Events Calendar


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.


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 arizonabusclub-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and join the fun

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!

2017 Upcoming Events:

OCTO WINTER MEET 2017 
Date: Saturday February 11, 2017 
Time: 6am-2pm
Location: Long Beach Veterans Memorial Stadium 5000 E. Lew Davis St.
Long Beach, California
Description: Orange County Transporter Organization presents OCTO Winter meet 2017. Swap meet and display show for 1967 and earlier buses only.

BARTLETT LAKE CRUISE & CAMPOUT March 24-26, 2017 Phoenix, AZ
2nd Annual Bartlett Lake Campout hosted by Busties Bus Club and Radical Volks. They have reserved a private cove for 2 nights this time. Friday-Sunday. Come out and join us for a fun filled weekend. More details to come!Normally an $8 Tonto National Forest pass is required to camp here but this is not required for this event. 
Fees: Day Tripper in VW $5.00, Camping in VW $15.00, No VW $20.00 (Restrictions apply) Cheeseburgers, chips & soda = $4 or hot dogs, chips & soda = $3.50 available from noon to 2pm Saturday only.
Meet: Mc Donalds on N. Pima Rd & 101 (18241 N. Pima Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85255 at 8am Saturday and leave 9am sharp for the cruise to Bartlett lake.

PERORIA VW BUG-O-RAMA PHOENIX 
Date:  March 19 , 2017
Time: 6:30am-5:00pm 
Location: Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park (Formerly Firebird Raceway)
20000 W. Maricopa Rd. Chandler, Arizona 85226.
Description: PeoriaVolkswagen presents Bugorama in Phoenix. This event is the southwest's longest running VW event and the 1st stop on the BRS racing series. You will see some of the worlds fastest VW's on the west fcoast looking to break records. There is always a large VW only swap meet, show & shine with Arizona's finest VW's and new parts vender row.
More info check www.bugorama.com

BUSES AT THE DRIVE IN #3  March 2017
Drive-in is scheduled for Saturday March 2017  Requirements; VW(hopefully bus), FM radio(sound comes from a dedicated FM station), lawn chairs, comfy clothes, sofa or cushions, drinks, food, and fun There is a snack bar with delicious food. Movie to be determined. More than likely by votes. West Wind Glendale Drive-In. 5650 N. 55th Ave., Glendale, AZ. Admission $7.50,  kids 5 to 11 $1.00, kids 4 and under free. Movie starts at 7pm. Some of us are meeting at 5:30pm AJ's 5017 N. Central Ave to clog up Dutch Bros drive thru otherwise just meet on W. Montebello Ave across from theater at 6:30pm.

VW'S INVADE THE DAM April 1, 2017 in Boulder City, NV 
At Centennial Park on the grass. Open to all types of VW. Swapmeet, vendors, etc. If you have any questions please contact Darrell @ 702-812-6900 or Joe @ 702-400-9276 cost to pre register $10 or day of show $20.

FOX 10 News and the AZ Bus Club Interview  Monday April 3. 2017 3:45pm-6pm
We have been contacted by FOX 10 news to be a part of a special interview about VW buses and explain the VW Bus subculture and our charitable contributions to the community. Put on your favorite ABC T-shirt  fire up your bus and help represent our beloved buses on prime time news. We are meeting at the Chaparral Dog Park at 5401 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85250.

TEXAS VW CLASSIC  April 14-16, 2017 in Fredricksburg, TX
For more info check www.texasvwclassic.com or steve@texasvwclassic.com
Held at an old German settlement with beautiful surroundings and many tourist attractions, music venues, German restaurants, nearby hotels and shopping. Camping available on site and starts Thursday afternoon, Saturday night Texas BBQ and Sunday show. There are a few Phoenix / Tucson / Yuma Arizona dubbers caravanning to this event so watch your local social media and ABC Yahoo Group for the meet up info.

