San Diego Air Cooled 


San ​Diego Vintage VW Christmas Cruise 2020


NOTE: Meeting at Vee Parts (National City) at 8am Saturday to drive up to Target.

Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10 AM

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Upcoming Events for 2020

Our annual Christmas Cruise driving from Encinitas to Imperial Beach. Dedicated to Don Shingledecker. Bring unwrapped toys to benefit Toys For Tots.
Open to all vintage VWs.
Meet 10am at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas. Three stops in La Jolla, Fiesta Island, & Imperial Beach for lunch. Questions call Lee 760 845 8447.

Something to be proud of (Team Skye):
San Diego Air Cooled (SDAC) was contacted about a young man who was turning 21 and who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Shannon, the person behind all this originally just wanted a bunch of VWs to parade past the young man’s house in Birthday parade. Upon further digging and discussion with our insider, we realized that the ‘mark’ (his name is Skye) was really a VW guy and has a 69 bug that hasn’t run in a couple of years. That’s when we decided that we wanted to take a look at Skye’s car to see what it would take to repair it. On a beautiful Saturday morning, a team of SDAC’s board members and senior leadership made a trek to Skye’s house to assess his dub. With the team hard at work, within 30 minutes that little air cooled motor was running under its own power. Our club’s founder, Mario Pena, took the bug around the block for a test drive and diagnosed that the brakes needed some work and some of the electrical was needing attention. Thankfully, Mario had brought his tow bar and a friendly neighbor provided a drop hitch for our mechanic’s truck. Skye’s mom gave us carte blanche to take the car and work on it our mechanic’s (Cres Cortez) house. Once the bug was sitting under cover at Cres’, the tedious job of assessing, tuning and cleaning was underway. Eleven guys dedicated their time to make sure that Skye has a 21st birthday he’ll never forget. Many more people donated money to help pay for the parts need to tune up, change oil and provide the consumables needed to keep a 41-year-old car running like a top.
As of right now, still have his car. The plan is to give it back to him during the birthday parade past his house….and he doesn’t know he’s getting it back on his birthday, all he knows is that we took it. If you want to see his face when it comes down the street, I suggest that you join us on Saturday December 5thfor the parade past his house. We will meet at Vee Parts in National City at 9am and we will head north to Mira Mesa to start staging for the drive by.
Don’t miss this. VW Life.

To all my SDAC family. The San Diego stay-at-home order expires on May 1st. We would like to start the weekly meetings back up on Sunday (Santee) and Tuesday (Chula Vista).

Map and directions below. 

~Please maintain social distancing.

~Please wear face covering.

If you cannot follow those two rules, you will be asked to leave. Just because the Stay-at-home order is lifted doesn't mean we are don't battling COVID. Please be a responsible adult. See you Sunday and Tuesday.

George S.


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San Diego Air Cooled

East County Chapter

Sundays @ 9AM

@ Walmart in Santee

170 Town Center Parkway

​Santee CA 92071

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Don Shingledecker


Mail to address: PO Box 1203 Imperial Beach  CA. 91933

North County AirKool'D

Skye is turning 21! He was recently diagnosed with cancer. For his 21st Birthday we are asking the VW Community to come together and do a Birthday Cruise for this young VW Enthusiast! Help San Diego Air Cooled celebrate Skye and 21 years of life by cruising your VeeDub. Please message me for details. Darren Bruce.     VW FAMILY VW LIFE!!!

Here are the shows and events schedules that is either presented by San Diego Air Cooled or a show that we are directly supporting.                                     ~Hope to see you there~

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Weekly meeting every Tuesday & Sunday (see below for map & info)

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Meeting at Target in Mira Mesa at 10am 

Check the events page for more info or find us on Facebook.

Weekly meeting every Tuesday & Sunday (see below for map & info)

Sat Dec 12 

San Diego Air Cooled

Tuesdays @ 6pm 

@ Carl's Jr at Third / Moss in Chula Vista

996 3rd Av 

Chula Vista CA 91911