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With most of the hard work
behind them, it was time for
some fun and a group shot
at Volksfest 18! This is just a
small portion of the total
number of volunteers that
helped to make this years
show another roaring success. Congratulations to all!
Thanks to Pete Knoll for
snapping the pic.
P.O. Box 09784
Columbus, OH 43209
WOWWHAT A SHOW!
fficial Monthly Newsletter For The
Thoughts From Your President
by Brenda Agan
Wow! That’s about all I can say about Volksfest 18.
We were fortunate to have great weather and a fabulous
turnout. It’s obvious that many of you worked very hard
passing out show flyers and talking up the show. I can’t
say enough about all of the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make Volksfest 18 a huge success.
I was the doubting Thomas back in May, concerned
that high gas prices and tough economic times would
impact our show. I had heard that attendance was down a
several shows at the beginning of summer. I’m sure that
our reputation for putting on a great show made the difference.
If you missed Volksfest, here’s a quick recap: 310 registered show cars, 1400 spectators and about 70 vendors.
Featured In This Issue...
1 - Thoughts From Your President
by Brenda Agan
3 - August Meeting Minutes
by Tina Gibson
5 - Cruise the Ville
5 - Let’s Go Crusin!
by Tina Gibson
6 -7 Volksfest 2008!
Next Monthly Meeting Thursday, September 11th, 2008
at the Columbus Maennerchor
966 S. High Street
Columbus, OH 43206
8 - Maennerchor October Fest Info
by Marilyn Allen
9 - Horsepower & History Show
by Mark and Debi Garrett
10 - Classified Ads
11 - Club and factory Information
We had 150 show cars in place before 10:30. As always,
the quality of the cars was phenomenal. I think it was
around 1:30 that I stopped to take in all of the cars and
thought, “What a beautiful sight!” I can’t wait to see our
show featured in Hot VW’s Magazine!
Marilyn and Teresa did en excellent job on the
COVVC Museum and Volksfest T-shirt display with the
help of Johnny Ray and Sarah Raymer. The T-shirts provided an excellent trip down Volksfest memory lane. We
could have sold every one of them.
My special thanks go out to Tom Kern and those who
helped him save the orange wooden splitty bus from the
continued on page two
With the picture perfect
weather that blessed us at
Volksfest continuing into
the next weekend, it was
time to hit the road for
another show! Your roving
newsletter editor and club
member Mark Richmond
are pictured at left with
their unique trophies at the
Tiffin “Horsepower And
History” concourse. The
main trophies were Tiffin
Crystal glasses! Beautiful.
Mark Richmond also won a
signed racing print, which
was presented by the artist.
What a day! Check out
page nine for the complete
photo by Debi Garrett
The Gang is All Here!
Volume 17 - Issue 9
Next Monthly Meeting - Thursday, August 14th, 2008
Garrett’s Automotive Detailing
Tom and Kathy Kern’s neighbors dog Vinney,
who passed away this year loved riding in the
New Beetle. They wanted to know if we could
put this pic in Zundfolge as a tribute to him.
Not a problem. God bless you Vinney.
chopping block so it could become a hopefully
permanent fixture at future Volksfests. Mike
Young, Ted Chaney, the Motorkars Race Team
and more made a lot of Kodak moments possible for people attending our event.
We were fortunate to have Pataskala Scout
Troop #21 with leader, Mike Dalton take care of
spectator parking this year. Mike showed up
Friday night to line the parking lot and the boys
worked very hard on Saturday. COVVC will
present the troop with a Certificate of
Appreciation and a $200 donation at their Court of Honor on
September 29. If you would like to attend, please call me at
614-323-2593 for details.
The day was not without its challenges. Our bicyclists
did an excellent job of getting the cars to their appointed
classes without the usual benefit of our orange cones. Would
the person who has the cones, please come forward? Stark
Hughes and his crew managed to organize the swap area
despite the home run fence that sliced through the middle of
it. Helen Albright and Carolyn Shisler were able to enter all
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I’m sure there were more challenges that were met without my knowledge – thanks for sparing me the stress! There
are so many names I could add here. You should all feel
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continued on page three
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Free tech help & Estimates
1966 White VW Beetle, runs good, driver condition.
Body solid. Call Carol at 335-5218 9/08
1952 VW Beetle, not restored. Call 614-451-8907 9/08
1993 Eurovan parts, no rust. Call 614-563-8491 or
1983 Scirocco, not running. One owner, good title,
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1973 VW Van, no engine or trans. Bodyfair. $250
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VW Vanagon for sale, Call 740-927-5653 9/08
1967 Beetle sedan, $129,000 OBO! As club members
are aware, this car has been advertised for some time
in Zundfolge at the reduced price of $4200. So far no
takers, so I thought I would reach out to a more affluent upscale market so I jacked up the price to 129,000!
