Congratulations Justin Griffin of Glendale, AZ on winning the 2015 Jerome Jamboree XXV Raffle Bus...a 1959 Panel Jerome Firetruck!!!

Arizona Bus Club

The ABC is an Arizona-based, family-oriented club, dedicated to the restoration, preservation, and enjoyment of the Volkswagen Transporter. We are a collection of drivers and hobbyists whose preferred mode of transportation is old air-cooled VWs, preferably buses. If that sounds like the kind of crowd you'd like to hang out with, come to our monthly general meeting or look us up at a show. The club is open to all Type II owners and all VW enthusiasts. 

Every year the ABC restores a pre-1968 split window bus and we raffle it off to a lucky winner for $.50 a ticket at our big event, the "Jerome Jamboree" in Jerome, AZ usually the third weekend in September. 

Raffle tickets are sold only at the event and YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! 

Thanks and enjoy your Bus!

Jerome Jamboree XXVI September 16-18 2016

It is a 1962 Double Door Panel (DDP) and we have began thrashing on it. See details for the next raffle bus work party at the bottom of this page or on our Yahoo Group.

2016 JJ Raffle bus restoration thread.  2016 Raffle Bus Restoration Thread

Learn about last year's Jamboree: Jerome Jamboree 2015 Event Thread

Samba Event Listing: Jerome Jamboree 2015 Event Listing

Darkness Dear Boy music video featuring Walter and the AZ Bus Club.

YouTube Video

The Arizona Bus Club out having FUN!

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THE NEXT WORK PARTY IS…Saturday February 6th, 2016!
9:30am until 4pm at: 2701 E. Brill St. Phoenix, AZ 85008
The raffle bus restoration crew is working on the bus nearly every Saturday in 2016 until it's completed. Darla has graciously allowed us to invade her backyard and is hosting the raffle bus work parties. Please be sure to bring: safety glasses, gloves, rubber gloves, dust mask, ear plugs, hand tools, scrapers, wire brush, sandpaper, electric drill, cordless tools and any spare beer you'd like us to drink up. BYOB and we usually take up a collection for lunch.

OCTO WINTER MEET 2016 February 20, 2016 6am-2pm
Long Beach Veterans Memorial Stadium 5000 E. Lew Davis St.
Long Beach, California
Orange County Transporter Organization presents OCTO Winter mEET 2014. Swap meet and display show for 1967 and earlier buses only.

BARTLETT LAKE CRUISE & CAMPOUT March 5-6, 2016 Phoenix, AZ
Busties Bus Club and Radical Volks are inviting you to this event!
Beautiful private cove has been reserved next to the marina, only our VW group will be able to camp in this area. Normally an $8 Tonto National Forest pass is required to camp here but this is not required for this event. 
Fees: Day Tripper in VW $5.00, Camping in VW $15.00, No VW $20.00 (Restrictions apply) Cheeseburgers, chips & soda = $4 or hot dogs, chips & soda = $3.50 available from noon to 2pm Saturday only.
Meet: Mc Donalds on N. Pima Rd & 101 (18241 N. Pima Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85255 at 8am Saturday and leave 9am sharp for the cruise to Bartlett lake.

FOUR PEAKS ADVENTURE  March (to be determined), 2016
Join the ABC for a trail bashing adventure in the Salt River Valley with camping and safari up and over the Four Peaks Mountains. This is recommended for stock height + VW's as your slammed dub will get stuck in the first rut we encounter. Meeting 8am Saturday the 14th at the Quick Trip at the intersection of Hwy-88 (Idaho Rd) and Apache Trail (Main ST) in Apache Junction, AZ. From there we travel the Apache Trail (aka Hwy-88) out to Tortilla Flats for breakfast and then head to Burnt Corral campground on Apache Lake for some R&R. Sunday morning we trek up to Roosevelt Lake then Pumpkin Center for fuel before we challenge the Four Peaks Mountain pass at 7500'

Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park (Formerly Firebird Raceway)
20000 W. Maricopa Rd. Chandler, Arizona 85226.
Lunde's Volkswagen presents Bugorama in Phoenix. This event is the southwest's longest running VW event and the 1st stop on the BRS racing series. You will see some of the worlds fastest VW's on the west coast looking to break records. There is always a large VW only swap meet, show & shine with Arizona's finest VW's and new parts vender row.
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TEXAS VW CLASSIC  April 15-17, 2016 in Fredricksburg, TX
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Held at an old German settlement with beautiful surroundings and many tourist attractions, music venues, German restaurants, nearby hotels and shopping. Camping available on site and starts Thursday afternoon, Saturday night Texas BBQ and Sunday show. There are a few Phoenix / Tucson / Yuma Arizona dubbers caravanning to this event so watch your local social media and ABC Yahoo Group for the meet up info.

LOU & GLYNDA PALOOZA April 29 - May 1, 2016 Near Ft Huachuca, AZ
They are inviting us to hang out in their backyard in scenic southern Arizona wine country. Raffle prizes, Saturday pot luck, on site camping, Sunday breakfast burritos by Lou and great company to hang out with. More details coming soon...

MT PINAL CAMPOUT  May 20-22, 2016 Near Globe, AZ.
Join your bus camping friends for a scenic weekend spring trip that is 17 miles up an easy gravel road to the top of Mt. Pinal near Globe, AZ (only 80-miles from Phoenix) Directions: Head east on Hwy-60 and just before Globe, AZ you will see a stoplight where Hwy-88 heads north...this is where you head south on Russell Rd. Pay attention to the street signs as Russell Rd. zigs and zags through town before it turns into a gravel road. The gravel road is not well marked...just stay on the most beaten path and as long as you are still going "up" you are on the right road and you wont miss our camp at the very top. You'll be rewarded with one of the most stunning views you can see from a bus. Lots of hiking and mountain biking opportunities. When feeling lonely the forest service lookout will invite you to join him in the tower that's 7600 feet above sea level. The weather changes without warning so camp under the trees and expect 85-35 degree temps, fog, hail, ferocious winds, insect swarms, rain and thunder that will crack your ear drums. In other words perfect for camping in a bus. Oh, and a few of the rabble bring along fire arms which they expend at a range at the bottom of Mt. Pinal. There will be a ridiculous Saturday evening pot luck so bring your favorite dish

Sound like fun? You bet it is! We hope to see you there.

Want to host an event and invite your ABC friends? Do it! Get on our yahoo group and let everyone know where to drive their old wrecks for a breakfast run, drive in movie, pool party or the event of your choice! (Join our Yahoo group by sending an email to or clicking here if you already have a Yahoo account, and watch your inbox fill up with more local VW discussions than you ever knew was possible. Plus, you'll get the latest on what's going on!)