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San Diego Vintage VW Christmas Cruise 2017

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

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

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!

Encinitas Holiday Parade Encinitas 101

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!

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!

A New Year to Look Forward To

A New Year To Look Forward To

The New Year is here and Volkswagen is starting it out with a bang. Here are our top New Year’s resolutions that we are aspiring to this year.

 

Start Saving Money

Volkswagen has made it easier than ever to lease a new car. There is currently a $1,000 Owner Loyalty Bonus now through January 31, 2017. If you own a Volkswagen 2001 or newer, you are eligible for a $1,000 Owner Loyalty Bonus toward the purchase or lease of a new 2017 vehicle. Here are some of the great deals we have going on at Herman Cook.

New 2017 Volkswagen Passat S 1.8T Automatic

New 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium

 

Stay In Touch

With Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect, smartphone apps can be selected right from the dash. Voice call control, messaging, navigation, music, and more can show up on your touchscreen for easy display and use. App-Connect makes your phone and your car friends. This makes it easier than ever to keep in touch and stay connected to those who matter most.

Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect

 

Spend More Time in Nature

From adventures along back roads to your own back yard, the new 2017 Golf Alltrack offers family-friendly space and a fun drive. All-wheel drive to help in a variety of weather conditions? Check. Fun to drive? Check. Cavernous interior space? Check. The new Volkswagen Golf Alltrack offers a sporty alternative to compact SUVs and is ready to take you off the beaten path. Learn more about the Alltrack here.

See what we have in stock.

http://www.cookvw.com/new-volkswagen-golf-alltrack-encinitas-ca

2017 Alltrack HCVW

 

Reinvent Yourself

If you want an SUV with style and versatility, look no further. The all-new 2018 Tiguan will feature a redesigned style with available 3rd-row seating, a bolder front grill and sleeker body, revamped 184 hp and 221 lb. ft. of torque engine, LED headlights, hands-free Easy Open rear liftgate, and enough cargo space for your grandest adventures. Sometimes reinventing yourself makes you feel brand new again!
Find out more about the 2018 Tiguan here.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

 

Start Dreaming Bigger

2017 will be one of Volkswagen’s biggest and best years yet with the unveiling of the all-new seven-passenger SUV built for the modern American family called the Atlas. It is set to be the biggest and boldest Volkswagen ever, as it is VW’s first mid-size SUV to hit the market. Whether it’s a trip to the zoo or exploring Yellowstone, the new Atlas is designed for fun adventures with the family. It’s big on comfort and refinement to go the distance, yet has athletic performance and nimble handling, including available 4MOTION® all-wheel drive. Features include a 3rd row seat with easy access, 96.8 cu.ft. of cargo space when 2nd and 3rd row seats are folded flat, available panoramic glass sunroof, distinctive LED lighting, VW Digital Cockpit, and even 17 cupholders. It is the largest Volkswagen ever assembled in America. Life really is as big as you make it! Learn more about the Volkswagen 2018 Atlas here.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

 

Simplify My Life

Sometimes life gets hectic. Work, kids, school, and other activities tend to fill up our schedules faster than any of us would like. This year, Volkswagen is introducing the Digital Cockpit in an effort to simplify the information in the world we drive in. The Digital Cockpit display will put advanced digital information front and center. Drivers will be able to choose from views like Classic, Off-Road, Driver Assistance, or Navigation for high-res driving enhancement. Having easy access to everything about your VW in one place will make every ride go even smoother.

Volkswagen Digital Cockpit

 

Plan for the Future

The Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ concept car unveiled this month at the Detroit Auto Show captures the spirit of the original Microbus in a sleek new shape, with self-driving technology, seating for up to eight and up to 270 miles of electric-powered range. As it considers the largest transformation in its history, one powered by electric vehicles, Volkswagen has imagined how tomorrow’s transport needs could lead to a future revival of the Microbus – in the form of the I.D. BUZZ. This revolutionary concept combines ample space for travel with a long electric driving range, to usher a new feeling of freedom – with zero emissions – and a new era of mobility.

I.D. Buzz Concept Vehicle

 

In a fully autonomous state, BUZZ passenger can swivel their seats to face each other and the car would change the ambient lighting. While the driver relaxes, laser scanners, ultrasonic and radar sensors and cameras monitor other road users and the surroundings. In manual mode, the driver would have a large 3D Digital Cockpit display providing an augmented reality view of the roads ahead. The concept vehicle forges link between the legendary origins of the Volkswagen brand and its electrifying future.

I.D. Buzz Concept Interior

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Reduce Stress

Intuitive Volkswagen Driver Assistance features give audible alerts and braking assistance, and can help you avoid incidents before they happen. You’ll wonder how you ever got by without them. Pedestrian monitoring, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Park Assist, Lane Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, are just some of the security features now available, with many that come standard on select models. It may not get rid of stress altogether, but it will give you a little more confidence in an unpredictable world.

