Vintage VW show draws thousands to campus

VW Bug photo

The owner of a vintage Bug, also known as a Type 1, with “patina” (behind) created a model of the vehicle right down to the rus …, uh, age spots. Photo gallery


The Cascade Kombis Vintage VW Club returned to Shoreline Community College on July 18, 2015 with their 34th Annual NW Vintage VW Car Show and Swap Meet.

The judged show that features vintage Volkswagens with air-cooled engines and the club runs a raffle with proceeds benefitting the automotive and manufacturing programs at Shoreline. Weather for the 2015 was clear and warm with a large turnout of entrants and crowd to see the variety of cars.

The swap meet is big draw for many of the collectors of these vintage vehicles. This year, the campus track was completely ringed with vendors selling everything from 50-year-old door handles to t-shirts and even one ready-to-go Bug-based dune buggy.

“We’re really happy to have Cascade Kombis and their show back on campus,” said Michael Boehm, Director – Dealer Services & Manufacturer Relations for Shoreline’s automotive technician training programs.


  1. There was also an outstanding vintage Volkswagen cruise-in at the University Village Burgermaster, on Friday evening, July seventeenth; the prequel to the show and swap meet.

    Thank you for not only allowing the Vintage VW show and swap meet to return to the Shoreline campus, but for a fine news article and photo gallery on it.

  2. jill says:

    Do you have any t-shirts for sale from the event?

    • says:

      Hi Jill, So sorry for the late response – we somehow didn’t see this comment! Shoreline just provides the space for the event, so we don’t have any merchandise from it. You can check with the Cascade Kombis club, who are the folks who organize and run the event: Good luck!

  3. Suzette says:

    How would I find out about the 35th Annual NW Vintage VW Car Show and Swap Meet in July 2016? I have a 1968 eriba puck trailer. It is made by VW in Germany. I also have lots of parts from inside because I remodeled it to fit my needs. Also I have a mobile juicery and would be interested in being present at the event.
    Please let me know.
    Thank you

    • says:

      Hi Suzette, I would stay tuned to They are the organizers of the event – we just (happily) provide the space, so they will be the best source of info for next year’s event. Of course, if they honor us by choosing us to host their event again next year, we’ll post it on our Twitter @shorelinecc and Facebook @shorelinecommunitycollege pages, so you can follow us on those sites to keep up to date as well.