About the VVWCA

The Vintage Volkswagen Club of America (VVWCA) was founded in 1976 to serve as a network for vintage Volkswagen enthusiasts owning air-cooled cars and trucks. In the beginning, the first vintage Volkswagens were the early split rear window cars; hence our logo features a split rear window sedan. As this hobby grows older, more Volkswagen models qualify as vintage through the production of the last air-cooled Volkswagen convertible in 1979. The VVWCA also welcomes the water-cooled family from ’74–’93 now.  The VVWCA endeavors to assist all enthusiasts of vintage (and near to vintage) VWs in the historical, technical, and social aspects of this hobby.

In furtherance of the VVWCA‘s basic objectives, we have established this web site to serve as an international networking point for our members, chapter affiliated clubs–and you, the VW enthusiast! As of this writing, we have only outlined the basic structure of this page, so check back often to see how it evolves and to see the additional resources that we (our membership) will provide! The VVWCA celebrates over forty years of serving the VW enthusiast. As such, we are one of the oldest and largest “grassroots” Volkswagen clubs in existence, and the largest and oldest “vintage” Volkswagen club, with associated chapters nationwide. The VVWCA is a non-profit organization, run voluntarily by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts.

We invite all persons interested in vintage and near-to-vintage Volkswagens to join our club, and to seek-out your local chapter or VVWCA affiliate club. There are countless events that occur throughout the year which allow you to meet enthusiasts with similar VW interests and to provide the resources to help you enjoy your Volkswagen to the fullest degree.

The general objective of the Vintage Volkswagen Club of America is the furtherance and promotion of the following items through its members who are joined and mutually pledged to the VVWCA.

The enjoyment and sharing of goodwill and fellowship engendered by owning or showing interest in a vintage Volkswagen automobile, and/or related memorabilia, and engaging in such social or other events as may be agreeable to the membership. The interchange of ideas and suggestions with other Volkswagen clubs throughout the world and in such cooperation as may be mutually beneficial to their membership and ours within the VVWCA. The maintenance of the highest standards of restoration and operation of vintage Volkswagens by sharing and exchanging historical, technical, and mechanical information among the membership. The highest standards of courtesy and safety on the road and at any auto-related events.

WHAT WE DO The VVWCA is the source for information pertaining to out-of-production Volkswagens or any of those that have reached 25 years old or more. We serve as an international resource for those seeking information on air-cooled VWs. Volkswagen of America and other industry related magazines often refer to our club when they need information as well. We are the only source you’ll need if you’re planning to buy an old Volkswagen. Our members have been restoring Volkswagens for many years, and can provide you many resources for the preservation or restoration of your beloved car.

WHO CAN JOIN Although the VVWCA is primarily a vintage Volkswagen-orientated club we do not limit membership to just those people who own vintage Volkswagens. We allow anyone to join our organization. Your Volkswagen doesn’t have to be a bone-stock original model, nor does it have to be a show-winning Volkswagen. You don’t have to own a Volkswagen to be a member! The majority of our members are simply in the VVWCA because they love the cars! The VVWCA considers all Volkswagens over 25 years of age to be “vintage.”

Please visit the rest of our web site, and join the VVWCA today! You will be happy you did. Membership in the Vintage Volkswagen Club of America is FREE!. For this, you’ll receive 6 issues of our bi-monthly magazine by access via password or not, that’s to be decided yet, to the “Members Only” area of our website. You’ll also receive a wealth of information on Vintage Volkswagens that you won’t find anywhere else in our archive section! Come join us, won’t you?    

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