Last week I had a call from Jay Leno and he was very
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Virginia car. Now very hopeful of a new home, since
‘73 Bug “Stable Mate” just sold. Price reduced to
$4200, all offers considered. Good driver, just needs
some work. Call Don Bowker at (330)274-8872,
Northeast Ohio, Call before 10pm. 9/08
1972 VW Super Beetle Convertible, 43K miles, second owner, not running, towable, always garaged,
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fenders, $2,500. Chuck Krause (614)-882-7003 7/08
VW Parts. 4 Speed Bus transmission (091) out of a
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engine; includes transmission and enging
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flywheel; clutch and pressure plate; starter. The fuel
injection 2-litre needs to be chnaged to the carb type.
Asking $500. Contact Art Moose at [email protected] 7/08
36 HP Engine, 1957 original, $200. Split case transmission (Including side gears), $200. 4 original wide
white tires with wheels, $30. Chrome fan shroud, no
heater outlets, $35. Left heat duct, $25. Call Kirk
Taylor at 614-271-9766 6/08
1968 Beetle. These are the new parts that I have had
put on the car. Since that time the car has never set outside. The work was done by Gary's Body Shop, in
Dayton. I have the original bill. The outside is all done.
New paint job, Floor pans, and heat channels all welded in. Rear quarter panels, All 4 fenders, Both
bumpers, and running boards, New windsheld, tail
lights,head lights, turn lights, parking lights,door handles, rear deck lock, and hub caps.The inside is not
done, but I have the following parts to be put on.(plus
all the old parts) All seals, and a new dash. I am asking $3500. 937-584-4028 or 937-302-6972. Roger
Barber, Sabina, Ohio (Clinton Co.) 6/08
Unpainted brush guard for 1973-74 thing. Call Tim
Hiser at 440-288-2303. 5/08
1969 Camper Van, Older restoration, still in very good
condition. Has won many awards, first place at
Volksfest 2007. Has awnings and screens for camping.
Complete cover for storage. Needs nothing, camping
season is just around the corner! Asking $10,000. Call
Walt Bickel at 740-927-0260. 6/08
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I would be remiss if I didn’t thank the Kids ‘N Kamp
families for volunteering their precious time to help make
Volksfest a success. Without their help, Marilyn would be
hard-pressed to fill the close to 100 volunteer time slots by
show time. When you add in the impromptu jobs that are
done by folks who jump in and help as needed, you realize
that volunteers are our number one asset!
Please try to attend this month’s meeting for more Volksfest
discussions. Bring your comments and suggestions. We’ve
already started making plans for Volksfest 19. We will play
host to the Volkswagen Club of America who will hold their
annual convention in Columbus the weekend of our show.
Hopefully this will provide us with the opportunity for even
With Volksfest 18 a pleasant memory, be sure to enjoy a few
more Volkswagen shows before you have to put your baby to
bed for the winter. There are some great events coming up
including the premier club event, Burning Bubblehead II
Poker Rally and Tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 13. Meet at
Motorkars at noon; rally begins at 1:00 with final stop at Al
Moore’s farm for cookout, music, OSU game, etc.
Questions? Call Mike Young at 614-297-1811. Sunday, Sept.
14 is the 7th Annual All German Car Show in the parking lot
behind the Germania Club at 543 S. High St. Registration 8
am – 11 am. Call 740-881-0159 for details. Sunday, Sept. 21
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offers two choices, the Toledo Bugfest at Ed Schmidt VW in
Perrysburg, 9 am – 3 pm. Call 419-389-0059 for details, or
the Pittsburgh Classic hosted by the Three Rivers VW Club
and SEVWA at Pittsburgh Raceway Park in New Alexandra,
PA. Registration 8 am – noon. Call 919-616-1039 for details.
Fri. & Sat., Sept. 26 & 27 is the Kokomo (IN) Oktoberfest
and VW Cruise-In. Call 765-419-2999 for details. The
Volkswagen / Porsche Reunion is Sunday, Sept. 28 at GE
Park in Cincinnati. Registration 8 am – 1 pm. Call 513-8619112. I will have information on these events and more at this
month’s meeting and will send reminders to my email
groups. Have a great September!
MINUTES OF COVVC
August 14, 2008, By Tina Gibson, Secretary
OFFICERS: Brenda, Ted, Bob, Tina, Marilyn and Linda
The pizza meeting opened indoors at 7:45 due to the rain.
No 50/50 tonight since Tina forgot the tickets.
Various members shared their Show stories.
continued on page four
Brenda said 14 people were here for the newsletter folding and stuffing goodie bags. She said she will host the Sept
newsletter folding and Albrights volunteered for Oct folding.
Brenda was wearing a customized VW shirt by Mark
Richmond’s wife. Let her know if you would like a customized shirt.
Articles about our show were in Cols Dispatch
Weekender, Columbus Monthly, Hot VW, and also several
local weekly papers.
