Going on tour

Published on Wed, Aug 7, 2013
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On August 1, 20 vintage Volkswagons - Bugs, Buses, Vans, Things and Westfalias - set out from Marine Drive on a group journey to southern California.

Called a Treffen, which is German for meeting, the annual caravan of Volkswagon enthusiasts is celebrating its 15th anniversary by traveling from the Canadian border to the Mexican border.

Rick Copeland, who drives a Van, said he expects more people to join the group as it heads south. "We usually get around 50 people, and they come from all over. Right now there's a guy form Indiana, a couple from Texas, and a guy from Yakima," he said. "We all share a love of vintage Volkswagons."