Mark your calendars!

The 30th Annual Northwest Bug Run will be held on Saturday May 30th, 2015 at the Woodburn Dragstrip in Woodburn!

29th Annual Northwest Bug Run Results

Class First Place Second Place
Type 1 Split/Oval 46-57 Michael James
Brush Prairie, WA
1957 VW Beetle Oval Ragtop
Ashley Roscoe
Portland, OR
1950 VW Beetle
Type 1 Early 58-64 Steve Bianchi
1958 VW Beetle
Larry Cook
St Helens, OR
1959 VW Beetle
Type 1 Early 65-67 Joel Mitchell
Kennewick, WA
1966 VW Beetle
Angie Eastburn
St Helens, OR
1966 VW Beetle
Type 1 Late 68+ Nancy Stark
Salem, OR
1970 VW Beetle
Bob Stanton
Vancouver, WA
1969 VW Beetle
Type 1 Super Beetle Ryan Beckman
Poulsbo, WA
1974 Super Beetle
Esteban Arellano
Vancouver, WA
1973 Super Beetle
Type 1 Conv. Pre 70 Emma Marshall
Troutdale, OR
1969 Beetle Conv.
Type 1 Conv. 70-79 Michael Sandoz
Tigard, OR
1979 Beetle Conv.
Ken Parsons
Salem, OR
1979 Beetle Conv.
Type 2 Bus Early pre-67 Jed Peters
Canby, OR
1961 Bus 23 window
Timothy David Cook
Banks, OR
1961 Panel Bus
Type 2 Late 68+ Michael Shapiro
Spanaway, WA
1974 Bus
Chris Choma
Vancouver, WA
1971 Bus
Type 2 Single/Double Cab Jason & Sandy Hennig
Hillsboro, OR
1963 Double Cab
Deane Cooper
Terrebonne, OR
1959 Single Cab
Type 2 Camper Jason Kloser
Milwaukie, OR
1974 Westfalia
Cole Zuver
Hillsboro, OR
1964 Bus
Type 3 Paul Knupp
Roseburg, OR
1970 Squareback
Joel Piatt
Salem, OR
1965 Notchback
Ghia Don Bailey
McMinnville, OR
1967 Ghia
Lisa Meier-Sachs
Washougal, WA
1958 Ghia Conv.
Thing Brian Kellogg
Terrebonne, OR
1974 Thing
Don Eddy
Snohomish, WA
1973 Thing
Off Road/Race Scott Martin
Ashland, OR
1970 Baja
Don Hlarinka
St Helens, OR
1972 Baja
Special Interest Ren Wilson
Vancouver, WA
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
Rick McMahon
Klamath Falls, OR
1971 VW Beetle
VolksRod Colin & Judy Kohlmeyer
Gaston, OR
1968 Volksrod
Jerald Winfrey
Portland, OR
1965 Volksrod
A1 Kalin Gimbel
Dundee, OR
1978 VW Rabbit
Tyler Van Riper
Gresham, OR
1979 VW Rabbit
A2 Steven Baker
Hubbard, OR
1992 GTI
James Smith
Portland, OR
90 Golf
A3 Jesus Garcia
Portland, OR
1998 GTI
Jorge Cortes
Portland, OR
1998 GTI
A4 Eric Murray
Hillsboro, OR
2004 R32
Shawna Waterbury
Warren, OR
2003 GTI
A5 Clinton & Shauna Johnston
Warren, OR
2008 VW R32
Josh Anderson
Lake Oswego, OR
2008 GTI
A6+ Drew Tempelmeyer
Portland, OR
2013 GTI
Jay Brinegar
Salem, OR
2010 CC
New Beetle Ben Sands
Milwaukie, OR
2013 New Beetle 2.5
Dennis Brooks
Tigard, OR
1998 New Beetle Conv.
Scirocco/Corrado Paul Woodward
Cornelius, OR
90 Corrado
Mike & Paula Anderson
Beaverton, OR
1987 Scirocco
Passat/Audi Dustin Schuster
Portland, OR
2008 Audi RS4
Matt Curran
Aumsville, OR
2000 Passat

29th Annual Northwest Bug Run

6th Annual House of Ghia Open House & Cruise

28th Annual Northwest Bug Run results

Show & Shine Results

Joe Locicero Memorial Award Curtis Johnson
Vancouver, WA
1960 Porsche 356B
Rose City Volkster’s Choice Award Mike Crist
Portland, OR
1964 Beetle Convertible


