Events Calendar

Note: For all who have been asking, here is an update for the Arizona Bus Club Jerome Jamboree XXVIII. The event will take place September 21, 22 & 23, 2018.

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 and join the fun

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2018 Upcoming Events:

Geoffrey Bishop has invited the ABC to share some trail bashing and campout. More info to follow...

SALT RIVER FATHERS DAY FLOAT TRIP June 17, 2018  7:30am  Mesa, AZ
Last year we had so much fun floating the Salt River we are going to do it AGAIN this year! We will meet about 7:30am at Phon D. Sutton recreation area just a couple miles north of Red Mountain 202 on Power Rd. Bring your own floating device; canoe, kayak, raft, tube, noodles, etc. We will shuttle floaters and crafts up to the put in and float back down to Phon D. Sutton where we will relax and have a nice BBQ or maybe an east side restaurant before heading home for the evening. This is a one day event, no camping. You need to purchase a "Tonto Pass" that's $8 from any nearby gas station or grocery store for your vehicle. Any make or model vehicle is may enjoy having A/C in your modern car on your way home...although we do encourage you to bring your VW.
Mark your calendars! 

WILLIAMS KOA CAMPOUT – June 22-24, 2018
Thanks to Dave and Andrea Murphy, we are happy to officially announce our June 2018 camp out.  We will not only be camping in cool Williams Arizona in June, but will have the opportunity to perform a " service day" at Camp Civitan, one of our favorite organizations.  If you all remember, we held a fund raiser at Four Peaks Brewery for this group just a few weeks ago.  Imagine, having fun with your friends, and doing a bit of charity work for the camp. See the official invite below.
(Campground is on Circle Pines Road – don’t get it confused with Grand Canyon KOA in Williams)
928-635-2626 – Say you’re with AZ Bus Club to get spots reserved together
RV Full Hook up/Pull Through - $75/night (incl. tax)  *Only a couple left
RV Water & Elec./Pull Through - $56/night (incl. tax)
Cabins: Sleep up to 4, Queen bed and bunk beds - $80/night
  (bring pillows and sleeping bags)                              
Tent spaces -  $34/night (no water or elec.)
   $48/night (with water/elec.)
Saturday, June 23, we will go to Camp Civitan to do a service project and see the camp.

WATSON LAKE SHOW Prescott, Arizona August 2018 7am-5pm. Presented by the Prescott Antique Auto Club, car show & raffle, parts exchange, old engine fire-up, for sale car corral. Saturday $25 per vehicle for 1990 & older only. Sunday $10 per vehicle for 1990 & older only with special trophies for Volkswagens, Model-T, Motorcycles and Rat Rods. More info
Lets support our fellow ABC member "Mark from Dewey" in effort to have as many VW's at the show on Sunday as possible. Nearby Watson Lake has many opportunities for recreation with camping nearby.

JEROME JAMBOREE XXVII  September 21-23, 2018 @ Gold King Mine
Save the date, more info to come!

WHEN : Start Friday October 19th through Sunday October 21ST 
WHERE: Chirco Performance & Restoration 9101 E 22nd Tucson, AZ 85710 
WHAT: Red Barn Roundup is hosted by the Tucson Bus Mob. This is a FREE campout right next to Chirco Performance, live & Dead music, kids games, raffle potluck dinner, Daisy Duke's shorty shorts contest (male, female and kids), etc.
CRUISE: Starts Saturday at 11:00am SHARP! Departs from Chirco Performance and lasts about 45-minutes through the Tucson foothills and ends at Purple Heart Park in Vail, AZ for a FREE BBQ.
CAR SHOW & SWAP: Is Sunday the 21st 8a-3p at Chirco Performance. This is one of the southwests best VW swap meets around so get there early for the good at the crack of dawn.
Remember folks...this is all FREE!

$25 for the weekend. Get away from it all while not even leaving town and enjoy a relaxing weekend with the worlds only all female bus club: the "Busties Bus Club" and their "brother" club "Radical Volks". Bring a grill, kayak, pool float or a cooler lid to float around on plus everything else you may need. Porta potties will be on site.

