The So-Cal VW Car Club that has defined "Cal-Look" since 1965

DER KLEINER PANZERS - The So-Cal VW Car Club that has defined "Cal-Look" since 1965
  • RHunt says:

    Hello! I was wondering if you guys could tell me where I could have a custom badge made for my hood? I am having no luck at all finding a place. Keep up the killer work!

    December 7, 2015 at 10:40 am
    • DustinP says:

      Sorry. No I do not. We haven’t had any new ones done in years.

      December 16, 2015 at 7:57 am
  • Lori Quinn says:

    Please contact me in regards to using some of your cars for display at a fundraiser in Orange on November 7th.
    Thank you,
    Lori Quinn

    October 22, 2015 at 12:41 am
  • Chip Rodriguez says:

    Thanks DKP for putting on the Oddesey navigational rallye. Had a blast. Keep em coming. Looking forward to more.
    Chip & Roxanne (from Victorville)

    April 29, 2015 at 6:18 am
  • rocky thomason says:

    Would love to purchase a DKP t-shirt. Please send details. Thanks, Rocky

    February 8, 2015 at 10:09 pm
    • DustinP says:

      Rocky, Sorry for the delayed response. T-Shirts will be available for sale at the Pre-Classic cruise night and at the VW Classic

      February 24, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Wife & I attended your 10th annual “SANTA’S LIL HELPER” toy cruise on 12/07/2014 representing NBVA (Newport Beach Volkswagen Assn) !! This was the 1st “toy cruise” that we have been to. GREAT FUN, all the lights, the driving around Fullerton/Brea area….we WILL be back next year!! DKP rocks…still after ALL these years !!

    December 9, 2014 at 3:04 pm
  • dusty says:

    Thank you Im pretty sure my car meets most of the standards especially once i put mut my tbars on im located in hemet so how would i go about contacting someone to get in the club

    July 23, 2013 at 3:55 pm
    • DustinP says:

      Dusty, you are always welcome to attend our monthly cruise nights, the details are on the website. If your aspirations are to join our club, you will need to take a closer look at the club rules. Most importantly, our club cars must adhere to traditional “Cal-Look” style. Cars must be finished inside and out with period correct accessories and wheels, and MUST have a big/quick/detailed ‘NATURALLY ASPIRATED” (NON-TURBO) engine, usually with dual Weber carbs.


      If it fits our description, GREAT! If not, there are hundreds of great clubs for all styles of VW’s.

      Hope to see you soon at a cruise night soon!

      July 24, 2013 at 8:18 pm
  • dusty says:

    Hey guys i have a 70 bug im working on it sits on empis 8pokes and is primed but i want to paint it white eventually put a turbp motor in it but i was wondering how i get a dkp hood emblem ? My vw has 2 inch drop spindels and a stinger exhaust and the hood and side trim are removed

    July 22, 2013 at 8:56 pm
    • DustinP says:

      Hey Dusty,
      Sounds like you’re off to a great start, keep it up! Unfortunately, DKP accessories are only available to active club members.

      For details on club membership, please visit the club rules link on our site.

      Thanks for visiting our site, check back often!


      July 22, 2013 at 9:21 pm
  • Ty Yamamoto says:

    I would like to know if a pass Whittier Blvd car club is still around.
    The reason why I am contacting you is that I used to belong to this club(pass member)1975 – 1977/78. The name of the club was called DKK.
    We used to cruise Whittier Blvd, and hang out at the Shakeys Pizza Place on Beach Blvd after our meetings. I remember your club and window sticker, we copied the same idea for our window emblem except for the German eagle. “The Little Killer Tanks”

    I have garage my car since 1984, and have not brought it back out since. Also if they are not around, Do you take members from out of state? I will be in Southern s few months to spend time with family and friends, and I am towing down my car. I attend the last Bug In, in 1983.

    Sorry about the chatting. Just had great memories in my “67”

    Thank for any information you can provide.

    “just an old VW fan”

    June 13, 2013 at 8:39 pm
  • Mark Zellner says:

    Hey guys,

    I have planned my holiday (parts shopping spree!!) to the US from Australia to coincide with the VW Classic in June and also want to check out your cruise night. I have read of the issues with parking around the area and am looking for info on how /where to park (i’ll have a rental) or if there is another better way to get there from Anaheim/Disneyland area.

    May 11, 2013 at 12:17 am
    • sarge says:

      Great planning job, Mark… see you soon!

      May 17, 2013 at 6:00 am
    • DustinP says:

      Great question Mark!! The main parking chaos involves the VW’s that want to park in Nick’s parking lot. For those of you driving VW’s, we will also be using the parking lot of Taqueria El Rancho which enters off Brookhurst, just south of Orangethorpe.