Class 1st 2nd
Type 1 Split & Oval (‘46 to ‘57) John & Karen Mitchell Mark Wiltgen
Tigard, OR Portland, OR
1955 Beetle “Okrasa” 1956 Beetle Sunroof
Type 1 Early (‘58 to ‘64) Dennis Ghelfi Aaron Caviness
Welches, OR Federal Way, WA
62 Beetle Ragtop
Type 1 Early (‘65 to ‘67) Dana Olson Michael McLees
Springfield, OR Beavercreek, OR
1967 Beetle 1967 Beetle
Type 1 Late  (‘68 and newer) Bob Stanton Jeffrey Price
Vancouver, WA Seaside, OR
1969 Beetle 1968 Beetle
Type 1 Super Beetle (‘71 – ‘79) Ryan Beckman Esteban Arellano
Silverdale, WA
1974 Super Beetle
Type 1 Convertible Early (pre ‘70) Mike Crist #1503 – Need Owner Info
Portland, OR
1964 Beetle Convertible
Type 1 Convertible Late (‘70 – ‘79) Michael Sandoz Betty Johnson/Desiree Herrmann
Tigard, OR Gervais, OR
1979 Super Beetle Convertible 1978 Super Beetle Convertible
Type 2 Bus Early (pre ‘67) Jed Peters Ellie & Larry Winther
Canby, OR Kalama, WA
1961 VW Bus 65 Westfalia
Type 2 Bus Late (‘68 & later) Michael Shapiro Jason Kloser
Spanaway, WA Milwaukie, OR
1974 Bus 1974 Westfalia
Type 2 Single/Double Cab Peter McEllrath Chrs Scheuerman
Vancouver, WA Vernonia, OR
1968 Double Cab 1959 Single Cab
Type 3 Rick Christensen Courtney Stephenson
Beaverton, OR Vancouver, WA
1966 Type 34 1965 Notchback
Ghia Larry Govin Doris Bowman
Vancouver, WA Clackamas, OR
72 Ghia Convertible 68 Ghia
Thing Al Kakovich Don Eddy
Damascus, OR Snohomish, WA
1974 Thing 1973 Thing
Off-road/Race Rich Monize Todd Bly
Kelso, WA Portland, OR
1967 Baja 1968 Manx
Special Interest Paul Hornbeck Ron Blackledge
Grants Pass, OR Portland, OR
58 Rat Custom 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster Replica
Rat Rod Paul Hornbeck Troy Gordon
Grants Pass, OR
56 Rat Rod Pickup 68 VolksRod
A1 1974 to 1984 and Cabrio to ’93 (ex Scirocco) David Aronson Davin Tester
Milwaukie, OR Portland, OR
1982 Rabbit Pickup 1980 VW Caddy
A2 1985 to 1992 (ex Corrado) Timothy Sparks Alex Wells
Scappoose, OR Milwaukie, OR
1989 Jetta GLI 1992 Jetta
A3 1993 to 1999 Jesus Garcia Jeffery Hall
Portland, OR Beaverton, OR
1998 GTI 1998 GTI
A4 1999 to 2005 Shawna Waterbury Kim Tester
Warren, OR Portland, OR
2003 GTI 1.8T 2004 R32
A5 2006 to Present Clint Johnston Anival Gonzalez
Warren, OR Vancouver, WA
2008 R32 2008 R32
New Beetle Jesse Barnhart David Merry
Tacoma, WA Portland, OR
2007 New Beetle Convertible 2003 New Beetle
Scirocco & Corrado Paul Woodward Brandon Ward
Cornelius, OR Beaverton, OR
1993 Corrado SLC
Passat & Audi Patric Pici Jeremiah Hathcoat
Albany, OR Portland, OR
2010 CC Sport 2006 Audi A3
Special Interest Rick Pogue
Beaverton, OR
1985 Doka


Racing Results


Volkswagen Pro
W: Ron Dubay, Oregon City OR (’62 Baja) [.111] 15.566, 77.70 (13.19 dial).
R/U: James Schuchard, Port Orchard WA (’60 Beetle) – broke.
Semi’s: Ricky Elverud, Aloha OR.

