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!
The annual WAAY-TV Christmas Parade is this weekend. If you are going to be in the parade, we will be meeting at 9AM at the First Baptist Church parking lot on Governor’s Drive, next to Stanlieo’s. From there we will get something to eat and aftterwards head over to the staging area at 10 AM. The staging area is at lot K at the corner of Woodson and Clinton. The parade starts at noon and by the time we get to the end of it, it’is usually about 2 o’clock. This whole plan will depend on the weather though because currently there’s a 70 percent chance of rain for Saturday.
Join us for the annual NAVWC Christmas Party! We will be having our club party at the Schnitzel Ranch on University Drive at 7pm on December 14. All club members and their families are invited.
In true Christmas spirit, we will definitely have our gift exchange again this year. To participate in the gift exchange, you must bring a gift, so you will need to bring a new, unused, wrapped gift that’s under $20 to exchange. Though this is often called a “Dirty Santa” party, that’s only because recipients can “steal” gifts a few times before they are frozen. Please make sure your gift is family friendly.
Please note that this year the club will not be able to pick up the tab for everyone’s dinner. Everyone is responsible for their own meal and drink tab.
The 2013 Fall Colors Cruise is this weekend, November 2. We’ll be meeting behind the Garden Plaza Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn) in Decatur near the river bridge at 8:30 AM. Once everyone is ready, we’ll pull out at 9 AM and cruise over to Bankhead National forest.
Don’t forget to bring a chair and something to eat for lunch. For those camping overnight, there will be a campfire to grill over. We’ll drive back on Sunday Morning.
The Garden Plaza hotel in Decatur is located at: 1101 6th Ave. NE, Decatur, AL 35601
Club members Jason Kerr and Tim Donahoo have a ’69 Beetle for sale.
It has already been disassembled pretty much down to the last bolt. The pans have both been replaced. The entire car is all there and in great shape. The only missing parts are both front and rear fenders (The previous owner had planned to replace with early fenders). The car has been stored inside since 1994, and it has been kept pretty much in some sort of storage, either garage, storage rental, or trailer the entire time. The only rust on the car is a quarter size hole on the package shelf between the engine firewall and behind the back seat, basically the cargo floor. The engine is a stock single port that ran when the car was disassembled and still spins free and has compression. The trany also spins well. This is by far the most solid barn find I have ever seen. Please feel free to share the photos and ask anyone to make an offer. Tim and Jason are asking $2500. If interested, please call Jason: 256-656-4428
Club member Tony has a VW Three Rib Bus Transaxle for sale for $400. It runs and shifts great. If interested, give him a call at 256-565-8508.