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2019 Cardiff Kook Run 5K, 10K

This weekend, Herman Cook Volkswagen was proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 Cardiff Kook Run 5k, 10K on Sunday, February 3rd. Celebrating its 9th year, the Cardiff Kook Run‘s mission is to enhance healthy lifestyles and promote the community simultaneously.

Herman Cook VW Pacer Cars at Cardiff Kook Run

Herman Cook VW kicked off the race in 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL R-Line and 2019 GTI Rabbit Edition pacer cars with over 1,700 total participants.

2019 Cardiff Kook Run 5K, 10K

The course began under the world famous “Encinitas” sign on historic Coast Highway 101 in beautiful Encinitas, California. This scenic loop passed south through downtown, past Swami’s temple, along the San Elijo State Beach Campgrounds, by the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue (The Magic Carpet Ride), rose above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world and headed down to Cardiff State Beach and back up to finish  in front of La Paloma Theatre and the Encinitas Sign.

Cardiff Kook Race Map

Runners were encouraged to burn off calories for one of the biggest days in American Sports – the Super Bowl. What better way to get ready than with a family morning run to prep for Sunday’s big game! Locals, kids, adults, serious runners and kooks alike participated – for life, for community, for a really fun time.

Herman Cook VW at Cardiff Kook Run 2019

The course was completed in 1st and 2nd place by two team members from BC, Canada, who signed up for the race to escape the winter Canadian chill! We got lucky here in San Diego and avoided the highly anticipated rainstorm. Click here to view the race results.

Cardiff Kook Run 2019 5k 10k

The Cardiff Kook Run, which began in 2011, would not have been possible without the enthusiastic community participants that support the event. We are proud to have been a part of it!

Cardiff Kook Run - 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL R-Line and 2019 GTI Rabbit Edition

VW Golf SportWagen Named Best Wagon In 2019 AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Awards

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Won the AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Best Wagon Award

The 2018 Golf SportWagen has been named Best Wagon in the 2019 AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Awards. The awards represent the most in-demand vehicle in each category, based on price quote requests submitted on AutoWeb’s network of automotive websites. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is the only German-engineered mass-market wagon on sale in the U.S. and boasts a potent blend of performance and practicality.

“We are very proud of this win for Golf SportWagen,” said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and After Sales for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “The SportWagen offers a unique blend of style, spaciousness and Volkswagen’s hallmark fun-to-drive nature, and awards like this serve as proof point that we are hitting the mark with buyers.”

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Won the AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Best Wagon Award

“The AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Awards represent the most in-demand vehicles among millions of consumers,” said Jared Rowe, president and CEO of AutoWeb. “This year’s winning manufacturers are clearly delivering products that best meet the needs of today’s car buyers. More than ever, consumers expect the best in buying, driving, and ownership experiences. Congratulations to all the winners for developing vehicles that match, and often exceed, these expectations.”

2019 AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Award Winner Golf SportWagen

The 2018 Golf SportWagen comes standard with a 1.8-liter, 170hp engine, is available in three trim levels—S, SE, and SEL—and offers available 4Motion® all-wheel drive. MSRP starts at $21,685. Click here to see our new Golf SportWagens in stock at Herman Cook VW!

Happy New Year 2019!

Let the old year end and the New Year begin with the warmest of aspirations. Happy New Year from all of us at Herman Cook VW! May 2019 bring happiness, prosperity, and success to all your future endeavors.🎉🥂

Happy New Year 2019!

2018 San Diego Air Cooled Vintage VW Christmas Cruise

San Diego Vintage VW Christmas Cruise 2018

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

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 200 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.

Young VW Enthusiasts

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

2018 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 2018

Around 65 classic and uniquely decorated VW’s piled into the dealership to take part in the event. This was our biggest turnout yet!

2018 San Diego Christmas Cruise Lot 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 2018

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.

Festive San Diego Vintage Volkswagen Christmas Cruise 2018

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 400 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.

Toys for Tots Van HCVW

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 2018

There were many beautiful stops along the way.

SD Vintage VW Christmas Cruise Coast

Volkswagen San Diego Christmas Cruise 2018

San Diego Vintage Volkswagen Christmas Cruise Stop

Vintage Volkswagen Christmas Cruise San Diego Coronado Bridge

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.

VW Christmas Cruise Toys for Tots

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

YMCA Poinsettia Holiday Fundraiser

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Poinsettia Fundraiser

Christmas in San Diego certainly isn’t complete without Poinsettias! We are honored to be part of such a wonderful community and are happy to support the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA 😎 Plants are $12 and 50% goes directly to the YMCA Scholarship Program-ensuring nobody is turned away due to an inability to pay. We encourage you to help support the cause by putting in a Poinsettia order today with the YMCA at (760) 942-9622!

#poinsettiafundraiser #youthdevelopment #ymcascholarships

Jetta Named Finalist for Green Car Journal’s 2019 Green Car of the Year® Award


Volkswagen of America, Inc., has announced that the 2019 Jetta has been named a finalist for the 2019 Green Car of the Year® award by Green Car Journal. This prestigious award honors the vehicle that Green Car Journal deems to “raise the bar in environmental performance while remaining within reach of most consumers.” The Jetta was praised for improved design, interior space, technology, and new 1.4-liter engine.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Interior

“Finalists for the 2019 Green Car of the Year® illustrate that ‘green’ comes in many forms,” said Ron Cogan, Editor and Publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. “Built on VW’s MQB platform, the seventh-generation Jetta offers a bolder design, greater interior space, lots of tech, and an EPA-estimated 40 highway mpg fuel efficiency rating, a milestone often achieved by hybrid powertrains, but in this case delivered by the Jetta’s 1.4-liter TSI® gasoline engine.” While the 2019 Jetta is more technologically advanced than ever, retaining its fun-to-drive character and of course, fuel economy was of critical importance.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Front Grille

“We’re so pleased to be selected as a finalist for the Green Car of the Year award,” said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and After Sales for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “This further validates the Jetta as an exceptionally competitive offering in the compact sedan segment, where efficiency is top of mind.”

View the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta at Herman Cook Volkswagen here.

Herman Cook VW Crew At SDSU Aztecs Game

Herman Cook VW Crew At SDSU Aztecs Game

The Herman Cook VW crew got to enjoy the SDSU game this week with a win against San Jose State! Herman Cook VW owner Dennis Cook is an SDSU alumni having maintained strong ties to the college team’s athletic department and has donated several Volkswagens for the team to use over the years. Click here to view the Aztec’s Fall Football schedule. #GoAztecs #OneCityOneTeam