Cenla Bug Fest
May 4 & 5, 2007
Cenla Volks Folks Vintage
Volkswagen Car Club meets One day Eddy Lashney came up with
at 7:00 PM every third a great idea for the car show. For our
Thursday of the month. show, which was held on May 5th, we
had the whole Buhlow Lake boat
This month it will be at: landing to ourselves. Taking
CAJUN CATFISH advantage of it, we thought more and
PINEVILLE more about his idea, having a MOVIE
Check out our web site at: night, that is a drive in movie night.
www.cenlavolksfolks.com We had a projector, a sound system
for club news, upcoming and we made a screen. Testing it
events, member pictures and several times, we were ready.
We invited all club members, show
E-mail us at: participants traveling in on the Friday
email@example.com before our show and any guest that wanted to join us to come for the evening. We provided
free hot dogs, drinks and popcorn for all. What movie did you say, yes it was CARS!!. We
Mailing address: started the evening off by meeting at the Host Motel and with a police escort cruised all the
Cenla Volks Folks way to Buhlow Lake. Volkswagens lined up, and people gathered around and had a good
3305 Wainwright St. old time. For some people, it was their first drive in movie and others their first time to see
Alexandria, La 71301 the movie CARS.
President After the movie, several club members spent the night at Buhlow along with several of the
Mitzi Eason show participants. What a great IDEA Eddy had. The next morning came early, meeting
back at Buhlow at 6:30 am, we were all ready to get the show under way. Getting t-shirts,
clocks, door prizes placed out, computer up and running, we were ready to welcome show
Vice President participants. Nat Dutton started with a prayer and Tim Chelette sang the National Anthem.
318-308-4210 Mark, with the microphone, had his job under control. Giving out door prizes every 15
firstname.lastname@example.org minutes, talking up a storm and even was able to get in a few games between club
members of different clubs through out the day. Thanks to each member for a wonderful
We had participants and vendors from Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi and
Louisiana. With 43 Volkswagens to be judged, and our cars on display, I can say our show
turned out to be a big success. We will be donating $2000.00 to the Lion’s Club. This
Website money will be used to help pay for a path that they are building to help children in
Debra McCrary wheelchairs and with walkers to be able to make their way to the lake near the camp in
email@example.com Anacoco. It was a big job getting ready for a show. We all did a great job in preparing for it.
Everyone who attended the show has committed on it and can’t wait for our 2009 show.
Here are a few messages we received from show participates and lookers:
Milton and Nancy Eason 1974 Bus I just wanted to let you know that we had a GREAT time! This was our first show, but it won't be the last. We are
making plans to go to Lafayette in Oct.---with the goal of not getting another "Got Rust" award. Ha-Ha! Thanks
again for your hospitality and I look forward to seeing y'all next time. Trish Owens, West Monroe, La
Had a great time at this years show. The Drive IN movie Cruise was the coolest. The positive attitude and
friendly club members made our trip and visit a very good one. Turbo got his head patted so many times I think
he got a headache. Wild Bill, Pensacola, FL
Jennifer Eason 1999 New Beetle
I went to my first Cenla Bug Fest & fell in love W/ all the VW’s — Darren McGraw-(Pineville)
May Birthday’s Ruth Link 5th
JIMSKI’S James Eason
AndrewDomzalski17th4th Kristi Wharton 11th
VINTAGE AIR COOLED PARTS Morgan Pittman 28th10th
Nick Aikman James Flattery 19th
“To Maintain Your Air Affair”
140 Alice Drive
Pat Smith 13th Jesse Teekell 20th
Pineville, LA 71360 May Anniversary 20th
Wade McCrary Sheila Fuller 26th
(318) 445-6868 Jesse and Anna Teekell
Ann Poe 24th Jim Domzalski 29th
Ed Crump 24th Dewey Robertson 30th
Sarah Johnson 24th
Tiffany Bordelon 26th June Anniversary
David and Beth Fleury
David Mizell 31st Tom and Karla Rice
Greg and Sheila Fuller
“NEW” 1974 Super
Beetle, needs work,
engine runs. For more
information contact Tom
Rice (318) 640-4879
Beetle located in Pineville,
Louisiana, asking $850.00
“NEW” 1966 Beetle 6 volts “original”.
