Vintage VW Car Show, Treffen Cruise Returns to Channel Islands Harbor

Ventura County’s premier vintage Volkswagen car show is back at the Channel Islands Harbor. A variety of Beetles, Bugs, Vanagons, Vans, Karmann Ghias and more will be on display on Saturday July 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harborview Park.

The event, called the Airhead Parts Treffen Vintage Volkswagen Cruise and Car Show, will feature music, food trucks, and a parts swap meet.

21st Annual Highway 1 Treffen Cruise

Prior to the 10 a.m. official start, dozens of VWs participating in the 21st Annual Highway 1 Treffen Cruise will be at the Harbor. The treffen participants are scheduled to arrive at the Harbor at 8 a.m. and leave by 10 a.m. After the treffen departs, VWs from throughout the area will be on display.

This year marks the 21st year of the treffen, which stands for “meeting” or “gathering” in German. The Highway 1 Treffen started out as a Karmann Ghia only lunch cruise, and quickly became the largest gathering of Volkswagen Karmann Ghias in the world.

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published July 2019.