Volkswagen Driver Assist Safety

 

Learn A New Hobby

There are thousands of Volkswagen enthusiast groups across the country. Here in Southern California, we are lucky to live in the heart of a classic surf culture that the vintage VW’s thrived on and became an integral part of the community throughout the decades. If you love your Volkswagen as much as we love ours, you should check out one of these groups! Many of them do occasional cruises together in their VW’s to fun, new places, and it is a great way to meet others with a common interest. Our favorite local Volkswagen group is called the San Diego Air Cooled VW Group. Check them out on Facebook, they would love to meet you!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SanDiegoAirCooled/

San Diego Air Cooled VW Group

 

Fall In Love

With so many brand new models, cutting-edge safety and design features, and progressive automotive technology, Volkswagen is sure to make your heart soar in 2017. We are quite giddy about the ride ahead, no matter what type of VW captures our love.

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 1.8T S, Bottle Green

 

On the road to success, the rule is always to look ahead. 2017 is no exception. Don’t be afraid to dream big this year and to embrace the journey however or wherever it takes you. Happy New Year from all of us at Herman Cook Volkswagen!

Happy New Year Herman Cook VW

Season of Giving

It’s Christmas time here at Herman Cook VW and the holiday spirit is in full gear. 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 37 kids.

Herman Cook VW Gift Giving

 

Casa de Amistad and Los Angelitos at Herman Cook VW

 

Casa de Amistad and Los Angelitos Gift Giving

 

Casa de Amistad and Los Angelitos at Herman Cook Volkswagen

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.

Toys For Tots

We are now accepting toy 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 9th to help participate in making a difference this holiday season.

Toys For Tots Herman Cook Volkswagen

Each December, dozens of members of the San Diego Air Cooled VW Club come pick up the toys we’ve collected for the Toys for Tots Drive. The club drives down the coast starting at Herman Cook Volkswagen and cruises through Del Mar, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Fiesta Island, Coronado, and Imperial Beach. They end their journey at the Toys for Tots Marine Corps Reserve Center near Miramar.

 

Toys for Tots

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Help make a child’s holiday that much brighter by bringing in a toy for donation by Friday, December 9th. As always, we at Herman Cook Volkswagen would like to thank you all for your participation in this event!

 

Toys for Tots Box in Showroom

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10 Gifts for the Volkswagen Lover in Your Life

10 Gifts for the Volkswagen Lover in Your Life

There’s passion and then there’s Volkswagen PASSION! In being part of the Volkswagen family, you carry a lot of pride for your VW and likely know others who do the same. Why not treat them to a Volkswagen gift that will carry them through the holidays and far beyond? Time to turn up the nostalgia.

 

1. Large Tonka Volkswagen Mint Green Beetle

This rustic bug made by Tonka will fit into any holiday décor.

Large Tonka Volkswagen Mint Green Beetle Bug With An Ivory Bottle Brush Tree on Top

https://www.etsy.com/listing/253455197/large-tonka-volkswagen-mint-green-beetle

 

 

2. Encinitas, California – VW Van Blockprint

Represent your local community in style with this vintage Encinitas VW blockprint art.

Encinitas, California - VW Van Blockprint: Retro Travel Poster Wall Art

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3. Volkswagen USB Drive

A scaled replica of the classics, featuring working headlights when plugged in, turns up the holiday cheer.

Volkswagen Beetle USB Drive

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4. Volkswagen Monopoly

Why not combine two classic pastimes into one? Now, you can!

Surfers Beach Decorative Switchplate Cover

http://www.molinarenterprises.com/product/monopoly-classic-volkswagen-collectors-edition/

 

 

5. Surfers Beach Switchplate Cover

A handcrafted light switch cover that will remind you of your VW every time you walk in a room.

Surfers Beach Decorative Switchplate Cover

http://www.gothamdecor.com/dp/B016X6NBLE

 

 

6. Metal Wine Bottle Holders

Display your wine bottles proudly with this classy Volkswagen metal wine holder.

Minivan By Wine Bodies

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K5AVK8G?psc=1

 

 

7. Volkswagen Beetle Pocket Knife

Collectable Volkswagen stainless steel pocket knife is a practical way to cut through any holiday wish list.

Volkswagen Beetle Pocket Knife-Blue

http://weldunsolutions.shop.rakuten.com/p/volkswagen-beetle-pocket-knife-blue/289060851.html

 

 

8. VW Throw Blanket

A soft fleece throw blanket to wrap up your holiday shopping. It just feels right.

VW Camper Van Throw Blanket

https://society6.com/product/vw-camper-van-wno_throw-blanket#64=437

 

 

9. Lego T1 Camper Van

A direct replica of the T1 Camper Van, this is the perfect gift for kids and kids at heart!

Lego Volkswagen T1 Camper Van

http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Volkswagen-T1-Camper-Van-10220/?HQS=lego%20volkswagon%20camper%20van

 

 

10. Limited Edition Car Ugly Christmas Sweater

When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a Beetle ugly Christmas Sweater!

Limited Edition Ugly Christmas Sweater-Style

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