Hot Hatches of the 1970s – 50 years of affordable fast fun

As Volkswagen launches its eighth-generation sporting GTI ‘hot hatch’ derivative of the new Golf, Mike Brewer Motoring looks at the 1970s ‘Hot Hatches’ that rivalled the GTI.  Some 45 years earlier, the very first VW Golf GTI was presented in pre-production ‘concept’ form at the 1975 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show to test public reaction. That … Continue reading Hot Hatches of the 1970s – 50 years of affordable fast fun