History of Jerome Jamboree
Original post at the Samba | https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=631232&highlight=raffle+bus
Edited version below.
The Arizona Bus Club was formed back in 1991 and the first Jerome Jamboree was held that summer in Jerome, AZ. There was not a raffle bus the first or second year so that means the ABC has raffled off "TWENTY NINE" buses. This year is the 32nd raffle bus and currently being restored.
We are asking for the VW community's help in locating information and/or the current owners of past raffle buses. We have good information and pictures on buses from 2002-2014 but prior to 2001 there is not much for digital pictures or internet info on these buses and they may be enshrined in actual photographs tucked away in dusty old photo albums. Unfortunately…some of our past members have left us too soon and many of the others can't remember back that far so…hopefully this thread will bring back some memories and possibly even some past raffle buses.
Please….please…please…if you have any pictures or info on these buses to help fill in the blanks below and/or their current owners or whereabouts...we would really appreciate it. Send info or picture to email@example.com
JJ-I 1991: No Raffle Bus
JJ-II 1992: No Raffle Bus
JJ-III 1993: Was a 1956 "Surfer Bus" won by Casey Verberkmoes -NO PICTURES- Thanks for the update Branden, it seems this bus was cut up for parts in the late 90's…we will have a moment of silence at JJ for this one
JJ-IV 1994: Was a 1964 Kombi won by Casey Verberkmoes -NO PICTURES-
JJ-V 1995: We have no info or pictures on this bus.
JJ-VI 1996: Was a 1959 Double Door Panel "Romano's TV Bus" won by Kyle Rutkowski and now owned by Mike Wood. Bus is in Washington state.
JJ-VII 1997: Was a 1965 Kombi blue won by Cory Dillon. -NO PICTURES-
JJ-VIII 1998: Was a 1966 Camper walk thru pearl white. -NO INFO or PICTURES-
JJ-XI 2001: Was a 1962 Subhatch Westy won by Phlunky Phil of the VTO? -NO PICTURES
JJ-XIV 2004: Was a 1966 EZ Camper dove blue, original condition, won by Devon O'Mara, current owner Eric O'Mara.
JJ-XVI 2006: Was a 1964 Standard, walk thru, "AZ License Plate Bus", won by Jay Rondeau and currently owned by: Jeremy Hatt.
JJ-XVII 2007: Was a 1963 Standard camper, Turkis Green "Elvis" won by Melissa & Jerry Jess. Current Owner: Bev and Wayne Olson.
JJ-XXII 2012: Was a 1967 Standard, walk thru, blue/white, won by Earl Kester Earl has sold the bus to a Phoenix local.
JJ-XXIV 2014: No info or picture
JJ-XXV 2015: Is a 1959 Panel - NO PICTURE
JJ-XXVI 2016 1962 Double Door Panel | Candice Piepho had the winning ticket and once confirmed, handed the ticket to Darla as a wedding gift. Darla and Magen got married the next weekend, by ABC's very own, Greg Pickrel.
JJ-XXVII 2017 -
JJ-XXIX 2019 | BUSTER
JJ-XXX 2021 | Won by: Andrea Murphy
JJ-XXXI 2022 1973 Wild Westerner won by: Chance Pedersen | Sedona, AZ