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Sonntag Treffen 2008 - more pictures and video
Mother Lode VW Club's 7th Annual Show Results & Pictures Here
Mother Lode VW Club's 2004 Canned Food DRIVE!
Mother Lode VW Club's 3rd Annual Show
Mother Lode VW Club's 2nd Annual Show

Mother Lode VW Club's 1st Annual Show

2014 Shows & Events

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Sunday, March 9th, 2014
11th Annual "Sonntag Treffen" 
(Annual  Spring VW Get Together)
Murphys, California

Hosted by the Mother Lode Volkswagen Club

VW fans and valley VW clubs are invited to join us at the Black Bart Playhouse parking lot in historic downtown Murphys

580 S. Algiers Rd., Murphys, CA 95247
This event is free and open to the public!

10 am to 2 pm
BBQ available
Bring your VW, stuff to swap, easy-up awnings, sand chairs and an appetite!
No cost to attend or swap
Rain or Shine!

This is an opportunity for local VW clubs and individuals to network, discuss upcoming events, promote our clubs to the public and just enjoy the spring with friends.

There will be a raffle, which will end with a 50/50 raffle. The grand raffle prize is a: 


Raffle proceeds will go to Visiting Nurses Association/Hospice, which serves the tri-county area. For more information email


Things to do and visit in Murphys:

  • Walk through downtown Murphys where old structures have been carefully preserved and you can revisit the Gold Rush era– fun for the kids!

  • Visit some of the many wineries right in Murphys

  • Moaning Cavern and Mercer Caverns are just minutes away by car

  • Olde Time Shops & Restaurants

  • Fish for crawdads in the stream at Murphys Park, & enjoy the park’s playground

Directions to Murphys:

Coming from Oakdale area on Highway 108:
Go northeast to Sonora. When you reach the stop light in Sonora, turn left (north) onto Highway 49. Go through Sonora and continue into Angels Camp. Turn right at the stop light onto Murphys Grade Road. Follow this road into Murphys. When you get into town, the Murphys Hotel will be on your right. Take the first street past the hotel, to the right. This is Algiers Street. The park and parking lot will be down Algiers just a bit further.

Coming from Stockton area on Highway 4 east:

Stay on Highway 4 until you reach Angels Camp. Turn right onto Highway 49 (this is also Main Street) and take a left at the next stop light. This is Murphys Grade Road. Follow this road into Murphys. When you get into town, the Murphys Hotel will be on your right. Take the first street past the hotel, to the right. This is Algiers Street. The park and parking lot will be down Algiers just a bit further.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 26, 2014
14th Annual Mother Lode VW Show & Swap Meet
Utica Park, Angels Camp, California

The Mother Lode Volkswagen Club would love to again invite everyone to the beautiful Mother Lode. Utica Park is lined with large, shady trees and has a terrific playground for the kids. Bring the whole family!

There is no pre-registration for car show or swap meet participants. First come, first served. Show cars will be parked on the grass in the park. Swap meet booths will be located in the parking lot, so you are encouraged to bring something to shade you from the sun.

GATES OPEN AT 7:00 A.M.                                           

The day includes:

  • Swap Meet
  • Engine Blow!
  • Music
  • Coloring Contest for the kids
  • Food & VW Vendor Booths
  • Beer & Beverage Booth (hosted by Tri-Dam Lions Club) Please no outside alcohol.
  • Participant-judged VW Car Show (entries close at 10 a.m.)
  • Raffle for lots of good stuff!


FREE to the public!
Judged car show entries $20.00
Swap Meet space prices: $10.00 for 2 spaces, $10.00 for each additional space

Awards: All entries receive a dash plaque. Trophies will be given to all first-through-second class winners (NOTE: this is a participant-judged car show).


Early Beetle Ovals & Splits (stock & modified classes)
1958-67 Early Beetle (stock & modified classes)
1968-79 Late Beetle (stock & modified classes)
Convertible Beetle - All
Karmann Ghia  (stock & modified classes)
1949-67 Type II (stock & modified classes)
1968 & newer Type II (stock & modified classes)
Type 3 & 4- All
Off-Road, Sandrail, Baja & Buggies - All
Thing (stock & modified classes)
To 1994 Watercooled Volkswagen (stock & modified classes)
1995 & newer Watercooled Volkswagen (stock & modified classes)
Daily Driver Volkswagen
Under Construction Volkswagen

Show vehicles must be Volkswagen-powered or bodied
*** No Porsches, no Audis, no exceptions. ***

We will have an excellent raffle full of great items! 

Grand Prize 
To Be Announced

Second Grand Prize is a complete MainLand SKATEBOARD

DONATE A CAN OF FOOD AND GET A FREE RAFFLE TICKET!  Anyone who donates a canned food or non-perishable food item will receive a free raffle ticket (one ticket per person). All food collected will be donated to a local shelter.

The MLVW Club has donated to many charities. These have included Santa's Express, the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, Visiting Nurses' Association/Hospice, C.A.S.T., and the City of Angels Park and Recreation.

We would prefer the swap meet consist of VW-related items. You do not have to pre-register to be in the swap meet, but space may become limited. We will do our best to accommodate you.

Email us:  or call/text 209/728-5242 for more information. 

Dogs must be kept on a leash
Please no outside alcohol in Utica Park

Sorry, no overnight camping in Utica Park
Only Volkswagen-powered vehicles or vehicles with a Volkswagen body will be 
allowed in the show. No Porsches, no Audis, no exceptions.


Jim's Foreign Auto Repair of Pine Grove  209/296-2531
Jim's VW Repair of Lodi 209/366-1102
AutoSmith Automotive Paint & Repair 209/795-2269
Copello's Machining, Manufacturing & More 209/533-1111
O'Reilly Auto Parts, Angels Camp 209/736-6889
Round Table Pizza 209/736-0030
House of Ghia

Where is Angels Camp?
We are on Highway 49, south of Sacramento, and one hour east of Stockton (off of Highway 4). We are located in Calaveras County, between San Andreas and Sonora.

Map of Calaveras





If you are interested in camping instead, New Melones Lake is about 15 minutes from Utica Park (south on Highway 49). They have bathrooms and showers. For more information go to



Angels Camp KOA

Frogtown RV Park (in Angels Camp)

Angels Camp RV & Camping Resort

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