July 22

July 31

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Join for 10 Miles or 10 Days!

18th annual Treffen Cruise

Canada to Mexico!

July 22

July 31

thru

Join for 10 Miles or 10 Days!

18th annual Treffen Cruise

Canada to Mexico!

What is TREFFEN?

Treffen is German for "meeting," and in the spirit of meeting like minded vintage VW enthusiasts and making new friends, the KGPR / Airhead Parts crew has spent the past 17 years making Hwy1 Treffen the largest, most unique, and best vintage Volkswagen themed event in the United States.  It's a traveling Volkswagen carnival, with cruises, camp outs and car shows covering the entire length of the west coast in 10 days.  We put VW shows on in Washington and Oregon, as well as in Pacific Grove, Ventura, Channel Islands Harbor, and San Diego, California.  Every rear engine Volkswagen is invited for 10 miles or 10 days!  Sign up for updates on our 2016 plans at the bottom of this page.  We'll see you on the road!

2016 will mark 18 years of Treffen!  The HWY 1 Treffen started out as a Karmann Ghia only lunch cruise, and quickly became the largest annual gathering of Volkswagen Karmann Ghias in the world.

 

Word spread, and interest from owners of other vintage VW models grew.  In 2005, the decision was made to include all classic rear-engine VW models, celebrated with an 8000 mile cross-country cruise, following Route 66 from Los Angeles to Chicago, then on to the East Coast, then to Florida, and back on I-10.  100's of enthusiastic VW owners participated along the way.

 

2007 was the Treffen Desert to the Sea cruise, beginning with an evening vintage VW show on the Freemont Street boardwalk in Las Vegas, and ending the following day in Ventura, CA.

 

In 2008, the Hwy 1 cruise was born, with the route set between Ventura and Napa, traveling 1 all the way to the Golden Gate.

 

In 2009, we extended the route of the annual cruise, beginning at a vintage VW racing event in Portland, and ending at our annual Vintage VW Show in Channel Islands Harbor, one hour north of Los Angeles.  This marked the beginning of the now popular camp outs.

 

2012 found us again extending the route, all the way from the Canadian border to the Mexican border in a 10 day caravan of vintage VW lifestyle bliss.  The border to border aspect is a keeper, though we vary the route each year to keep it fresh and fun for the many returning Treffeneers.

 

Make plans now for July 2016.  Whether you can do 10 miles or 10 days, we look forward to seeing you on the road!