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Kom­bined VW Owner’s Club of Welling­ton started life as a Kombi club in Fe­bru­ary 1988, when a cou­ple of Welling­ton blokes with Kom­bis started to or­gan­ise some out­ings for the lo­cal Kombi own­ers. Over the years the club has grown to in­clude all air-cooled VW’s - and in fact any VW en­thu­si­ast is wel­come. Still ac­tive today, the club is go­ing through a resur­gence and now has a great mix of clas­sic VWs in the mem­ber­ship with as many Bee­tles as Kom­bis, and the odd beach buggy and 356 replica as well. With a reg­u­lar club night once a month, and nor­mally at least one or­gan­ised event a month - with re­cent events like movies (with dubs in), camp outs, tech­ni­cal paint care ses­sions, and an ex­cel­lent an­nual rally.

KVWOC is run pretty in­for­mally and there is a great mix of new and old - both in age and in terms of the VW scene. Con­tact vw@or­ for more info.


A small in­for­mal VW club with mem­bers from Pic­ton, Blen­heim, Nel­son and the sur­round­ing ar­eas. We hold monthly club events that vary in va­ri­ety to en­sure in­ter­est from all mem­bers of our club; from Sun­day cruises to overnight camps and vir­tu­ally ev­ery­thing in be­tween. Check out our web­site for de­tails.

We have ap­prox­i­mately 30 fam­i­lies in the club. The ve­hi­cles (VWs) range from 1956 Kombi to 2006 Golf GTI. Most of the club mem­bers ve­hi­cles are air cooled, but wa­ter cooled (more mod­ern) ve­hi­cles are also wel­come. We have sev­eral split win­dow Kom­bis, bay Kom­bis, Bee­tles, Karmann Ghias, bug­gies and Golfs.

One cou­ple shipped their 1977 Kombi to Eng­land last year and toured around 31 Coun­tries over 6 months, trav­el­ling 25,000 km be­fore ship­ping their beloved ve­hi­cle back to NZ re­ceiv­ing it 31 Dec 2012 eu­

For more in­for­ma­tion about us, go to­v­


Hawkes Bay Volkswagen Owner’s Club is an ever-grow­ing group of like-minded friendly peo­ple, who sim­ply share a pas­sion for any­thing VW. The club has been go­ing for a good few years now and cur­rently boasts over 80 mem­bers, young and old, made up of more than 20 fam­i­lies and in­clud­ing nu­mer­ous Ki­wis, a few Poms, a Welsh­man, an Ir­ish gal and even the odd Ger­man or two. Our mem­bers range from our 2 year old ‘Diddy Dub­ber’ Adam who bounces around in the back of the Bay to our Vet­eran, Lady Nola aged 92, who drives her­self around in her orig­i­nal im­mac­u­late Bee­tle!

We boast a wide range of clas­sic vdubs, with sev­eral mem­bers owning a hand­ful of dif­fer­ent dubs, in­clud­ing a good few split screens, sev­eral bays, nu­mer­ous Bee­tles – ovals and all, a gor­geous Kar­man Ghia, a cou­ple of beach bug­gies, a notch­back and a square back, a Baja, a Su­per Bee­tle and not for­get­ting the ‘Ambo’ and the ‘Wedgie’ to name but a few!

As a club we meet up at least twice a month. There is al­ways a cool VW cruise around the beau­ti­ful Bay with a va­ri­ety of des­ti­na­tions and gath­er­ings where we can end up do­ing all sorts from beach bon­fires to bush walks, from T-ball to af­ter­noon tea on a home­stead lawn. And then there’s our leg­endary club cam­pouts at Waimarama, Mahia, Mo­haka etc…not for­get­ting our monthly meet for a ca­sual chat and catch up at the lo­cal pub. We are very much a fam­ily club who host a va­ri­ety of events to suit all ages and al­ways have a great turn out from mem­bers young and old.

All of our days out, dubs and de­tails can be found on our club web­site at www.hawkes­bayvw­club.

A pair of oval win­dow Bee­tles at the 2012 VW Na­tion­als in Dunedin

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