For more information, contact David Mizell at
(318) 640-6862. Beetle located in Pineville, Louisiana,
“NEW” 1968 VW Trike, $9500.00
Rebuilt engine two years ago. Brand new battery, shift on
left side of frame. Porsche gray with green and blue flames.
Metal fenders, very wide rear tires, Springer Harley front
end and extra chrome. A blast to drive.
For more information contact: Cynthia and Kevin Cloud at
(318) 442-7619 Original builder located in Pineville, La.
1974 Convertible Beetle $9,000
For more information contact: Pete Perot
(225) 931-1506 located in Baton Rouge, La
1966 Bus $10,000 or best offer
Great shape, runs great, no rust.
For more information contact:
Jacob Thompson (318)446-7351
Bus located in Woodworth, La
Red River Auto Repair
3609 N Bolton Avenue
David Bass: Owner
For Sale continued: Club Meeting May 17, 2007
Mr. Troy Morris is clearing out Southside Imports in Vice-President, Eddy Lashney began the meeting :
Monroe, La. He has parts (engine parts, engine tin, NEW MEMBERS: Luis Santo from Anacoco. Luis joined
fenders, NOS parts) and whole beetles, buses, ghias, after the April meeting. He owns two Volkswagens: 2003
all types of VW’s. (318) 322-9551 Jetta and a 1968 Beetle. Greg and Sheila Fuller from Ball.
They joined the club after the May meeting. They have a
2000 New Beetle. Welcome all to the club. Hope to see you
at lots of events and meeting in the future.
1973 VW Fastback $2800.00 OR BEST OFFER Upcoming Events
Good running motor, body in good May 19th: Caldwell Bank & Trust Annual Antique Car Show
shape, original condition. Must see May 26/27, 2007: Texas Manx Dune Buggy Club, presents
to appreciate! (337) 238-3051 leave Buggy Blast V. in Salado, Texas. For more information visit
a message. Located in Anacoco, La texasmanxclub.com
May 25-27, 2007: Cajun Hot Rod Nationals ‘07 in Lafayette,
La. For more information 337-988-7637
June 2/3, 2007 Mid-America Motorworks– FunFest held in
Cenla Volks Folks Club Calendars $5.00 Effingham, Il.
Cenla Volks Folks Club T-shirts $10.00 June 2, 2007: Monthly drive and shine. We will meet at the
Cenla Volks Folks Club Jackets $25.00 Sutherlands parking lot at 6:30pm. We will cruise and then
Club window decals $1.00 stop for a quick bite to eat and lots of chatting.
Congratulations Andrew Eason, he graduated from
Cenla Bug Fest t-shirts $10.00
Leesville High School on May 17th.
Contact Beth Fleury to order. 318-473-8118 or
We had talked about purchasing a canopy for the club. Vot-
ing took place, with all in favor of purchasing one.
Local events for the club to do.
Camping trip-do this in the fall
Zwolle Tamale festival –Pat will find out when it is
Bonnie and Clyde Trade Days– Friday, Saturday and Sun-
day before the third Monday of each month
Hwy 80 garage sale trip– Pat will find out when it is
Suggested we get with the Ark-La-Tex club to do some of
these events together.
Cenla Bug Fest
Would like to thank each and everyone for helping with
Cenla Bug Fest! It was a big hit and the movie night was
even a bigger hit.
We will be donating $2000.00 to the Lion’s Club
***CLUB MEETING FOR JUNE WILL BE HELD AGAIN AT
Door prizes were handed out, 50/50 won by Jean Brouillette.
If you have any stories to share, e-mail or snail mail to Beth.
We want to hear from you.
