notified of updates along the way.

Thanks for stopping by!