From sporty to sleek to casual camper to off-the-wall, the fifth North Olympic Volks Fair on Aug. 28 brought an array of Volkswagen owners and their vehicles to 7 Cedars Casino.
David Louden, president of the Strait Air Volksgruppe, said the car show and swap meet was the biggest yet with more than 50 vehicles participating.
He said Volkswagen’s appeal to collectors remains their simplicity and that they are inexpensive to operate. His wife, Francie Louden, agreed and added “cute.”
High gas mileage remains the vehicle’s big draw, too, they said.
“It’s more smiles per miles,” Dave Louden joked.
Paul Meyer of Diamond Point said there are a lot of multiple bug owners. He’s on his third Beetle and pulls one behind his motor home on trips.
Stevie Archer of Gorst said she’s owned her 1973 Super Beetle for three years and built it herself. She fell in love with Volkswagen Beetles when her dad brought one home. Archer has gone on to own five in her lifetime.