Our next meeting
October 17th 7:00 PM at Pizza Man Restaurant in Eagle River. Map
In reserving a meeting room, the folks at Pizzaman said it is best to pre-order your food as their busy time is generally 5 to 8 PM. During Pizza Man's busy time, it's not uncommon for a pizza pie to take an hour. With that in mind, call Pizza Man anytime on Monday or early on Tuesday. Let them know you are with AACVW Club, and that you would like to preorder a meal to be ready at 7:00 PM, Tuesday the 17th. Pizza Man's number is 907-694-3777.
Also, please remember that at this month's meeting we'll be trying a new game called "Stump the Club". Get creative, do some research, and bring your best three VW trivia questions, maybe you can stump the club!
Finally, many thanks to the folks that showed off their favorite VW literature at September's meeting. It's always interesting to see the vintage VW literature.
We'll keep thinking of other fun show-and-tell type activities and games for the club meetings. If you happen to have a fun idea for a game or activity, please let us know - we're all about the fun!
Big Fat Buddah and overnight camping at Arctic Valley, Thursday, June 1st.
Family Reunion Car Show 10 AM to 4 PM, Saturday, June 17th at Diamond Center.
Wolfsburg and Autostadt presentation, Tuesday, June 20 7:00 PM at Kay's Family Restaurant.
Ice Cream Run, Tuesday, July 18th starting at Kay's Restaurant 7:00 PM.
AACVW Birthday Party & Poker Run, Tuesday, August 15th.
Officer nominations Tuesday, Nov 21, Kay's Family Restaurant 7:00 PM.
Holiday Party and club elections, Tuesday, December 19, Kay's Family Restaurant.
VDubs at The Pub
The upcoming Bug Movie at Bear Tooth is on hold (still in production) at the moment, and more details to come when we hear more. When we do, we will update our web site and Facebook page, and send a notice to those on our email subscriber list.
The Bug Movie trailer from Firewater Film Company on Vimeo.
Midnight Sun Street Rod Association
Thursday Night Cruize
Join the MSSRA on Thursday nights, they start at the Sears Mall parking lot and end up at different locations. Check their website for updates.
AACVWs is on Facebook
Become a fan and let everyone know where the air-cooled crowd hangs out.
Also if you're on FACEBOOK, look into the Volkswagen Preservation Society of Alaska, great, active public forum to stay connected locally with all VW heads and beyond!
Past News & Events
2015 VW Family Reunion
10th Annual Volkswagen Family Reunion on June 20th, 2015 at the Dimond
Center Mall was a great time for all. We had some incredible cars on
display, awards for VW, Audi, Porsche, and best "beater", and door
prizes available throughout the day. Click here for photos of last year's event!
2014 VW Family Reunion - June 14th
Everyone had a great time at the 9th Annual Volkswagen Family Reunion at the The Mall at Sears
on June 14th 2014. We had some incredible cars on display, awards for
VW, Audi, Porsche, and best "beater", and door prizes were available
throughout the day. Click here for photos of last year's event!
VDubs at the Pub, Take 2.5
Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 1pm
The movie was canceled at the last minute due to a power outtage, but it's been rescheduled for Sept 21st at 1pm!
Bear Tooth Theatrepub presents along with Arctic Air Cooled VW Club, a special Screening of the movie: Circle The Wagen
a film directed by Ryan Steven Green. Get your tickets now at Bear
Tooth Theatrepub (1230 W. 27th Anchorage, AK 99503), only $4 GA/ $5.50
Reserved. More info:
This is a feature-length buddy/roadtrip/docu-dramedy that follows Dave,
an idealistic adventurer and automotive ne‚€™er-do-well, and his
convivial co-pilot Charlie ‚€“ on their journey down Route 66 in a baby
blue 1972 VW bus. Through mishaps and murals, gasoline baths and
breakdowns, the two discover a teeming underground of vintage VW
diehards willing to help save ‚€œThe Croc‚€ from the scrap heap and
rally her beleaguered owner on to California.
VDubs at The Pub
Our first movie event was held at the Bear Tooth Theatre Pub, May 31st
2014, with live musical entertainment by AACVW's very own Jared Woods,
and featuring the movie "The Bus" by Damon Ristau. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed some great food and drink.
2011 VW Family Reunion
year's event was again at the Dimond Center Mall parking lot near
O'Brady's, between 10 am and 4 pm, and it was a lot of fun as usual
with plenty of sweet rides and nice people.
thanks to Dimond center for going way beyond our expectations with
awards and providing a great spot to show all of our cars, and Morrison
Auto group for awards.
As AACVW President, I’d like to make a special note of thanks and
Appreciation to the following members who went the extra mile!
- John Adamson - who kept this show on track and pulled all the loose strings to make it a success
- Ted Beilman - helping register, print, and keep things going smooth throughout the day
- Nick Wallette - our sound and audio guy
- Greg ‘Doc’ Kalal - for showing his Beetle in the Dimond Center a week prior to the show
- Mike Brown - for showing his Manx in the Dimond Center a week prior to the show
- Pat Clark for updating the flyer and promoting
a huge thanks goes to those who showed up from AKEURO, and Alaska
Chapter Porsche Club of America, and ALL those from Arctic Air-cooled
VW’s and of course to all those enthusiast who came just to support the
Thanks to all those who made it out for another successful Arctic Air-cooled VW family reunion!
- Peoples choice Best Audi - Andrew Metcalf with his 2003 Audi A4
- Peoples choice Best Porsche - Pat Haugh with his 1957 Beck Speedster
- Peoples choice Best VW - Jerry Ulmer with his 1963 Type 1 Beetle
- Furthest travelled - which I believe was A.A.C. VW’s Member Sam Taylor with his 1962 Single Cab Bus from Copper Center, Alaska.
If you have any photos you’d like to add to our online album please send them to
Arctic Air-cooled VW’s President
click to enlarge
Aussie in Alaska
Volkswagen Club of Western Australia has run a nice article about
Clayton (owned by Greg Wilkinson) in their May-June 2010 issue of Via
West, and they put his smiling face (and classic Alaskan license plate)
on the cover! Way to go Clayton, and congrats, Greg!
Click here to check it out!
AACVWs twice published in VW magazines!
• Dunebuggies and Hot VWs - January 2006.
• VolksWorld - February 2004
Mike Brown is organizing a new chapter of the AACVW...the
AORVWs (Arctic Off-Road VWs) for all you off-road enthusiasts. The
AORVWs will be planning off-road and camping trips throughout the
summer...so watch for announcements.