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Brian G

Brian G

Brian G recently joined us, and cruises around the local area in this beautiful 1966 blue beetle. More details to come....

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Victor

Victor

Victor rides around the Arlington area in this beautiful blue 1972 Super Beetle. Victor has been involved with beetles since he was a youth. The '72 has a lowered front end, custom TMI seats, zoom tube, and bluetooth radio in the glove box.

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Ron R Gallery

Ron R Gallery

Ron purchased this blue 1965 standard beetle sedan from the original owner, who purchased the car new from his Dad's dealership in November 1964. Ron's dad owned the Rash Volkswagen dealership in Lynchburg, VA, in the 60's until his tragic death in 1969. Ron is restoring the beetle to it's original condition. Ron travels between SC and VA.

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John and Barbara

John and Barbara

Barbara and John enjoy cruising around Warrenton in their 1967 Red Beetle convertible.

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Jeff C with 77 Transporter

Jeffrey C Gallery

Jeff C runs around town in a sweet Blue 1977 Volkswagen Transporter. Transporting sweet and healthy harvest breads to stores in the local area.

Jeffrey C Gallery

Wade and Dot

Wade and Dot

Dottie and Wade enjoying activities at the registration table at the 2015 Annual VW Flight Show. They are working on getting their Volkswagen Rail on the pavement soon.

Wade and Dot Gallery

Allen

Allen

Allen has been in to Volkswagens for a long while.  He has attended nearly all the Bug-Outs since his first, BUG-OUT #2.  He has a huge Bug-Out T-shirt collection, and he has owned a few VWs himself.  He started with a 1971 white standard Beetle, moved up to a 1963 blue Kharmann Ghia, and last but not least, a 1957 blue Oval Ragtop Beetle.  He has been to VWs Shows from the East Coast to the West Coast.  He enjoys helping the VW Cruisers at many events since becoming a member.

Allen's Gallery

Ryan

Ryan

My parents got in to Volkswagens because they were cheap and easy to fix. They ended up with a 72 Bug, 73 Thing, 74 Super Beetle and 75 Bus. I fell in love with all of them and bought the Thing from them as my first car. I just recently found the 72 Bug that was the first VW they bought and I'm trying to get it back. Since buying that first Thing I have owned four 73 Things, a 74 Thing, 84 Rabbit 1.6 Diesel L 4dr, 99 Jetta, 99 Passat, 06 Jetta 2.5 and a 07 Rabbit 2.5. I sold the 84 Rabbit in 2012 and bought it back Dec 2014. I am also waiting on the arrival of the 73 Thing that I got when selling my lifted 73 Thing. I sold it to a guy in Spain and when it arrives he plans to ship his to me as soon as he can. I also sold for Flow VW in 2010. If it is VW I want it..

Ryan's Gallery

John D in his Black and Red Meyer Dune Buggy

John D

John has a few cool rides - a 1963 Red and Black Meyer Dune Buggy, a 1974 Yellow and Black Striped Retro Mod Ghia, and many other classic cars and motorcycles. He is a carpenter by day, gear head by night. He does all his own work, and his next project is a very cool, rare, 1967 Type 34 Ghia with power sunroof. You can find him cruising around in his rides in Madison county.

John D Gallery

Coop

Coop

Coop's been hanging out with the VW Cruisers in past years, and drives up from the Richmond area to help us at the annual show and at the Bug-Outs down in Dinwiddie, Virginia.  His ride is a beautiful candy red-pearl metallic Dune Buggy.  I believe it's undergoing a restoration as we speak.

Coop's Gallery

Janet and Peter

Janet and Peter

Janet and Peter have two great rides!  Janet has a quick and comfortable new generation red 'Turbo Diesel' Convertible Beetle she calls "Red Dame", which is undergoing some cosmetic and customization upgrades for upcoming shows.  Peter on the other hand, drives a rare 1971 red Fastback he calls "Little Red" imported into this country the same year that Peter's family immigrated from Gelsenkirchen, GE.  Peter grew up in  New York, and recently went to watch the last professional home baseball game at Wrigley stadium in Chicago before it is modernized to include a Jumbotron.  He has checked that off his bucket list.  Peter is a huge Volkswagen and sports enthusiast, and speaks fluent german to boot.

Janet and Peter's Gallery

Katie and Grant

Katie and Grant

Grant is the owner of Skyline Automotive Restoration and Repair in Madison County, VA.  He is the brainchild and co-founder of the VW Cruisers.  He, and his wife Katie have been hosting the VW Cruisers Annual Summer Picnic and Cruise at their home for many years. Skyline sponsors our annual show and Grant is the master at designing and assembling our top specialty trophies each year.  He recently sold his '57 oval and has some new and interesting projects underway.

Katie and Grant's Gallery

Bates

Bates

Bates is our club treasurer and enjoys picking through old vintage car and motorcycle parts at local shows. He enjoys tinkering with his '70 green beetle, and water-cooled Vanagan. He is also a British vintage car and motorcycle enthusiast, and you might see him riding a bicycle once in a while. His son is never far from his side.

