Published on October 16th, 2014 | by Ryan Turner0
Show Coverage: 2014 Volktoberfest Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, October 11th, marked the 13th annual Annual Volktoberfest VW show Show and Swap Meet held by the Circle City Volkswagen Club (CCVW) in Fishers, Indiana. In its 13 years of existence, the this car show has steadily grown to one of the area’s best VW shows. Volktoberfest is not exclusive to air-cooled or water-cooled VWs; they also welcome Porsche, Audi, and even the occaisional Honda or motorcycle. In addition, they showcase a vast collection of vintage airplanes. This year, there was even a super nice Corvair ramp-bed pickup. It has a nice and relaxed atmosphere, plenty of great food and music, lots of cool prizes given out to attendees, and best of all – It’s FREE to enter your car.
CCVW was founded in 2001 and has steadily grown increased membership to 45 members in 2010 when Buck Bailey was elected President. Currently, they are 116 members strong and growing.
Through the efforts of CCVW President Buck Bailey, and many countless others, Volktoberfest has expanded from a show of under less than 100 cars in 2010 to over 325 cars in 2014. Two hundred and fifty of which were pre-registered, and numerous additional cars in the parking lot and parked way down along the road. (One of which was mine… parked waaaay down at the end because I arrived late and couldn’t get a good spot).
Arriving late, I missed out on some of the fun like ‘Get your car’s picture taken with a P-51 Mustang’ and the door prizes given out by the shows sponsors like including Tom Wood VW and Buggy Works. Late-comers like me still had plenty of time for fun, though. My two-year old son was hard to contain as I took pictures of cars. He kept trying to get into each car and check them out on the inside for me.
The atmosphere of the show was one of VW love and appreciation without any drama that some shows seem to have. The swap meet area was full of goodies just waiting to be had. The only downside was the bathroom line – which which was in the swap meet area. The more I stood in line, the more stuff I wanted to buy. Not a good thing when you already have over 40 VWs and basically 3 buildings full of parts, like I do. Well played CCVW… well played.
Some of the cars that stood out to me the most was were the super clean, baby- blue ‘81 Rabbit 4- door, the custom shorty VW Bus, a Ford- powered Vanagon camper, and the Judson powered Volksrod. Picking my favorite would be way too hard. Luckily I wasn’t a judge, but here are the official results from the judges.
Best of Show,196,Joe Cecil,69 VW Bus,Pearl white
Best Engine,229 ,Troy Julius,75 Beetle,Red
Best Paint,5,Rob Kempton,72 Super Beetle,Candy- Wild Cherry
Best Interior,257,Mark Richmond ,67 Ghia,Blue Pearl
Best Patina,277,Nate Trueblood,68 Beetle,Red / White
44,Scott Wilson ,74 Beetle,Barbados Blue Metallic
66,Scott Lauer,56 Beetle Ragtop ,Purple
196,Joe Cecil,69 VW Bus ,Pearl White
50,Dallas Strong,64 Beetle,Green
269,Jeff Wells,59 Beetle,Black
212,Nick Schiro ,73 Thing,Tan
113,Joe Colins,89 Street Rail,Silver / Black
290,Clyde Pennington,57 Beetle,Red / White
101,Darrell Gardner,65 Beetle,Orange / White
156,Jacob Willis,72 Beetle,Texas Yellow
151,Doug Willis,63 Beetle,Turkish
99,Mike Arnold,71 Beetle,Blue
146,Melissa Montgomery,63 Beetle,Polar White / Smoke Gray
Best of Show,115,Dave Smith,2013 T-Vert Beetle,White
Best Engine,239,Eric Ball,2009 MKV GTI,White
Best Paint,38,Brian Butler,2008 GTI,Black
Best Interior,117,Joshua Kinney,99 MKIV Jetta,Red
Best Patina,161,Jonathan Juillerat,87 Vanagon Wsty,Metallic Grey
38,Brian Butler,2008 GTI,Black
170,Alexis Schaefer,2009 Beetle,Black
58,Dillon Kempton,2009 Touareg,White
115,Dave Smith,2013 T-Vert Beetle,White
161,Jonathan Juillerat,87 Vanagon Wsty,Metallic Grey
226,Nick Smith,2007 MKV GTI,United Grey
227,Perry Mead,2004 MKIV GLI Jetta,Black Magic
215,Westin Ross,2003 GTI,Jazz Blue
80,Brock Bickford,2008 GTI,Black Magic
238,TJ Reed,MKVI GTI,Black Metallic
54,Kyle Shepherd,2008 R32,Blue
174,Serafin Jovet,2007 GTI Fahrenheit,Magma Orange
191,Matt Gray,1981 Rabbit,Lago Blue
Best of Show,185,Jordan Hesterhagen,2005 S4,Black
Runner Up,245,Mike Kelley,2005 S4,Black
Best of Show,171,Bob Stuck1989 944 T,Red
Runner Up,301,Trent Dufour,2003 911 Carrera,Red
The 14th Annual CCVW Volktoberfest 2015 Car Show / Swap Meet will be held on October 10th, 2015 at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport. If you are within a 3 or 4 hour driving distance from Indianapolis, I would strongly suggest you make put this show on your list calendar for next year. Honestly, even if you are farther away – plan to come,; you won’t be disappointed.
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Now, on with the pics!