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!
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
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, 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-XXVI 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.
What's going on?
Raffle prizes Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday morning. 50/50 raffle Fri & Sat.Kids Events, Vintage Fat Tire Bicycle Contest, Longest Hair Contest, Tattoo Contest, Slow Drag Contest, Corn hole Competition, Chili Cook-off and some lucky winner will drive off in a restored 1962 VW Panel Bus!
ABC welcomes every type of VW transporter and all air-cooled VW brothers and sisters. We even let in folks whose engines are in the wrong end and have water in them- if they were built by VW, of course. Compact and vintage trailers are OK as long as your footprint remains about the same as a bus. If you are planning on pitching a tent in front of your bug, reread the part about compact trailers. Space is limited, so we need to keep it to ‘one car, one tent’.
Friday 9am gates open and it’s $30 per VW for the weekend.
Show up Saturday it’s $20 per VW for the weekend.
Friday & Saturday “Walk in’s” are $5 per person.
Sunday “Walk in’s” are $10 per person.
Driving one of the past 23 Raffle Buses? Your weekend entry is FREE!
Donations for kids raffle and general raffle are welcomed. A volunteer sign-up sheet will be available/circulated. If you have 2 hours to spare, the Arizona Bus Club needs your help. Please sign up.
All you Type 2 folk can camp on the property next door to Chirco. This year’s event includes: Shirt sales, kids craft table, Weir/Daisy Duke shorty shorts contest, corn hole competition, kids/adult raffle prizes, Bon fires, potluck dinner…bring something yummy and sample eats with your favorite Tuscon folks. The Tucson Bus Mob helps run this get together and they always do it right. The Red Barn Roundup has become a “must-do” event for many campers
The campout starts on Friday morning Nov 4th, 2016 and continues
through Sunday Nov 6th, 2016. Gates for the campout open on Friday
at 12 Noon, at Yuma County Fair Grounds....
Anybody with a VW powered vehicle is invited to the CAMPOUT &
Show / Swapmeet.
Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner on Friday evening, and BEER while
the Keg lasts...price $5 per person.
The place is at the Yuma County Fair Grounds, enter from
Pacific Ave across from Walmart, look for the sign.
Tents are OK for those that do not have a Van to campout in,
Pets are invited too, NOTE: you have to clean up after them.
The price is $35 per vehicle for the weekend to camp that includes power and showers, $5 for dinner on Friday night per person. If you bring an additional towed vehicle,
the Fair Grounds charges us another $10 for any vehicle parked in the
camping area overnight. Parking of non camping vehicles will be provided
outside of the camping area at no charge.
We have Hot Showers for the campers & nice clean restrooms in the
camping area. This is an Event for the whole family, come and Enjoy !!!!!
For more info contact: Sonny at (928) 345-4673 or
John at (602) 763-9026 or James at (928) 314-4290
Sound like fun? You bet it is! We hope to see you there.