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Robert A. LaPorte

It is with great sadness that VWAWNY shares the passing of founding club member Bob LaPorte.  He became known worldwide as “BusNutBob” for his museum quality restorations, craftsmanship, and perfection to detail.  Always eager to share his knowledge and car parts with friends, he was a mentor to many.  Bob was one of the founders of Volkswagen Association of Western New York in 1987 and remained an active officer and member.  He will be greatly missed.

VWAWNY, founded in 1987, is dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of ALL Volkswagens regardless of cooling preference. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Ship n Shore restaurant, 5612 Tonawanda Creek Road, Lockport, NY 14094 at 7:00PM unless otherwise posted in the monthly information email or on the VWAWNY Facebook page.  We organize events including charity fundraising, cruises, picnics, and tech sessions. We are a community of like-minded enthusiasts that just have fun!


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