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Our 2nd annual “Wharf Invasion” Vintage Volkswagen car show on Santa Cruz Wharf returns…

As always, limited spots available. These spots filled up quickly last year, so be sure to pre-register on our website once registration is open. We will have the link here on our website to register for the show.


•Registration is $35

for your Volkswagen and everyone in it.

Walk-ins: Always Free


•Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf

•Saturday, October 5th, 2024

•Santa Cruz, Ca from 8am-3pm

•Parking cars from 7am-9:30am

Open to all air-cooled Volkswagens

Please plan to arrive between 7am-9:30am on Saturday morning to get your VW parked. We would like to have all vehicles parked before the event start time of 10am.

If you want to park with your friends, group, or car club, please plan to meet up together before arriving at the wharf and drive down the wharf together.

There is plenty of local restaurants and shopping on the wharf and within walking distance. The wharf is also walking distance to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the historical West Cliff Lighthouse, and Downtown Santa Cruz.

We will have awards for different car classes.

If you would like to have a Vender/Sponsor spot at the event. Please contact us by email on the “contact us” page on the website.

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If you would like to donate to the event, we are 100% non-profit and recognized by the IRS of exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the code. Your donation will receive all the documentation for your taxes for filing your year end taxes. You can use the link below to

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We are a Northern California non-profit and we are Volkswagen car enthausiasts. We are planning a car show event with vintage air cooled Volkswagens parked on the Santa Cruz Wharf for the community to come and enjoy. This event will help raise money and food for local charities within the Santa Cruz county area.

Nothing goes better with “Santa Cruz” than some vintage Volkswagens.

We are working with the city of Santa Cruz to allow us to host this air-cooled Volkswagen car show event on the Santa Cruz wharf. This would be a one day event on a Saturday in October. This is our first year trying to create an event like this, and our goal is to turn it into an annual event held in the summer months of June or July. This year we will hold the event in October to allow us time for planning and also to help raising funding.

We are still working out all the details of the event with the city. We need to raise $6000 to host the event for the day at the wharf. We will be charging the car owner participants an entrance fee, which will raise money and we will be able to give back to local charities. Participants will also be able to bring in canned food for a discount on the entrance fee, which will go to the “Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County”

We would like to have the event open to the public for everyone to come spend the day in the Santa Cruz area and check out some beautiful vintage Volkswagen cars.

Air cooled Volkswagens have a personality and a style all their own. Each one is unique and different and they always put a smile on everyone’s faces around them and bring up some amazing memories for many individuals.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by this page and show interest in our event. We appreciate anything you can give or help with.

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