Vintage Volkswagens — Big Wednesday

This is one of those stories where the photography speaks for itself. There is a fantastic event each year in So Cal called Big Weds. The next Big Wednesday is Aug 8th, 2012!

“Big Wednesday is held the second Wednesday of every August at San Onofre State Beach in San Clemente CA. It’s motto is simple; skip work and surf. Some of you may be old enough to remember the movie, but for those who don’t the philosophy is very similar. It’s a day to take off from work, grab your board, throw it in your bus and head down to the beach. There’s no schedule to follow, or admission prices to pay (except $10 for parking), but this is just a day to relax with some friends. Hot Dog Fred is cooking brats, and we give out two awards the whole day. The first one is for the ride of the day during our “relaxed” version of a surf contest, and the second is for the best example of a VW Surf Vehicle. In the years past, the awards have seemed to be the highlight of the afternoon. We hope to see you down at the beach, with or without a board…”


The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™
The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™

Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I founded and curate I also co-founded Lane Russell with my wife Amanda. I drive a '67 Beetle daily, and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

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