Yellow Baja and Dune Buggy Historical Society
(a.k.a. "Y.B.D.B. Club")
The Yellow Baja and Dune Buggy Historical Society is a San Diego,
California based organization dedicated to the preservation of the
history of highway-legal VW powered vehicles used off-road in San Diego
County. The organization is committed to the responsible use of
vehicles off-road. We believe that off-road vehicles, used responsibly,
provide an essential means of access to our society's cultural and
The organization was founded in 1965 by David R. Helland, society member
No. 1. The photo is of his original vehicle, built in 1965, now called
"Old Yell'er". Dave's newest buggy, "New
Yell'er" is a recently restored genuine Bruce Meyer's Manx.
All of the historical society members' dune buggies and Baja bugs
are collector cars which are more than 25 years old. These vehicles are
maintained and operated principally for use as part of the historical
Section 5004 of the California
Motor Vehicle Code assigns these vehicles special status as
Membership in the society is strictly limited to owners of
yellow street-legal off-road vehicles. Associate membership
status is granted to owners of other off-road vehicles, providing their
owner(s) promise to paint their vehicles yellow sometime real
Some of the society members belong to
Bruce Meyers famous
Manx Dune Buggy Club.
We all use CB radios (Channel 5) on our outings.
Some of the members are hams and belong to the
Palomar Amateur Radio Club.
Most of our outings have
Borrego Springs, California
as the destination where we all like to "dry camp" in
places where the neighbors are few and far between.
We are a hearty group that visits the desert year round. Over the years
we have found that when it's 115°F in the shade, we get the
And, if you find yourself in the southwest and are looking to keep with
the VW way of life in a new vehicle, make sure you take
a look at Chapman VW. They have been in the industry for over 45 years
and have a very knowledgeable staff and sales team. There is no better
place to pick up a
Volkswagen in Phoenix.
Y.B.D.B. Home Page Links:
For membership information, please contact our
Alan L. Schuler
11315 Lake Rim Road
San Diego, CA 92131
Phone: (619) 566-6637
Sun Dec 19 10:44:42 PST 1999
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