Volkswagen Sportsman
W: Mike Canon, Salem OR (’72 Beetle) [.265] 10.901, 79.92 (14.60 dial).
R/U: Mike Baker, Springfield OR (’64 Beetle) [.050] 18.006, 77.72 (16.50 dial).
Semi’s: Brett Schroeder, Milwaukie OR.

VW Run Tuff
W: Bernd Arndt, Tigard OR (’93 Corrado) [.102] 11.968, 116.89 (11.81 dial).
R/U: Kali Wooldridge, La Center WA (’66 Bus) [.446] 21.764, 60.69 (21.99 dial).
Semi’s: Laura Horton, Camas WA; Jerry Caddell, Puyallup WA.


Burn-Out Contest

Winner:  Laura Horton

Runner-up: Jeremy Gillis

Blow-Up Motor lasted 4:58!

28th Annual Northwest Bug Run is this weekend!

28th Annual Northwest Bug Run is this weekend!



It is that time again!  Northwest Bug Run weekend is here!

On Friday May 31st – House of Ghia will have their 5th annual Open House/GTG/Sonic Cruise. Open to all classic air cooled VW’s. Bring the kids…..we will have free BBQ.   HoG address is 2719 19th st se Salem, Or There will be signs to follow.

Saturday June 1st is the day of the main event.

Gates open no later than 8am.

Car show registration until 11am.

Car show participant ballots due by noon.

Racing will start at 10am and wrap up by 4pm.

Wolfgang International will have their new dragster at the show – 950hp of nitro fueled fun!

There will be a blow-up motor contest and 50/50 raffle.

Finally we will have the always popular burn-out contest after racing finals.  Think you have what it takes to win?  $150 to the winner and $50 to the runner-up!



2013 Northwest Bug Run

The 28th Annual Northwest Bug Run will be held on Saturday June 1st, 2013 at the Woodburn Dragstrip (just south of Portland) in Woodburn, Oregon.


VW Car Show
VW Swap Meet
VW Drag Racing
Burn-out Contest with prizes
Blow-Up Motor (with proceeds to our annual Charity)


2012 Northwest Bug Run Show n’ Shine, Race and Burn-Out Contest Results

W: Ryan Jones, Gresham, OR (’84 Rabbit) .130, 12.463, 116.95 (12.40 dial).
R/U: Tim Schmidt, Portland, OR (’63 Bug) – foul.
Semi’s: Jimmy Bowes, Auburn, WA; Travis Matney, Vancouver, WA

W: Thomas Major, Salem, OR (’71 Bug) .013, 16.402, 79.37 (16.30 dial).
R/U: Laura Horton, Camas, WA (’67 Bug) .531, 15.538, 83.62 (15.60 dial).
Semi’s: Mike Canon, Salem, OR

Winner: Rick “E Racer” Elverud, Aloha, OR

Below is a listing of those that took either 1st or 2nd Place in the 27th Annual HM Motorsports VW Bug Run Car Show hosted by the Rose City Volksters.

Joe Locicero Memorial Award – Norman Wirth, Portland, OR
1964/69 VW/Porsche Manx

Rose City Volkster’s Choice Award – Ron & Debbie Chandler
Spanish Fork, Utah, 1962 VW Microbus

Type 1 Split & Oval (‘46 to ‘57)
1st Place: Matt Burgard, Milwaukie, OR, 1956 Beetle
2nd Place: John & Karen Mitchell, Tigard, OR, 1955 Beetle “Okrasa”

Type 1 Early (‘58 to ‘64)
1st Place: Justin Haberman, Milwaukie, OR, 1962 Beetle
2nd Place: Danny Gogue, 1958 Beetle Ragtop

Type 1 Early (‘65 to ‘67)
1st Place: Alan Beckel, Portland, OR, 1967 Beetle
2nd Place: Rich Thallheimer, Portland, OR, 1967 Beetle

Type 1 Late (‘68 and newer)
1st Place: Bob Stanton, Vancouver, WA,1969 Beetle
2nd Place: Mike & Nancy Stark, Salem, OR 1970 Beetle

Type 1 Super Beetle (‘71 – ‘79)
1st Place: Natalie Nordlund, Tacoma, WA, 1972 Super Beetle
2nd Place: Ryan Beckman, Port Townsend, WA, 1974 Super Beetle

Type 1 Convertible Early (pre ‘70)
1st Place: Mike Crist, Portland, OR, 1964 Beetle Convertible
2nd Place: Ryan Corno, Vancouver, WA, 1967 Beetle Convertible