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 toilets...so pack it in & pack it out.  No passes or fees neededthis is a FREE event.

https://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/recreation/camping/dev_camps/griver-rec.html 

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 ROBERTSON CELEBRATION OF LIFE May 20, 2017
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

V.T.O. - BLACKSTAR CAMP OUT / PRADO SHOW & SHINE/ T181 REUNION
Date: June 7-11 2017 
Location: Prado Regional Park
16700 S Euclid Ave. Chino, CA 91708
For more info visit http://www.keepitstock.com

OCTO MEET 2017 June 10, 2017 6am-2pm Long Beach, California
Long Beach Veteran's Memorial Stadium
5000 E. Lew Davis St.
Long Beach, CA 90808
Swap and display meet for 1967 and earlier Volkswagen buses only!
Display or Swap in your 1967 or older bus = $5 (Yes, only five dollars)
Vendors and swapping autos other than pre-1967 buses = $50
Truck & Trailer taking up two spaces = $100
Walk in spectators = $5 (Kids 12 and under are FREE)
More info at http://www.octo.org

TYPE-3 INVASION Prescott Valley, AZ  (date not yet determined) 2017 In conjunction with Blackstar and El Prado.
The focus of the Type 3 Invasions is to show up at a smallish town, meet other Type 3 people with a common interest, enjoy building a kindred bond with said other people, enjoy each others company and cars, maybe even learn something new at one of the tech sessions, and most of all, just relax! The Invasion is NOT a judged car show. Just a friendly gathering. 

SALT RIVER FATHERS DAY FLOAT TRIP June 18, 2017  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 welcome...you 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! 

MT PINAL CAMPOUT  June 23-25, 2017 Near Globe, AZ.
DUE TO THE MT PINAL FIRE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED! Stay tuned for an alternate event for this date…
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.

WATSON LAKE SHOW Prescott, Arizona August 2017 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 www.paacaz.com.
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  


Red Barn Roundup & Chirco Bugtoberfest Oct. 2017 
GET YOUR BUSES, BUGS, TYPE 3, ALL AND ANY VOLKSWAGEN'S (or tents :) )TUNED UP AND READY TO ROLL OUT !! 
EVENT AHEAD: 
BUGTOBERFEST (hosted by Joe Chirco) & RED BARN ROUND-UP (hosted by Tucson Bus Mob) 
WHEN : STARTING FRIDAY OCTOBER 14TH THROUGH SUNDAY OCTOBER 16TH. 
LOCATION: CHIRCO PERFORMANCE & RESTORATION 
9101 E 22ND TUCSON, AZ 85710 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 14TH: START OF RED BARN 
COME SET UP CAMP IN THE LOT NEXT TO CHIRCO FOR FUN TIMES WITH THE TUCSON BUS MOB. 
GOING TO DO STUFF A VOLKSWAGEN BUS WITH NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS FOR THE COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA. NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS GETS YOU IN AND CASH DONATIONS TO THE TUCSON BUS MOB. 
DONATE RAFFLE PRIZES FOR THE KIDDO'S AND ADULTS, 
SHOW UP, SET UP, AND CHIT CHAT YOUR HEARTS AWAY. BON FIRE AT NIGHT. 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 15TH: START OF BUGTOBERFEST.. PRESHOW, BBQ .. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW. 
RED BARN CONTINUED ... T-SHIRT SALES, BOB WEIR/DAISY DUKE SHORTY SHORTS CONTEST, CORN HOLE COMPETITION, KIDS CRAFT TABLE, ADULT RAFFLE, KIDS RAFFLE, POT LUCK, PLANET DJAMBE FOR OUR EVENING ENTERTAINMENT, AND FINAL NIGHT OF A BON FIRE. 

SUNDAY: BUGTOBERFEST SWAP MEET & CAR SHOW, ACTIVITIES, ETC. 
RED BARN.. WAKE UP, PACK UP, AND ROLL OUT. AND SEE YOU NEXT YEAR !!!!

