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Welcome to The North Alabama Volkswagen Club. Our group is made up of water and aircooled Volkswagen enthusiasts from North Alabama and the surrounding areas. Together, we formed the NAVWC to help promote and spread our passion for VW’s. We also gather together to discuss what’s new in the world of Volkswagen, check out each other’s rides, cruise, and sometimes just hang out.

We also host an annual car show, called Bug’n In July, to benefit our sponsored charity, Crisis Services of North Alabama. This year, there’s been a few changes made to our show. It’s now a one-day show and while it’s still in Decatur, it’s in a much better location. Check out the Bug’n page for all the details.

If you’d like some more information on the North Alabama Volkswagen Club, please contact us or check out our membership section. You can also come sit in on one of our monthly business meetings or our informal Get-Togethers and cruises throughout the year. The locations are subject to change, so check the meeting section before heading out to make sure we’re there!

Bug’n in July 2014 Results

The North Alabama Volkswagen Club would like to thank everyone that attended our 15th Annual Bug’n in July charity car show. Though it looked as though it might rain all day, there was only a brief shower in the morning and we ended up having another great show. We hope everyone had a great time and we’d like to congratulate the following winners of this year’s Bug’n in July:

Top 40 Winner Top 40 Winners
Bert Knupp Mark Sherman
J.C. Ludwig Ron Stedman
Marc Yearwood Dennis Stieffel
Matt Wedgman Michael Brown
Lucas Howlett Sandra Howlett
Kevin Howlett Stone Culp
McKenzie Long Edgar Slaten
Warren Mink Jimmy Hardy
Dwight Bowling Kenny Renew
Mary Beth Crane Wes Crane
Jeff Hall Brandon Messex
B.B. Garrison Kevin Tice
Scott Romero Danny Harrell
Robert Hale Frank Rowland
Jerry Hartley Andrew Putnam
Robert "Butch" Mays Jim McLean
Durant Arrington Mark Glasscock
Troy Jeffcoat Christy Hillard
Tom Griffith Robert Picard

Best Paint
Marc Yearwood

Best Engine
Jimmy Hardy

Best Interior
Robert Mays

People’s Choice
Bert Knupp

Best of Show
Scott Romero

Thanks to all our sponsors!

Bug’n in July would not be possible without the help of our sponsors. We would like to thank these sponsors that helped make this year’s Bug’n show happen:

Antique Car Show – Point Mallard Park – July 12, 2014

Car Show Flier 2014

Hundreds of vintage beauties will cruise into the River City July 12, 2014, for a day of festival fun in the heart of Point Mallard Park. The annual Greater Tennessee Valley Antique Car Show has grown to be one of the largest car shows in the region attracting collectors, fans, and spectators from across the southeastern United States and beyond. Along with antique cars and trucks, the event features a huge Swap Meet, live entertainment and arts and crafts.

As spectators admire the antiques and mingle with the owners, live music by Alaina Wiley and Elvis impersonator Michael Dean and arts and crafts provide extra entertainment. The Swap Meet, popular with collectors and classic automotive enthusiasts, features old parts and memorabilia and will be open throughout the day.

Registration is $25 per vehicle and the first 500 entries will receive a dash plague. This year’s prizes for exhibitors include a cash prize of $500 up for grabs every 15 minutes starting at 12:15 p.m. until 2:15 p.m., four $1,000 drawings at the conclusion of the show, a Chevrolet 350 engine and four sets of Chrome Wheels from Minor Tire.

The car show gets underway at 7 a.m. with registration and typically wraps up around 3 p.m. Admission is free for spectators. Sponsors are Lynn Layton Chevrolet, Family Security Credit Union, and Minor Tire and Wheel, and event organizers extend a special thank you to Decatur Parks and Recreation for allowing the Antique Car Show to be held at Point Mallard Park.

For more information, call Doug Poole at 256.773.9652 or Charles Adams at 256.350.3383.

 

August Business Meeting – Location Change

At last nights monthly business meeting (held on the 1st Tuesday of each month), we voted to move the location of our business meetings from Goldenrule Barbeque to the Schlotsky’s Deli on the corner of Madison Boulevard and Wall Triana. So until further notice, monthly meetings will be held at Schlotsky’s. Same time 6:30 to eat, 7 for business and club discussion.

Schlotsky’s Deli, 8969 Hwy 20, Madison, AL 35758

NAVWC business meetings are open to everyone. You don’t even have to own a VW to attend. If you’re just interested in joining the club or want to hang out with the VW owners, please come join us!

New Bug documentary movie in the works

The Bug Movie is a feature length documentary film about the most beloved and recognizable vehicle on Earth, the Volkswagen Beetle.

This is the the greatest automotive story ever told. From race car to art car and grocery getter to road warrior, the VW Beetle has served humanity in ways only limited by the owner’s creativity and needs. The Beetle has enabled progress and captured the hearts and minds of the human race over the better part of the last century. A machine rooted in practicality that has brought love and stability where there was none. A car that fulfilled dreams and gave mobility to the masses. It’s become an icon, bringing smiles to faces around the globe.

“The Bug” is the “prequel” to their last film, “The Bus” (www.busmovie.com), which was also funded on Kickstarter. “The Bus” has screened in dozens of countries around the world in film festivals, theaters and backyard barbecues in front of smiling audiences of all ages. If you liked “The Bus,” you will love “The Bug.”With this new film, they aim to continue the fun-loving spirit that these vehicles inspire and let the love and good road roll on.

You can help fund the making of this movie on Kickstarter. Hurry! Funding deadline is July 11!

EuroBrit Auto & Bike Expo – June 7, 2014

EuroBrit-flyer

It’s time for the ‘dubs to take the hill! Tomorrow is the 11th annual EuroBrit show at Dublin Park in Madison, AL. The NAVWC will be meeting at the Hardee’s on Madison Boulevard (across the street from Golden Rule BBQ) at 7:30 AM for a quick bite to eat and then we’ll head over to the show.

Registration is from 8AM-12PM and awards will be given at 3pm. Cost is $25 for one car or $35 for two or more. British and European motorcycles are welcome too. Cost is $10 for one, $15 for two. Proceeds from the EuroBrit show benefit The Autism Resource Foundation, so come out, enjoy the beautiful cars and help out a good cause!

For more information, visit http://www.NABMS.org

Dublin Park is located at 8324 Old Madison Pike, Madison, AL 35758

Click here to download their show flyer.