Hawk Volkswagen of Joliet

Harsh Winters Volkswagen Club is super excited to announce our New Sponsor! Hawk Volkswagen of Joliet!!!! Yes, same location as before, same great service! New owner!


2015 Chili Cook Off

The New Year is coming quick, and so is the Harsh Winters Annual Chili Cook Off! Mark your calendars,

Saturday February 7th noon till 4pm we will be hosting it at the Lakewood Cree Clubhouse, 2799 Oakmont Dr. Montgomery, Illinois 60538.

This is the same wonderful place we just had our annual Christmas party. This at home setting has a kitchen, plenty of tables and chairs and space for the kiddies to run around and watch a big screen tv. Yes, this will be a family event , so if you think your chili can be a contender come on out and show us what you got. Or if you suck at cooking (like myself) just come on out to hang and enjoy some wonderful Eats.

There will be a $75 prize for 1st place, $50 second, and $25 for third. Contestants must be current and up to date on their dues to participate, renewals and new members may join at the event prior to voting and will be guaranteed a spot in the competition.

Post up if you would like to enter or bring a dish and let us know who you are bringing so we can be prepared with utensils and fixens for the kiddies.

Thanks, Nick

BAP 11 Show

BAP 11 was a GREAT success!! It was really nice to see all the returning cars!!!!
Thank you to all the people that came out and helped support GiGi’s Playhouse Fox Valley!
We raised $3,3381.86

 Best of Show for Air-Cooled  Best of Show for Water-cooled
 Ron Strzeliwski – Higland IW – 63 Bus  Jesus Perez – Highland – New Silver Bettle
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 D’Arcy Choice  GiGi’s Choice
 Romel Reyes -  Stickney – Golf R32   Jim Maves – Bolingbrook – 65 Manx Dune Buggy
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A huge Thank you to Terry and Nick D’Arcy for all their continued support!!!

Thanks for the following club for coming out.

Circle City Volkswagen Club, Beyond Boost, Dunlap H.S. Car Club, Central Illinois Volkswagen Association, Northern Illinois Volkswagen Association, City of First, Air Cooled Hooligans, Southside Buggistas, Dunebuggy Club, Elegant Shot Studios, Chippedwa Volky, Hub City Cruisers, Bi State VW, VWCA, Pure Speed Garage, Camuy Volky Club, Porsche Club of America, & Chicago Volkswagen Organization.

Click here for pictures of all the cars.

BAP 11


It will be held at D’Arcy Volkswagen 2861 W. Jefferson St, Joliet ILSunday, August 24, 2014 from 9am - 2 pm.
Registration starts at 9 am and ends at 12 pm.

Registration is FREE!!!

T-shirts to the first 125 registrations
Awards @ 2 pm

Awards: Top 15 Aircooled, Best of Show, Best of Show Watercooled, Top 5 Watercooled, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine, Sponsors Choice, GiGi’s Choice and Piece of Crap Award.We will have a commercial size jumper for the kids and the Chalk-a-Bug.Door prizes and more.

DJ music all day!

Come join the fun.
Spectators are always FREE!

VW Swap Meet 10′x20′ – $15.00

email: bugapalooza@harshwintersvw.com 2 pm


Thanks to our wonderful sponsors:

 offworld  sss cpc  tarmac  goode