Southeast (SC to FL)


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VW show & shine

Anyone in the Tampa Bay area; there is going to be a free VW show at Skippers Smoke House in north Tampa 3-31-01 from 1pm to about 5pm. Free live music, plenty of shade trees. Skippers is located on the corner of Nebraska and Skipper Ave. come join the fun.


volksmumma Junior Member # 702 posted 03-26-2001 11:00 PM

Aapril 29th is the 5th or 6th "buses over the skyway bridge", which is now called "vw's over the skyway bridge." south of tampa and st. pete. vw's gather at the winn dixie shopping center at 11am and about 12 noon we will leave and caravan up and over the beautiful SKYWAY BRIDGE to Maximo Park in ST. PETERSBURG FL. The winndixie shopping center is south of sun city taking interstate 75 south. exit on st. rd. 64 go right or east about 1 mile to winn dixie,there will be many vw's in parking lot. come join the fun. last year we had over 125 vw's caravan together over the bridge, 80 were buses.

For those who want to camp, we campout fri. and sat. nite at lake manatee state rec. area. take 75 southto st. rd. 64 and go left about 6to8 miles. the park is on the left side, camping is first come, first get the best camping site. we have a campfire circle both nights if weather is permitting.
Lots of fun, meet fellow vw owners and make new friends. all types of westies will be there, i have a 66 westie and my daughter drives a 77 Westie. seeee ya there.


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this was a killer event... here are links to some people's pics. (click on the 'pictures' link)

I'll post again here (also see "Travelling Companions") that I'm interested in meeting up with people for "Buses on the River" in TN, mid-august.
Now for my question... does anyone know anything about this year's Oktoberbus? I'm having trouble finding info on this event, any help is appreciated.

Capt. Mike

No, it's just apathy. Members just aren't posting them. We'd even overlook the sponsor posting them if they were done in a for-your-information format instead of pure commercial ad. Many of the clubs that have or participate in events never look outside their own newsletters & websites.


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well.. i am a new member of the Athens area VW club. if everyone would like i can post events on this site to let everyone know whats going on here. i can also put ya'll in touch with the club pres. and he could post offically or something.


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The Dead of Winter campout will be held at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Rising Fawn, GA (near Trenton, GA) on February 3-5, 2006. This campout is hosted by the Peach State Transporters.
Sure, its colder than whodunnit, but it is a great time. I have gone each year for the past 5 years or so. There are electrical hookups, so bring your space heaters! The park has a Frisbee golf course, a nice hiking trail to a waterfall, and (hopefully) a few brave souls in their Westies.

john hynal

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Over the Skyway Rally 08'

After an incredible show at the St. Petersburg Downtown Pier on Saturday, over 200 intrepid drivers caravaned over Florida's Sunshine Skyway on Sunday April 28th,08'. The line of VW's streched as far as you could see and at one moment spanned the hump. A true spectacle that included almost every model VW ever made but was heavily influenced by the VAN culture. Most of us camped in Manatee County's state parks and converged on the Publix supermarket (real nice folks) at rte.64 & Lakewood Ranch Blvd. around 11 am, showed off our stuff to the locals and each oher. Heard every comment from "how cool" to "damn hippies, didn't like em back then... and still don't." After a good laugh or two, the gathering left Publix behind and continued the awesome sojourn to Boyd Hill Park on the North side of the bridge where the merriment continued to late afternoon. If you're looking for a good time rally, check us out in April 09'.