Southern California Vintage VW Treffen
After visiting events in Germany like Bad Camberg and Hessisch Oldendorf, we wanted to bring an old German atmosphere together with strictly Vintage Volkswagens. The So Cal Vintage Treffen is limited to 1961 and earlier "small taillight" Beetles and Busses, 1959 and earlier "low light" Karmann Ghias, Military Vehicles and early coachbuilts. Our first event held in September 2007 turned out to be a big success, and the plan is to hold it every other year opposite the Solvang Vintage Meet put on by the Golden Gate Chapter of the VVWCA. So if you have an old VW collecting dust in the garage and you want to show it off, or if you're just looking for an excuse to have an authentic German Bratwurst and beer... the So Cal Vintage Treffen is just the place for you.
(kids 12 and under free)
(Includes 1 vehicle and Driver)
(Includes 1 vehicle and driver )
RVA Cruise night
The Rare Vintage Air VW club hosts a Friday night Cruise night. This is a special display of cars open to any aircooled Volkswagen.
Starts @ 4pm
Del Taco Parking lot
So Cal Vintage VW Treffen
Gates Opens @ 7:00 am
Car Show Registration Opens @ 8:00am
German Food Truck arrives @ 9:00am
Show Judging ends @ 11:00 am
Car Show Awards @ 1:00 pm
*Same Location for 2025*
Lakeview Park is set in the hills above Orange County, overlooking Irvine Lake. This exclusive property houses ample, shaded seating and plenty of parking. Whispering Pines accent the unique tiered landscaping that gives guests expansive views.
We do not have an official Host Hotel for the Treffen. The Lakeview Park is located in a rural area of Orange County near Irvine Lake. Unfortunately there are no hotels in the immediate area. Your best best bet for a quality Hotel is to book near Disneyland. Hotels in that area are aprox. 20 miles from Wolfsburg West where the Saturday Rallye begins, and 15 miles from Lakeview Park for Sunday's Treffen.
Swap Meet and Vendors
A swap spot at the Treffen is for private parties selling "used" parts only. Each space is $45 per vehicle and includes driver admission.
Trailer = 2nd vehicle
Swap spaces are sold on a first come first serve basis Sunday morning.
Vendor Spaces are for Companies selling "new or used" merchandise. Each space is $150, aprox 20'x20’ and includes entry for one (1) vehicle and two (2) spectators.
Vendors must be pre-registered at least 2 weeks before the event.
1961 and earlier Beetles and Buses
1959 and earlier Karmann Ghias
1961 and earlier Coachbuilts
1961 and earlier Military Vehicles
1959 and earlier Porsche 356 A/pre-A Vehicles
The So-Cal Vintage Treffen is limited to the first 200 cars registered. This event in particular is specifically for 1961 and earlier "Small Taillight" Beetles and Buses, 1959 and earlier "low light" Karmann Ghias, WWII Military, early VW Coachbuilts and Porsche 356 A and pre-A vehicles. Because of our limited room at the Lakeview Park, we have to limit the vehicle count to 200. If there are spots available after pre-registration closes, we will take entries the day of the event until our maximum capacity is reached.
$75 Deluxe entry
This entry includes one (1) person and one (1) vehicle. Any passengers in the vehicle will need to purchase an additional Spectator entry for $15. For your Deluxe Entry you will be included in the Judged portion of the event and receive the "Wolfsburg West Goodie Bag" including the limited edition, numbered car badge and dash plaque. If you have entered in a previous Treffen event and would like the same number as before, that can be arranged. You will also have the option to load in early on Saturday afternoon between 5pm and 6pm and pre-stage your show vehicle.
Lakeview Park will have overnight Security
No Camping allowed Saturday evening
For 2025 we will be showcasing ?????
A1 Split Window - 1949 and earlier
A2 Split Window - 1950 to October 1952
A3 Split Window - Zwitter October 52' to March 53'
A4 Split Window - Convertible (Karmann and Hebmuller)
B1 Oval Window Sedan - April 1953 to 1955
B2 Oval Window Sedan - 1956 to 1957
B3 Oval Window Sunroof - All Years
B4 Oval Window Convertible - All Years
C1 Beetle Sedan - 1958 to 1961
C2 Beetle Sunroof - 1958 to 1961
C3 Beetle Convertible - 1958 to 1961
D1 Karmann Ghia - 1959 and earlier
E1 Bus Passenger Barndoor - Feb 55' and earlier
E2 Bus Commercial Barndoor - Feb 55' and earlier
E3 Bus Passenger - March 55' to 1961
E4 Bus Commercial - March 55' to 1961
F1 Unrestored - Beetle, Bus, Ghia
G1 Coachbuilt - 1961 and earlier
G2 Porsche 356 A and earlier
G3 Military - 1961 and earlier
Plus special awards for:
- Oldest Vehicle
- Longest Distance Traveled
- Most Original Vehicle
- Best Vehicle Display
- "Kircher" Memorial award picked by the Event Promoter