VW Succeeds in Creating a More Emotional Exterior Design for the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

side view of a blue 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Gets Emotional Exterior Style

A brand new Volkswagen midsize SUV is coming here to Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA, early next year and it’s bringing with it a brand new exterior design. But this isn’t any old exterior style update. Instead, Volkswagen is attempting to give the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport a new and more emotional exterior design. But did they succeed? We’re going to find that out right here as we check out the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport lineup’s new emotional exterior style. Read the rest of this entry >>

Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Encinitas Turkey Trot along the Pacific Coast

2019 Encinitas Turkey Trot logo

2019 Encinitas Turkey Trot Date, Time and Location Details

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and while that means we’re all getting ready to enjoy eating as much as we possibly can – and being thankful for everything along the way – it also means something more here in Encinitas, CA. That’s because Thanksgiving in Encinitas also means the annual Encinitas Turkey Trot – which just so happens to be one of the best family traditions in the country. But when is the 2019 Encinitas Turkey Trot? And where exactly is the 2019 Encinitas Turkey Trot? Well, we’re going to figure all of that out right here as we check in on the date, time and location details for the 2019 Encinitas Turkey Trot along the Pacific Coast. Read the rest of this entry >>

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Bestows Top Safety Pick+ Rating on 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

side view of a blue 2019 VW Tiguan

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Earns Highest Safety Rating Possible

High horsepower ratings may get the heart pumping and spacious interiors may allow you to enjoy your ride in ways you never thought possible, but there’s nothing that can match the feeling of knowing you’re surrounded and protected by the most advanced new safety and driver assistance features available today. And that’s exactly the feeling you’ll get with a new Volkswagen Tiguan at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA, because the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan has earned the highest safety rating possible from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). That’s right, the 2019 VW Tiguan is a Top Safety Pick+ recipient, and we’re going to find out how and why right here. Read the rest of this entry >>

10 Teams of 2 PGA Juniors Come Together to Participate in the 2019 Herman Cook Memorial Golf Tournament in Encinitas CA

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2019 Herman Cook Memorial Recap and Results

The 16th annual Herman Cook Memorial golf tournament took place last weekend at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, resulting in a resounding success of amazing PGA Junior golf and a whole lot of fun! A group of 10 teams of 2 came together for the 18-hole tournament to compete for a spot on the coveted Championship Cup, which was created along with the tournament by Dennis Cook and Laurie Rose to honor their father – the late Herman Cook, founder of Herman Cook Volkswagen here in Encinitas, CA. Anyone interested in checking out the Championship Cup and seeing the names of all of the tournament’s previous winners are encouraged to come on over to Encinitas Boulevard to see it – and us – but until then, let’s check out the how this year’s participants fared in the 2019 Herman Cook Memorial junior golf tournament. Read the rest of this entry >>

Surfing Madonna Beach Run 2019 – Remains The Largest Beach Run In The World!

Thank you all for joining us on Saturday as we sponsored the Surfing Madonna Beach Run in Encinitas. We all made history again as we retained last year’s title of being the Guinness World Record’s “Largest Race on Sand” at our Low Tide Beach Run!

Surfing Madonna Beach Run 2019

Nearly 3,500 runners from 17 states and 6 different countries participated in the 5K, 10K, & 12K run. Guinness World Record’s “Largest Race on Sand” is defined as the most amount of people to race on the sand simultaneously. We couldn’t be more proud of this accomplishment right here in Encinitas, California!

Crowd at Surfing Madonna Beach Run 2019

There were over 360 volunteers on race weekend that were there to pump up and help hydrate all types of runners, both humans and Animals alike. There was even a rumor that Jessica Alba was participating!

Surfing Madonna 2019 Participants and Animal

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.

2019 Surfing Madonna Race Course Map

Every runner received an intricate carved wooden medal, race shirt, race mug, and tons of sponsor treats at the Finish Line😎

Surfing Madonna Finish Line Treats

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.

First Place Overall Female Winner

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!

Surfing Madonna Beach Run in Encinitas

When is the 29th Annual Holiday Street Fair in Encinitas CA?

crowd at the Encinitas Holiday Street Fair

2019 Encinitas Holiday Street Fair Date, Time and Location Info

Fall is in full swing here in Encinitas, CA, and while we still have Halloween and Thanksgiving to enjoy, many people are also no doubt thinking about the upcoming holiday season. And we are, too, in fact, because we’ve got our eyes set on once again heading to the Encinitas Holiday Street Fair to enjoy all it has to offer. But when exactly is the 2019 Encinitas Holiday Street Fair? And where exactly is the 2019 Encinitas Holiday Street Fair? We’re going to answer both of those questions and more as we dive into all of the date, time and location information you need to know about the 2019 Encinitas Holiday Street Fair. Read the rest of this entry >>

Save 40% on Your Cardiff Kook Run Registration if You Use this Code by Nov. 3, 2019

runners at the Cardiff Kook run

Promo Code Available to Save 40% on Cardiff Kook Run Registration

Registration is open now for the 2020 Cardiff Kook Run and we’ve got a promo code you can use to save 40 percent on your registration fee. That’s right, whether you’re registering for the Cardiff Kook 5K, 10K or Kids-K, you can save 40 percent with this special promo code as long as you register by November 3, 2019. So, let’s find out what this promo code is while also learning everything you need to know about the race itself. Read the rest of this entry >>

With the 2020 Model Year Approaching, You Can Save Big on Select 2019 Volkswagen Models at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA

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Herman Cook’s 2019 Clearance Event Going on Now

The 2020 model year is quickly approaching here at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA, and that’s great news for anyone interested in purchasing a new 2019 Volkswagen model. That’s because Herman Cook’s 2019 Clearance event is going on now, with big savings on select 2019 Volkswagen lineups here on our Herman Cook VW lot. But which 2019 VW models are included in Cook’s 2019 Clearance event? Well, we’re going to cover that right here as we tell you all you need to know to save big on a new 2019 Volkswagen. Read the rest of this entry >>

When is the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Midsize SUV Coming to Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA?

side view of a gray 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Release Date and Preliminary Info

No brand has more fully embraced the rise of the SUV over the last few model years than Volkswagen. And the evidence for that statement continues into the upcoming 2020 model year with the unveiling of the all-new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport midsize SUV. With a smaller body than the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas – all while still featuring comparable interior space – the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport marks the beginning of Volkswagen’s plan to double up in the most popular SUV segments, with a new compact SUV also coming soon that will fit in the lineup beneath the new Volkswagen Tiguan. But before we get into all of that, let’s take a look at the release date and preliminary info for the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Read the rest of this entry >>

Tripping – 1975 – Falling in Love One Country at a Time: A Love Story About a Couple and Their Yellow Volkswagen Bus Named Banana

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Couple to Release Book About Falling in Love on the Road

Back in 1968 Marshall Hockett, who would go on to become a Superior Court Judge and marry Encinitas local Debbie, was taking part in Stanford’s study program in England. It was during this time that he traveled around Europe, falling in love with everything he saw and promising himself he’d be back again one day. That day came in 1975 when Hockett and his wife came up with a plan to spend a year traveling all around Europe. And, thanks to a suggestion from one of Hockett’s friends, the rest of us get to share in that journey as the couple is set to release a book about falling in love on the road entitled “Tripping – 1975 – Falling in Love One Country at a Time.” Read the rest of this entry >>