Join James as he explores the History of the Volkswagen Scirocco, from its Beetle predecessor, to the legendary Golf, Karmann Ghia, and everything in between! This Volkswagen hot hatch is gonna “Scirocc” your world! I’m sorry.

Hosted by: James Pumphrey
Edited by: Daren Girdner
Written by: Sarah Fairfield
Directed by: Jesse Wood
Executive Producer: Josh Mattingly

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    • Militant Goth
      Militant Goth

      Me and a friend lived in the same building and worked at the same factory and the highlight of our day was driving to and from work ... with his 1984 Scirocco. That one had a 1.8L with a hemi, DOC, 16 vales and a 5 speed tranny and the tranny was the best part cause it was totally made for high acceleration. That thing was meeeaaan and I swear it was modded for racing but the paper work said it came from the factory like that

      about 5 days ago
    • Jeremy Hogeland
      Jeremy Hogeland

      6,4 and 130lbs wtf

      about 6 days ago
    • Charlie TM
      Charlie TM

      In mexico the golf was called “caribe” wich means Caribbean.

      about 11 days ago
    • Mihovil Šubaša
      Mihovil Šubaša

      'cool tartan cloth'. Nice try man.

      about 15 days ago
    • Jd 24
      Jd 24

      Just do volkswagen

      about 20 days ago
    • Liam Duffy
      Liam Duffy


      about 22 days ago
    • Luis Miguel
      Luis Miguel

      I m sorry you didn't get The 3 generation I used to make them it was a gorgeous car dude I built the c Pilar and suspension parts

      about 23 days ago
    • Wesley Robbertze
      Wesley Robbertze

      I am with you James
      VW's - Freaking ROCK!!!!

      VW might own a bunch of other Car Manufacturers....

      Does NOT make them the smartest monkey in the Jungle
      Infact - as Painful as History reveals
      VW have a consistent habit of taking away AWESOME Cars
      Replacing them with Neighbors Dog.....

      As the Loyal Enthusiasts....
      We take their Scheisse(German) ("Brown-Stuff")

      And Show Them "Bean-Counting" A-wipes
      HOW-TO build ACTUAL VW's

      The Guys do not learn.

      They atleast give us a "canvas" to work with.... Sort of

      about 24 days ago
    • Barileo Barilei
      Barileo Barilei

      A lot of VWs are named after a wind

      about 25 days ago
    • Joshua Leija
      Joshua Leija

      I LOVE THE EDITS 😂😂😂.

      about 26 days ago
    • Jeremy Henson
      Jeremy Henson

      had a 90 g60 carrado loved that car

      about 26 days ago
    • Danger Goatboi
      Danger Goatboi

      Do a bumper 2 bumper on that green vw in the background. I've seen it in so many vids. I want deets.

      about 27 days ago
    • Verzo

      The third generation Scirocco is a piece of art. I remember when I first saw it in public - at one of the many small parking lots at our private boarding school, with Ferdinand Piëch's wife behind the wheel picking up their son to get home for the weekend. So far, so normal. The crazy thing about this situation: back then the Scirocco wasn't even available, it was still shown at different shows, and I was allowed to sit inside it and have a look at the beautiful beige interior and comfy leather seats. And the wheels were those show-off chrome monsters. I will always remember this day. And also: Rest In Peace Ferdinand Piëch.

      about 1 month ago
    • Joetime90

      I love Volkswagens too. The Karmann Ghia is my all time favorite!

      about 1 month ago
    • Ckryse S
      Ckryse S

      And I thought I was the only lover of VW Scirocco... Let's have silence and pray for the haters of VW who got burnt when James was admiring the 2008's a must have hatchback..Since childhood it was Hotwheels to me that someday I get to own one as a collection.

      about 1 month ago
    • 80s killa
      80s killa

      6'4 at 130 lbs? But how?? I'm like 5'9 at 130 lbs lol

      about 1 month ago
    • colegmr

      "I'm a rocket van something something something up here alone!"

      about 1 month ago
    • james maybank
      james maybank

      Going to sound bitchy but fyi...
      Unlike the golf the european corrado got a 2.9 liter with 192bhp

      about 1 month ago
    • Oof master
      Oof master


      about 1 month ago
    • Anzo Trosh
      Anzo Trosh


      about 1 month ago
    • Martin Smith
      Martin Smith

      I owned a 1978 Scirocco. Fun to drive but damn that thing was unreliable. The vacuum lines would constantly vibrate off the nozzles. The AC compressor was this big clunky thing that would eat up bushings like gummy bears. Since it was part of the V-Belt it led to alternator issues due to the belt coming loose when the bushings wore out. The engine constantly overheated. At one point I was carrying a spare radiator, alternator, and v-belt in the trunk. I got in the habit of parking on declines so that it would be easier to push start out of parking lots. I finally gave up and purchased a Nissan 200sx in 1986. I asked a friend to come out with me to pick it up. He was driving the Nissan while I drove the Scirocco back to the Naval Base. On the way back the damn thing blew a head gasket on the Washington Beltway spewing white smoke for as far as the eye could see. I swore I would never buy another VW for as long as I lived. I give them credit for one thing: I learned more about auto repair owning that vehicle that any car I've ever owned.

      about 1 month ago
    • crusader88

      Hey man!!! Do Abarth

      about 1 month ago
    • QuantumS1ngularity

      Like Lamborghinis are named after bulls, VWs used to be named after airstreams/winds. Passat, Scirocco, Corrado, Jetta, Bora. Then they decided to just go berserk on "cool" words.

      about 1 month ago
    • 6FtCruiser!

      Ive got a Mk3 Vw Polo Playa only made in SOuth Africa ,its a 2002 model with a 2.0L 8v shortblock engine that revs like a bike ! still going strong with 107497Miles (173000km) on the odometer in 2019!

      about 1 month ago
    • Branon Fontaine
      Branon Fontaine

      Electric vehicles suck bro, and when compared to the green house gasses that're produced when a gasoline powered vehicle is built, the electric car produces quite a bit more green house gasses when they're, it seems only pretentious pricks drive electric vehicles, so there's that as well....

      about 1 month ago
    • Fs0c1ety_BS

      is that Simpsons on ur right hand xD

      about 1 month ago
    • Souheib

      It sucked that the Scirocco was built on the MKV platforme (just like the Golf cabriolet) when the MKVI was around

      about 1 month ago
    • TheNFL4ever

      Beautiful video!

      about 1 month ago
    • Gary Vallone
      Gary Vallone

      I LOVE the dad jokes! Keep throwing those stabs brother! My dad is a selfish narrsasist also

      about 1 month ago
    • Renato Andričević
      Renato Andričević

      V(f)olkswagen, not Volkswagen 😉

      about 1 month ago