Type 1 Convertible Late (‘70 – ‘79)
1st Place: Bob Atkeson, Gresham, OR, 1973 Super Beetle Convertible
2nd Place: Michael Sandoz, Tigard, OR, 1979 Super Beetle Convertible

Type 2 Bus Early (pre ‘67)
1st Place: Michael Iannuzzo, Yoncalla, OR, 1960 Bus 23 Window
2nd Place: Randy Lewis, Salem, OR, 1961 Bus

Type 2 Bus Late (‘68 & later)
1st Place: Tom & Debra Caldwell, Corbett, OR, 1975 Bus Westfalia
2nd Place: Michael Shapiro, Spanaway, OR, 1974 Bus

Type 2 Single/Double Cab
1st Place: Andrew Baudino, Spanaway, WA, 1969 Single Cab
2nd Place:Angelique Pankratz, Portland, OR 1970 Double Cab

Type 3
1st Place: Jake Sandor, Lakes Oswego, 1969 Squareback
2nd Place: Keegan Crivellone, Tigard, OR, 1963 Squareback

1st Place: Marcos Apodaca, Salem, OR 1965 Ghia
2nd Place: Steve Bechard, Redmond, OR, 1967 Ghia

1st Place: Brad James, 1973 Thing
2nd Place: Conrad Muhlhauser, Albany, OR, 1973 Thing

1st Place: Todd Bly, Portland, OR, 1968 Manx
2nd Place: Rich Monize, Longview, WA, 1967 Baja

Special Interest
1st Place: Mark Hollis, Vancouver, WA, 1937 Volkster

Rat Rod
1st Place: Brian Frank, Newberg, OR, 1962 Volksrod
2nd Place: Jerald Winifrey, Tigard, OR, 1965 Volksrod

A1 1974 to 1984 and Cabrio to ’93 (ex Scirocco)
1st Place: Tyler VanRiper, Gresham, OR, 1979 Rabbit
2nd Place: Kenny Beckwith, Beaverton, OR, 1978 Rabbit/Golf

A2 1985 to 1992 (ex Corrado)
1st Place: Marty McKee, Portland, OR, 1987 Jetta Coupe
2nd Place: Colin Kopetski, Portland, OR, 1989 GTI

A3 1993 to 1999
1st Place: Josh McCormick, Camas, WA, 1998 Jetta GLX
2nd Place: Jake Maguire, Aurora, OR 1996 Jetta

A4 1999 to 2005
1st Place: Mindy McCombs, Portland, OR, 2001 Jetta,
2nd Place: Jacob Durig, Salem, OR, 2004.5 Jetta MK4

A5 2006 to Present
1st Place: Johnston, Warren, OR, 2008 R32
2nd Place: Anival Gonzalez, Vancouver, WA, 2008 R32

Scirocco & Corrado
1st Place: Paul Woodward, Cornelius, OR, 1990 Corrado
2nd Place: Andrew Bogosian, Keizer, OR, 1992 Corrado SLC

Passat & Audi
1st Place: Tony Sanchez, Aloha, OR, 1977 Audi
2nd Place: Jeremiah Hathcoat, Portland, OR, 2001 Audi S4

Special Interest
1st Place: Chris Hamilton, 1990 Vanagon

Thanks Everyone!

The Northwest Bug Run was a huge success this year!
It was bright sunny NW day, and the crowds were bigger than ever.

The numbers are still out, but we had over 250 Show Cars this year.
Everything from early split windows, deluxe micro-buses, notches, to some wild Rat Rods and Turbo Watercooled A-Series.

Great Swap Meet and Double the Drag Racing!

Read more about the 2011 Event >

What is the Bug Run?

The Northwest Bug Run is one of largest VW Car Show / Swap Meets in the Northwest.
Presented by The Rose City Volksters of Portland, Oregon; The Annual Show is now in it’s 26th year, with thousands of people attending to swap, sell, drag race and view the hundreds of cars in the in the Car Show.

All Volkswagens of any year or model are welcome, and we have show classes for most all models!

From Aircooled Oval’s, early/late Type I’s, II’s, and III’s … to  Watercooled A-1/A-5,  Beetle’s and Passat…. You’ll see them all!

Come for the cars, even swap an few stories and parts… See you June 4 in Woodburn.