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: 2 pm


Thanks to our wonderful sponsors:

 offworld  sss cpc  tarmac  goode

2014 Chili Cook-off

Congratulations to the winners.

1st place – Jim

2nd place – Dan

3rd place – Jaybo

A great time was had by all.

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BAP 10

 BAP 10Photo GalleryGreat weather blessed the 10th annual Bug-a-Palooza Show for the Harsh Winters Club. 106 folks registered their cars in the show, with more that chose to park in the spectator lot. Again held at D’Arcy VW on West Jefferson Street in Joliet, IL, attendees enjoyed the Chalk-a-Bug , a jumper for kids, and the lunch that was provided by D’Arcy.Swappers did well, leaving with far fewer parts than they brought.   Whether you needed a new T shirt, or that special part, you likely could find it at the show.  Those that entered their cars (and trucks) in the show  received an event T shirt, a  dash plaque and other goodies.  BAP10_Ballon
The Harsh Winters Club supports GiGi’s Playhouse,  a Down’s syndrome awareness center in Aurora, IL.
BAP10 was able to raise over $4,000.00 for this great cause.Please put the 2014 show on your calendar.It will be again held at D’Arcy VW in Joliet on Sunday August  24th, 2014.We would like to give a big Thank You to the D’Arcy folks for their support in making the show happen.
They are The Best.

We would like to Thank everyone for coming and raising money for a good cause.