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

Up to Speed is a weekly automotive history show about the best cars, brands, designers, drivers and influencers ever. Host James Pumphrey covers everything from the Toyota Supra to the Chevy El Camino, The VW GTI to the Subaru WRX. The origins of every car will be uncovered to get you Up to Speed..

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    • Thomas Marshall
      Thomas Marshall

      Italdesign honorable mention.... BMW Nazca C2. Awesome car!

      about 12 days ago
    • Jarod M
      Jarod M

      *SHOUT OUT* to *CRAIG* for throwing that *PARTY* tho ! ! ! !

      about 12 days ago
    • Nite Knight
      Nite Knight

      I had and loved the pee green 76 and the slow (not 16v) 82 in black.Loved it too. I could never figure out why people drove the boxy rabbit/GTI's.

      about 13 days ago
    • Josh Abrey
      Josh Abrey

      I'm gonna buy something, you better read this comment

      about 14 days ago
    • Josh Abrey
      Josh Abrey

      Good idea for a show on donut.

      We already know that auto manufacturers did particular things due to this show, but we're left wondering why they did what they did.
      You guys are famous for bringing us this information, use that famous-ness to arrange meetings for interviews with the company execs still alive, and ask them questions about the decisions they made and why, their answers would be priceless, and just like old army vets that talk about their involvement in something detrimental to our history, these retired company execs I could see being more than happy to bring up the ol' days and reminisce about the cool stuff they did in their life with someone who actually cares about the work they did when they were younger

      about 14 days ago
    • Josh Abrey
      Josh Abrey In reply to Josh Abrey

      You could recycle so much content from previous shows making production costs cheap, and you could literally just get all your questions from the shows you currently have. You could get Nolan and that weird guy that just became a dad involved too! I love your show and have been subscribed for a long ass time, I enjoy watching these old vids and comparing them to now that you guys are a hit, and I honestly liked the humble Pumphrey in these videos better

      about 14 days ago
    • Josh Abrey
      Josh Abrey In reply to Josh Abrey

      I'd watch the shit out of that

      about 14 days ago
    • TheCarDude64

      VOLKSWAGEN WOO! sorry I love VW to

      about 15 days ago
    • noah matthews
      noah matthews

      How about doing an episode on the Volkswagen microbus & vanagon

      about 19 days ago
    • jthecelt

      I've had 6 scirrocos, love the

      about 24 days ago
    • xIFez

      130lbs my ass james....

      about 26 days ago
    • Cordell Darkling
      Cordell Darkling

      When he said dual wipers and it was the old people I LOST IT HAAHAHAA

      about 27 days ago
    • Nguyễn Lê Đức Dương
      Nguyễn Lê Đức Dương

      Do you love hothatch ? Please do the Toyota Starlet

      about 29 days ago
    • Edward Angelus
      Edward Angelus

      Do an episode on the VW Thing...

      about 29 days ago
    • BMoney8600

      The only car named after a fart

      about 1 month ago
    • Giovanni Londt
      Giovanni Londt

      It's pronuced shhka-rock-ko

      about 1 month ago
    • Infrequent Flyer
      Infrequent Flyer

      the only car named after a fart!
      love you man

      about 1 month ago
    • insingnator youtuber
      insingnator youtuber

      I'm AM a fan of Volkswagen

      about 1 month ago
    • Springus69

      It’s so sad, my dad is selling his scirocco 😭

      about 1 month ago
    • Arturs Vasiljevs
      Arturs Vasiljevs


      about 1 month ago
    • Newy M
      Newy M

      How come no one is mentioning his great short story at 1:20

      about 1 month ago
    • Juan Zavala
      Juan Zavala

      Golf entered Mexico first as Caribe rather than Rabbit or Golf


      about 1 month ago
    • Juan Zavala
      Juan Zavala In reply to Juan Zavala

      And Scirocco never entered the Mexican market

      about 1 month ago
    • DexMaster881

      You still don't get it Murrica don't you.
      We invented the cleaner Engine.
      Its called Euro 3 ,Euro 4 ,Euro 6 engine due to emissions categorization.
      And you still preach ecology to us and invent taxes to cover up for your failure of a car industry.

      That's why you don't get the good stuff.

      about 1 month ago
    • Nathan SkierDude
      Nathan SkierDude

      Up to speed on the Volkswagen Jetta!

      about 1 month ago
    • Patrick Mittel
      Patrick Mittel


      about 1 month ago

      Buy a old scirocco and slap an Audi 20 valve I-4 turbo and you'll have a sleeper.

      about 1 month ago
    • wvusmc

      07:30 Dawn of the Dead 👍

      about 1 month ago
    • Dezibel tobi
      Dezibel tobi

      10.39 this not a ford probe, its an opel calibra with a 2 litre 16 valve...

      about 1 month ago
    • Subscribe to Pewdiepie
      Subscribe to Pewdiepie

      Be vewy vewy quiet... we’re eating wabbits.

      about 1 month ago
    • marcin rychlewski
      marcin rychlewski


      about 2 months ago
    • Senan Martin Alejandro
      Senan Martin Alejandro

      Yoona of Girls Generation owns Vw Scirocco

      about 2 months ago
    • The Pissed Off Robot
      The Pissed Off Robot

      130 pounds... riiiiiiiiight

      about 2 months ago