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 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!

Jerome Jamboree XXVI September 16-18 2016

If you have or know of a decent 1967 or older split window VW bus please contact us. See details for the next raffle bus work party at the bottom of this page or on our Yahoo Group.

2015 JJ Raffle bus restoration thread.  Samba Restoration Thread

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

Samba Event Listing: Jerome Jamboree Event Listing

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

YouTube Video

The Arizona Bus Club out having FUN!

COMING EVENTS:                                                                                                                                                                                                 

BUSTIES BUS CLUB (BBC) Annual VW Show  November 22, 2015 
3131 E. Thunderbird Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85032  at Fatso's Pizza 11am to 4pm. $5 entry fee ($15 to swap) with all proceeds going to local animal shelters. Drink specials, 50/50 raffle, show prizes, more...
Let's all support Arizona's (and possibly the worlds) only all female VW bus club!

APS LIGHT PARADE Saturday December 5, 2015 Phoenix, AZ
Parade Check In
Friday December 4th noon to 6pm
Your bus must be ready to go and shining by sunset for judging and inspection. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE the police will be inspecting your entry and the FULL judging will take place. Don't be "that guy" be ready and on your game please. 
Friday is so much fun, you can see all entries. Spectators will be there, bring your friends and family- this is the fun time. 

Drivers meeting. 
Friday December 4th 6pm-8pm
North Phoenix Baptist Church

Friday night you will leave your VW At the church. There is security. 
Saturday. If you are there all day, who cares. This is for last minute things and hanging out. 

Staging. Saturday December 5th 5:30pm. Be ready. Parade starts promptly at 7pm. 

Parade starts at North Phoenix Baptist. Central and Bethany. And ends at 7th street and Indian school. (2miles of euphoria!! Believe me. This is amazing!) 
Typically after the parade we go drink and eat... :)

We need!!! Please respond. 
We need a Walking Marshal: someone to lead the group. Must wear all black and gold out number. The speed is that of the slow drags. 2MPH for 2 miles 
Must be over 16yrs old. Need to know who you are by November 1st. 

Restrictions etc. 
I need your proof of insurance NO LATER than November 1st. IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING PARTICIPATING please email or fax: 1(855)454-1116 
If you end up not participating no biggie. Better safe than sorry. 

You should plan on 2000 lights for a bus - less for a bug etc
Anyone attached outside of the bus must have a seatbelt 
No live Santa's. 
No alcohol 
If you play music. It must be Christmas themed 
Generators must be ventilated and securely mounted
Entries cannot exceed 13' 6" high 7' wide. 
All entries must have a (up to code) fire extinguisher 
Cannot throw anything from you car
Let me know if you have questions (602) 423-4580

ARIZONA BUS CLUB HOLIDAY PARTY CAMPOUT December 11-13th, 2016 MEMBERS ONLY! Yes, you can join at the event and become an ABC member. East side this year at Usery Mountain Park group camping site. Saturday afternoon hog roast and pot luck, please bring something yummy to share. Saturday night pink elephant gift exchange, please bring something funny, useless or obnoxious from around your house that is somewhat VW, Bus or Camping related...or not just make sure its less than $20 and PG-13 rated as kids do attend.

BUSES BY THE BRIDGE January 14-17, 2016
This awesome show is put on by our west coast of Arizona friends the London Bridge Bulli's on beautiful LAKE HAVAFEW in Lake Havasu State Park Windsor 4 area right next to the actual London bridge...didn't it fall down? Anyway...join a few hundred VW friends for a great time and enjoy the balloon festival too. Thursday afternoon dice run, Friday balloon festival and chili cook off, Saturday hot air balloon rides and VW show, Sunday Boy Scout pancake breakfast. These guys know how to throw a party and I hear the Walter Group will have their oversized entertainment on hand again this year. For details check out and don't forget to bring a warm body to snuggle with as the nights can get chilly.

Sound like fun? You bet it is! We hope to see you there.

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!)