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!

All 2017 Jettas Must Go!

By mandirs | Posted in Jetta, Special on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 at 8:45 AM

We’re making room for the 2018 Jettas and our 2017 Jettas Must Go! This month only, enjoy these great lease offers on a new 2017 Jetta while they last. Over 25 Jettas to choose from!

All 2017 Jettas Must Go! Oct. 2017

VW Atlas Featured In Encinitas Magazine

By mandirs | Posted in Atlas, Latest News, Volkswagen on Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 11:38 AM

Our 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has a featured spot in the new issue of the Encinitas Magazine.

Check out their full October November 2017 issue here.

Introducing the 2018 Atlas Encinitas Magazine

Encinitas Magazine Cover October November 2017

The 2017 e-Golf Has Arrived!

By mandirs | Posted in e-Golf, New Car on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 8:21 AM

With an increased range of up to 125 miles on a single charge and an improved energy capacity of 35.8 kWH, the new 2017 e-Golf is versatile, agile, and fun to drive. See what we have in stock here!

2017 e-Golf at Herman Cook VW

 

Or schedule a test drive at Herman Cook Volkswagen to experience the 2017 e-Golf!

2017 e-Golf

Join Us At Our 2018 Tiguan Launch Party!

By mandirs | Posted in Event, Latest News, New Car, New Model Announcement, Tiguan on Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 11:33 AM

2018 Tiguan Launch Party September 23, 2017

Click here to see what we have in stock. We hope to see you there!

Back To School Service

By mandirs | Posted in Coupon, Service and Repair, Special on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 9:33 AM

It’s Back to School time and we want to help get your VW in shape for those early morning drop-offs. Schedule a Service Appointment today at Herman Cook Volkswagen!

Back To School Service

50th Anniversary Party at Herman Cook Volkswagen

By mandirs | Posted in Celebration, Event, Latest News, Vintage VW on Monday, July 24th, 2017 at 12:25 PM

Herman Cook VW celebrated its 50th Anniversary in business on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the dealership in Encinitas, California.

Herman Cook Volkswagen 50 Year Anniversary

 

Over 55 classic Volkswagens were on display for the public to admire.

Vintage VW Show at 50th Anniversary

 

The event was hosted by the owner and president of Herman Cook VW, Dennis Cook.

Dennis Cook, Owner Herman Cook VW

 

Raffle prizes were given out, including a toy battery-powered VW bus for the little ones to enjoy.

50th Anniversary Raffle

 

Hundreds of guests attended from vintage VW enthusiasts to VW owners and everyone in between!

Herman Cook VW 50th Anniversary Vintage Cars

 

Awards were given for various categories, including youngest driver, oldest driver, dealership favorite, oldest VW, and more!

Dennis Cook 50th Anniversary Party

 

The Herman Cook team including Assistant General Manager Connor Cook, General Sales Manager Dan Belt, and Owner Dennis Cook were there to congratulate the winners.

Herman Cook VW Staff

 

All proceeds from the raffle drawing went to the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas.

Vintage Volkswagen 50th Anniversary of Herman Cook VW

 

The event helped demonstrate the historical significance in Volkswagans of yesterday and today and what Volkswagen means to the local community who have grown up with them.

HCVW 50th Anniversary Front Lot

 

We are extremely grateful for the community support we received from Volkswagen enthusiasts and current VW owners to make this milestone event possible.

Vintage Volkswagen Beetle 50th Anniversary

 

Since opening in 1967, we’ve seen many generations of customers come to our dealership and they’ve become like family to us throughout the decades. We look forward to continuing to offer and service their VW’s for many more years to come!

50th Anniversary at Cook VW Lot

Herman Cook VW 50th Anniversary Party

By mandirs | Posted in Celebration, Event, Latest News, Vintage VW on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Please join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary on Saturday, July 22. Enjoy free food, activities, prizes, and fun for the whole family!

