You could hear a collective sigh of relief as Mother Nature provided a break from the rain in time for the 25th Annual Northwest Bug Run. The week prior to the Bug Run is typically spent getting project cars finished up, swap parts loaded, and travel plans made. By Friday afternoon – it became obvious that the weather was going to give us a break. The Woodburn Dragstrip crew spent most of the day and night pumping inches of water out of the fields and track. The hard work paid off as almost every VW owner in Oregon and Washington had cabin fever and started lining up by 6am.

At 6:30, the gates were opened and a flood of a different sort resulted. Hundreds of swap meet sellers, show and shine participants, racers, and enthusiasts filled the facility. There were plenty of great deals to be obtained in the swap meet (one of the largest in the Northwest) and racing started shortly after opening. An outstanding assortment of VWs made their way to the show and shine area – from immaculate restorations to full-blown customs.

Squareback at Car Show

Volunteers from the Children’s Cancer Association provided valuable assistance with the show by manning the blow-up motor boards, assisting with registration, and parking cars. The CCA were the beneficiaries of the proceeds from the blow-up motor and the 50/50 raffle. In addition, the Rose City Volksters made a matching donation to this worthy cause.

This year the NW Bug Run had a burn-out contest. There were three cars that entered this year with “Ricky Racer” in his ’56 Beetle claiming the cash prize.


Event Photos

Browse our gallery of show pictures in the 2010 Photo Album


2010 Northwest Bug Run Show & Shine Results

Model Place Owner Year/Model
Type 1 Split & Oval (’46 to ’57) 1st
Ashley Roscoe 1950 Beetle
Andrew Baudino 1954 Beetle
Type 1 Early (’57 to ’67) 1st
Curt Kolar 1962 Beetle
Alan Beckel 1967 Beetle
Type 1 Late (’68 and newer) 1st
Trevor Ritacco 1971 Beetle
Kelley DeAmaral 1974 Beetle
Type 1 Convertible Early (pre ’70) 1st
Ryan Corno 1967 Beetle Convertible
Danny Gogue 1969 Beetle Convertible
Type 1 Convertible Late (’70 – ’79) 1st
Wendy McElhose 1979 Beetle Convertible
Tangee Holub 1977 Beetle Convertible
Type 2 Bus Early (pre ’67) 1st Jed Peters 1961 Bus (23 window)
Shawn Madison 1963 Bus
Type 2 Bus Late (’68 & later) 1st
Gregg Hill 1968 Bus
Chanielle Hohub 1978 Bus
Type 2 Single/Double Cab 1st
Mike Johnson 1967 Double Cab
Larry Cook 1966 Double Cab
Type 3 1st
Jason McKee1967 Squareback
Sarah Medeiros 1968 Squareback
Ghia 1st
Jason Smith 1963 Ghia
Scott Zographos 1969 Ghia
Thing 1st
Jeff & Dave Campbell 1974 Thing
Joe & Stella Struad 1974 Thing
Off-road/Race 1st
Brain Watson 1975 Offroad
Jerry Larkin 1969 Baja
Custom 1st
Mark Hollis 1967 Beetle
Bruce Freddriksen 1958 Beetle Ragtop
Special Interest 1st
Trevin Kaiser 1964 Manx
Delbert Svnsn 1971 “Chia” Bug
Rat Rod 1st
Brian & Sally Frank 1962 Rat Rod
Scott Clark 1970 Rat Rod
A1 1974 to 1984 and Cabrio to ’93 (ex Scirocco) 1st
Graham Hall 1976 Rabbit
Chris Sample 1984 GTI
A2 1985 to 1992 (ex Corrado) 1st
Colin Kopetski 1989 GTI
Ben Foran1987
A3 1993 to 1999 1st Jacob Helms 1997 Jetta
A4 1999 to 2005 1st Jennifer Salo 2004 R-32
Scirocco & Corrado 1st JR Swan 1983 Scirocco
Passat & Audi 1st
Brien Bennet 1997 Audi
Austin Staunton 2003 Audi A4
Special Interest 1st Ryan Hogan 1999 Porsche 911
Volkster’s Choice Mark Hollis 1967 Beetle Pickup
Joe Locicero Allen Morgan 2001 Sandrail


2010 Northwest Bug Run Race Results

VW Pro
W: Tim Schmidt, Portland, OR (‘63 VW Bug) .046, 13.108, 95.37 (12.90 dial).
R/U: Joey Felix, McMinnville, OR (‘84 Scirocco) -.015, 14.243, 85.48 (13.65 dial).
Semi’s: John Morris, Port Orchard, WA (‘57 Bug); Jesse Severson, Seattle, WA (’59 VW Buggy)

Sportsman “A”

W: Carissa Duhrkoop, Portland OR (’03 GTI) .122, 15.429, 87.77 (15.25 dial)
R/U: Mike Canon, Salem OR (’72 VW) .334, 14.872, 86.76 (14.80 dial)
Semi’s: Eldon Mossberger, Salem OR (’03 Jetta)

Sportsman “B”

W: Dave Bench, Woodburn OR (‘56 Beetle) .039, 14.784, 83.78 (14.65 dial).
R/U: Clint Heffernan, Tacoma WA (‘57 Beetle) .0167, 14.611, 88.34 (14.55 dial).
Semi’s: Matt Hogan, Kelso WA (‘66 Sand Flea)

VW Drag Racing!