There were 310 registered cars and around 1400 spectators. Stark said there were around 70 to 75 swappers. He
said Todd Sichel was a really big help in the swapper area.
May need to re work the swap area next year. Swappers
couldn’t get out once they were there.
Has anyone seen the parking cones?
Boy Scouts did an outstanding job of parking the spectators and are planning on coming back next year. Chuck suggested giving the Boy Scouts a donation of $100, Ted suggested $200 or $250. Marilyn said the troop leader said the
scouts were working for their community service. Helen
suggested giving the troop a certificate of thanks. Brenda
made a motion to give the troop $200, 2nd by Linda. All
approved. Doug Schleifer suggested sending the check and
certificate as soon as possible.
The school is thinking of putting up a pavilion next to
their concession stand. Would we like to have the show cars
back on the grass area. Judy said what if it rains??
Kathy K said speakers too loud, Tom K said how about
a live band?
photos by Bill Duvall
Treasurer report - Bob said income up, trophy expense
down, donation from Byers received. Will have a complete
report at Sept meeting.
Membership - Linda said we received 47 signed up at
show (new and renewals)
She said “Ride” made it to the meeting tonight after leaving her stranded on the way to the show. Thanks Bill Duvall
for his help. Linda was presented with the Duvall Award.
Stark said his VW stopped at 310 and wouldn’t go on
when he was leaving the show.
Bob said he is organizing a caravan from his house to
Clifton Mills on Sept 13th (Has now been rescheduled for
By Mark and Debi Garrett
photos by Mark Richmond and Mark Garrett
October 18th, 2008). This is the same day at Mike Young’s
Marilyn thanked all the volunteers on behalf of her,
Linda, and Teresa. Also thanked volunteers for helping with
A get well card was passed for Sue Smith who is in the
Brenda read several good e mails about out show.
Ran out of T shirts, had 150 made, need to order more
next year or print them at the show. Could put a order form
on the web site to order and pay for the shirts.
Jim Meyer suggested getting zip codes from spectators.
he reason for
Long before the gates swing open for
Volksfest, the most important activity of
stuffing all of the goody bags that are
handed out to the show participants must
be completed! Pictured here are the fine
club members that stepped up and volunteered to get the ball rolling for Volksfest
18. Many thanks to all who attended the
“Stuff and Fold” function at the
Horsepower for History
After the high of our fabulous Volkfest show, what better
way to unwind than to attend another event, this time the first
annual Horsepower for History Concourse d’Elegance in
With another very un-August like day of moderate temps
and low humidity, August 16th would turn out to be picture
perfect from beginning to end.
One of the many pluses of this show was that it didn't begin
until 2:00 in the afternoon. How cool is that! With that is mind,
the first order of business was breakfast at Scramblers with
Bob and Helen Albright. The day just always seems to go a bit
smoother if there are pancakes involved! With breakfast completed, Bob, Debi and myself (Helen had a previous commitment) headed up 23 North to the sleepy little town of Tiffin.
The drive up was lovely with those low temps making for perfect aircooled cruising.
Upon arrival at Hedges Boyer Park, we were greeted at the
front gate by the event organizer, Casey Putsch. Casey knew
Gertrude had arrived as we had pre-registered, and included the
story of the old german gal! He escorted us to our parking spot,
right next to Mark Richmond, who had arrived a short time
before. After the requisite cleaning and display set up, we could
sit back and watch the event unfold.
While the amazing assortment of autos were arriving, Debi
and I hitched a ride back into town with one of the Tiffin Glass
Museum employees. The museum is a collection of Tiffin pro-
duced glass ware from the middle 1800’s to the 1980’s. Even
if you aren’t into glass, it is a very well done display.
After a leisurely walk back to the park, we couldn't
believe our eyes, as the grounds were filled with a very select
group of autos, including Auburn, Maxwell, Lincoln,
Bentley, Aston Martin, Porsche, Lotus, Jaguar, Ford GT40,
BMW, Lancia, Ferrari, and of course, Volkswagen! Mid way
through the show, a vintage bi-plane flyover provided aditional thrills.
Antique "Tiffin" crystal stemware was given as awards.
The pieces are identical to those used by the Trumans, the
Presleys, and even at the Monaco palace. The grand award
was an identical gold-rimmed champagne glass to which
Princess Grace Kelly acquired from Tiffany's in New York
for use in the Monaco palace with Prince Rainier! Both Mark
Richmond and Debi and I were fortunate enough to receive
the very special trophies, with Richmond also receiving a
signed auto racing print, presented by the artist.
The final bit of excitement came at the end of the show,
as all of the winners were invited to take a three mile tour of
the town with police escorts! It is always fun to run red lights
The drive home was framed by a breathtaking sunset to
our right and a full moon rising on our left. As I said, picture
perfect from beginning to end.
