Merry Christmas from Herman Cook Volkswagen!

By mandirs | Posted in Employee Excellence, Event, Holiday on Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 8:10 AM

From your friends at Herman Cook Volkswagen, we want to wish you and your family a wonderfully magical Christmas. May your days be merry and bright and may all your holiday wishes come true!

San Diego Vintage VW Christmas Cruise 2017

By mandirs | Posted in Community Support, Event, Holiday, Vintage VW on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 11:52 AM
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The San Diego Air Cooled VW Group helped to make children’s holidays a bit brighter on Saturday with their annual Vintage VW Christmas Cruise toy drive at Herman Cook.

HCVW Dealership Christmas Cruise 2017

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The Air Cooled Group is a San Diego-based Volkswagen Club that loves to share their passion for cruising and customizing their Classic Air Cooled VW’s. Over 110 enthusiasts couldn’t have been more excited to share their passion at this event!

San Diego Vintage VW Christmas Cruise Group

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Enthusiasts of all ages helped participate in the Toys for Tots donation box pickup at Herman Cook.

Young VW Enthusiasts

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Even Santa stopped by in his VW bus and his San Diego shorts!

2017 SD Vintage VW Christmas Cruise Santa

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All were classic vehicles, but each one unique, and many of them festively decorated in Christmas cheer.

Festive VW's SD Air Cooled Cruise 2017

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Around 50 classic and uniquely decorated VW’s piled into the dealership to take part in the event.

2017 Christmas Cruise Lot at HCVW

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Within each vehicle, there were many opportunities to see the classic VW culture that we all know and love.

Herman Cook VW Vintage VW Christmas Cruise 2017

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Members of the San Diego Air Cooled VW Group reminisced about the Vintage VW’s they’ve restored and are proud to have out on the road today.

San Diego Air Cooled Vintage VW Members

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The classics were a sight to behold as many of them were extremely decorative and customized vehicles.

Festive Vintage Volkswagen Christmas Cruise 2017

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Dennis Cook, owner of Herman Cook Volkswagen hosted the event, capturing a collective VW nostalgia for all those involved.

Dennis Cook at HCVW Christmas Cruise 2017

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Over 140 toys collected from the Herman Cook VW Toy Drive and The San Diego Air Cooled VW Group were piled into the van to be delivered to Toys for Tots.

Toys for Tots Van HCVW

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Once all the VW’s were lined up, they exited past the Herman Cook VW showroom in a stylish procession one by one.

Vintage VW Christmas Cruise Line

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The club drove down the coast in their vintage V-dubs starting at Herman Cook Volkswagen and cruised through Del Mar, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Fiesta Island, Coronado, and Imperial Beach.

SD Vintage VW Christmas Cruise Map 2017

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There were many beautiful stops along the way.

San Diego Christmas Cruise 2017

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SD Vintage VW Christmas Cruise Coast

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San Diego Vintage Volkswagen Christmas Cruise Stop

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Vintage Volkswagen Christmas Cruise San Diego Freeway

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Alas, they ended their journey at the Toys for Tots Marine Corps Reserve Center near Miramar and delivered the toys for donation for the children.

Toys for Tots Marine Corps Reserve Center

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The Toys for Tots drive was a huge success thanks to the generosity of San Diego Air Cooled VW, Herman Cook VW customers and employees, and the support of the local community. If you would like to participate in the next annual Vintage VW Cruise, contact the dealership at (760) 753-6256 for more details. Click here to watch the video!

SD Vintage VW Christmas Cruise at Herman Cook VW

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8th Annual Casa De Amistad Gift Giving

By mandirs | Posted in Community Support, Holiday on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 11:37 AM

It’s Christmas time at Herman Cook Volkswagen and the holiday spirit is shining bright! Each December, we participate in the Casa de Amistad and Los Angelitos gift giving program that benefits underprivileged youth in North County. This year, we bought gifts for 36 kids.

Casa de Amistad Gift Giving 2017

We are honored to help in making a difference in a child’s life this holiday season and greatly enjoy spreading the Christmas cheer to support our local North County community.

HCVW Gift Giving in Showroom

Encinitas Holiday Parade 2017

By mandirs | Posted in Community Support, Event, Holiday, Vintage VW on Monday, December 4th, 2017 at 11:04 AM

We saw lots of vintage VW’s at the Encinitas Holiday Parade over the weekend. What a magical time it was watching decorated VW’s cruising down Coast Highway while adults and children marveled in festive delight!

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Holiday floats, marching bands, and thousands of spectators filled the streets of Encinitas as the parade marched along Coast Highway.

Encinitas Holiday Parade Vintage Van

It was very special to see so many vintage Volkswagens represented in this Encinitas holiday tradition, as the Parade celebrated its 60th year. Volkswagens have been a staple of the Encinitas community for decades and continue to be a big part of the city’s culture.

Encinitas Holiday Parade Vintage Beetle

The parade’s theme for 2017 was “Celebrating the Arts!” and the classic VW’s were sure looking spiffy! Creative decorations, performance, lights, and holiday music made for a memorable time for all ages.

Encinitas Holiday Parade 2017

The Encinitas Holiday Parade was presented by Lazy Acres Natural Market. For more information on this event, click here.