Eric Arnold Photography Presents: VW's in the Gorge Cathedral State Park Panaca, NV October 20-22, 2017
Friday & Saturday night camping: $40 per vehicle 
(The state park entrance fee is included in this price) 
Cathedral Gorge State Park is near Panaca, NV (160 miles North East of Las Vegas). 
The park has 22 developed campsites, each of which can accommodate 2 to 3 VWs. 
Each site has a fire ring, grill, picnic table, and shade structure. 
Developed campsites have power available for an extra $10 per night. This is not included in the $40 event fee. 
The State Park will be open to the general public during the event. Developed sites are available on a first come, first serve basis (you can double/triple up within a site). 
Overflow camping is available in non-developed sites for our event if needed. 
The campground has restrooms with flush toilets and showers. 
Firewood is available for purchase at the campground if you do not wish to bring your own. 
Things to do: 
Hiking (there are many designated trails in the park) 
Explore the slot canyons carved by erosion over thousands of years 
Scenic views 
Star Gazing 
Relaxing! 
No car show, no trophies, just family, friends, camping and good times! 
State Park Rules: 
Drive only on designated roadways 
Fires in provided fire rings and grills only 
Pets must be on leashes no longer than 6 feet. 
Quiet hours are 10pm-7am <Strictly Enforced> 
Questions? Contact Eric Arnold at ericarnoldphotography@gmail.com 
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1046006812111832/ 
Eric Arnold Photography 
https://www.facebook.com/EricArnoldPhotography/ 
https://ericarnoldphotography.com/

VW's ON THE RIVER #15 Yuma, AZ November 3-5, 2017
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, November 4th 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. 

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

Saturday 
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 
Sunday 
7am-10am Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast 

Thanks for supporting our event and our community. We look forward to seeing you. 
Contact 6027639026 for questions


VOLKSTOCK Saturday November 12th, 2016 Peoria, AZ 
At Pioneer Community Park 8755 N. 83rd Ave. Peoria, AZ 
VW show, huge swap, vendors, kids play bounces, very dog friendly, live music.

BUSTIES BUS CLUB (BBC) Annual VW Show  November 2017 11am-4pm
At Fatso's Pizza 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85032  at Fatso's Pizza
$5 entry fee ($15 to swap) with all proceeds going to local animal shelters. 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 2017 Phoenix, AZ
Parade Check In
Friday December 2nd 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 2nd 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 3rd 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 micabadini@quickenloans.com 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

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. mishyshell@ymail.com

AZ Bus Club Holiday Party December, 2017 
Lake Pleasant in Phoenix, AZ "Racoon" Group Campground
Pig roast, pot luck, good times...

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 $6 gate fee.

Pot Luck Dinner: The club is providing a pig roast and turkey breasts for the Saturday afternoon feast. Everyone please bring a side dish to share for our potluck dinner Saturday @ 2pm….could be a little later depending on the pig.

We are giving prizes for the best holiday themed campsite and for the furthest traveled bus. 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.

Group Camp #7 on this map:
http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/assets/1/6/lake-pleasant-8x113.pdf
More Park Info:
http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-locator/lake-pleasant-regional-park/

5th Annual "Beepin' Beetle 'n Bus Christmas Cruise for Kids
Sunday, December 2017 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 joegenovese33@icloud.com

Radical Volks Annual Cruise to Tortilla Flat
December 2017
Elks Lodge 2455 N. Apache Trail A.J., AZ 85119
Meetup is 9:30am and leaving at 10:00am sharp for the cruise. There is a west side meet up at the Safeway parking lot on the NW corner of 7th Street and McDowell at 8:15am leaving 8:30am sharp. For additional details look up www.facebook.com/radicalvolks


2017 Past Events

BUSES BY THE BRIDGE 
Date: January 12-15, 2017
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
Description: 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 www.busesbythebridge.com and don't forget to bring a warm body to snuggle with as the nights can get chilly.

 




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