I’d have to say, the So-Cal Vintage Treffen show was by far the best Vintage VW shows I’ve had the privilege to attend. Bug-O-Rama was a few months earlier but just did not seem to come close to this one. There’s something about seeing 150 truly stock VWs. My good friends and I like to call it the “VW sickness.” It’s a very true statement. It was held at the Phoenix Club.
“The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, California is a true old school German Cultural Club, as well as the perfect host for an event like this. The So Cal Vintage Treffen is limited to 1957 and earlier Beetles and “Press Bumper” Busses, 1959 and earlier Karmann Ghias, Military Vehicles and early coachbuilts.”
Here a list of what we saw:
Split Window 1949 and earlier
Split Window 1950 to October 1952
Split Window “Zwitter” Oct ’52 to March ‘53
Split Window Convertible (including hebmuller)
Split Window Unrestored all years
Oval Window sedan April 1953 – 1955
Oval Window sedan 1956 – 1957
Oval Window Sunroof all years
Oval Window Convertible all years
Oval Window sedan unrestored all years
Karmann Ghia coupe 1959 and earlier
Karmann Ghia convertible 1959 and earlier
Barndoor Passenger Bus
Barndoor Commercial Bus
Post Barndoor Passenger Bus
Post Barndoor Commercial Bus
Barndoor Bus unrestored
Post Barndoor Bus unrestored
I have to thank our good friend Timm Eubanks for showing us such a great time down in So-Cal. I’ll be the first in line next year for that authentic German Bratwurst. You can view the rest of the photos here.
Good pal Chris Vallone also filmed the event.