No matter what your VW interest is, there's something for everyone at the BUG-IN. Our 1/8th mile Drag Racing is action packed non-stop entertainment, running all throughout the afternoon. We have both a "stock" and "custom" participant judged car show with over 20 classes to choose from, which can sometimes attract over 500 cars. Vendors from all the top companies in the industry have displays in our "Manufactures Midway" located right behind the grand stands in the middle of all the action. Lastly, the Swap Meet at the BUG-IN  stretches over nearly half the parking lot, and could take you all afternoon just to walk.

The BUG-IN has all your Volkswagen needs in one event!



 Weekend Schedule 

Next Event:
June 19, 2022

  • Front Gate Opens @ 7:00 am

  • Tech Inspection Opens @ 7:00 am

  • Car Show Registration Opens @ 8:00 am

  • Drivers Meeting on Start Line @ 8:30 am

  • Racing Begins @ 9:30 am

  • Car Show Registration Closes @ 10:00 am

  • Tech Inspection Closes @ 10:30 am

  • Car Show Ballots Due @ 11:15 am

  • Car Show Awards @ 12:00 pm

  • Racing Awards @ 3:00 pm




Spectator Entry $20 
(kids 12 and under free)

Swap Meet Entry $40
(Includes car and driver)

Drag Race Entry $60
(Includes car and driver)

"All entry fees include (1) person"

"Parking is included in all entry fees"

Car Show Entry Free
(with paid spectator entry)

Vendor Display $150 
(contact us 2 weeks before event date)



500 Speedway Dr.
Irwindale Ca. 91706
(626) 358-1100



Hotel Info 

700 West Huntington Dr. - Monrovia, Ca. 91016

For Reservations click here or call 626-357-5211 

The Hotel is located aprox. 15 minutes from the race track

 Swap / Vendor Info  

Swap Meet Spaces are for Private Parties selling "used" parts only. Swap spaces are on a first come first serve basis.
A swap spot at the BUG-IN is $40
If you are a business or shop selling new or used parts, you will need to get a Vendor space.

Vendor Spaces are for Companies selling "new or  used" merchandise. Each space is $150, aprox 15’x20’ and will include a pass good for one (1) vehicle and two (2) spectators.. Any additional tickets can be purchased at the front gate for $20 each. All vendors will be let in between 5:30am and 6:30am to be given time to set-up their Display. After 6:30am, anyone entering will need to wait in the spectator line.

Periscope Enterprises
(714) 544-1759


 Car Show Info 

The BUG-IN is home to one of the largest VW Car Shows in the world. Sponsored by Wolfsburg West, all years and models of VWs are welcome to participate in the show no matter what your shape or size. No pre-Registration needed. The Car Show registration booth will be open from 8am-10am the morning of the event.

Each participant will receive a judging card, and asked to vote for one car in each class except the class they are entered in. Once completed, the judging card is returned to the car show registration booth, and the votes are counted. 

For each class there is a 1st place and Runner up plaque awarded.



Participant Judged Classes

A: Beetle - 1952 and Earlier Split Window
B: Beetle - 1953-1957 Oval Window
C: Beetle - 1958-1964
D: Beetle - 1965-1967
E: Beetle - 1968 and Later
F: Bus - 1961 and Earlier
G: Bus - 1962-1967
H: Bus - 1968 and Later
I: Type 3 - All Years (incl. T34)
J: Karmann Ghia - All Years
K: Thing - All Years
L: Manx and Buggy
M: Water Cooled
N: Special Interest


Special Awards picked by Car Show Staff
Best Patina
Best Display
Most Original
Best Engineered



 Racing Info 


Special Award$$$ 

$100 to Top Speed and $100 to Low ET of the Day! Sponsored by Rancho Performance

**All class winners will be eligible for the three rounds of eliminations to be run immediately after the last class final round.**

**Drag Racing is open to any Air-Cooled or Water-Cooled Volkswagen**

**Also a reminder - Mufflers are required at Irwindale**



Racing Classes of Competition

“TC”  Trophy Class Sportsman Bracket Racing open to any Volkswagen


"PP"  Powder Puff  Ladies Bracket Racing - Sponsored by Rancho Performance 
Contact Susy Herbert for more information or visit the Powderpuff Facebook Page

“PE”  Pro Eliminator 
Qualified Bracket Racing - Sponsored by TOA International
Contact Ron Fleming for more information or visit the Pro Eliminator Facebook Page

“SS”  Super Stock  Heads Up All Motor Racing - Sponsored by Jay Cee
Contact Anthony Chicca for more information or visit the Super Stock Facebook Page

Outlaw Turbo  Heads Up Unlimited Racing. - Sponsored by CB Performance
Contact John Meade for more information or visit the Outlaw Turbo Facebook Page

“RS”  Real Street  Heads-Up Street Car Racing - Sponsored by Chico Performance
Contact David Ruiz for more information or visit the Real Street Facebook Page

(minimum four (4) cars required to make a class)

**email our Race Director Ron Fleming with any Racing related questions**


The Triple Crown is a 3 race series held twice at the Hot VWs Drag Day, and once at BUG-IN.
For more information and class rules, please contact the class director by clicking their name above. 



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