Lonnie Poe, expert on VW washing
Drive In Movie Night, Friday, May 4, 2007
Cenla Bug Fest, Saturday May 5, 2007
For more pictures of Cenla
Bug Fest, visit our web site at
4th Annual Texas VW Classic
April 20—22, 2007 Fredericksburg, Texas
Fredericksburg, Texas is a small, German inspired town in
the hill county of Texas about an hour north of San Antonio.
The Texas VW Classic is held there every year and put on by
the Texas Club Coalition. This is the 4th year for their show
and its keeps getting bigger every year. Traveling to the
event were Dewey and Ann Robertson, Mark Rabalais and
Lori Aikmans, Terry and Jean Brouilette, Debra and Wade
McCrary, and Mitzi, David, Jenny and Andrew Eason.
Fredericksburg, the birthplace of Admiral Chester Nimitz, is a
beautiful town and is home to the National Museum of the
Pacific War. Wade, Mark and I got a chance to tour a small
part of this huge facility and can say its one of the best WWII
museums we have seen.
Between show events, we spent our time shopping, eating in
some great German restaurants, and sampling some great
German beer! On Friday, we enjoyed a small (about 50 cars)
cruise through the blue bonnet fields in the hills surrounding
Fredericksburg. On Satuday, we cruised through the countryside again with 158 cars and ended up at LBJ Ranch where
the hosts gave away picnic basket door prizes. We then joined about 500 people at Lady Bird Johnson State park for a
The show began Sunday morning and we arrived early
to watch the Volkswagens roll in. I have to say, it was
the largest gathering of Beetles and buses we had ever
witnessed in one place! This year they had about 350
Volkswagens separated into 28 classes with seventeen
specialty trophies. After we got our cars cleaned up, we
spent the day examining the cars, talking with old
friends from the show circuit, meeting new ones,
visiting the vendors, and spreading the word about the
Cenla Bug Fest. Wade debuted his recently completed
1958 Beetle Ragtop and he placed 3rd in his class!
We had lunch at the Airport Diner next door to the park
and took a brief tour of the Hanger Hotel, a 1940’s style
diner and hotel that was decorated with WWII
memorabilia! We arrived back at the show in time to
form a club team for the German Fire Drill. Wade,
David, Mark, Jenny, Andrew and Lori pushed a
Volkswagen 50 yards, then had to pile inside it, all in
the quickest time possible. There were three club
teams competing, we came in 2nd! A video of the drill is
on our website at http://www.cenlavolksfolks.com. The
Texas Club Coalition deserves a huge thank you for a
first class show!
After the show, we took a slow cruise to the hill country
to see the blue bonnets with some club members who
missed it the first time. We and were joined by our
friends Donna and Jimmy
Davis, Steve and Elaine
Nelson and some of their
friends from the Texas
Monday morning, we all
headed back. The Easons
and the M c C r a r ys
stopped at the Blue Bell
Ice Cream factory in
Brennan, Texas for a great tour and samples and eventually we all made it home safe! We highly recommend this show
and Fredericksburg is the perfect place to vacation as well as attend the show! We plan to do just that next year!
June 2, 2007 Club Drive and Shine
June 2 & 3, 2007 Mid America FunFest, Effingham, IL
June 17, 2007 Happy Father’s Day
June 21, 2007 Club Meeting-Cajun Catfish Pineville
June 29-July 1, 2007 8th Annual Roswell New Beetle Show, Roswell, NM
August 24-26, 2007 Eureka Springs VW Show, Eureka Springs, AR
September 8, 2007 Rusty Wallis North Texas Bug Swarm—Dallas, TX
September 22, 2007 The Volkswagen Club of Tulsa, Okla. –12th Annual Car Show and
October 6, 2007 11th Annual Rare Air VW Club– Car Show and Swap Meet in
October 12-14, 2007 Transporters at the Point, Morgan’s Point Resort, TX
October 27/28 2007 Bayou Bug Bash, Vermilionville, LA
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