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 (but not always) 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!

COMING EVENTS:                                                                                                                                                                                                 

THE NEXT WORK PARTY IS…Thursday May 26th, 2016!
Thursday 4:30pm until 9pm 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.

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
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

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:

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.,_Arizona 

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 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 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.

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!)