Eric Thomsen 58 Rally Beetle , David Mitchell 18 Passat GT , Brian Hall 65 Beetle, Pitch Woolfolk 72 Beetle, Thomas Barber ECSR, Gary Doling ECSR, Gary Doling ECSR, Michelle Kalasz 64 Bus. Justin Clark 62 Beetle, Sam & Kim Buchanan Golf, Gilbert Soares 62 Ragtop Beetle, Clint Woolard 67 Beetle, Rob Schultz 57 Beetle, Pedro Coriano 65 Beetle, Terence Bertin 72 Manx, Michael Daniels 70 Beetle,Wade Stone 62 Beetle, Eric Smith 69 Beetle, Kevin Harris 69 Baja, Russ Keller 71 Single Cab, Karen Worthington 69 Camper, Vernon Horne 72 Super Beetle, Jeremy Bennett 63 Beetle, Sean Fraser 64 21 Window, Sharon Dement 75 Bus
Winter Volksfest #13 is in the books! We would like to thank each and everyone of you for attending. YOU are the ones that make this event what it is!
Held at the NC State on Jan 26, 2019. The Expo Building was packed with new/used parts vendors and VW models of all kinds, in all different conditions. Pre-registration was on a roll with vendors and show cars, so much that we weren't sure how many others we could fit in there. So during our load in on Friday night, we set it up, so we could maximize all the space we could. Which worked out quite well as we had 81 Show cars and 35 vendor spaces, with just a bit of room to spare in the back.
Many of our sponsors were on hand with their products, like East Coast Sandrails out of Creedmoor, NC. Showing off one of their frames and with quite a few customers rails in front of their booths, to see what you could have. Jarrett Import was there as well from VA, with their thousands of new parts. Daily Dubs out of Columbus, GA came out with their full line of new and used parts. Bryan Mitchell of Motorwagen was there with his line up of Hazet and Vintage Speed items. A new vendor this year was Joe Witt of Mid Eastern. He will be starting a new adventure this upcoming March with an aircooled shop in Manning, SC. This shop will not only be for Aircooled, but also cater to other Vintage cars as well. Local Hicks VW out of Durham, brought out a freshly redone Beetle, a world traveled rally Beetle owned by a local couple and several customers showing off their rides as well. What we didn't seem to have a lot of was used parts vendors. This event as well as our events at the Dragstrips, are perfect times to clean out that garage and earn some cash for that next build.
The show car area showcased a little of anything you could imagine. Mike Kemp in his wild camo Rat Rod was a hit with the kids, as he was voted for the kids choice award. Some very nice campers in attendance, from a Vanagon Syncro to a 75 Sportsmobile, both with totally different themes, but both very useable for that next camping outing. Speaking of camping, Gene Hickman brought out his 91 Vanagon Westy with his full camping setup. Gene is an avid camper and also attends lots of events to show off his Westy. If you were thinking about getting something like this, Gene is your man. As he will show you all the ins and outs of the camper, let you climb inside and get comfortable, just so you can see how it feels. Bruce Paul once again wowed us this year, but this time with his custom 69 Convertible and walked away with the Best of Show award. We only awarded the Top 25 at this event, but there were so many others that deserved an award with their build. Take a look at our photos and see for yourself.
We would like to THANK YOU for attending! Without YOU these events can't happen. We hope that you had a good time, as that is what it is all about. Thanks to DJ Scott Sain for providing us some great music all day long, Micheal Hall for giving us some awesome custom Best of Show Trophies and going around the show area all day doing pinstriping on different VWs. And most of all Thanks to my Crew and Family for assisting in running the event.
Hope to see you at the next event! Click on the schedule link above for all the details!
Inner Beauty: Jeff Grimm 62 Beetle
Best use of Color: Michael Kenney 71 Westy
Best Workmanship : Peter Duty Woody Wagen
Most Original: Jay Turner Herbie
Promoters Choice: Steven Robles 74 Sportsmobile
Longest Distance: Arthur Neary NJ Drag Beetle
Kid Choice: Mike Kemp Camo Rat Rod
Best of Show Watercooled: Gene Hickman 92 Westy
Best of Show Aircooled: Bruce Paul 69 Beetle Convertible