Thank You!

The numbers are in! Bug-a-Palüza 20 raised $22,302.78 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga! Thank you for supporting our show. Mark your calendars next year for Bug-a-Palüza 21, coming to you April 27-28, 2019 at Camp Jordan in East Ridge, TN!

Bug-a-Palüza 20 Results!

Congratulations to all our winners! If you were not present to claim your trophy, please contact us to make arrangements. Trophies and prizes unclaimed over 90 days will be forfeited.

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1. Beetle Early – Stock 1949-1957
1st Place Gretchen Miller 1955 Beetle Beige
2nd Place David Carr 1957 Beetle Green
3rd Place Randy Edwards 1956 Oval Window Beetle Stratos Silver
2. Beetle Early – Custom 1949-1957
1st Place Clay Poole 1956 Beetle Polar Silver
2nd Place Labron Holland 1951 VW Beetle Yellow
3rd Place Bradley Mondun 1957 Beetle Black
3. Beetle Mid – Stock 1958-1967
1st Place Jerry Gowin 1958 Beetle Black
2nd Place Kenny Renew 1964 Beetle Red
3rd Place Tammy Richter Jones 1965 Type I Bahama Blue
4. Beetle Mid – Custom 1958-1967
1st Place Dale Terrell 1960 Rag Top Bug Blue/ Tan
2nd Place Bruce Paul 1963 Beetle Diamond Green
3rd Place Larry Townsend 1964 Beetle White/Red
5. Beetle Late – Stock 1968-1979
1st Place Bert Knupp 1970 Type 1 Police Car Green and white
2nd Place Ken Johnson 1974 Beetle (SunBug) Yellow
3rd Place Tony Ortiz 1973 Beetle Light Blue
6. Beetle Late – Custom 1968-1979
1st Place Paul Torp 1974 beetle pink
2nd Place Anthony Rini 1969 Beetle Brown
3rd Place John Weaver 1973 Type 1 Black
7. Super Beetle – Stock
1st Place Frank Sheddan 1971 Type 1 Beetle sedan Yellow
2nd Place Cathy Spencer 1972 Super Beetle Yellow
3rd Place Michael Grider 1971 Super Beetle Orange/MetalFlake
8. Super Beetle – Custom
1st Place Patrick Turner 1975 Super Beetle Red
2nd Place Paul Torp 1971 super beetle green
3rd Place John Lehmberg 1972 Super Beetle Inferno Red
9. Beetle & Super Beetle Convertibles – Stock
1st Place Tera Harrell 1967 Convertible Beetle
2nd Place Jami Lowery 1979 Beetle White
3rd Place Casey Mathews 1968 Beetle Black Betty
10. Beetle & Super Beetle Convertibles – Custom
1st Place Tom Wilson 1971 SB Conv. Red
2nd Place Paul Torp 1970 convertible green
3rd Place Raul Garcia 1976 Super Beetle Convertible Red & White
11. Type II Campers
1st Place John Jewett 1970 Bus White
2nd Place Peter Schlaf 1973 Volkswagen T2 Riviera Camper Kasan Red
3rd Place Richard & Maryann Heckler 1972 VW Campmobile Wine
12. Type II Transporter & Truck Early
1st Place James Steele 1964 Double Cab Mango Green
2nd Place Mark and Gina Renwick 1965 Type 2 Kombi Velvet Green / Pearl White
3rd Place Mark Phillips 1962 single cab truck copper head orange and cream
13. Type II Transporter & Truck Late
1st Place Jacob Walcott 1979 Transporter II Teal and White
2nd Place James Gill 1972 T2 Transporter VW Bus Yellow and Creme
3rd Place Kenneth Thonpson 70 Red Type 2
14. Type II – Custom
1st Place Amanda Koontz 1969 Type 2 Multi Colored
2nd Place Eric Leclaire type 2 1961
3rd Place Henry Lewis 1964 VW Bus Red and White
15. Type III & Type IV – Stock and Custom
1st Place Tim Hardesty 1966 Squareback White
2nd Place Heath White 1968 type 3 square back tan/brown
3rd Place Maurice McDonald 71 type 3 fast
16. Thing – Stock
1st Place Maryann Underwood 1973 thing orange
2nd Place Cindy Breeden 1973 Thing Orange
3rd Place John Copen 1973 Thing Blue
17. Thing – Custom
1st Place Joe Pitney 1974 Thing Blue
2nd Place A Justin Gilbert 1973 Thing Orange
3rd Place William Qualls 1974 Thing Type 181 Yellow
18. Karmann Ghia Coupe – Stock
1st Place Steve Sands 1966 Karmann Ghia Red
2nd Place Deannah McAvoy 1969 Karmann Ghia Blue with white top
3rd Place Tony Clark 1973 Karmann Ghia Yellow w Black top
19. Karmann Ghia Convertible – Stock
1st Place Pam Denton 1968 Karmann Ghia Convertible white
2nd Place Donna Sharp 1962 Karma Ghia Blue
20. Karmann Ghia – Custom
1st Place Les Harrison 1963 Karmann Ghia Convertible Black
2nd Place Justin Roop 1969 Karmann Ghia Black/white roof
21. Rail Buggy – Street
1st Place Pete Hardy 1972 VW RAIL BLUE
2nd Place Lonnie Thacker 1969 Vw rail Orange
3rd Place Daniel Johnson 1969 Rail buggy Blue
