Day 3 of Treffen started off with a breakfast at Paradise Cafe in Port Orford that would satisfy the hunger of any lumberjack, or any hungry traveler about to embark on a journey down the coast as we were. Drivers meeting for the day was scheduled for 8am but an adventurous few woke up early to take in the coastline before kicking off our trek.
Our drive began the day passing the scenic Oregon coastline where boulders jutted out of the ocean, and arches made the place seem other worldly. The fog crept in as we passed through the canyons and weaved our way over rivers and began to see the enormous redwoods for which Southern Oregon and Northern California are known for.
The cruise was then picked up and led by our good friend (and former Hot VW’s magazine writer) Dave Cormack who did us the enormous favor of guiding our Treffen through a personalized tour of the redwood forest. Rumor has it (or at least as far as I had heard it today) that the tour Dave had taken us on was actually through an old forest service road, in which (until the national park service came), was only reserved for the few loggers who needed the road.
Cruises where surrounded by trees some even wider around than the very Volkswagen’s they drove
A big thanks to Dave and the many wide eyed passers by (in there modern cars) who were gracious enough to pull to one side and let our caravan through the winding pass.
After our adventure through the woods we stopped at the Good Harvest Cafe for a quick nosh before hitting the rode once again
A quick 2 hour drive and we reached Mckinleyville Park and a BBQ hosted by the Humbugs who welcomed us with a grill that was ready to roll and a party attitude that made for the best turnout we have seen so far! 44 cars in all, and more to come! Phil Hooker and the rest of the Humbugs put out one great spread and made everyone feel welcome. A couple cars made it into town just in time for a tune up over at Specialty Foreign Auto and we thank them as well!
Tomorrow we hit San Francisco! Meeting up with at least 20 more vintage VW’s before the bridge for possibly the largest San Francisco bridge crossing we have had yet! Don’t miss out, come by if you’re in town or stick around and follow more on our blog here tomorrow!