Riding the waves at Big SoCal Euro

In the late-summer sun of San Diego, California, Volkswagen owners of all generations—cars and people—gathered to celebrate the people’s car brand. Spanning almost as far as the eye can see, across San Diego Count Credit Union Stadium, Volkswagen and other European cars gathered as part of Big SoCal Euro.

One of the biggest get-togethers of air-cooled and water-cooled VW vehicles in California, Big SoCal Euro marks 2018 as its seventh year, and the event’s growth is a testament to its quality. Volkswagen vehicles from all over California, Arizona, Nevada and even Mexico made the trek to Big SoCal Euro with a shared goal in mind: relax and check out the cars on display, see old friends and maybe even meet some new people.

The Volkswagen 2018 Enthusiast Fleet was on display again at Big SoCal Euro, showcasing some of the brand’s newest and most exciting models, such as the Arteon R-Line and Jetta R-Line. Beside the fleet resided a local variety of enthusiast-owned Jettas, spanning the first generation model, the Mk1, through to the all-new 2019 Jetta.

Tanner Foust, Volkswagen’s brand ambassador and revered race car driver, hosted a meet-n-greet in the VW booth, where he met fans and enthusiasts and signed autographs throughout the day. His freshly-completed 2019 Golf R, fitted with fifteen52’s newest Stage RSR 3-piece forged wheel and Oettinger’s aero parts was his ride of choice for the weekend and also on display in the VIP section.

Friends from near and far all agreed that Big SoCal Euro was bigger and better than ever before, and the smiles, barbecues and freshly polished cars proved it.

Big SoCal Euro 2018