The clubs origins date back to the very successful Autofest car shows held in Lawrence, MA and sponsored by the local Exchange Club of Lawrence. The 2-day event included an all VW show on Sunday of the each Labor Day weekend. Word spread, the show grew and the buggy crowd became a real presence. Sometime during the 7th annual Autofest Sept. 6th, 1992 a gentleman by the name of Nick Koulichkov walked around, wrote down names and started the Bug Club. The club started with a half dozen friends, all with fiberglass bodied bugs, simply called Dune Buggy's. The great Autofest Shows of Lawrence ended, but the Bug Club lives on, today with over 50 active members.