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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  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 raffles off a VW bus 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!

COMING EVENTS:                                                                                                               


Where: Walterdome, 6425 E. Thomas Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

When: Every 3rd Wednesday 6:30pm-mingle, meeting starts at 7:00pm

Why:  LOL.   Why not.  

Topics of discussion:  Meet the new board, previous event update, upcoming event updates, and start to talk about Jerome XXVIII

MT PINAL CAMPOUT  May 18-20, 2018 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-188 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 and along the east side of Russell Gulch on pavement about 6-miles to a large circular area where you make a hard right on gravel road. The gravel road is not well marked but is listed as FR-651...just stay on the most beaten path about 9-miles more and as long as you are still going "up" you are on the right road. Just follow the signs to "Pinal Peak" you wont miss our camp (Pinal Campground, not Upper Pinal Campground) about 1-mile before the peak. 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.

Date: June 7-10, 2018 
Location: Prado Regional Park
16700 S Euclid Ave. Chino, CA 91708
For more info visit

OCTO MEET 2017 June 9, 2018 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

SALT RIVER FATHERS DAY FLOAT TRIP June 17, 2018 Mesa, AZ  Last year we had so much fun floating the Salt River we are going to do it AGAIN this year! We will meet about 7:30am at Phon D. Sutton recreation area just a couple miles north of Red Mountain 202 on Power Rd. Bring your own floating device; canoe, kayak, raft, tube, noodles, etc. We will shuttle floaters and crafts up to the put in and float back down to Phon D. Sutton where we will relax and have a nice BBQ or maybe an east side restaurant before heading home for the evening. This is a one day event, no camping. You need to purchase a "Tonto Pass" that's $8 from any nearby gas station or grocery store for your vehicle. Any make or model vehicle is may enjoy having A/C in your modern car on your way home...although we do encourage you to bring your VW.
Mark your calendars! 

Williams KOA Campout – June 22-24, 2018
Thanks to Dave and Andrea Murphy, we are happy to officially announce our June 2018 camp out.  We will not only be camping in cool Williams Arizona in June, but will have the opportunity to perform a " service day" at Camp Civitan, one of our favorite organizations.  If you all remember, we held a fund raiser at Four Peaks Brewery for this group just a few weeks ago.  Imagine, having fun with your friends, and doing a bit of charity work for the camp. See the official invite below.
(Campground is on Circle Pines Road – don’t get it confused with Grand Canyon KOA in Williams)
928-635-2626 – Say you’re with AZ Bus Club to get spots reserved together
RV Full Hook up/Pull Through - $75/night (incl. tax)  *Only a couple left
RV Water & Elec./Pull Through - $56/night (incl. tax)
Cabins: Sleep up to 4, Queen bed and bunk beds - $80/night
  (bring pillows and sleeping bags)                              
Tent spaces -  $34/night (no water or elec.)
   $48/night (with water/elec.)
Saturday, June 23, we will go to Camp Civitan to do a service project and see the camp.

Woods Canyon Lake Campout July 20-22, 2018 near Payson, AZ
Bring your paddle craft and join some of the AZ Bus Club's finest oil leakers for some cool high country camping while escaping the valley heat. Make your reservations at the Aspen Campground asap as this is a very popular campground this time of year. You could also camp anywhere in the Apache-Sitgreaves Nation Forest for free just a couple miles down the road plus this area is also a fun day trip destination with hiking/biking trails, fishing, kayaking and napping under the tall shade trees. See link below for more info.

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 VWs 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!)
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