Northwest Thing Association
Join us each month
for Pizza or sandwiches and a short cruise.
We are simply an informal group
of Type 181 Thing owners, enthusiasts, and fans who like to get
together for occasional excursions here in the Pacific Northwest
(in our Things of course!). We are a chapter of the national
Type 181 Registry. We do not charge any dues to be considered
a member, but encourage you to become a member of the national
organization since we get a lot of support from them
is an overnight cruise to
September 13th & 14th
The Apple Valley Volkswagen
Association hosts "Volksfest Weekend" at Moxee City
Park, Yakima, Washington.
It has evolved into one of the Premier, All Volkswagen Car Show
and Cruise-Ins in the Pacific Northwest.
This is their 17th year and Volksfest 2008 promises
to be their best ever.
We will meet at the Outlet stores off I-90 in North Bend at 9
Saturday the 13th. If you are on the road and it looks like
you will be late call
360-259-0703 and we will wait for you, otherwise you can catch
up with us at the
Indian John Rest Stop on the other side of Snoqualmie.
On Saturday, the official Cruise-In will
be held at Taco Time, 2111 So 1st St. from noon to 3 pm with
music, door prizes, and a poker run. At 4:00 pm there will
be a cruise ending at Renegade Raceway for exciting drag racing
As in the past, on
Sunday they will present unique, handmade
trophies for the car show. And don't miss the HUGE swap meet!
There will be organized activities for the kids. This
is a family show, and as always, alcohol, weapons or illegal
substances are not allowed at any Volksfest events. Important Note:
NO PETS allowed in the park.
Directions for those that
want to go but can't meet us at North Bend: Take exit 34 from
I-82, east (past K-Mart), pass the Moxie exit signs and turn left
at Rivard Road, alongside the park. Not a lot of mature trees
(yet), so bring your shade!
Lodging in area courtesy of qwestdex.com White
& Yellow Pages.
information on the show visit the Volksfest Website or e-mail Lynn.
For more information on the cruise or to RSVP click on
the envelope below.
Would you like
to host A november cruise? Drop us a line.
If you would like to host your
own afternoon cruise let us know.
We'll help you get the word out to other Thingers in your area.
Saturday or Sunday
Suggested Cruise Format
1. Meet at an easily reachable location
(i.e. Walmart parking lot)
2. After a 1 hour wait and chat, start cruise to landmark,
antique shops, waterfront or view point.
Take lots of pictures!!!
3. Then head for Pizza Parlor, Deli or other eatery for good
conversation over good food.
4. Done - Time: about 3-4 hours depending how much chatting takes
place. Cruise should not be long but should include interesting
place(s). Do not be discouraged if you do not draw a crowd. Remember
there's not many of us in any one place. The worst thing that
could happen is that you wait in a parking lot by yourself for