      For all other cars, there is plenty of parking within walking distance of Nick’s.

      As far as how to get there from Disneyland, Nicks is less than 5 miles from Disneyland. North on Harbor to Orangethorpe, then left on Orangethorpe.

      For spectators, I’d suggest arriving around 4:00-5:00pm PST

      May 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm
    • Mark Zellner says:

      Hey Guys,

      Thanks for the info on getting to the night at Nick’s. My wife and I got there and had a great night checking out the awesome cars. Now at home working to save for the next trip over!!

      mark Z

      June 25, 2013 at 4:20 am
      • DustinP says:

        It was great meeting you and your crew! Hope to see you again, let us know when you’ll be back in town.

        June 29, 2013 at 12:34 am
  • Laurent says:


    I’m a French guy who comes with his family from the 03th to the 17th
    May to California.
    I want to come to your cruise night which is popular in France.

    In my house, I have a SO42, Samba 21 Windows and an oval 56.

    The cruise night is well Monday 06 may as from the 6 o’clock PM ?

    I’m really happy to come to this cruise night and I hope to speak to


    April 27, 2013 at 2:39 am
  • Tom says:

    Greetings from germany!
    Nice website, nice cars!
    Only the name of the club is wrong. It should be:
    Der kleine (no r) Panzer (no s)
    Otherwise it sounds like an idiot is spelling it!
    But your reports are great!
    Best wishes!

    April 13, 2013 at 1:10 pm
    • DustinP says:

      Thanks Tom,
      We are aware of that however, the founders thought that it sounded better with the added letters.

      I must admit that I am glad they did!

      Good Luck!

      April 15, 2013 at 12:31 am
  • Kenny says:

    I have a 1975 Super Beetle and would love to be a member. Is there an issue with me living in Quincy, IL? Stay infested my friends.

    October 28, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    • DustinP says:

      Thanks Kenny!

      Unfortunately, you must live in the immediate area in order to become a member of the Club. Good luck!

      November 1, 2012 at 9:57 pm
  • Sergio says:

    I admire your club’s brand, the history.

    what are the requirements to join?

    October 27, 2012 at 6:48 pm
    • DustinP says:

      Hey Sergio, Thanks for checking us out!

      Check out the DKPIII Rules Link for club membership requirements. Good Luck!

      November 1, 2012 at 9:59 pm
  • Jesper says:

    Hey guys

    Im from denmark, really love you logo, do you have copyrigth on it?
    because we are some guys from here that are starting a club, and would like to use it, just with different text/club name.

    But wanted to check up on it first.
    please reply on mail.

    best regards


    September 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    • DustinP says:

      Hey Jesper,

      Thank you for asking! We really appreciate that!

      While we are flattered that you would want to copy our logo, it is copyrighted and we have to defend it constantly.

      Good luck with your club and remember above all, have fun and don’t take yourselves too seriously!


      September 29, 2012 at 7:01 pm
  • jim low says:

    im looking for a hoodie for myself and my wife do you guys sell them with your club logo to show in the uk


    September 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    • sarge says:

      Thanks for checking out our website, Jim! Unfortunately, we do not sell club logo clothing to non-members.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm
  • Stephen Brooks says:

    Hi there

    I wonder if you could help me please ? … I’m a film maker from England in the UK, I’m headed over to California later this week with the aim of making a film about California Look VW’s. We are interviewing Ron Flemming and we’d very much like to feature some of the DKP club cars in the film…

    Thank you !!!

    May 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm
  • jim low says:

    fantastic website ,fantasic club .

    i have a volkwagen splitty ,previous owner was formula 1 british racing driver jenson button

    which i am proud of ,
    but i must admit you guys make me wish i lived in the good old usa ,what fantasic vws

    i applaud you all !

    jim low ,poole ,dorset ,england,uk

    May 3, 2012 at 7:33 am
    • DustinP says:

      Thanks for the kind words Jim! Good luck with your ride!

      May 3, 2012 at 9:54 pm
  • Rich says:


    I am going to be in California from 4-13th May and was planning on coming over to your monthly meet on 6th @ Nicks Burgers.

    I was wondering what time it started, i dont want to miss it.



    April 16, 2012 at 1:58 am
    • DustinP says:

      On normal cruise nights, prime time is 6:00-8:00pm. On event weekends, there’s no telling what will happen, the lot has been full as early as 3:00pm! Hope to see you there!

      April 16, 2012 at 7:41 am

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