December 14, 2011

Meeting tonight. 12/14/11

Hi All,
As the year is rapidly coming to a close, I wanted to remind you of our last VW Cruise-in tonight from 6:00-9 pm at the corner of Morehead and Freedom Blvds (Pinky's/Burger Co.).  We will be collecting canned food for the needy, so please bring along any you can spare.  We will also be planning our annual Holiday MVWE/PTO party as well as continuing our discussions of next year's events, including preliminary planning for CTS 9.  Hope to see you all on Wednesday night!
Happy Holidays,

November 30, 2011

Cars and Coffee this Saturday! 12/3/11

Northlake Mall 8am-11am ish. Good times. See you there.

November 07, 2011

Meeting this Wednesday Burger Co parking lot. 6-9

Hi All,
The November PTO/MVWE Cruise-In will be back at the Burger Co./Pinky's parking lot from 6-9 pm this Wednesday night.  If folks are passing through on their way to Bulli Brigade, stop in and grab a bite with us.  
Big News - The Spring Farmington Show is officially moved to May 20th, 2012 - the day after CTS9!
We are looking for a more scenic, shady, grassy, family friendly venue for CTS9 this year - if you have any suggestions, please bring them to the meeting this Wednesday.
Hope to see you there.
Keep on v-dubbin! 

November 01, 2011

Cars and Coffee this Saturday!

Hi All,
Just a reminder that the monthly Cars and Coffee event is happening this Saturday morning from ~8-11 am at Northlake Mall (Panera Bread parking lot) in Charlotte, NC.  With good weather will come 200-300 cars, so bring your VW out in the crisp Fall air and show it off!
Hope to see you out there...
Keep on v-dubbin'


October 19, 2011

Cars and Cabernet - Sat November 5th 2-4pm.

2nd Cars and Cabernet

Please come and enjoy some fine cars and fine wine courtesy of the Carolinas Region - Porsche Club of America and
the “D’Vine Wine Café”at Ballantyne Village

When : Saturday  Nov 5th starting from 2.00pm thru 4.00pm


Questions - call David Mather @ 704 771 9733


Spend an afternoon viewing some of the world’s greatest automobiles including Porsche, Ferrari and others. We also invite you to sample some fine wines & delicious appetizers courtesy of the “D’Vine Wine Café”

There will be designated, secure parking.

There will be a People’s Choice vote for the Best Car of the Day.

A Special Prize for the Best Car of the Day owner will be donated by Terry Miller, proprietor of the “D’Vine Wine Café ”

Ballantyne Village

14815 Ballantyne Village Way

Charlotte NC 28277


From Hwy 485 take exit 61B south on hwy 521
( Johnson Road ).

Continue thru traffic lights at Ballantyne Commons Parkway.

Take 1st right at next light onto Ballantyne Village Way

Take 1st right onto Costigan Lane, turn left until you see the sign for the event and the Porsches.

October 11, 2011

New Venue... Cruise-In this Wednesday - AT THE RIVERVIEW INN!

Hi All,
Just a friendly reminder that our monthly VW Cruise-In is this Wednesday from 6-9 pm.  We are going to change it up this month and join the all car cruise-in at the Riverview Inn.
This is a great old-school fish camp restaurant right on the banks of the Catawba River just 10 minutes from downtown Charlotte.  Big parking lot and fantastic seafood buffet if you are interested in such things!    Lots to talk about with Farmington and Bulli Brigade coming up soon.  Hope to see you there!
keep on v-dubbin'

September 21, 2011


Farmington Spring Event to be moved back to CTS weekend!

BBQ & Cruise-In to South 21 Details - FRIDAY OCTOBER 7, 2011

BBQ first at Bill's house then cruise on to South 21 in Matthews (off Independence Boulevard).
South 21 Cruise in usually brings in around 150 cars.

Friday, October 7th, from 4:30pm to 6:15pm.
At 6:15pm, we will organize to cruise to South 21 about 15 minutes away.

BBQ at Bill Rudie's house
701 Conestoga Dr. (settlers Landing)
Charlotte, NC  28270


Bill will supply all food, soft drinks and sides.

Just bring yourselves! If you can not make it to the BBQ, plan to meet up at South 21. 

South 21
11450 E. Independence Blvd.  (near 485 and Independence)
Matthews, NC  28105
Hours: 6-9pm.

Thanks goes to Bill Rudie for putting this event together, and hosting! 

