VW shares accomplishments in 68-page book you can download

'When less is more' is the title of the chapter on the 1982 Volkswagen Ecomobile in the 'Mission Maximum' booklet | Volkswagen Classic photos

You might recall that at the recent Techno Classica show in Essen, Germany, Volkswagen displayed a group of record-setting vehicles and handed out copies of a 68-page booklet, Mission Maximum, that detailed the automaker’s accomplishments.

Booklet cover

Fans of the brand can download a free digital copy of that booklet through a VW website.

“When something is achieved, which surpasses all that has gone before it, the result is a record,” VW says in the booklet. “When a company like Volkswagen looks back at its rich history, the past is littered with record-breaking performances. It gives Volkswagen Classic great pleasure to present a selection of these records and remarkable superlatives.”

The records detailed not only involve such things as the recent run up Pikes Peak by the ID. R or the 0.99 liters-per-mile fuel standard established by the 1L, but the fact that the VW plant at Wolfsburg has produced more vehicles — more than 45 million — than any other automaker’s assembly plant.

There’s even a section on “cramming,” the popularity of seeing how many people can fit into various Volkswagen vehicles.

P.S. You don’t have to be a VW buff to enjoy the stories.

When something is achieved, which surpasses all that has gone

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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