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July 26, 2014
by Tommy
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Destination: Flagstaff KOA

7th Annual Flagstaff HIGH ALTITUDE Volkswagen KOA Kampout.

Destination: Flagstaff KOAIn the high country of Arizona amidst the pine trees – fresh air, cool breezes, afternoon thunderstorms and a campground full of VW’s, this yearly event at the Flagstaff KOA attracts Volkswagen ‘people’ who like to campout. Besides VW campers, they arrive in bugs, buses, new beetles and miscellaneous camping vehicles and tents, or rent cabins or TeePees from the Flagstaff KOA.Destination: Flagstaff KOA

Gathering from nearby Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico as well as all corners of Arizona, everyone enjoys the escape from the hot summer temps to the  cooler high altitude of Flagstaff. At nearly 7000 feet, the air is fresh, the nights can be cool and the day cooler than the lower lands.

Destination: Flagstaff KOA

The campground is full of people who love Volkswagens coming together to ‘hang out’ and  socialize in this laid back, relaxed camping environment.Destination: Flagstaff KOAFamilies – Kids – Dogs – Old hippies – FUN!
Destination: Flagstaff KOA

 

 

Destination: Flagstaff KOA

Destination: Flagstaff KOA

 Destination: Flagstaff KOA

 

 

 

 

 

Destination: Flagstaff KOA

Join the fun next year!

Contact the Flagstaff KOA for dates and reservations.

 

 

 

 

 

September 23, 2013
by Julia
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Production Ends but Beloved Buses Will Live Forever

The final production of the beloved VW Bus is scheduled for December 31 of this year. But these delightful iconic vehicles will live on forever in our memories, stories, and continuing adventures with those we’ve managed to keep on the road.

Fun in the '61 Westy

Having fun “bringing joy to people on the highway” as we drive around in our ’61 Westy . . .

 

 

 . . we  appreciate the sentimental and nostalgic views shared in this heartwarming NBCNEWS Business article about the end of the VW Bus Production Era:

 VW’s hippie hauler is ending its long, strange trip

 

 

 

 

 

January 10, 2013
by Tommy
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Buses By The Bridge

Ready or Not the 2013 VW camp out season is about to begin.

The LondonBridge Bullis popular Buses By The Bride XVII will be held at Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4 are January 17, 18, 19 & 20.

This year the Havasu Balloon Festival will be held over the same weekend as BBB. The balloons will be on the Island. Saturday the 19th you may ride a tethered balloon at Buses By The Bridge. Rides will be from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Rides are $20.00 and spectator admission to Buses By The Bridge is only $2.00 for the entire weekend.

Bring your VW and join in on the FUN. If you don’t have a VW come and enjoy the event.

February 11, 2011
by Julia
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O.C.T.O Winter Meet This Weekend!

Feel the LOVE!  Celebrate Valentine’s Day early and take your ‘Sweety’ to this amazing gathering of  split-window VW BUSES (1967 and older only!)

Hundred’s of ‘sweet’ split-window buses converge in the parking lot at the Huntington Beach High School.

Hosted by the  Orange County Transporters Organization, the ‘Winter Meet’ in Huntington Beach (California) is THIS SUNDAY ! (February 13, 2011)

Gates open at 6:00 a.m. Only $5 per person (show, swap, or spectate).

See you there?

January 17, 2011
by Julia
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BBB-First Campout of the Year!

Out of the winter cold and into the warm Arizona sunshine, vehicles, participants and spectators from around the country swarmed to the shores of Lake Havasu, for the 15th annual Buses by the Bridge event.  Some braved the elements and drove, some flew, but all were determined to be a part of this fun event which was one of the biggest and best yet!

Hundreds of VW Buses, some accompanied by other VW vehicles, camped on the grass, in the trees, along the channel and on the beach, in Arizona’s Lake Havasu State Park at Windsor Beach.

Participants and spectators – adults and kids alike – were entertained with a variety of activities such as bus painting, kids‘ coloring contest and bouncy buildings, chili cook-off and kite flying.

Even Walter the Bus joined the fun and sat proudly among the other buses as one of family.  Visitors were invited to climb aboard and take in the view from the top deck. At night Walter offered ‘top floor’ dancing with neon lights flashing in time with a great music beat; and on Sunday, as the event came to a conclusion, Walter took a bus load of guests for a ride.

Raffle tickets were sold by the hundreds for prizes including,(among the usual t-shirts, drink cups, and key chains,) a handmade VW Bus Quilt, custom fire-buckets, a slot machine, a transmission, and the grand prize: a VW Engine!

Some didn’t wait for the raffle drawing, searching for and purchasing parts set out for sale among the campers and vendors. Also for sale were event t-shirts, tie-dyed tees and other items, VW designs, and toys.

A random group of participants were given Ballots and asked to choose their 10 favorite buses. The ‘Top 20’ buses were recognized and given specially engraved Coleman camping lanterns.

With bragging rights as the first campout of the year, Buses By the Bridge is put on each January by the London Bridge Bullies, a group of VW Bus enthusiasts in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Proceeds from the event are shared with children of Lake Havasu City through various local organizations.

January 7, 2011
by Julia
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Buses By the Bridge — happening soon!

Buses By the Bridge Campout 2010

Buses By the Bridge Campout 2010

Buses By the Bridge Campout 2010

Join us at  the first VW Bus camping event of the year! The 15th Annual Buses By the Bridge takes place on the shores of Lake Havasu at Windsor Beach 4 State Park, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona NEXT weekend: January 14-16, 2011.

This campout attracts Volkswagen Buses, Campers, and a myriad of VW vehicles and VW enthusiasts from all over the world!

If you haven’t experienced a Buses By the Bridge campout, now is the time to join the fun! Camping is on the grass, in the sand, along the channel or near the shore of Lake Havasu, or stay in the comfort of a nearby (easy walking distance) motel. Campfires in containers are allowed. Pets on leashes are allowed. Entertainment and games for kids and adults are planned.  Event t-shirts are for sale. Hundreds of great raffle prizes (including a handmade ‘VW’ Quilt and an engine) will be given away. Food vendors are on site, and restaurants within walking distance. Boy Scouts serve a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday morning. Walter the Bus and a hot air balloon will be on display….

See you soon at the 15th Annual Buses By the Bridge?

Here are more pictures from last year’s (2010) event:

Buses By the Bridge Campout 2010

Vendors and Swap BBB 2010

Camping on the beach BBB 2010

Camping next to the channel BBB 2010

Buses By the Bridge Campout 2010

Camping on the Grass BBB 2010

Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast BBB 2010

Kid's and Adult Fun and Games BBB 2010

Walter the Bus at BBB 2010

Camping next to the channel BBB 2010

Buses By the Bridge Campout 2010


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