September 16, 2011

PTO/MVWE BBQ and Matthews Cruise-In at South 21 - OCT 7th, 2011

Hi All,
New club event Friday, October 7th, 2011
South 21 Cruise with a BBQ at Bill Rudie's House
BBQ first from 4:30-6:15 BYOB, food will be provided (Thanks Bill!)
Address: 701 Conestoga Dr., Charlotte, NC 28270
Will head over to the South 21 location in Matthews (off Independence) directly after ~6:15 pm-9:00 pm
check it out at
Hope to see you there!
-- Jake

September 13, 2011

September MVWE/PTO Cruise-In this Wednesday 9/14/11

Hi All,
Just a friendly reminder that our monthly VW Cruise-In is coming up this Wednesday from 6-9 at the Burger Co. on the corner of Morehead and Freedom Blvds in Charlotte.  There are upcoming fall shows to plan discuss + Bill Rudie's club BBQ to plan.  Turnouts have been great, so come one, come all!  don't forget it is trivia night as well...
Hope to see you all there.
Keep on v-dubbin'


September 09, 2011

Euro Classica Show in Old Salem, NC this weekend 9/10/11

Hi All,
I just wanted to let you know of a relatively new event taking place this weekend.  It is called the Euro Classica and takes place in historic Old Salem, NC this Saturday morning.  Here is a link to the event web site
Last year was the first annual and had a very nice selection of early European cars on display - great venue as well.  If you are interested in caravaning up to the event (slowly) this weekend, I am leaving from the Einsteins Bagels on South Blvd at 8am and heading straight up I-77.  If you are running late, no problem, I'm sure you can catch up with an old 36 hp bus...!
Hope to see you there.
Keep on v-dubbin'

August 30, 2011

Reminder - Camping this weekend.

The semi annual camp out is this weekend. We will be there. Will you? Let us know you are coming, and we will get you the directions.

August 17, 2011

Fall Camp out - September 3-4.

Hi All,
The dates for the PTO/MVWE Fall camp out are set for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend (Sept 3-4).  Please pass the info along to fellow VW folks you think might enjoy this event.  As usual, we will plan on having a group Pot Latch dinner on Saturday night.  We will likely have a few smoked Pork Shoulders and some fresh NM Green Chile to get things started, so bring a favorite dish and spend the weekend in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. 

The location is Camp Swallett, Cedar Mountain, NC
features include a lake with canoes, big athletic field for camping and kickball, full common kitchen facilities, bathrooms (no showers), picnic shelter, bonfire, hiking, waterfalls, etc...

 Please RSVP in response to this email or via Facebook by August 31st.  Feel free to email with any questions, including directions.

Hope to see you there!

August 08, 2011

Meeting Wednesday August 10.

Hi All,
Don't forget, the August PTO/MVWE Cruise-in is this Wednesday night from 6-9 pm at the Burger Company at the corner of Freedom and Morehead in Charlotte. Lots of regional shows coming up on the horizon, as well as our own Fall Campout to plan.  Hope to see you all there!

Keep on v-dubbin'

July 19, 2011

Myrtle Beach Bus?

Is there anyone in the Myrtle Beach area that is interested in renting their bus for a family reunion photo shoot? Wednesday August 10. 6:30 pm. Let us know. We will send you the details.

July 12, 2011

MVWE/PTO Cruise-In this Wednesday and possible new local show!

Hi All,
Just a friendly reminder that the July MVWE/PTO Cruise-In is this Wednesday from 6:30-9:30 at the Burger Co. (Corner of Morehead and Freedom). Bring your trivia hat for the Burger Co.'s Trivia Show Down! 

Folks are making plans to attend VW Drag Night this weekend near Charleston, SC as well as High Country Bus Festival at the end of the month (  Missy, Lawson, and I will be out of town this time around, but we will see everybody in August! 

I was also contacted by Tom Mack regarding interest from the local/regional VW community in putting on a VW show in association with his Charlotte AutoFest held at Metrolina Expo in October (  He will cover the primary costs and advertising.  Bryan, Regina, and I have too much on our plate to run another show, but this is a fantastic opportunity to develop a second show in our area exactly 6 mo from the Charlotte Transporter Show.  Since most of the logistics would be covered by Tom Mack, the workload for the point person(s) would not likely be large, but it would be a commitment.  We have several folks who have already offered to help out.  Tom needs a commitment this week in order to initiate advertising.  Send me an email or give me a call ASAP if you are interested in this opportunity at any level. 
Thanks in advance for the consideration.
Keep on v-dubbin'