BUSES, BUGS & BREWS November 3rd, 2018
Save the date for the Arizona Bus Club's 3rd BB&B fundraiser event at Four Peaks Tasting Room in Tempe, AZ! More info to come. 

BUSTIES BUS CLUB (BBC) Annual VW Show  November 25, 2018 11am-4pm
At Fatso's Pizza 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85032  at Fatso's Pizza
$10 entry fee ($20 to swap) with all proceeds going to local charities. Drink specials, 50/50 raffle, live music, show prizes, more...
Let's all support Arizona's (and possibly the worlds) only all female VW bus club!
See ya'll there.

APS LIGHT PARADE Saturday December 1, 2018 Phoenix, AZ
Parade Check In
Friday November 30 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. 

Friday night drivers meeting and 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 1st 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. 

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

Decorate your bus & get in line with us as the Arizona Bus Club participates in the APS 2016 Light Parade. Contact Mish if you are interested in participating.

AZ BUS CLUB HOLIDAY PARTY December 7-9, 2018 
Camping, Kickball, Pot luck, good times...MEMBERS ONLY!

Join many of your favorite bus friends while we celebrate the season of giving while trying not to freeze our toes off. This is a FREE campout for all current AZ Bus Club members and their guests, just tell the gate you are joining the ABC Campout. Yes, you can become a member at the campout for just $25/year. 

DAY TRIPPERS...If you are just coming up for the festivities on Saturday and not camping…please pay the $10 gate fee.

Pot Luck Dinner: The club is providing some sort of beasts for the Saturday afternoon feast. Everyone please bring a side dish to share for our potluck dinner Saturday @ 4pm….could be a little later...these are VW bus people after all.

There is also a fun white elephant gift exchange after the pot luck dinner so bring a VW or camping themed gift or a fine bottle of booze to exchange.

The campsites are basic but there is power at the pavilions and restrooms for crock pots and cooking. There are nice restrooms with running water and showers.

Sunday, December 16, 2018 9am-10:30am
Staging area: Bonsall Park, SE corner Bethany Home & 59th Ave. Glendale, AZ 9-10am.
Event: William Jack Elementary School; 6600 W. Missouri Ave. Glendale, AZ 10:30am
Contact Joe Genovese at 480-544-3498

Saturday, December 29, 2018
Elks Lodge 2455 N. Apache Trail A.J., AZ 85119
Meetup is 9:00am and leaving at 10:00am sharp for the cruise.  For additional details look up

VW's ON THE RIVER #16 Yuma, AZ March 1st-3rd, 2019
Join a fine bunch of Yumans for the best Friday night chicken dinner you've ever tasted and enjoy a laid back show & swap in a grassy park right on the Colorado river...don't forget your swimwear, cooler and tubes as we may be floating to Mexico. All of the profits from the campout and show/swapmeet will be donated to charity. 

Car show / swap is Saturday,  8am to 2pm at the Gate Way Park Yuma, Arizona 85364, Camping is at the fairgrounds enter from the Pacific street entrance across from Walmart, Top 10 Trophies, T-shirts, Raffles, Kids Events, Food, Hot and Cold Drinks. Spectator Entrance is $2 (12 & under free), Vehicle Show Entry is $10, vender space $20, swap space $10 per vehicle. Please no glass containers at the park, pets are allowed and the park has dispensers. Camping is $35 for the weekend, which includes power showers and regular bathrooms. 

This year’s proceeds to benefit Hospice of Yuma. Boy Scouts will be having a pancake breakfast Sunday morning, benefits local Scout Troops. 
Friday night dinners is $5 for everyone and free 1st Keg of beer. 

10am Fairgrounds open 
5:30pm Chicken Dinner (fairgrounds) 

8am Caravan Leaves Fairgrounds to Gateway Park 
8am Park opens to public 
11am Turn in all car show voting ballets  
11:30 Raffle Starts (rebuilt transmission J&S from Havasu) 
2pm Show Over 
2:30 Local brewery Prison Hill we plan to fill downtown main street with VW's.
6pm Cornhole Tournament Starts (teams) Fairgrounds 

7am-10am Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast 
Thanks for supporting our event and our community. We look forward to seeing you. 
Contact 6027639026 for questions.

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