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San Diego Vintage VW Christmas Cruise 2018

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
2018 San Diego Air Cooled Vintage VW Christmas Cruise

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

North County VW Air Cooled Group Meeting

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Vintage Car Collage

We had the pleasure of hosting the North County VW Air Cooled Group Meeting at Herman Cook!

North County VW Air Cooled Club Meeting

Over 30 classic Volkswagens were at the event for the public to view.

Classic Air Cooled VW's

There were 4 rare Type 34 Karmann Ghias parked out front to showcase the event, owned by various members of the group.

Type 34 Karmann Ghia

Westfalia camper vans gave a glimpse of what life was like back in the 1960’s.

Volkswagen Westfalia Camper

A glimpse filled with nostalgia, indeed.

VW Westfalia Camper Interior

Refreshments and pizza were had by all of the participants and it was free for the public to attend.

SD Air Cooled Group at Herman Cook VW

To share the company of other classic Volkswagen enthusiasts was a delight. We cannot get enough of these classic beauties!

Volkswagen Thing

Closing the gap between current VW models and the relics of the past was a truly special sight to behold. Tying in the old spirit of vintage Volkswagen to the current day ones in the same lot at the dealership resulted in a truly a special connection!

Classic Volkswagen at Herman Cook

The San Diego Air Cooled VW Club is a San Diego based VW club that meets monthly at various locations around San Diego County. Their passion for #DUBS extends beyond as they give back to the community by supporting local events such as hosting car shows, toy rides, blanket drives and other special activities.

We’d like to thank everyone who came by the dealership to participate in this event – our community makes us so proud to be classic car enthusiasts in Encinitas!

Herman Cook VW Event at Dusk

Join Us for North County VW Air Cooled Event at Herman Cook VW

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Join us at our dealership on Wednesday, September 19 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm for a fun evening with other Volkswagen enthusiasts as we host the North County VW Air Cooled Club’s monthly meeting!San Diego VW Air Cooled Group

Each month, the group meets in various locations around North County to admire other members’ Air Cooled VW’s, share vintage stories, and meet other members of the group. If you own an Air-Cooled VW, you are welcome to bring it out to the party! This social gathering is free and open to the public. Some of the VW classics you’ll be able to view at this event include: Microbuses, Karmann Ghias, Volkswagen Things, Beetles, and VW Street Rods.

Vintage Volkswagen Beetle at Herman Cook VW

Stop by for some light food and refreshments and to admire some rad Air Cooled Volkswagens in Encinitas!

San Diego Vintage VW Christmas Cruise 2017

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
December-2017-San-Diego-Air-Cooled-Vintage-VW-Christmas-Cruise

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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Encinitas Holiday Parade 2017

Monday, December 4th, 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

50th Anniversary Party at Herman Cook Volkswagen

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Herman Cook VW celebrated its 50th Anniversary in business on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the dealership in Encinitas, California.

Herman Cook Volkswagen 50 Year Anniversary

 

Over 55 classic Volkswagens were on display for the public to admire.

Vintage VW Show at 50th Anniversary

 

The event was hosted by the owner and president of Herman Cook VW, Dennis Cook.

Dennis Cook, Owner Herman Cook VW

 

Raffle prizes were given out, including a toy battery-powered VW bus for the little ones to enjoy.

50th Anniversary Raffle

 

Hundreds of guests attended from vintage VW enthusiasts to VW owners and everyone in between!

Herman Cook VW 50th Anniversary Vintage Cars

 

Awards were given for various categories, including youngest driver, oldest driver, dealership favorite, oldest VW, and more!

Dennis Cook 50th Anniversary Party

 

The Herman Cook team including Assistant General Manager Connor Cook, General Sales Manager Dan Belt, and Owner Dennis Cook were there to congratulate the winners.

Herman Cook VW Staff

 

All proceeds from the raffle drawing went to the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas.

Vintage Volkswagen 50th Anniversary of Herman Cook VW

 

The event helped demonstrate the historical significance in Volkswagans of yesterday and today and what Volkswagen means to the local community who have grown up with them.

HCVW 50th Anniversary Front Lot

 

We are extremely grateful for the community support we received from Volkswagen enthusiasts and current VW owners to make this milestone event possible.

Vintage Volkswagen Beetle 50th Anniversary

 

Since opening in 1967, we’ve seen many generations of customers come to our dealership and they’ve become like family to us throughout the decades. We look forward to continuing to offer and service their VW’s for many more years to come!

50th Anniversary at Cook VW Lot

Herman Cook VW 50th Anniversary Party

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Please join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary on Saturday, July 22. Enjoy free food, activities, prizes, and fun for the whole family!

50th Anniversary Party at Herman Cook Volkswagen

San Diego Air Cooled Vintage VW Christmas Cruise

Monday, December 12th, 2016
San Diego Vintage VW Christmas Cruise 2016

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.

Herman Cook VW Vintage VW

 

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. They couldn’t have been more excited to share their passion at this event!

San Diego Air Cooled VW Group

 

Enthusiasts of all ages helped pick up the Toys for Tots donation boxes at Herman Cook and loaded them into the VW’s.

Santa's Little Helper

 

Even furry enthusiasts came along for the ride.

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

Classic Gems

 

Nearly 50 classic and uniquely decorated VW’s piled into the dealership to take part in the event.

Vintage VW Cruise Line

 

Within each vehicle, there were many opportunities to see the classic VW culture that we all know and love.

HCVW SD Air Cooled Group

 

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

VW Christmas at Herman Cook

 

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

Image Source: Will Copeland, San Diego Air Cooled Group

 

Once all the VW’s were lined up, they exited past the Herman Cook VW showroom in a stylish procession one by one.

Volkswagen Classic Beetle

 

The journey began by cruising through Encinitas.

Vintage VW Christmas Cruise Encinitas

 

They then cruised through Del Mar, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Fiesta Island, Coronado, and Imperial Beach.

Vintage Cruise VW's

 

SD Air Cooled Cruise Coast

 

Alas, they ended their journey at the Toys for Tots Marine Corps Reserve Center near Miramar and delivered the toys for donation.

Toys for Tots at HCVW

 

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 particpate in the  next annual Vintage VW Cruise, and you can contact the dealership at (760) 753-6256 for more details. Click here to watch the video!

Festive VW Vintage Cruise

Image Source: Will Copeland, San Diego Air Cooled Group