February 12, 2010

New Meetings, Dates, & Locations

Coffee and Cruisers
First Saturday of each month
6 - 9 AM
Caribou Coffee in Park Road Shopping Center
4327 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
We will be advertising this new gathering to, and inviting all makes and model cars to attend. The first Saturday meeting will be March 6. Hope to see you there. Spread the word to all of your friends who may enjoy bringing out their Vintage rides.

CTS #7 & Monkeynut VW Open House Party

The Charlotte Transporter Show # 7

Type 2s 1950-1979
Saturday May 15th 2010
gates open at 9am
Free admission for spectators,
$5 to show, includes swap if you are in an AC type 2.
$15 to swap if you are not in an AirCooled type 2, truck and trailers are welcome.
Restroom facilities will be available.
Local 1950's diner will be open for lunch.
Located at:
900 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, NC 28206
This is a large space that is across from a newer music venue. http://ncmusicfactory.com/

This year will be a little different, The Big Bug shootout show in Greensboro has been moved to the Sunday after CTS. There will be camping at the track as well as a host hotel.It should make for a good time on Saturday night.
The annual shop party that is usually held on Saturday night will be moved to Friday night. Same good fun, Fried chicken and BBQ, just one day closer.

This year the weekends events are as follows:

~Friday: the Annual Monkeynut VW open house party. 5pm to whenever
~Saturday: Charlotte Transporter Show 7
~Sunday: Big Bug Shootout #6 near Greensboro NC. Info at: http://www.kandlmotorsports.com/eventschedule.html

Facebook page for CTS:

Page for the open house:

February 04, 2010

Comments - Suggestions

We welcome any comments or suggestions. So if you have something to share or add, please do!

February 03, 2010

February MVWE / PTO Meeting - from Jake

Hi All,
With the new addition to my family, I have been a bit slow getting info out to the group. Our next cruise-in is next Wednesday, February 10th from 6:30-9:00pm. There was a great turnout last month with some good discussion about increasing the number and type of VW club related activities. To that end, I wanted to summarize some of the proposals and give you chance to bring your thoughts on these topics to the next week's cruise-in. Here they are:

* Folks were all in agreement that we should make an effort to take part in 3-4 events per year as a club, here were some suggestions (some of which we already do):
o Christmas toy drive up in Concord, December
o CTS/Big Bug Shootout weekend, May
o South 21 DriveIn Cruise-In/BBQ at Bill R's, August
o Fall Campout, October

* The suggestion was made to advertise the club's monthly Cruise-in with new fliers to be passed out to fellow enthusiasts around town and at shows. Scott has graciously drafted a prototype of the flier which is attached to this email - we welcome suggestions/edits

* Bill R. has graciously accepted to head the advertising effort for the upcoming CTS #7 show/Greensboro Bug-Out weekend in May. He will be soliciting for volunteer help in the coming months. Bring any ideas you have regarding these two events.

* A great new event idea was suggested for the coming 2010 year - "Dub's and Donuts" one Saturday morning a month (possibly the last Saturday of the month) from 6-8 am. This is modeled on similar events in other states that are very successful mainly because they get folks up and going on a weekend, without taking up the bulk of the day. Here are a few location suggestions, but I would welcome any other quirky, VW friendly location ideas that are centrally located for the region:
o Dunkin Donuts - corner of 6th and Graham, Downtown Charlotte
o Dunkin Donuts - South Blvd, between Camden and East, South End Charlotte
o Starbucks in the Cotswold Shopping Center

* The group is also interested if folks are satisfied with the current cruise-in location (The Roasting Company) or if you might have other suggestions for a meeting locations. Here are few preliminary alternative locations in Charlotte:
o Moe's Southwestern Grill on East Blvd, next to Brixx Pizza
o Phat Burrito at the corner of Camden and North Park Rd.
o Wolfman Pizza in the Cotswold Shopping Center

Please bring any other suggestions you might have and help make 2010 a grand new frontier for the local VW community!
See you next week...
Keep on v'dubbin,


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