Join us Wednesday June 19th for our General Meeting at the PERA Club 1 East Continental in Tempe. Eat before you come! Meeting starts at 7pm Come Early if you want to sit in on the board meeting.
Coming Events (this is just a preview to get the latest information please join our Yahoo group and we'll fill you in on exact details!) Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and join the fun!
Blackstar June 5-9th VTO hosts their annual Pre-Classic campout at Prado National Park in Chino, CA. New Location has Fishing, Horseback Riding, touch water park for the kids, disk golf, paddle boats, also a shooting range.... There will be a raffle Friday night and Saturday night Food will be provided Friday night by VTO Monster caravan to the OCTO show on Saturday Dutch oven cook-off on sat night And lots more....
OCTO Saturday June 8th? The day before the classic everyone pulls out their most correct bus and shows it off at the beautiful summer time swap and show. VTO helps run it.
VW Classic Friday June 9th? The largest air-cooled show in the world; you go and find the adjectives we should use to describe this thing so we can do it justice.
Flagstaff KOA Campout July? Come camp under the trees at the foot of Mt. Eldon. Janyel says this is it for koa so come and party or stay home and wish you had!
Jerome Jamboree September XXIII September 20-22. Located at the Gold King Mine in Haynes The ABC's flagship show is more campout / creative space than a show but we do our best to entertain with slow drags, Pet Show, Disco (whoops sorry Marnie!) open mic, kick ass band, chili contest, nude midnight mime contest, engine case burning contest, and more fun than you can shake a stick at. Oh, and we're raffling a fully-restored 1967 Standard. Ask Earl how he likes the one he won last year. There are some rules but basically it's $10/vw per night so pack all your hipster friends into your ride and come see what the stories are all about.
Red Barn / Bugtoberfest 18 late October? Come down and stay a couple days and nights camped out in some delightful desert right next to Joe Chirco's shop. The campout is hosted by Tucson Bus Mob which is by all accounts cooler and better run than our club. Have you seen their shirts? If we could get the dude who does their shirts to do ours we'd be SET MAN! Camping with port-0-lets, BBQ and breakfast compliments of Joe's pocket but if you're like us you'll leave the store with enough parts to help make up for it.
VW's by the River XII in beautiful Yuma, Arizona. Come be spoiled and entertained by some of the most good-looking and intelligent people on the face of the earth. The weather is perfect and you'll love the Friday night chick. Saturday car show on expansive, rolling GREEN grass field. Evening camp out at the fairgrounds is always fun especially when the wart hogs and harriers start doing touch and go's next door.
Light parade. Usually the 1st weekend of December. Throw a couple cajillion lights on the bus and parade through Phoenix to the delight of thousands of spectators.
Christmas party usually the 2nd weekend of December. Join us on the East Side at Usury Pass ParkN for camping, hiking and taking turns watching our even-toed ungulate cook under the watchful eye of Emily Burnite. White elephant gift exchange, pig roast, pot luck and wonderful times with your ABC friends some of whom you'll never see again. In 2013.
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!
An Arizona-based, family-oriented club, dedicated to the restoration, preservation, and enjoyment of the Volkswagen Transporter. Open to all Type II owners and all VW enthusiasts.
The ABC is 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.
Join our Yahoo group by sending an email to email@example.com 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.
We love camping with friends in the desert, up in the pines, out on the coast, anywhere! The ABC attends all the big shows and we help our sister clubs just as they help us. We spend time working on our rides and welcome anyone interested in Volkswagen buses to join the fun. There is a Yahoo email group which comes in handy for setting up impromptu events or picking each others brains.
We restore a split window bus every year and raffle it off in September at our signature event, the Jerome Jamboree. Like always, the event is at the Historic Gold King Mine in beautiful Jerome, Arizona. Congratulations to Siggy Cordelier on winning the beautiful 1967 Freedom Camper!
This past Jerome was an excellent time, and we couldn't have done it without our dedicated members. Work has already begun on the next raffle bus, and they can use any help they can get! Contact a board member to find out how you can help work on the raffle bus to get it ready for the next Jerome Jamboree! If you see something on the 2012 Raffle Bus Wish List that you can donate towards the bus, please consider doing so. Thanks!
Last year's proceeds were divided up and donated to the Jerome Volunteer Fire Department, Paradise Valley Food Bank, Arizona Humane Society and the Paradise Valley Food bank
We meet monthly at the Pera Club on the 3rd Wednesday of every month except December when there is no meeting because we get together at the Christmas party. 7pm is the suggested start time but come early to get a good seat, have some tasty grub, and meet some friendly folks. So come on in, enjoy the site, and hopefully we'll see you at a meeting or event soon!
Thanks and enjoy your Bus!