f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Volkswagen - Allgood Motor Co.

Posted Monday, January 27, 2014, at 12:00 AM

Feb. 23, 1963 Southeast Missourian advertisement

GROWING... Not the size...But the Sales!

YES! The 1962 Volkswagen was greatly accepted and bought at Allgood Motor Co. during its third successful year in Cape Girardeau.

Allgood Motor Co. plans to grow even more in 1963 and so will Volkswagen sales.

Come in and see these sensible vehicles--with the low price tags. Their air-cooled rear engines and superior mileage! Their rugged welded-steel bodies! And find out about our unique Volkswagen protective plan--with Volkswagen-trained technicians and genuine Volkswagen spare parts.

Come in and Meet Us--and Meet the Volkswagen, Too

Allgood Motor Company

Sales and Service

208 Linda

Phone ED4-2834

Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Jan. 2, 1964 Southeast Missourian

Allgood Motor Changed Hands

The Allgood Motor Co., a Volkswagen automobile agency here, went into operation today under new ownership, it was announced today.

The new proprietor is Jack Adams of Kirkwood, president of the corporation which bought the assets of the corporation headed by Laymon Allgood.

The business, at 208 Linda, is being operated under the name Adams Sales and Service, Inc.

Other stockholders are Mrs. Adams and James McHaney.

Mr. Allgood had operated the agency since Jan. 1, 1960.

Mr. Adams and his family are to make their home in Cape Girardeau, it was reported.

Sept. 22, 1965 Southeast Missourian advertisement


The new 1966 Volkswagens are here. Ready for delivery--with new features, new interiors, and the same old funny-looking beetle shape.

Be the first on your block to drive and have a 1966 VW. Or check our 1965 close-out bargains on demonstrators.

Jack Adams Volkswagen, Inc.

Highway 61 at William


The business became Cape Volkswagen, Inc. in 1970 after assets of Jack Adams Volkswagen were purchased by Frank Vitale of St. Louis, who took over management.

Cape Volkswagen-Porsche-Audi was still doing business in 1978. The 1979 city directory lists Colonial Bread at 208 Linda.

A December, 1978 telephone directory advertisement lists Wieser Motor Co., 2410 William, as the Volkswagen-Audi dealer.

The 1980 and 1981 telephone directories list Town and Country Motors, 1733 N. Kingshighway, as the Volkswagen dealer.


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  • There was some discussion on a Facebook fanpage about VWs, so I produced a "Where's Waldo?" collection of Bugs, Beetles, Buses and the like that appeared in the background of my photos during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

    Most of these were taken in Southern Ohio, but VW fans may still like to see them.


    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Mon, Jan 27, 2014, at 3:48 AM
  • So when did the dealership close?

    -- Posted by lauragoodman1975 on Mon, Jan 27, 2014, at 10:15 AM
    Fred Lynch
    By 1979, Cape Volkswagen-Porsche-Audi was no longer in business.
  • thanks for the pic and info. It's all starting to come back to me now. That's why Bob Adams was the "new kid" cause he just moved to Cape in 64 when his dad and mom bought the dealership. Love seeing the old phone numbers: ours was ED5-3528. Remember what the ED stood for??? "Edgewater". Which I guess is fairly descriptive of where Cape is located. I recall how upset every one was when our number changed from just plain ol' 5-3528!! That was a lot more dialing to add that darn 33. And how would we ever remember anyone's phone number with 7 Digets??

    -- Posted by bunken1 on Tue, Jan 28, 2014, at 1:48 PM