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.
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!
Enthusiasts of all ages helped participate in the Toys for Tots donation box pickup at Herman Cook.
There was a magical holiday cheer in the air filled with some FESTIVE outfits!
All were classic vehicles, but each one unique, and many of them festively decorated in Christmas cheer.
About 40 classic and uniquely decorated VW’s piled into the dealership to take part in the event.
Within each vehicle, there were many opportunities to see the classic VW culture that we all know and love.
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.
The classics were a sight to behold as many of them were extremely decorative and customized vehicles.
One Air Cooled Camper Van called “Adventure of Pai” came from Switzerland and was doing a North American drive from north to south.
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.
The group leader Lee Hedges put his heart and soul into organizing the event, capturing a collective VW nostalgia for all those involved.
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.
Once all the VW’s were lined up, they exited past the Herman Cook VW showroom in a stylish procession one by one.
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.
There were many beautiful stops along the way, even with the drizzle.
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.
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!