Friday, 01 December 2023

VWs shine in Lakeport show

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Craig Smith of Citrus Heights brought his 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. The cars were relatively low-cost, sporty cars that were meticulously assembled by the West German coachbuilder Karmann and designed by the Italian styling house, Ghia, according to a vehicle history. The sheet metal was largely shaped using large wooden bucks and specialized hand tools as opposed to massive form stamping machines. Photo by Harold LaBonte.

 


LAKEPORT – Volkswagen fans and car lovers in general braved Saturday's hot temperatures to visit downtown Lakeport for the VW Show and Shine.


The annual vintage Volkwagen car show, held at Library Park, is sponsored by the Silver Circle Chapter of the Vintage Volkswagen Club of America .


About 50 cars participated in this year's show, with everything from sporty Karmann Ghias to Beetles to VW vans on display along Park Street.


Car owners and visitors alike grabbed whatever shade they could in between looking at the vehicles.


Another show and shine event is scheduled in Clearlake's Austin Park in August.


Harold LaBonte contributed to this report.

 

 

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A 1967 Volkswagen bus, ready for its next road trip. Photo by Harold LaBonte.
 

 

 

 

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At left, the 1979 VW Beetle convertible owned by Dawn Blaine of Round Mountain. Photo by Harold LaBonte.
 

 

 

 

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Beetles lined Park Street on Saturday, June 27, 2009, as part of the VW Show and Shine. Photo by Harold LaBonte.

 

 

 

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About 50 cars were entered in this year's event. Photo by Harold LaBonte.
 


 

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