Ways we have given back:

Board Members of the Steering Committee (Link to Facebook page)

President: Cres Cortez            Club Founder: Mario Pena Machado


VP: Omar Castillo                     Member Officer: Adrian Chavoya 

Secretary: Dan Decker             Media Officer: Ivan Flores

Treasurer: Mel Hernandez           

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.

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.

President 2002- 2019​   Mario Peña Machado (Founder)

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


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

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

Who we are, not just a car club.

Club History 

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~~

501c3 Non-Profit VW Car Club 

San Diego Air Cooled inc.