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Note: For all who have been asking, here is an update for the Arizona Bus Club Jerome Jamboree XXVII. The event will take place September 22, 23 & 24, 2017. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, the venue Gold King Mine, has not been secured. An alternate location is being planned just in case. Our goal is JJXVII at Gold King Mine. More information to follow.

Congratulations Darla Amatasin of Phoenix, AZ on winning the 2016 Jerome Jamboree XXVI Raffle Bus...a 1962 Double Door Panel!!!

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 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!

2016 JJ Raffle bus restoration thread.  2016 Raffle Bus Restoration Thread

2015 Jerome Jamboree Event Thread: Jerome Jamboree 2016 Event Thread

Darknes Dear Boy music video featuring Walter and the AZ Bus Club.

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TUCSON BUS MOB SPRING CAMPOUT April 21-23, 2017 Winkleman, AZ

ATTENTION, Happy Campers!  The Tucson Bus Mob’s SPRING CAMPOUT is almost upon us –.  So, it is time to quit your job, load up the bus and kids, and head to Winkleman, AZ!  We will be camping at the Shores recreation area along the Gila River. From Phoenix, take Hwy-60 east to Superior then south on SR-177 to Winkleman then east on SR-77 to milepost 141.6 for The Shores entrance road. Swimming, tuing, fishing, kayaks. This is a dry primitive camp but does have fire pits and pit pack it in & pack it out.  No passes or fees neededthis is a FREE event. 

Attention to all going to the TBM Spring Campout!
NOTE: On Thursday 4/20/17 9a-3p the Hwy-77 south from Globe to Winkelman will be closed for blasting. Possible long wait for chase car between 3p-5p Thursday and 9a-5p Friday. Thank you Chad for giving us a heads up!

BUSES & BRUNCH at the BREWERY Four Peaks Brewing Co Tempe, AZ April 29, 2017 

9:30a until ?? at 1340 E. 8th Street Tempe, AZ 85281

Join the AZ Bus Club for a morning of good eats, buses and brews.

FOUR PEAKS ADVENTURE  April-May 2017 (date not yet determined)
Join the ABC for a trail bashing adventure in the Salt River Valley with camping and safari up and over the Four Peaks Mountains. This is recommended for stock height VW's as your slammed dub will get stuck in the first rut we encounter. More details to follow...

Northern AZ Trail Bash Flagstaff, AZ May 5-6, 2017
Geoffrey Bishop has invited the ABC to share some trail bashing and campout. More info to follow….

Don was the founder of Gold King Mine in Jerome, AZ and was a lover and collector of all things mechanical. He welcomed the AZ Bus Club to camp out in his front lot and hosted the Jerome Jamboree for 26-years. Join us and many of his friends and family as we celebrate the life of this great man. Live music. Food. On-site camping (no power or water) pancake breakfast. Question: call 928-300-4147

MT PINAL CAMPOUT  May 20-21st 2017 Near Globe, AZ.
(NOTE: Many members of the AZ Bus Club will be attending the memorial for Don Robertson in Jerome, AZ this weekend in lieu of this Mt Pinal event.) 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.

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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