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L.E.A.K.O.I.L. (Lake Erie Area Kombi Owner’s Involvement League) is an informal organization of VW bus owners based primarily in Ohio and Michigan. We use Lake Erie as our geographic common denominator. We are an official chapter of the international bus group NEATO, (Northeast Association of Transported Owners).

L.E.A.K.O.I.L. is an unincorporated association organized under Ohio law pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 1745.01. Our name and logo are registered with the Ohio Secretary of State.

Our Constitution and Bylaws authorize the creation of a “Council” comprised of several members appointed by our Chairman Bill Webner. The Council is the governing body of L.E.A.K.O.I.L. and is the exclusive entity responsible for leading the organization, maintaining this website, and organizing official events.

Our website was established in February 2007. Our original website was archived in December 2008, but is still available for viewing here:

We hold a monthly meeting on the Third Thursday of each month. Currently we are meeting at Basil’s Tavern & Grill, 360 W. Bridge St., Elyria, Ohio, (440) 322-9216. Interested VW bus owners are invited to join us between the hours of about 6pm and 9pm on meeting nights.

Our main club event of the year is “Kombis on Kelleys”, a 3 day campout held on Kelleys Island in Lake Erie at the 4-H Camp on Columbus Day weekend. Our 2010 and 2011 campouts drew an average of 70 buses each year from several states. Our members also organize and attend other unofficial campouts each season, as well as attend VW shows and swapmeets as a group. Current events updates can be found under the Upcoming Events section of this website.

Membership in L.E.A.K.O.I.L. is free and is reflected in those that sign up for our website. The only criteria for membership is to own a VW bus, or be thinking about acquiring one in the near future.

This site and forums are provided free of charge to users for the exchange of information pertaining to VW buses from all eras of production and for the promotion of events involving those vehicles. By logging onto this site, or attending L.E.A.K.O.I.L. related events, members agree to participate in a manner reflecting common courtesy towards other members or non-members and to abide by the standards set by the L.E.A.K.O.I.L. Council.

Whether at a campout, a VW related event, or when “posting” on our internet site, members and guests are expected to respect others with a modicum of dignity that you would expect at a family gathering. We have a “zero tollerance” policy on “postings” or conduct that the Council deems to be detrimental to L.E.A.K.O.I.L. or its members. We reserve the exclusive right to remove or alter any material we deem inappropriate on the website or suspend the membership of any participant whose conduct is deemed to be detrimental to the organization. Personal attacks, abusive or foul language or behavior deemed inappropriate by the L.E.A.K.O.I.L. Council, or those authorized to act by the Council, will result in deactivation of the member's account.

It is our intent to provide a family friendly community where enthusiasts may interact and enjoy the hobby.

For further information about L.E.A.K.O.I.L. contact any member, or post your question on one of the forums, or contact

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