Vacationland Volkswagen Association was established in the spring of 1988. The club is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of primarily air-cooled VW’s in the state of Maine. The club was started with five core members, including real-estate mogul Paul Sasseville who served as President for our first three years. In March of 1990, Charlie Jordan of Jordan’s Foreign Auto was elected Vice President. Charlie has been a great help to many of us over the years and still serves on our Board of Directors today.

VVA Car Show, 2005 On July 22, 1990, we held our first annual All VW Car Show at Rowe VW of Auburn, with 67 registered show cars in attendance. In May of 1991, we looked into becoming a non-profit organization with twenty-four members on the club roster. After two years at Rowe on the hot blacktop of the sales lot, the VVA show was moved to the Auburn Lewiston Airport. Seven years passed at the airport, then this site was found to be too small for our crowd, which had tripled and spectator parking was becoming a problem. The tenth anniversary show was consequently moved an hour north to the Windsor Fairgrounds, seven miles east of Augusta.

The show is located at the Acton Fairgrounds in Acton Maine, on the first Sunday in August, rain or shine. On a good weekend the show usually draws between 175 to 200 show cars and more than 500 spectators. Our club roster has grown to well over 100 members with a number of new members joining all the time.

Of course, we must give credit where credit is due, and it all would not be happening without the help of a dedicated group of VVA members under the direction of Dave Wallace, who has been our Car Show Chairman since 1992. We would like to thank all the folks who help out and send a special thanks to our actively participating VW dealer, Volkswagen of Rochester N.H.