Bates Gallery

Christa and Mike

Christa and Mike

Christa and Mike enjoy riding around town in their New Generation baby blue beetle convertible and their color-matching '67 original Type1 beetle. When they are not cruising, you might find them hanging out at the Old Bust Head, a local beer brewery enjoying live music.

Christa and Mike's Gallery

Kay and Robert

Kay and Robert

You might see Kay and Robert riding around town with newborn Scarlett in their Orange Ragtop Beetle.  Robert is the President of our VW club and you might find him selling vintage parts at the local shows or caring for daughter Scarlett.

Kay and Robert's Gallery

Melanie, Eric and boys

Melanie and Eric

Melanie and Eric own four Volkswagens, a 2010 Routan, a 70's VW truck, 1974 black beetle, and more recently a 70's Baywindow Transporter for their ever expanding family. Melanie is our current secretary, and Eric once served as the club's vice president.  They now have four bouncing boys.   Eric is the master chef at our events, and Melanie is a dedicated Mom and a enthusiastic VW club member.

Melanie and Eric Gallery

Leslie

Leslie

Leslie was born in Berlin, West Germany. She has many fond memories of  riding around in the back seat of her Dad's 1958 and 61 ragtop beetles as a child with her two older sisters. Here is her Dad's restored '61 from Berlin..."Das Berliner".  Leslie enjoys tinkering with photography, videography and web design.  She likes this life's journey with companion Jack.

Leslie & Jack's Gallery

Patty and Russ VW Collection

Patty and Russ VW Collection

Patty and Russ enjoy a variety of Volkswagens. Their collection of vintage and rare VWs continues to grow, as does their trophy collection. Their beautiful blue VW crewcab is shown here.

Patty and Russ Gallery

Josh and Kayla's Squareback

Josh and Kayla’s Squareback

Kayla and Josh are newlyweds, and enjoy cruising and hanging out in their Red Squareback. Kayla likes to test her new experimental recipes on the members at the annual picnic, and Josh is a expert metal fabricator and works wonders with water-cooled VW engines at Grant's shop.

Josh and Kayla's Gallery

John's Ghia

John’s Ghia

John is laid back and enjoys cruising with the top down.  He works hard and likes to play hard. He is never reluctant to explore, and rarely misses any club events.

John's Gallery

James' Green Bug

James’ Green Bug

James is one of the sweetest guys you will ever meet.  He is always willing to take the lead on an event cruise, and keeps his beetles very CLEAN.  He drives a sweet '69 green metallic beetle, and a similar metallic blue beetle.  He likes to show his cars at local shows, takes home best in class every time, and enjoys joking around.

James' Gallery

Jeff's '50 Split Window

Jeff’s ’50 Split Window

Jeff keeps us all up to date on all the VW events going on in the area, and has all the inside information on where to find the rarest of the rare VWs. He is the most enthusiastic VW enthusiast that I know and owns an awesome 1950 split window, an early silver Ghia, an early notchback, and a 50's split window truck.  Jeff currently serves as President of the car club, presides over meetings and enjoys cruising with his gal Crista.

Jeff's Gallery

Debbie

Debbie

I first started driving Volkswagens in the 80's. My dad had bought a 1967 beetle and my mom and I just loved it. We drove it everywhere. Then we acquired a 1972 beetle and then upgraded to a Super Beetle in 1974. I have been with the club without a car for several years. It didn't matter, they made you feel welcome. Now I have a 1972 Yellow Standard Beetle (Buttercup) and recently acquired a 2005 Blue Metallic Passat. I enjoy doing things with the club, making trophies, going on cruises, picnics and parties.

Debbie's Gallery

Jon's '67 Bug

Jon’s ’67 Bug

Jon is one of our younger members, who is always making improvements to his '67 bug.  He goes to as many club events that he can, and never misses an opportunity to find unique '67 OEM parts a the Bug-Out and other Shows. Jon recently moved to Kansas, but keeps us posted on upgrades to his '67 bug.

Sue Wilson's '68 Baja

Sue Wilson’s ’68 Baja

Sue has been a long-time member of the VW Cruisers, and regularly attends the monthly meetings.   Sue enjoys local classic car cruises and shows, and has been staying busy organizing the weekly cruise-in at the Dairy Queen in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  She enjoys American iron and is seen occasionally driving her '65 Plymouth Fury and hanging out with the local Mopar club.

Sue Gallery

Tom

Tom’s ’63 VW Type 1 Sedan

Tom rides around town in his red '63 VW Type 1 sedan. Tom is a Volkswagen purist at heart, and grew up watching his Dad tinker in the garage.  His beetle is one of the few original Type 1 beetles which retains the NOS/OEM parts from the factory. Tom often helps people to get their VWs back on the road.

Tom Gallery

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