23rd Annual Madera Spring Fling

Held at the Madera District Fair, this VW event is a must! This year was the 23rd anniversary and the momentum continues to grow. Take a look at some photos of the event and let us know if you’re planning to attend next year. We’re always interested to know about the best events of the year.

Photos are courtesy of Joseph Ceppaglia







1967 VW Westfalia

Built June 13, 1967, chassis number 237135440. If you know VW history, you’ll know this bus built weeks before the Volkswagen Werke. A holiday that closed down the entire factory for a couple of weeks. Those were the days! This bus lived a sheltered life, first in California, then for many years in South Carolina. Returning home to the Golden State, where it has resided ever since. This Westy carries most of its factory original paint and original interior. The photos of this bus tell an accurate story. For sale via California Classix

1965 VW 21 Window Samba






Exterior: As you can see from the photos, this 1965 Volkswagen T1 is in great condition. The paint is like new and the chrome is perfect condition. Door seams are all even and the sliding roof appears to work like the day it came off the assembly line.

Interior: The light gray interior of this bus is in very good. The dashboard instruments work perfect. Now, get ready for it… this bus only has 63,754 miles on it.

Currently for sale in the Netherlands for € 110,000, to learn more visit Albers Sportscars

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1966 Volkswagen Westfalia S042



This 1966 is a rare factory Westfalia Camper S042. Originally delivered to Washington, DC as a special order. In addition to the pop top Westfalia camper package, this Volkswagen includes: front bumper overrides, dual circuit brakes, hazard warning lights, twin reversing lights, laminated windscreen, sealed beam headlights, and louvered side “camping windows.”





The Westfalia camping package was upgraded in 1965 with new features that included a new layout that allowed for new main and auxiliary door folding tables with main cabin table converting to a bed, re-located ice box, a new faucet, additional cabin storage and the introduction of the iconic fiberglass pop top.

Sold at auction in 2014 for $24,200.00.