Alpine VAG Fair may be a different type of automotive event than you might expect. Primarily our goal is to have a relaxed social weekend with our fellow VW/ VAG enthusiasts. There will be a variety of activities over the weekend. Many that we are organizing, but hopefully many that fans will find on their own as well. Put simply, we aim to be the ‘catalyst to bring VAG enthusiasts to North Georgia’. Please see the list of weekend activities to get a detailed idea of what we are organizing. There are many ways to be involved in the events activities beyond the typical mass collection of cars on a show field.
Helen has a long history of VW events. Obviously, there have been problems with some of those events. We as a team are deeply passionate about Helen and the area. Our primary goal is to respect the town and the trust they have given us. The team has worked extensively on this project studying how we think we can have a simple fun weekend and avoid the problems of the past. We have been blessed to have an extensive team of experienced event promoters working tirelessly on this event. We have been meeting with the Helen City Council, business owners, and local citizens to learn what can work and what to avoid. We expect your support. Please do not come to our event if you are looking for any of the problems of the past.
We have an all star team of experienced industry veterans working on this project. We are volunteering our time and resources simply because we have a deep love of Helen and VWs. Please be sure to thank them and respect their efforts.
Kip Love and Jon Hanna run Treffpunk South, an annual VW event at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend. They both have a ton of experience in running events and also massive VW fans.
Matt Ford runs Pre-Y2K car show and also MF Auto. He loves VAG vehicles and especially old school makes. Also a big 80s BMX fan.
Marc Beramsingh has been running a really successful air cooled and water cooled VW event in Orlando every February. He is also a huge VW guy and a big supporter.
Paul Barney has been running Euro Tripper in South Florida every February for the past 6 years.
Cory Sterling has been running VAG Fair York and VAG Fair Vacationland for many years. He is also a master VW tech and has a ton of experience in the industry. He is also President of Foundation Blue.
Last but not least, Chris Cooley has been a massive supporter of Alpine VAG Fair and a huge help. Chris is the man who had the vision and passion to create Southern Worthersee. Chris has a massive set of skills and experiences, especially as it relates to the city of Helen. His advice and support are greatly appreciated.
In addition we have had a ton of community outpouring supporting the event. In particular James Jetton and Wayne Bynum have been extremely supportive.