This Year's Raffle Bus!

1966 Sundial Camper - come get it!

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. 

Thanks and enjoy your Bus!

Jerome Jamboree XXIV September 19-21 2014


Want to see how the bus is coming along??  Samba Restoration Thread

Learn about this year's Jamboree: Jerome Jamboree Event Thread

Samba Event Listing: Jerome Jamboree Event Listing

The Arizona Bus Club out having FUN!


JEROME JAMBOREE XXIV  September 19-21, 2014
The Arizona Bus Club presents: 
Jerome Jamboree XXIV (That's #24 for all you non-Romans) 
September 19-21, 2014 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 1966 Sundial camper bus which is a really dry Arizona bus that left the factory as a Kombi and was converted by the Sundial Company when new and this baby even has the coveted side tent. 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-XXIV 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. 

Sound like fun? You bet it is! We hope to see you there.
The Arizona Bus Club Jerome Jamboree XXIV official event info & pricing:

September 19th-21st, 2014 held at the Gold King Mine.
Perkinsville Rd. Jerome, AZ 86331

Only Volkswagens (of any year or make) are allowed in the event area. (Exceptions will be made for vintage campers and vendors.)
$15 per vehicle per night (Friday & Saturday)
$35 vendor space for the weekend
$5 per head for walk in's Friday & Saturday
$10 per head walk in's for Sunday
All fees are CASH ONLY and collected at the gate of the event.

Contact Gary or David for any questions or vendor reservations.
(602) 492-5287

Raffle tickets are $0.50 each. Prizes include t-shirts, tons of swag and a restored 1966 Sundial VW camper bus among various other items. Donations for raffle prizes are welcome and encouraged...we want everyone to win something. Raffle drawings will be Friday and Saturday evenings with the grand prize raffle on Sunday morning ~ 10am. RAFFLE TICKETS SOLD ONLY AT THE EVENT. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND WEARING AN APPROPRIATE WRIST BAND TO WIN!

There is a VW caravan leaving on Friday morning with the 1966 Sundial Raffle Bus leading the way. Our special guest Bill Bowman aka "Bullibill" (of Hot VWs "Transporter Talk") will be our pilot of the raffle bus during the caravan. Jerome Caravan is meeting 7am on Friday September 19th at the Home Depot parking lot in the northeast corner of I-17 and Thunderbird Rd in nothern Phoenix, AZ and departing by 7:30am. We will also stop at the Albertsons grocery store in Prescot Valley for 30 minutes for last chance fuel, food and ice.

We are expecting a record size crowd this year and our event space is limited so please be very conservative with the size of your camping space. There will be chalked lanes for required emergency vehicle access, please do not penetrate the marked lanes with your vehicles, camping or swap items. If the organizers feel your campsite is too large they will ask you to condense it or will squeeze late comers in with you. To discourage excessively sized trailers and/or campers taking up valuable VW space the organizers may charge extra for implements larger than a VW bus so please leave the RV's at home. This is intended to be a VW only event so when you wake up each morning all you see are VW emblems and the smell of gear oil dripping.

Swapping from your VW is highly encouraged so we are allowing you to sell your unwanted VW parts right from your vehicle at no additional charge. Please keep your swap items VW related and condensed to your campsite. Otherwise consider using the vendor area to peddle your goods.

Jerome Jamboree is a family friendly event and we welcome all of your kinfolk including the four legged versions. Please control your family and pick up after them so all guests can have a great time. Please put all recyclables, litter and excrement in the appropriate receptacles that will be liberally placed around the event. Unruly and/or vulgar guests will be escorted from the event and possibly barred from future ABC events.

Please keep loud music, cackling and conversations to a low volume after 10pm. The event is very condensed so please be considerate of your camping neighbors.

Pets are welcome but please remember this event is held during late summer in Arizona which can be very warm. The site is a barren gravel lot with no shade or water available. Please make sure to provide them with plenty of water and pick up their steaming divots immediately upon delivery.

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!)

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