The Scenic City Volks Folks is a family-oriented Volkswagen club based in Chattanooga, TN. We welcome all VW owners, both air and water cooled, hence our motto Where Air Meets Water. Each year, we are the host of one of the largest Volkswagen shows in the Southeast — Bug-a-Palüza.
We welcome anyone in the Chattanooga area or beyond to join. Membership dues are just $20.00 per year for family or individual. Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Monday at Wally's Restaurant in East Ridge, TN. We also organize regular cruise-ins and outings throughout the year. If you're interested in becoming a member, visit our membership page.
Club members are not eligible to enter a vehicle to be judged at Bug-a-Palüza.
Club Officers are voted yearly by dues paying members.
The Scenic City Volks Folks were formed in early 1998 by a small group of Volkswagen enthusiasts in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area to share the joys of Volkswagen ownership. Part of that joy is the fellowship of other individuals who share similar interests. Traveling to car shows, picnics, and campouts are some of the things we do as a club. Village Volkswagen of Chattanooga (Then just VW of Chattanooga) mainly sponsored our club from its beginning by getting us organized in the early stages as well as helping us financially.
The dealership lobby served as our monthly meeting location for a little over two years. The club grew and we became too large to meet at the dealership. We ventured out on our own, but we never forgot the genuine support shown to us by Village Volkswagen. Although we met elswhere, Village Volkswagen is still our main sponsor as a club. Without their help, we would not be the club we are today.
Since the beginning, the Volks Folks have been on the Internet. An email list was started in August 1998 on a service called MakeList, which was soon acquired by eGroups. Then in 2000, eGroups was acquired by Yahoo! and turned into Yahoo! Groups. During this time, Zen also maintained a page for the club on AOL, then later on GeoCities.
The list was shut down in July 2001 and we moved to forums hosted on our own website at volksfolks.org, which was also launched that year.
An archive of our posts on the mailing list is still available on Yahoo! Groups.
Since 1998, the club has held an annual Volkswagen car show in the Chattanooga area. All proceeds of our shows have gone to help multiple charitable organizations, including the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, and the Shrine Ladies Helping Hands. Each year the number of attdees and spectators has increased, resulting in our giving the Food Bank over 5 tons of canned food and hundreds of dollars.
Since 2007, the Friends of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga have ran the concession stand and and manned the spectator gates and those proceeds went directly to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Each year since, we have raised over $10,000 for the Ronald McDonald House.
To learn more about Bug-a-Palüza, visit www.bugapaluza.com.
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