MVVC Calendar of Volkswagen related Events

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Annual Dakota Inn Social Event

Rolf Schoeter

The Dakota Inn Rathskeller
17324 John R St., 2 blks north of McNichols in Detroit

The MVVC will kick off 2019 with our annual dinner and social evening at the Dakota Inn in Detroit will be Saturday, January 26, 2019, 6:30 pm - ?? . German food, bier, and gemutlichkeit gathering with the ritual singing of the Schnitzelbank Song....mark your calendars!

Please be there promptly to ensure your order can be taken in a timely manner.


Movie Matinee feat. Herbie: The Love Bug

3-5 PM Gilmore Car Museum
6865 W Hickory Rd
Hickory Corners 49060

A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own! Enjoy a family-friendly afternoon on Saturday, March 23rd at the Gilmore Car Museum featuring the 1968 feature film, Herbie: The Love Bug!

Movie Admission (no pre-sale, tickets available at the door)
$5/person, children 11 and under free
FREE EVENT for Gilmore Car Museum Members

The movie will be shown in the Gilmore Automotive Heritage Center Banquet Room. Run time is 1 hour 48 minutes, rated G. The Gilmore Cafe will be open and serving soda and popcorn for $1 each.

This movie event is licensed by Swank Productions.

Click to see event info.


Michigan Buggy Builders
38th Annual
Dune Buggy * ATVs * VWs * Trucks and more!
Trade Show & Swap Meet

or call (517) 402-1303

For more information, visit:

10:30 am until 4:00 pm
At the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan.

Over 300 Exhibitor Booths
* All the latest VW & Off Road Equipment & Accessories
* Exclusive New & Used Parts Deals
* Opportunity Prizes * Family Fun
* Always something new to see!
Custom Show Vehicles

If you want to buy or sell this is the place!
* Anyone can sign-up for a booth *
We also have an Indoor R/C Race Track for the Kids
Start the year off right and Attend the MBB Show!

General Admission $10.00 - Kids 12 & under are FREE!


Spring projects.

Additional Topics TBA

Chris Braden or Merritt Collins


Munk’s Motors
3080 Huron St. (M-59)
Waterford, Michigan

11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Vintage Tech Session
Things you should do when waking up your car after hibernation, and more.
Make this session your own: What do YOU want to learn? Let us know!
Lunch will be provided and a $10 donation is requested to benefit the MVVC.

RSVP here
or call 248.681.8081

Munk’s is located on M-59 (Huron St.) between Telegraph Road & Elizabeth Lake Road.

Click to see event info.


Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Festival

Dan Pierce
Wayne Burling

Ypsilanti, Riverside Park

The Festival is set for May 18 - 19, 2018, Y Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. As you can see this year we will be having a two day Festival, Saturday will be a slow slalom as we did last year, then we will return to Hotel for a Pizza Party and movie night.

Visit the Festival page often as we will be updating it as new information becomes available.

  05/24/2019 Buses by the Beach Bus Benefit Campout
May 24-27 (Memorial Day Weekend)


Camp Blodgett in West Olive, MI We 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!

Web site:


Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

Web site:

Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan

The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear returns to the Motor City June 1-3, 2019. 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.

  06/08/2019 Michigan VW Enthusiasts (MIVE), Motorstadt XVI

For more information, visit:

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


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 6th annual Deutsche Marques, and ALL German Auto Event on Saturday, July 6th! 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

  07/22/2019 All American Wayne Road Cruise Wayne Road, Westland, MI

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Concours d’Lemons Michigan 2019

The Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth, on a corner of the golf course that no one cares about. How fitting.

Concours d'Lemons brings Hoopties, Rust Buckets, Misfits, Mistakes and the worst of the automotive world to the Concours of the America's weekend in Michigan. The Concours d'Lemons Michigan will take place on July 27, 2019 at the Inn at St. John's. But hey at least we are on the property and on the green 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 isnt the show for you. Hagerty Insurance has has stepped in to add a shred of legitimacy to this farce so be sure to thank them for the laughs. 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. 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM Join us for our 41st Annual Concours d’Elegance of America, Sunday, July 28, 2019 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

9 am-5 pm

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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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.

  09/06/2019 Frankenmuth Auto Fest - September 6-8th

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Baseball Diamonds at the festival grounds in Frankenmuth, MI

Over 2500 classic cars, street rods, and muscle cars. Come enjoy a weekend of fun and entertainment for all ages.

Friday night Big Block Party on Main Street from 5pm - 10pm.

Saturday and Sunday view classic cars in Heritage Park 7am - 10pm.

Oldies fest dance in Harvey Kern Pavilion on Saturday from 7pm - Midnight.

Show Cars must be 1988 and older to register for the whole weekend; newer cars are allowed in the park Sunday only.


Orphan Car Show

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

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

Admission: Entrance to the event is $7 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 15. 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.