MVVC Calendar of Volkswagen related Events

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MVVC EventDateEventContactPlaceInformation
 05/23/2018Buses by the Beach Bus Benefit Campout May 23-25 (Memorial Day Weekend)


Camp Blodgett in West Olive, MIWe are a group of VW van lovers, and while we are based in the West Michigan area, our events draw VW bus owners and their families from all over the USA and Canada. While our premise is VW-style camping, we welcome other VW fans whether you own a VW or not. It’s a good time for a great cause. Wishing you many miles of smiles!

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Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

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Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan

The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear returns to the Motor City June 1-3, 2018. The event will feature the cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the high-flying trucks of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks and the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli. The weekend collectively is referred to as the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear and it will feature the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit IndyCar doubleheader.

 06/01/2018Midwest VW Jamboree, Hudson June 1-3

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Hudson, Michigan

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 06/02/2018VW Bus Invasion! (Bring your own Bus!)Tom & Sheila WiseSilver Lake Sand Dunes

Click for a map to 1765 N Lakeview Dr, Mears, Michigan 49436>

Hello fellow bus peeps! We want to try and get as many VW buses to meet up and drive the Silver Lake Sand Dunes! We are wanting to do this the same day as Jeep Invasion. We have a 1973 Westfalia camp bus and ventured out on the dunes twice last summer! The smiles from all the Jeep people were uncountable! Let’s make this an epic display of hippie cool GROOVE!


06/08/2018Vintage German Car Show & Chicken Dinner at Zehnder’s

Dan Pierce

In front of Zehnder’s, 730 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734, Click for a map.

In conjunction with the 60th Annual Bavarian Festival, they are going to close the main street in Frankenmuth on June 8th (Friday) from 4 to 10 pm. The owner of Zehnder’s wants to line up vintage German cars in front of the restaurant on Main St. In return, they will give us a free Zehnder’s chicken dinner. There will be press and TV coverage, so Zehnder’s would like us to come up with as many cars as we can.
 06/09/2018Michigan VW Enthusiasts (MIVE), Motorstadt XV

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Map to: Austrian Society Park.>

Hosted by the Michigan VW Enthusiasts (MIVE), Motorstadt is a gathering of water-cooleds and modifieds, with a sprinkling of vintage VW’s mixed in. Always a fun afternoon, with enthusiasts from both crowds joining in on all the fun! Held at the beautiful Austrian Society Park in Macomb Township.

10:00am - 4:00pm
 06/09/2018Northern Mitt VDub Club 6th Annual Blessing of the Bugs VW Car Show & Cruise 9am-2pm

Manistee National Golf & Resort 4797 US 31 South Manistee, MIThe Northern Mitt V-Dub Club will celebrate its 6th Annual “Blessing of the Bugs” on Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at a new location - Manistee National Golf & Resort in Manistee, MI. All VWs are welcome! Registration starts at 9am. $5 registration fee per vehicle the day of the show, no pre-registration required. Spectators are free. Awards will be presented to Best Modified, Best Stock, Top 20 Show Favorite Vehicles, and People’s Choice sponsored by Hagerty of Traverse City, MI. Fun for all ages in a family friendly atmosphere including food, games, and a silent auction. The day concludes with a “Blessing” for a safe and enjoyable cruising season followed by a 5 mile cruise to the shores of Lake Michigan for a group photo.

Volktoberfest 2018
Mid America Motorworks Fun Fest for Air Cooled VWs

(June 15, 16, & 17)

For information, e-mail:

Effingham, IL

You don’t have to own a VW to come to Funfest! There are fun things for everyone to do at our events and we invite anyone and everyone to our shows! General Parking is only $2 a day, and you can purchase passes to the Saturday Night Entertainment, includes free pass to the concert and the Funfest Fireworks brought to you by O’Brien Volkswagen of Urbana!
This is one Funfest you don’t want to miss!

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 06/23/2018Cruisin’ Downriver 2018Fort Street from Lincoln Park to Riverview, just south of Detroit.Details TBA.

Euro Hanger - June 23

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Park Township Airport -O A I
1269 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, Michigan 49424

The annual Western Michigan gathering of air and water cooled enthusiasts.
Facebook event: Euro Hanger 7


Deutsche Marques - All German Gathering
Gilmore Museum

Gilmore Museum, Hickory Corners, MI

Bring your friends and family out to the Gilmore Car Museum as we being a weekend of “foreign invasions,” beginning with the 5th annual Deutsche Marques, and ALL German Auto Event on Saturday, July 9th! This car show will feature all of you favorite German marques and everything from daily drivers to weekend treasures, including BMW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen.

General Admission: $11.00 per person - children 11 & under are FREE Includes all museum exhibits at no extra charge.

Website: - Deutsche Marques


Concours d’Lemons Michigan 2018

The Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth, in a corner of the parking lot near the dumpsters.

But hey at least we are on the property of a major concours. All of regular Concours d’Lemons hi-jinx will ensue, capricious judging, bribery, awful trophies and even worse cars. If you take yourself or your car very seriously, this isn’t the show for you. Hagerty Insurance has stepped in to add a shred of legitimacy to this farce so be sure to thank them for the laughs. is also on board to help you fix your hooptie so you don’t have to call a tow truck. The best part is that the show is free for participants and spectators, so you’ll get exactly what you pay for. Spectator parking is at Northville High School 45700 Six Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48168 and shuttle buses will run all day long to the Inn at St. John’s.


