Category Archives: Community Support

The Volkswagen Community-Driven Promise Extended Through June 30, Offers Herman Cook VW Customers Deferred and Flexible Payment Options

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Volkswagen Community-Driven Promise Here to Help in Encinitas CA

Many are struggling to get through the current COVID-19 pandemic our nation and communities are currently facing, but as is always the case when it comes to Americans facing crisis – we’re in this together. And that’s exactly the purpose behind the Volkswagen Community-Driven Promise, which is here to help Volkswagen customers here in Encinitas, CA. That’s right, the Volkswagen Community-Driven Promise centers around helping both current VW customers like ours here at Herman Cook VW and new customers in need of a new Volkswagen during these tough times. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the Volkswagen Community-Driven Promise.

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Let’s Take a Look at What’s Going On With Businesses In Downtown Encinitas CA

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Updating You on Downtown Encinitas Businesses

It’s safe to say that everybody’s life has been flipped upside down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s certainly understandable that many people are having trouble keeping up with the constant updates regarding what’s going on in their community. That’s why we decided to take a moment to update you on what’s going on with the downtown businesses here in Encinitas, CA.

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What’s Open for Memorial Day Weekend 2020 in Encinitas CA?

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List of Restaurants and Shops Open in Encinitas for Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2020 is upon us here in Encinitas, CA, and while there won’t be as much going on around here thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic as there usually is, some of our local restaurants and shops are starting to slowly and safely open back up for business. That means we’ll still be able to enjoy some delicious food and fun drinks to help us celebrate Memorial Day 2020. With that in mind, here’s a list of some of the restaurants and shops open in Encinitas, CA, for Memorial Day 2020.

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Where Can I Get Take-Out or Delivery on Cinco de Mayo 2020 In and Around Encinitas CA?

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List of Restaurants Open for Cinco de Mayo 2020

Cinco de Mayo 2020 is upon us here in Encinitas, CA, but it’s a Cinco de Mayo unlike any other we’ve experienced before. That’s because this year’s Cinco de Mayo festivities are taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic that has drastically altered our way of life. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate Cinco de Mayo and enjoy all it has to offer. And that’s especially true if you’re looking to enjoy a delicious meal from one of the many Mexican restaurants in and around our great city – it just means you have to get your food delivered or to go. With that in mind, here’s a list of all of the restaurants open for Cinco de Mayo 2020 here in Encinitas.

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Herman Cook Volkswagen Updates Hours and Practices of Service and Sales Departments in Encinitas CA

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Herman Cook VW Updates Hours Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to turn the world on its head, we here at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA, would like to take a moment to discuss with you the changes and practices being put in place to ensure that our dealership stays open for those who need us while also staying clean and sanitary to protect both our customers and our employees. We’d also like to inform you of our updated hours here at Herman Cook VW amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the rest of this entry >>

Where Can I Get an Authentic Irish Meal for St. Patrick’s Day 2020 in Encinitas CA?

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Shamrocks and Shenanigans for St. Patrick’s Day 2020 in Encinitas CA

Now that the calendar has turned to March, our favorite green holiday is right around the corner. That’s right, St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us. But where can we get an authentic Irish meal to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2020 here in our beach haven that is Encinitas, CA? It’s actually easier than you think. You just need to keep an eye out for Shamrocks and Shenanigans for St. Patrick’s Day in Encinitas, CA. Or, more specifically, you need to head on over to the Union Kitchen and Tap. Read the rest of this entry >>

When and Where is the Sweetheart’s Ball in Encinitas CA?

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Sweetheart’s Ball 2020 Date, Time and Location Information

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but thanks to the City of Encinitas Parks and Recreation Department, the fun isn’t going to end once the sun rises on February 15, 2020. In fact, the fun isn’t even going to end once Valentine’s Day weekend has come and gone. That’s because the 2020 Sweetheart’s Ball will still be on the horizon. But when exactly is the 2020 Sweetheart’s Ball? And where exactly is the 2020 Sweetheart’s Ball? Well, we’re going to cover all of that and more right here as we give you all the date, time and location information you need to know about the 2020 Sweetheart’s Ball. Read the rest of this entry >>

Paper Shredding and e-Waste Recycling Event at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA

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HCVW Hosts Recycling Event Jan. 4 and 5 

Start the new year off the right way by recycling some of your hard-to-get-rid of waste here at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas, CA. That’s right, HCVW is teaming up with the Encinitas Rotary Club and Green Hat Electronics to host paper shredding and e-waste recycling event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 5, 2020, right behind our dealership at 1435 Encinitas Boulevard. So, if you’ve got documents that need to be shredded and/or e-waste that needs to be recycled, come on over this weekend to get it all taken care of simply and easily.  Read the rest of this entry >>

Get Your Kid in the Kitchen to Get Ready for New Year’s Eve 2019 in Encinitas CA

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A New Year’s Soiree at The Moonlight Room in Encinitas CA

There’s a lot that goes into planning a New Year’s Eve party – not the least of which is the food you’re going to serve as you ring in the new year. So, why not send the kids off the day before to learn some yummy recipes that will make your New Year’s Eve party the talk of the town? That’s exactly what you can do with The Moonlight Room’s New Year’s Soiree at Lazy Acres right here in Encinitas, CA. So, let’s take a look at everything you need to know about the New Year’s Soiree at The Moonlight Room in Lazy Acres right here in Encinitas. Read the rest of this entry >>

San Diego Vintage VW Christmas Cruise 2019

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 2019

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 100 enthusiasts couldn’t have been more excited to share their passion at this event!

San Diego Vintage VW Christmas Cruise Group

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

VW Enthusiasts of All Ages

There was a magical holiday cheer in the air filled with some FESTIVE outfits!

2019 SD Vintage VW Christmas Cruise Festive Holiday Cheer

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

Festive VW's SD Air Cooled Cruise 2019

About 40 classic and uniquely decorated VW’s piled into the dealership to take part in the event.

2019 San Diego Christmas Cruise Line at HCVW

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 2019

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

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

Air Cooled VW at Herman Cook VW Christmas Cruise

One Air Cooled Camper Van called “Adventure of Pai” came from Switzerland and was doing a North American drive from north to south.

Festive San Diego Vintage Volkswagen Christmas Cruise 2019

The map’s gold line showed every stop on the journey so far. It is heading into Mexico next where the owner will eventually sell the van and head back to Switzerland.

 Adventure of Pai Panamericana Drive

 Adventure of Pai Panamericana Drive

The group leader Lee Hedges put his heart and soul into organizing the event, capturing a collective VW nostalgia for all those involved.

Lee Hedges, San Diego Air Cooled VW Group

Over 250 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 for donation.

San Diego Air Cooled Group Toys for Tots

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

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 2019

There were many beautiful stops along the way, even with the drizzle.

SD Vintage VW Christmas Cruise Coast

SD Vintage VW Christmas Cruise Coast

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.

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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