Show and Swap Info

General Information (last update May 11th 2023)

The Cascade Kombis Vintage VW Club is pleased to bring you the 40th Annual NW Vintage VW Car show and Swap Meet in 2023!


The 2023 Vintage Meet (40th annual) Show and Swap will be on Saturday, July 15th, 2023. 

Car Show

The Car Show location is Shoreline Community College. Directional signs will be clearly posted. The cost to enter a car in the show is $30 payable at the entrance gate.  The $30 fee includes admission for the driver. You MUST pre-register (pre-registration is open until 9PM the Friday night before the show). Please note that show cars will not be allowed to exit the show until ~2PM. This is for the safety of all our visitors and a requirement of our insurance.

Your car must fit into a space that is 9' x 25'. If you are pulling a trailer and your vehicle + trailer exceeds 25', you will need to pay for an additional spot ($25). This is for SHOW CARS - not Swap. Keep scrolling down to the 'swap meet' section for swap space info.

General Admission for spectators is $10 (Kids 12 and under are free). Gates open to the public at 9:00AM. You can purchase an 'early entrance' ticket at the gate for $15 if you want to enter the swap between 8AM-9AM and snag all the best deals.

Admission for Show Cars starts at 7:30AM and is open until 9:00AM. Cars arriving after 9AM MAY be admitted, depending on remaining space and pedestrian traffic conditions. PLEASE ARRIVE BEFORE 9AM to guarantee entry!

Awards will be presented starting @ 1:00PM. Winners are determined by popular vote. The show concludes with the GRAND PRIZE drawing, typically around 2PM.

No swapping will be allowed in the car show area. If you want to sell any type of item you will need to do so in the Swap Area.

The show layout will be very different this year due to ongoing construction projects at Shoreline CC. We will post a show map once things have been finalized.

Our show is 100% run by volunteers. Volunteering at the show is fun and you get free entry and a free staff T-shirt. Most shifts are 2 hours. If interested in volunteering, send an email to


Full list of classes

Swap Meet:

The swap meet will be open to the public at 9:00 AM. You can purchase an 'early entrance' ticket at the gate for $15 if you want to enter the swap between 8AM-9AM. 


The cost to vendors for a 15'x15' swap space is $40 payable at the entrance gate - fee includes one admission to the show. 

Vendors are permitted on the property at 6:00AM to start lining up. The swap area will be opened at 6:30 AM for set up. Vendors will not be admitted for setting up after 9:00 AM! Camping is not permitted on campus! 

No vendors will be allowed to leave until the end of the show (usually around 2PM).

Swap spaces are 15'x15' (~2 standard parking spaces). If you need additional space, the cost is $40 per 15'x15' spot.  Feel free to sell anything (as long as its legal - no drugs, alcohol, or firearms please). The NWVVM provides this area for commerce but is in no way connected to any sales interaction. Grievances about a purchase should be directed to the vendor and not the NWVVM.

Swappers take note! Once you pull into swap you will need to park and remain in swap. Unloading and pulling your tow vehicle out will not be allowed. Thank you for your cooperation.

Local Accommodations

Nearby hotels:

* Studio 6 

* Days Inn Seattle Aurora

Nearby camping sites:

* Twin Cedars RV Park, 17826 HWY 99, Lynnwood (800) 878-9304, $31.72 *Rates subject to change. Check with campground for current rates.
* Lakeside RV Park, 12321 Highway 99 S, Everett (425) 742-7333, 155 sites $32.23 for site, 10% discount for Good Sam, AAA and seniors.
* KOA Seattle Tacoma Campground, 5801 S 212th, Kent (253) 872-8652 or (800) 562-1892, 150 sites, $32.95 (full hook-up) or 24.95, 10% discount for KOA Value Card.