SDAC Steering Committee  Members that work on keeping SDAC well tuned up

President 2002- 2019

Mario Peña Machado (Founder)


Club History 

San Diego Air Cooled was once the Tijuana VOLKSWAGEN Air Cooled Car Club​

Founded in 2002, the TJ Aircooled VW Car club was the premier VW club in the Mexican border town.  In 2006, the TJ VW Air-Cooled Car club moved it's home to sunny San Diego and became the San Diego Air Cooled VW Club.  We've been growing ever since.

Founder: Mario Peña Machado


A.B.L.E. Club of Southwestern College

Aircooled Fiesta Car Show every May

 Our annual Aircooled Fiesta show directly benefits the ABLE Club of Southwestern College.  Since it's inception, The Aircooled Fiesta has donated more than $25,000 to support ABILITIES BEYOND LIMITATION THROUGH EDUCATION (ABLE) CLUB of Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA.

Ways we give back:

We are a San Diego based VW Club and we love Classic Air Cooled VW's.  We now have Four chapters, one based in South Bay San Diego another in East County and our newest chapter in North Dakota and still have the original chapter in Tijuana Mx.

See events page for meeting times and locations.

Please come join us for a cruise, picnic or a normal weekly meeting, whether or not you have a VW

The only thing we love more than VWs is more VWs!
~~VW Family, VW Life~~

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

Who we are, not just a car club.

Boys and Girls Club of Imperial Beach

October 2018

 As one of the host Car Clubs of the Imperial Beach AutoFest, we raised over $2000 to donate to the Imperial Beach Boys and Girls Club.

Toys for Tots Christmas Cruise

December , 2018

We participated in a cruise to support the Toys For Tots toy drive.  With the help of Herman Cook VW (Encinitas, CA.) we were able to collect a truck load (VW Double Cab) of toys for the Toys for Tots program.  The cruise was a success as we cruised through Encinitas, Lajolla, Coronado and finally to Imperial Beach.  More than 50 cars participated to make this event a huge hit.  Thanks to all.  Check out the photos in the gallery

San Diego Air Cooled 


President 2019- Present 

George Schissler

Member of the Steering Committee:

Bambi Garcia                Darren Bruce                     Hiram Luna

Cres Cortez                   Donald Shingledecker        James Sommers

Julio Vazquez                Dr John                             Greg Mull                      

Manuel Bravo                Steve Buton                       Butch King

​Robert Valerio