Encinitas Holiday Parade Vintage VW

Toys for Tots – Drop Off Toys Here!

By mandirs | Posted in Event, Holiday on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at 10:01 AM

We are now accepting donations for the annual San Diego Vintage VW Christmas Cruise benefiting Toys for Tots, providing toys for Christmas to children of all ages! Please bring in any new, unwrapped toys to the dealership by Friday, December 8th to help make a difference this holiday season.

Toys for Tots

Then join us at 10:00am on Saturday, December 9th, where dozens of festive vintage VW’s from the San Diego Air Cooled VW Club will pick up the toys we’ve collected and deliver them to Toys for Tots. As always, we at Herman Cook Volkswagen would like to thank you all for your participation in this event!

Black Friday Special at Herman Cook VW

By mandirs | Posted in Coupon, Event, Holiday Car Buying, Special on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 11:17 AM

We are closed for Thanksgiving and hope you enjoy the holiday with your family! On Black Friday we will be open at 8:00a.m. with these special Black Friday offers at Herman Cook Volkswagen. Stop by for a test drive while these hot deals last!

Herman Cook Volkswagen Black Friday Specials

Click here to schedule service using our Black Friday Oil Change Coupon!

Surfing Madonna Beach Run 2017 – Guinness World Record Set!

By mandirs | Posted in Atlas, Community Support, Event on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 10:24 AM

Thank you all for joining us on Sunday as we sponsored the Surfing Madonna Beach Run in Encinitas. We all became part of history during an official attempt for the Guinness World Record of “Largest Race on Sand”, which WE DID IT!

Herman Cook Volkswagen Atlas at Surfing Madonna 2017

Nearly 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the WORLD RECORD SETTING 5K, 10K, & 15K beach run. Guinness World Record “Largest Race on Sand” is defined as the most amount of people to race on the sand simultaneously. This is a huge accomplishment completed right here in Encinitas, California!

Surfing Madonna Beach Run Encinitas California

We were excited to show off Volkswagen’s largest brand new 7-seat SUV the 2018 Atlas down on the beach for the event.

Surfing Madonna Beach Run 2017 Herman Cook VW

The Surfing Madonna Beach Run was a huge success for runners, volunteers, and spectators alike. It started at stunning Moonlight Beach in Encinitas and participants went up the coast to Beacons Beach and Ponto Beach before heading South to Swami’s Beach.

Herman Cook Volkswagen Encinitas CA Surfing Madonna

The run was Sold Out on race day and the energy was HOT! For more information on the Surfing Madonna Beach Run and their Oceans Project efforts to protect our coastline click here.

Herman Cook VW at Surfing Madonna 2017

Thanks to all of you who stopped by to see us and show your support to Herman Cook VW. We are proud to be part of such an active and thriving community here in Encinitas!

HCVW Surfing Madonna

Herman Cook VW Service Gets Achievement Award by Volkswagen Group of America

By mandirs | Posted in Award, Employee Excellence, Service and Repair, Volkswagen on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 8:59 AM

Two employees in the Herman Cook VW Service department have received a Certificate of Achievement by Volkswagen Group of America. Service Manager Brad Alford and Service Advisor William McAuliffe were both proud recipients of this award.

Volkswagen Service Award for Customer Service

The certificate was presented by the Volkswagen Group of America Fixed Operation Manager for excellence in customer service. Scores were calculated based on performance, advisor scores, customer satisfaction surveys, and other VW service-related attributes. All advisors and managers at Volkswagen dealerships in the region were qualified.

Herman Cook VW Certificate of Achievement
Congratulations on this outstanding accomplishment. We are proud to have you both on the Herman Cook Volkswagen Service team! Click here to read more about the Auto Repair services we offer.

Best Auto Dealership of North Coast Runner-Up 2017

By mandirs | Posted in Award, Community Support on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at 10:19 AM

Best Auto Dealership of North Coast Runner-Up 2017

The results are in! Del Mar Times has released the results of this year’s Best of North Coast Readers Poll. Each year, they evaluate hundreds of local businesses in over 70 categories, ranging from best golf course, best brunch, best day spa, and yes, even best auto dealership. This year, Herman Cook Volkswagen has been chosen as the runner-up of North Coast 2017’s Best Auto Dealership!

2017 Best of North Coast Reader’s Poll Best Auto Dealership Results

Thank you all for voting for Herman Cook VW as your best auto dealership! Read the rest of their 18th annual online Readers Poll results here.

Best of North Coast 2017 Cover

SDSU Men’s Basketball Team Welcomes A New 2018 VW Atlas

By mandirs | Posted in Atlas, Community Support, Latest News on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 10:05 AM

Head Coach of the Men’s Basketball team at San Diego State University Brian Dutcher is participating in our courtesy car program. For over 25 years, the college team has used a Herman Cook VW courtesy car for driving the players, hauling equipment, and other transport needs for the team.

SDSU Men's Basketball Team Welcomes A New 2018 VW Atlas

This year, bigger was better to fit the 7 ft. tall players comfortably. Just the job for the 2018 VW Atlas, Volkswagen’s newest 7 seat SUV. Click here to see the Volkswagen Atlas for yourself. Go Aztecs!