2002 Turbo Beetle
2005 VW Beetle
1999 New Beetle
1952 Bug Ron
1957 Euro Ragtop
1962 Beetle Convertible
1964 Bug Convertible
Gary & Cindy Stone
1967 Karmann Ghia
1964 Ghia Coupe
1962 Type 343
1962 Deluxe Bus
1963 Single Cab
1966 Bus Hayden
2005 New Beetle
1999 VW new Beetle
1961 VW Beetle
1967 VW Sedan
1973 VW Lowered
1971 Super Beetle
1974 Ghia Cab
1972 Karmann Ghia
1971 Karmann Ghia Conv
1962 Bus Camper
1969 VW Camper
1963 TII DC
1978 VW Beetle Convertible Tam
1979 Beetle Cabrolet
1974 Station Wagon Bus
1971 Bus - Weekender
1981 VW Westfalia
1974 VW 412
Gary & Sharon Tague
by Marilyn Allen
The Oktoberfest at the Maennerchor will be held on
Saturday, October 4th. We would again like to have a display
of our cars and information about our club. The hours will
be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.. Please let me know if you will be
able to attend. This is a very enjoyable afternoon.
Volksfest Class Winners...
1973 VW Thing
photos by Mark Garrett
Sept 21 - Main St Groveport, reg 10 am
Sept 21 - Cruisin for Whiskers, VFW Post 1380, 1131
Sugar Grove Rd, Lancaster - reg 11-2pm
Sept 21 - Bulldog Cruise In, Y Park, Rohr Rd - reg 12 2 pm
Sept 26 - Volkswager Cruise In, downtown Kokomo
Sept 27 - Grove City Town Center, reg noon to 2 pm
Sept 28 - Moose Hunt 15, Moose Lodge on Noe Bixby
Rd - reg 9-12:30
Sept 28 - VW Porsche reunion, GE Park, St Rt 747 off I
275, Cincinnati - reg 8 am-1 pm
T Matt Changy
1963 Beetle Sun Roof
1960 Bug John
1977 VW Convertible
Bruce & Angela
1972 Kit Riot
1966 Bug Robert
Keelie Mann No
1984 VW Scirocco
Steve & Sandy Farmer
Donald Bowers, Jr.
1998 VW Beetle
1998 VW Jetta GLX
2004 VW Jetta GLS
2000 VW GTI
2007 VW Rabbit
2008 VW GTI
2008 GTC Nick
1992 VW Corrado
1993 VW Corrado
1993 VW Corrado
1993 Audi 90 CS Q
1998 VW Jetta
1970 Porsche 911S
1957 Manx Dune Buggy
1961 Dune Buggy
1968 Meyers Manx
1973 VW Beetle
1985 VW GTI
Best of Show Air Cooled
Best of Show Water Cooled
1962 Deluxe Bus
Hixon Memorial Award
With the continuing beautiful weather
in place for yet another weekend, it
was off to the Columbus Park Of
Roses for the third annual Cruise the
Ville! This is another show that has experienced growth each year, and ‘08 was no different, as close to 300 vintage rides of all shapes and sizes added even more color to the
beautiful Park of Roses! Club members Mark Richmond, Bob O’Shaunesy, Bill
Lowendesky and Mark Garrett were in attendance, with Bill and Mark G bringing
home some of the gold at the end of the day! The diversity and quality of the cars was
truly amazing. This is one of those shows that you MUST mark your ‘09 calender for,
you will not be disappointed!
LET’S GO CRUISIN!
By Tina Gibson, Secretary
It’s not too late to go to some Cruise Ins and Car Shows.
The great thing about going to other people’s - you can set up
chair, sit back and relax and watch other people work!
Sept 6 - Lite the Nite, downtown Newark - reg 9 am to 4
Sept 6 - Larry’s Off Road Bug Jam, 4156 Wadsworth Rd,
Dayton - reg 8 am- 10 am
Sept 13 - Cruisin’ for a Cause, 1180 N Court St,
Circleville - 10-3pm
Sept 13 - Motorkars Poker Rally and Tailgate, meet at
Motorkars at noon
Sept 14 - The HOP Annual Classic car Show,
Reynoldsburg UMC, 1636 Graham Rd, Reynoldsburg - 2:30
Sept 14 - All German Car Show, 543 S Front St, - reg 811 am
continued on page eight
With the rousing success of Volksfest 18 behind us, lets take some time to savor the feeling of a job well done! Just when you think this
event can’t get any better, we seem to raise the bar just a little bit more! On this page are just a VERY SMALL sampling of the days highlights. With many old regulars in attendance, and several never seen before vehicles, it was definetly difficult to pick ONE favorite car. Sit
back, grab your favorite beverage and relive the day, one more time!
photos by Pete Knoll, Bill Blake and Mark Garrett