THE NEXT WORK PARTY's ARE…Thursday May 5th and Saturday May 7th, 2016!
Thursday 4:30pm until 9pm and Saturday 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 and some weeknights in 2016 until it's completed. Darla has graciously allowed us to invade her backyard at The Swann Inn 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/dinner.
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.
BLACKSTAR CAMP OUT / PRADO SHOW & SHINE
June 8-12, 2016 Chino, California
Hosted by Veeee Teeee Ooooo at Prado Regional Park.
16700 S. Euclid Ave. Chino, CA 91708
For more info visit http://www.keepitstock.com
Friday: BBQ dinner and raffle prizes.
Saturday: Early AM caravan to OCTO show, kids events, dutch oven cook off, pot luck dinner, raffle prizes including a turn key engine.
Sunday: El Prado Show & Shine at Prado Regional Park...just wake up, make some coffee and stroll over to the show from your campsite.
OCTO MEET 2016 June 11, 2016 6am-2pm Long Beach, California
Long Beach Veteran's Memorial Stadium
5000 E. Lew Davis St.
Long Beach, CA 90808
Swap and display meet for 1967 and earlier Volkswagen buses only!
Display or Swap in your 1967 or older bus = $5 (Yes, only five dollars)
Vendors and swapping autos other than pre-1967 buses = $50
Truck & Trailer taking up two spaces = $100
Walk in spectators = $5 (Kids 12 and under are FREE)
More info at http://www.octo.org
TYPE-3 INVASION Prescott Valley, AZ June 16-19, 2016
The focus of the Type 3 Invasions is to show up at a smallish town, meet other Type 3 people with a common interest, enjoy building a kindred bond with said other people, enjoy each others company and cars, maybe even learn something new at one of the tech sessions, and most of all, just relax! The Invasion is NOT a judged car show. Just a friendly gathering.
For all the details, check out the Invasion website at: http://www.carartbyjohn.com/2016Invasion/
KOA FLAGSTAFF CAMPOUT July 29-31st, 2016 Flagstaff, AZ
Get out of the valley heat and join your bus club friends at the Flagstaff KOA where the air is cool, the water is clean and the bathrooms are even cleaner. Chris Lee has arranged special pricing of $29 plus tax for two nights of camping in the pines and only a short hike from the liquor store.
JEROME JAMBOREE XXIV September 16-18th, 2016
The Arizona Bus Club presents: Jerome Jamboree XXVI (That's #26 for all you non-Romans)
Held in beautiful Jerome, Arizona at 5066' elevation.
That's right...Don at the Gold King Mine Ghost Town in Jerome, AZ has agreed to let us play in his front yard again this year. Come join several hundred of your closest friends and a few hundred of their awesome Type-2's on the edge of Cleopatra Hill with the mountains of Sedona as our backdrop. In addition to live (and sometimes dead) music, slow drags, cornhole competition, chili cook off, kids build a bus from a box, raffle prizes, the worlds largest VW bus "Walter" & his oversized friends...you get get a chance to win this years raffle bus for only $.50.
Every year the ABC restores and raffles off a pre-67 split window bus and this year is no exception. We have begun working on this years bus and boy is it a beauty...a 1962 Double Door Panel VW bus. Feeling energetic and want to help work on what could be your new bus? Well visit our website for details on the work parties.
If you come to JJ-XXV expecting shade trees, barefoot grass and a babbling brook with KOA grade camping facilities...you are in for a treat because we have none of that. This fine facility is a large gravel parking lot which is mostly flat and devoid of any vegetation but there will be port-O-johns, trash cans and "Bus Burger" concessions for your convenience. Basically...if you need it, you better bring it.
Besides the nearby historic mining town of Jerome...there is a really sweet attraction within staggering distance called the Gold King Mine Ghost Town and we highly recommend you save a $5 bill out of your raffle ticket fund to tour the grounds for displays of relics from your parents, grandparents and great grandparents time from long ago...Don may even bless us with a drive by of one of his many fine vehicles from up on the hill.
Huge caravan from Phoenix,AZ to Jerome Friday morning September 16th, 2016
Meet at Home Depot parking lot I-17 & Thunderbird Rd (N.E. quadrant)
Depart at 7:30AM SHARP! Just catch up on the highway if you're late. The caravan will usually not exceed 50-mph. A short stop in Prescott Valley at a grocery store (At old Albertson's location) before climbing over Mt Mingus. Please do not pass the lead bus in the caravan and be safe!
Driving one of the past 23 Raffle Buses? Your weekend entry is FREE!
What's going on?
Raffle prizes Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (Every hour on the hour!)Silent Auction, Vintage Fat Tire Bicycle Contest, Longest Hair Contest, Tattoo Contest, Fishbowl Raffle, Slow Drag Contest, Cornhole Competition, Chili Cookoff and some lucky winner will drive off in a restored 1962 VW Panel Bus!
Sound like fun? You bet it is! We hope to see you there.
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