For air cooled talk there is always the Middle Tennessee Volkswagen Club. They meet monthly @ Piccadilly on Murfreesboro Rd, MTVWC Home. I know of an air cooled graveyard not too far from Shelbyville on Hwy 271 between Farmington & Belfast (I believe the intersection is Gold Rd).
For NB's I know there are several of us that live in the area from the Org. I would love to have us do some local/Mid TN GTG's to chat about our fave Bugs.
There's several TN new beetle owners here on the org. Other than Akasha1963, a couple of hard core org members are:
Frank- org screen name, D2Beetle
Fuzzy- org screen name, Cooky
Not there is a big annual new beetle GtG (get together) in your neck of the woods. It's the Tail Of The Dragon cruise/weekend GtG. We have it in the first Saturday in May. Here's a link to the thread CLICK HERE