About us

Canterbury Volkswagen Enthusiast Club

The Canterbury Volkswagen Enthusiast Club was formed in July 1986 to cater for owners of these German automobiles. Its aim is to provide the opportunity for people to meet others with a common interest. Families and friends are all welcome.

The club was formed with the intention of being low-cost, easy going, and of course enjoyable for all those involved. Events are held on a regular basis, and a newsletter comes out bi-monthly.

The club caters for all Volkswagens, from early vehicles right through to the new Beetle.

Club meeting venue
Club event

Meetings are on the last Wednesday of the month, from 7.00pm at Joe’s Garage, 1/478 Cranford Street, Redwood (next to Super Cheap Auto). Everyone is welcome — parking (& coffee) on-site.

Club night

Club night

Last Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm

Joe’s Garage, Cranford Street

Club nights are very social and a great way to meet other VW Enthusiasts. These are well supported with members from all age groups. Come along and introduce yourself we would love to meet you.

Birthday open day

Der 14th VW Octoberfest

Labour weekend, 25–28 October

Penny and Dave are again hosting the annual Oktoberfest at their property outside Oamaru at Labour weekend, and are extending an invitation to all those interested in sharing time out in the country.

The weekend will follow the usual format with the early arrivals being on the Friday afternoon and some staying until the Monday.

There will be a small fee to cover expenses and the Saturday night BBQ and they would appreciate notification if you are planning to attend.

If you require more info about the weekend please email them on westee74@gmail.com

Birthday open day

Birthday Open Day

Saturday 26 October

Alan Belworthy’s 90th Birthday

Open Day at Cust 10am onwards, all vdubs welcome.


2019 SummerFest

Saturday 2 November, 9.00am – 2.00pm

New Brighton Club’s Carpark on Marine Parade

This event has proven very popular this is a great event for the South island put together for people of all walks to meet in one place and show off there Vws and catch up with other vw enthusiasts.

All VWs Welcome
People’s Choice, Stalls, Food, Music, Family Friendly
Followed by a Cruise

Watch this space it’s going to be awesome.

Christmas party

Club Christmas party

Sunday 8 December

Xmas Party at the Belworthy’s of Cust, start time 11am.

Cust, North Canterbury

The Club will be putting on Lunch time BBQ, and the day will be chance to catch-up and show off some of your skills / and your cars in a couple of fun paddock events. Camping available overnight Saturday (toilets available, no showers).

There will be a convoy meeting at the Peg Hotel in Belfast at 10am on this Sunday to go out to the xmas party in Cust, if you want to join in just be at the Peg at 10am and it will be departing soon after.

Club event

To join the club, download, print off and fill out the subscription form (get PDF reader) and post it to the address below or drop it off at a club meeting or event.

Download subscription form