Bi-State VW Club 15th annual car show and picnic, Aug. 15


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Posted Online: July 28, 2010, 11:55 am
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Press release submitted by the Bi-State VW Club.

Anyone who grew up in the '60's may have fond memories of adventures in their Volkswagen Beetle. If you didn't personally own one, you surely had a friend who did and nearly everyone can recall stories of good times in a classic Bug. Up through the '70's these cars were everywhere but are rarely seen on the road these days. If you'd like to relive a bit of your childhood join us for a trip back in time at Bi-State VW's annual car show.

The Bi-State VW Club will host its 15th annual car show & picnic, Sunday, Aug. 15. The show is held at Empire Park in Hampton, just off Highway 84. The show is open to all Volkswagen vehicles although our club's focus is on the older air cooled cars. Vehicle registration is from 8 a.m. until noon and the fee is $15. All money collected goes to support Camp Courageous of Iowa.

Registration includes a free picnic lunch for all participants. Trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. to the ten most popular vehicles based on participant voting. The public is invited to stop by to view the vintage VW vehicles, admission to the public is free.

A map to the site and further details are available on the Bi-State VW Club web site at http://bistatevw.home.mchsi.com/picnic2010.htm




















 



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