22. Rail Buggy – Off-Road
1st Place Nancy Lowman 1968 Vw rail Purple
2nd Place Eric Bowman 1971 Vw rail Blue
3rd Place Rusty Tidmore 1970 Vw rail Black
23. Baja & Off-Road
1st Place Jeremy Edwards 1965 Beetle(Baja) Blue
2nd Place Floyd Dixon 1971 Baja bug Green and black
3rd Place Daniel Edwards 1974 Baja Black/Gray
24. Dune Buggies
1st Place Will and Rita Adams 2007 Berrien Nostalgia Dune Buggy Millennium Yellow
2nd Place Butch Mays 1963 Berry Mini T – Dune Buggy Wine / Burgendy
3rd Place Lee Pryor 1972 Fiberglass buggy Red
25. Trikes
1st Place Bruce Longmire 1971 Trike Dark wine
2nd Place Troy Hixson 1969 Beetle trike Black
26. Beaters
1st Place Brooklyn Blaylock 1971 Ghia Red
2nd Place Marty Nicholson 1974 Beetle Black
3rd Place Denise Lansford 1969 Beetle Rust
27. Hood Rides
1st Place Sam Bunker 1967 Beetle Yellow
2nd Place Tom Griffith 1971 VW Campmobile Shiny Patina FatBottomGirl
3rd Place Craig Cearns 1966 Big with trailer Brown and ivory
28. Volks Rods
1st Place Alton Odum 1958 Bug Blue
2nd Place Travis Jarrett 1973 Beetle Black
3rd Place Glenn Sloat 1972 Beetle Red/black
29. Special Interest
1st Place Mark Phillips 1967 vw homemade red and white
2nd Place Robert Huffer Type 2 bus gocart
30. Kit Cars
1st Place David Basil 1937 Jaguar SS100 Beige
2nd Place Tony Sanderson 1982 London roadster Cream/Brown
3rd Place Pete Hankins 1958 Porsche Speedster tan
31. Radical Custom
1st Place Scott Romero 1966 Beetle Roadster Teal/White
2nd Place Dan Fenton 1957 Beetle- Black Cherry/ Silver
3rd Place Dennis Massey 1969 Chop top V8 bug Flat black
32. New Beetle
1st Place James Hartline 1998 Beetle Ted
2nd Place Ellen Tunstall 2008 New Beetle Convertible Yellow
3rd Place Samantha Dixon 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle 2D GLS 1.8T Green
33. Mk1-Mk2 Jetta/Golf/Rabbit/GTI
1st Place Dean Eidel 1981 Vw pickup Silver
2nd Place Ricci Mann 1993 Cabriolet Red
3rd Place Frederick Reeves 1984 mk1 vw GTI rabbit reflex silver
34. Mk3-Mk4 Jetta/Golf/Rabbit/GTI
1st Place David Mann 2004 R32 Black Magic Pearl
2nd Place Zach Keller 2003 GTI Black
3rd Place Gene Carr 1996 GTI White
35. Mk5-Mk6 Jetta/Golf/Rabbit/GTI
1st Place Roy Cowan 2013 GTI Grey
2nd Place Graham Harris 2008 GTI Candy White
3rd Place Erick Cortes 2013 VW Golf R Raising blue (black wrap)
36. Corrado/Scirocco
1st Place Steve Marr 1992 Corrado SLC
2nd Place Brian W Stewart 1987 Scirocco GTX Tornado Red
37. Passat
1st Place Jason Fitzpatrick 2012 Passat White/Silver/Blue
2nd Place Stephen Everhardt 2002 Passat Silver
38. Vanagon/Eurovan
1st Place John Galik 1986 Vanagon Syncro Silver
2nd Place Tiffany Eberhardt 1985 Vanagon Wolfsburg Westfalia Weekender Nevada Beige
3rd Place Craig Smith 85 vanagon weekender
39. Current Production
1st Place Ricci Mann 2017 GTI Sport Silver
2nd Place Brian Burger 2017 Sportwagen MK7 Golf 4 motion Pure White
3rd Place Jai Johnston 2012 Beetle White
Best Paint – Air-Cooled
Amanda Koontz 1969 Type 2 Multi Colored
Best Paint – Water-Cooled
Dean Eidel 1981 Vw pickup Silver
Best Interior – Air-Cooled
Amanda Koontz 1969 Type 2 Multi Colored
Best Interior – Water-Cooled
Dean Eidel 1981 Vw pickup Silver
Best Engine – Air-Cooled
Will and Rita Adams 2007 Berrien Nostalgia Dune Buggy Millennium Yellow
Best Engine – Water-Cooled
Dean Eidel 1981 Vw pickup Silver
Best of Show – Air-Cooled
Amanda Koontz 1969 Type 2 Multi Colored
Best of Show – Water-Cooled
Dean Eidel 1981 Vw pickup Silver
Best Show Car Display
Bert Knupp 1970 Type 1 Police Car Green and white
Best Camp Site
Kale Carter 1981 Kombi Clipper Yeller
Best Sound System
Mark Phillips 1958 bug suzuki green
Engine Sound Off (Air-Cooled)
Kaleb Thacker Dune Buggy
Engine Sound Off (Water-Cooled)
Craig Smith 85 vanagon weekender
Oldest VW in Attendance
Timothy Hayes 1950 Beetle Brown
Longest Distance Award
Dan Fenton Windsor, Ontario Canada
“It’s Your Coal Truck” (David Johnston Memorial Award)
Kierstyn Viola 1974 Transporter Red and White
Ladies’ Choice
Kierstyn Viola 1974 Transporter Red and White
Club Participation Award
Knox Volks Motor Club
Engine Giveaway
Francisco Valdez
Transmission Giveaway
Dennis Teems

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