Concours d’Elegance of America

The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan.

Sun, Jul. 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM Join us for our 39th Annual Concours d’Elegance of America, Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. This year’s field boasts over 300 significant classic and historically relevant vehicles ranging from the Gas Light era to Modern Collectibles and Hyper Cars. This event has something for car enthusiasts of all ages Children 12 and under are FREE. The Field opens to General Admission ticket holders at 10:00 a.m.


Red Barns Spectacular Car Show & Swap Meet

Jim Holland

KAARC Red Barns Spectacular Chairman



Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI

Big Show. All makes. We VW’s usually have our own space. From their website: Hailed as West Michigan’s “Grand Daddy” of all antique, classic and special interest car shows, it is one BIG day with two HUGE shows! Both the Judged Car Show field and Driver’s Choice Show field are open to all vehicles 25 years or older, including cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, vintage campers, military vehicles, fire trucks and boats! Thousands of cars will be on display, along with special areas for antique campers and the Tin Can Tourists, cars for sale, antique boats, and vintage bicycles. Plus, check out over 250 onsite vendors and shop for those hard to find car parts, tools, literature, antiques, arts, crafts and more in the season’s largest swap meet!

General Admission: $14.00 per person - children 11 & under are FREE
Show Car Registration Fee: $20.00 per vehicle, also includes admission of two(2) people
extra people $5.00 each, under 11 free.

Red Barn Spectacular Web Page


Clinton Twp Gratiot Cruise

Clinton Township

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Yankee Air Museum, 47884 D Street, Willow Run Airport, Belleville, MI 48111 on the grass lot behind the museum.

Registration begins at 9AM. On-site registration only. $20.00 per car registered. The first 250 cars registered will get a goodie bag and dash plaque. Judging begins at 10AM and awards given at 2:45PM Event ends at 3PM. The Yankee Air Museum will be open with free admission for all participants. Biplane rides will be sold (weather permitting) and there will be plenty of activities. Food trucks have been invited and Marco’s Pizza will be selling pizza by the slice. Net event proceeds benefit the Yankee Air Museum. Great prizes for award winners to go to Thunder Over Michigan on August 21.

08/12/2018Vintage VWs on the Hill

E-mail Merritt Scott Collins

Waterford Hills Road Racing. 4770 Waterford Road, Clarkston, MI 48346

Waterford Hills is on the grounds of the Oakland County Sportsmen’s Club. Turn into the parking lot, head towards the back of the grounds, pay $5 at the gate, and ask them to point you towards The Hill.

Click for directions to the track.

Line up as many vintage VWs as we can on The Hill, hang out, and watch an exciting day of road racing. Then drive your own car in parade laps on the track at lunchtime. Many car clubs have populated The Hill over the years, but this will be the first time the MVVC welcomes vintage VWs.

They race rain or shine.

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Woodward Dream Cruise

For information

43061 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
NW corner of Woodward and Square Lake Road.

All Volkswagens congregate at Kerby's on Dream Cruise Day!!
We have a section of the lot to ourselves and can come and go as we please.
Join us! Kirby's is on the NW corner of Woodward and Square Lake Road in Bloomfield Hills.


Cruisin' Hines or
E-mail for information.

Edward Hines Drive, Hines Park, MI

Do not forget: Entrance for Cruisin' Hines is Ford Road. All Cars must enter at Ford Road. No turning in at Outer Drive. Outer Drive will only be for local traffic.


The MVVC at the Northern Worthersee European Car Show.

Dan Pierce
Any questions regarding general information, food, overnight stay, sponsorships or booth information please contact us.

Frankenmuth, Michigan

9-11am Registration/Prep
1pm voting deadline
2:30pm Awards Ceremony

Spectating is free, registration for the show will be $20. Pre-registration (by August 1st) gets you a t-shirt

Be sure to like & share our official FB page at

Register here.
*This event is in no way affiliated with Southern Worthersee (SOWO).


Orphan Car Show

Phone: (734) 482-5200 | Web site:

Riverside Park, 6 West Cross St., Ypsilanti, MI

Admission: Entrance to the event is $6 for adults and kids 12 and under are admitted for free.

The Annual Orphan Car Show makes it return to beautiful Riverside Park on September 16. Come check out hundreds of now defunct cars and trucks from all over the state. These orphan cars are now rare and some are very difficult to find! Don't miss out on your chance to view some awesome and historic vehicles.

Pass and Review will take place at 10:30 am.


US131 Fall Bug Run

US131 Bug Run Facebook Page

US131 page

US 131 Motorsports Park
Exit 55 on US 131, 1249 12th Street, Martin, MI 49070

US 131 Motorsports Park continues its support for VW enthusiasts. The Martin, Michigan facility, known as the “Fastest Track in Michigan,” will once again host us

Gate admission is only $12 for adults.

With the success of last year’s free entries into the Car Show, Swap Meet and Car Corral, US 131 will once again offer this to those participating at the event (gate admission only, no additional charges). Additional info TBA.


17th Annual CCVW Volktoberfest VW Audi Porsche Car Show and Swap Meet

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Indianapolis, IN

Circle City Volkswagen Club and Tom Wood Volkswagen present the 17th Annual car show and swap meet. This is a must attend event! What a great group of folks to hang out with. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport will once again be the home for this great show! It is always a great time. Let's see if we can fill the place up! For more information visit:

Details TBA


Annual Fall Color Tour

Information TBA


Save the date. Route TBA