MVVC 2018 Club Officers

Dan Peirce dan@mvvc.net

President

Let me introduce myself. My name is Dan Pierce. I am 44 and have been a VW enthusiast since I was 9 years old. I bought my first VW (1957 oval) when I was 13. I learned a lot from that car and met a lot of interesting and wonderful people with similar interests through the VW hobby. I also build/fly/repair remote control airplanes. I have always been a hands on kind of guy and have built many motors (VW/Chevy) as well as most repairs and have even done a couple of full ground up restorations. I have enjoyed Ice racing, cone racing and drag racing with many of my cars for many years. I have probably owned around 13 Volkswagens over the years (hard to keep count). I currently have a 1966 sunroof beetle that I have owned for 5 years and have done much traveling/racing/shows with it. I wanted to get more involved with the MVVC club by being on the board. I believe from experience that the only way to make changes and to strengthen a club is to get more involved. The only way to make those changes is to be on the board. I would like to have the opportunity to make our club more active and to make the events that we hold more enjoyable for the participants as well as for the organizer. Our club is only as strong and pleasurable as we make it. I will strive to make our club stronger and more inclusive for as long as I am on the board. I hope to meet all of the members at some point so that we can all enjoy our hobby together for years to come under the umbrella of MVVC.

Vice-President

I am a fairly new member of the MVVC, only joining at the show in 2011 when I was finally able to bring my 1972 Super Beetle, George. George was my first car, taught me to drive a manual transmission, helped teach my high school shop class about auto body work, and has followed me from South Central Wisconsin to Brighton, Michigan. After a slight teenage driving incident, he stayed in my parent's care until I had disposable income and a house and garage of my own. He needed a little work to get back up and running again, but we’re back puttering around together and have been to several MVVC Events together, I look forward to attending more MVVC events in 2018!

Wayne Burling wayne@mvvc.net

Treasurer
Web Master / Newsletter Editor

I have been interested in VW's since childhood but have never actually had one. A couple of years ago I had someone loan me a VW Squareback to use until I was able to get another vehicle of my own, and that re-kindled my interests in them. My dream VW is a bus, either window van or camper. In 2012 a friend and I went together and purchased our first VW, it is a 1976 Beetle, project car.

Chris Schroer chris@mvvc.net

Secretary

Hello, my name is Chris Schroer and I am the Secretary of this great club.  I have been a VW lover for as long as I can remember.  My first ride in a Beetle was in my Aunt's 1967 Standard Beetle.  Right then I knew I was hooked. My current car is a 1973 Standard Beetle with a 1967 1500cc motor.  I love to drive it around town where I always get a thumbs-up or a Peace Sign flashed at me.
I enjoy the eclectic group of people we have in this club and our shared love of Vintage VW's

Merritt Scott Collins merritt@mvvc.net

Events Coordinator

I’m proof that the MVVC welcomes enthusiasts, not just owners! I grew up loving Beetles and Things, but haven’t owned either one. Instead, I have one of their cousins… a 1979 Porsche 924. It’s fully race-prepped, complete with a roll cage and fire suppression system. I’ve had a competition license since 2009 and won a class championship at Waterford Hills Road Racing in 2015. In keeping with my taste for bright colors and retro design, there’s a Peter Max-inspired paint job on my helmet; you can’t miss it if you’re at the track. I don’t bring “The 77” to MVVC events, as the car isn’t street legal, but I work for an import repair shop so I can borrow a Beetle on occasion, but even when I can’t, the MVVC welcomes everyone… in ANY car.


Presidents of the MVVC (past and present)
Name Years as President
Al Bulgrin 1987 thru 1992
(Beetle) Bob Case 1992 thru 2000
Roberta Hamman 2001
Ron Wenger 2001 thru 2003
Ed Karmann 2003 thru 2008
John Deikis 2009
Rick Cramer 2010 thru 2012
Larry Kabrick 2013
H. Neil Reichard 2014 - 2017
Dan Pierce 2018 - ????