4th Annual “No Show” Vintage VW’s and Bicycles

Ragtop Split WindowI’m a huge air-cooled vdub nut at heart.  My first car was a 1972 Standard Beetle that I bought for $500.  With my dad’s help we turned it into a nice Cal-Looker with new bright Corvette yellow paint, black 8 spoke Empi’s, freshened heads and new interior kit.  I was even a member of the Wasatch Vintage Volkswagen Club for about a year until I sold that Bug to get wedding/honeymoon money.

On to this past Saturday, where I took my wife and 3 young sons to the No Show in Kaysville, Utah.  This was the 4th annual show and is put on my the Northern Utah VW Club.  I’ve been to the 2nd and 3rd annual shows as well.  This year’s show was at a new venue and it seemed bigger and better, with more cars and people.  This No Show is a laid back affair, just the style of VW owners.  They have a Hot Wheels track set up for the “kids” to race and the trophies are miniature vdub scenes using rusty hot wheels.  As we were driving up to the Show, we pulled off the freeway behind a sano beige custom bug with a mild exhaust.  I told my wife, “This show is going to make me want to buy an old VW”.  ha ha  Ya, I’ve already started searching for a Type 3 Squareback.

Kustom air-cooled VW with aluminum visor and a wood roof rack full of accesories


What’s your VW story?  I know many hot rodders start out owning air-cooled vdubs.  Leave a comment below, we’d love to hear your vdub stories, whether it was offroading escapades in a Baja Bug or your Beetle catching fire on the freeway.  Let’s hear ’em!

To see more pictures from the No Show, check out the No Show Picture Gallery.



Clean bright blue Karmann Ghia with a potent dual carb engineEarly bus letting in some air at the No ShowThe No Show Hot Wheels race track: Run whatchya Brung!