June 07, 2011

Meeting tomorrow 6/8/11

Hi All,
I wanted to remind everyone that the monthly PTO/MVWE Cruise-In is this Wednesday night from 6:30-9:30 at the Burger Company (corner of Freedom and Morehead).  Don't forget, its Trivia Night as well, so bring your bone up on your useless info and you could win big prizes...!  There will be some discussion of upcoming car events in and around Charlotte as well as a BBQ hosted by Bill Rudie.  My wife and I will be celebrating our anniversary that night, so I will have to excuse myself for not being able to make it, but I trust the group will carry on without me...even with trivia.
Should be great weather, so hoping for a big turnout.
Keep on v-dubbin'


June 03, 2011

Cars and Coffee this weekend.

Hi All,
I think we have all just about recovered from another very successful CTS weekend...  A big thanks to everyone that attended and helped out with the many aspects of the weekends events.  The Friday night Monkey Nut party was a hit as usual and to my knowledge no one was arrested!  We had over 70 VW buses at the show on Saturday and thanks to Matties diner for keeping folks well fed and providing some refuge from the heat.  A big thanks to John Harper for again generously opening up his shop/collection for a great after show BBQ.  Finally, thanks to SEVWA for putting on a nice event Sunday at Piedmont Dragway with a little of everything VW on display.  We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and we are looking forward to May 19th, 2012 for CTS #9!  There may even be trees and grass involved next's hoping.

Also, Just a friendly reminder that the monthly Cars and Coffee event will take place this Saturday morning from 8-11 am at the Northlake Mall Panera Bread parking lot.  Get there early as this is sure to big a well attended event with lots of crazy cars on display. 
Hope to see you there in your VW!

Keep on v-dubbin'

May 17, 2011

MVWE / PTO on Facebook

Check us out, and "LIKE" the page!!/pages/MVWE-PTO/189000881120631

Charlotte Transporter Show also has its on Facebook page!/event.php?eid=161555833882637

Also check out Monkey Nut VW on Facebook too!!/pages/MonkeyNut-VW/146775432011426

Great meeting turn out!

Hi All,

What a great turnout last night for the MVWE/PTO cruise-in - full tables, lots of food, good friends, and even Trivia...! Thanks to all who volunteered to help with next weekend's CTS events. In discussing our needs, we found that we are still lacking orange cones and caution tape to mark off parking at the show space. We only need these items for Saturday and will happily return them once the even is over. If anyone has access to these items and is willing to loan them out for the event, let me know. We very much appreciate it and look forward to seeing everyone at the Monkey Nut shop party next Friday night!


May 04, 2011

CTS 8 Weekend starts Friday May 20th.

Check out the CTS link on

Also be sure to check out the Greensboro Event thread

Cars and Coffee this Saturday! 5/7/11

Hi All,
Had a great turnout at last weekend's Circle Yer Wagens show in TN - awesome weather, nice cars, good company.
A reminder that the Charlotte Transporter Show is less than 3 weeks away...plan accordingly!
In the meantime, plan on attending Cars and Coffee this Saturday morning from 7-10 am at Northlake Mall - there should be good weather and a HUGE turnout!
Also, check out the Upstate VW Spring Fling Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Vic Bailey Volkswagen, 2200 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307 from 9am-6pm.
A number of Charlotte area folks are planning to head down and support this local show.
Keep on v-dubbin'

- Jake

April 12, 2011

Meeting this Wednesday 4/13/11

Hi All,
It's that time again!  After a good Farmington Show weekend, the PTO/MVWE Cruise-In is slated for this Wednesday evening from 6-9 pm at the corner of Morehead and Freedom.  Folks typically park in the big lot near the northeast corner and the group makes the call on getting some food at Pinky's Westside Grill or the Burger Co.  Plans for the May Charlotte Transporter Show are coming together and the huge Bug-a-palooza in Chattanooga, TN is this weekend.  Come show off your AutoFair finds this Wednesday night - hope to see you there...
Keep on v-dubbin'


April 07, 2011

Farmington this SUNDAY!! 4/10/11

Hi All,
I wanted to send out a reminder to all the local VW folks about a number of events going on this week/weekend.
Hope to see you at any or all of these events!
Keep on v-dubbin',

March 28, 2011

January 13, 2011

Meeting re-scheduled for January- NOW 1/19/11

We hope everyone stayed warm and safe during the ice & snow event. 

The meeting is rescheduled to next Wednesday. See you then!