50th Anniversary Party at Herman Cook Volkswagen

Proclamation Awarded by The City of Encinitas

By mandirs | Posted in Award, Community Support, Latest News on Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 9:55 AM

The Encinitas Mayor and City Council members awarded Herman Cook Volkswagen a proclamation in recognition of celebrating 50 years of doing business in Encinitas. At the City Council meeting on Wednesday, June 28th, designee Dennis Cook, president and owner of Herman Cook Volkswagen accepted this honorary award. We are so proud to be part of this vibrant and outstanding community!

City Council Proclamation Herman Cook VW 50 Years

Left to Right: Deputy Mayor Tony Kranz, Collin Cook, Lauren Cook, Connor Cook, Kacey Cook, Susan Cook, Council Member Mark Muir, Dennis Cook, Council Member Tasha Boerner Horvath, Mayor Catherine Blakespear, Council Member Joe Mosca.

The proclamation reads as follows:

WHEREAS, in 1966 Herman Cook relocated to Encinitas to begin the process of building a brand new Volkswagen dealership; and in July of 1967 the new dealership opened and began selling new and used cars, parts and servicing vehicles; and
WHEREAS, in 1967, Encinitas was just beginning to develop into the place it is today with rolling hills of sage that outnumbered businesses along Encinitas Boulevard; and over the next sixteen years, Herman Cook dedicated all of his time, energy and resources to building a dealership that would not only bear his name, but embody his impeccable character and high business morals; and
WHEREAS, in 1970 after graduating from San Diego State, Herman’s son Dennis Cook began working full time at Herman Cook Volkswagen and became a partner in the dealership; and
WHEREAS, in 1980 Herman Cook retired and sold the remaining interest in the dealership to his son Dennis Cook; and
WHEREAS, as a family owned and operated business, Herman Cook Volkswagen is committed to supporting the community in every possible way by being very involved and committed to the community, such as The Ecke Family YMCA, The Encinitas Rotary Club and multiple charity events. Dennis and his wife Susan founded and acted as co-directors of the Encinitas Rotary Cup Soccer Tournament for many years and they have supported San Diego State Athletics as a corporate sponsor; and
WHEREAS Herman Cook Volkswagen has been nationally recognized by Newsweek Magazine and the American International Automobile Dealer Association as the dealership of the year, and also awarded Business of the Year by the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce; and
WHEREAS, Herman Cook Volkswagen continues to be major sponsors of the Cardiff Kook Run, The Encinitas Turkey Trot, and both the Surfing Madonna Beach Run and Half Marathon along with the Herman Cook Memorial Junior Golf Tournament; and
WHEREAS, Connor Cook has now worked at the dealership for 12 years alongside his father Dennis and in 2016 Connor and his brother Collin became partners in the dealership creating a third generation of ownership who are actively selling 3rd and 4th generation customers new vehicles and are greatly looking forward to another 50 years of successful business and supporting the local community; and
WHEREAS, during five decades of the dealership’s development, Herman Cook Volkswagen has sought to uphold the highest moral integrity in all aspects of the automobile business and is extremely proud of its nationally renowned reputation in customer satisfaction.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Catherine S. Blakespear, Mayor of the City of Encinitas along with all Encinitas City Council Members do hereby congratulate Herman Cook Volkswagen on its 50th Anniversary in Encinitas, commend them on their years of service to the community and wish them continued success.

City of Encinitas HCVW Proclamation

Click here for the history on our dealership that is now celebrating our 50th year in the auto industry.

Herman Cook VW Featured Member of the Week

By mandirs | Posted in Award, Community Support, Employee Excellence, Latest News on Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 8:19 AM

Encinitas Chamber of Commerce has announced that Herman Cook Volkswagen is the Featured Member of the Week. We are honored to be recognized as a featured business in the Encinitas Community!

Encinitas Chamber of Commerce Featured Member HCVW

Image Source: Encinitas Chamber of Commerce