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Busses and Balloons XVIII Official Thread

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Busses and Balloons XVIII Official Thread

Postby vdubzen » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:08 pm

Albuquerque Air Alliance / RT 66 Aircooled VW Club presents ...........................

Busses and Balloons XVIII!!

Where:
New Covenant Church
7201 Paseo del Norte NE
Albuquerque, NM



B&B XVIII Schedule of events for 2014 is as follows. Times are subject to change the day of the show slightly but for all intents and purposes we have come up with this basic itinerary so people know where we are.
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DETAILS:
Camping is $30 for the weekend (No matter how many days you camp... ok...might make a deal for sat night only, get with us)
Car Show Admission 10.00 day of the show or free with Camping Admission
General Admission (walk-in's ) to the Car Show is $2 a person or 2 cans of food. All food will be donated to The Storehouse Food Bank.
Swap space is $20 , Vendor space $30

This year we will be offering pre-registration. an online form you can download and email back will be available soon. Also this year we will accept your registration payments or if you just feel like sending us a donation via paypal.
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PRE-Camping! Starts Thursday evening, 2nd of October 2014 ...
That is right once AGAIN we will be setting up and then camping this night (as we have the past several years...) feel free to join us for a laid back time of just hanging out by the fire. There is NO extra charge. Potties should be there also.

Friday, Oct 3rd 2014, at 6:00pm there will be a FREE HOT DOG and BURGER FEED sponsored by AAA / RT 66 AC VW Club !!! Yep... FREE FOOD again this year! So get in line and stuff your face! We will also have potluck items to eat so feel free to bring a dish if you want or just show up and eat!


The rest of the evening will consist of good times around the campfire.


Saturday Oct 4th, 2014 - Wake up to the "Mass Ascension" of BALLOONS!!! Drink your coffee and enjoy the launch! Weather permitting we get a GREAT view of HUNDREDS of balloons!!!


8 a.m.: We will start registration for Swap and parking for VWs inside the lot

9 a.m.: AAA / RT66 booth will start selling Raffle tickets and event T-shirts, we will also have some kids going around selling raffle tickets please help us raise money for the Storehouse Food Bank. Tickets are only 50 cents each and proceeds go to this Charity. The club has raised over $2,500 the past three years for the Road Runner Food bank, and so let’s continues this great tradition by helping this new Charity.

12pm ALL votes in for awards to the AAA / RT66 booth for counting, vote for your favorite and see who wins!

2pm The Raffle Starts!!!


Sat night:
Back to camping under the stars with friends! Talking about the fun of the day around the campfire and kicking back!

PLEASE READ:
Sunday, Oct 5th 2014: We must be OFF the church property by 7:30 am , As every year we have to pack it up and leave due to the church having services that day and they need the parking area. Those dragging a bit that morning have to at least move to the far north east corner of the lot..

That is about it! Keep in mind ....
October in New Mexico can be interesting weather wise. Hot days and chilly nights are not uncommon. Be prepared for weather changes. Bring sunscreen but don't forget your jacket. Nights can dip into the low 40's or even 30's! If campfires are your thing, please bring your own firewood, and all fires must be above ground and contained (fire pits, portable fireplaces, smudge pots...etc). There will be metal trash cans for all ashes. please do not leave your ash on the parking lot. if you need a hand dumping your fire pit, let someone know.

This show is all about having fun, hanging out with friends, and raising money for good causes. There are, however, a few rules.

No glass containers.
No animals off leash or in the show area.
If you bring animals, please control them, and clean up after them.
Please be mindful of other people, and don't impede their good time.
No on-ground fires.
No burnouts. Especially during the slow drag races.
Quiet time from 10pm - 6am.


Although everyone is welcome to attend, we reserve the right to remove anyone from the campout at any time (with good cause) without a refund. Please understand this is to help keep the event fun and keep it going for next year.

For more Info you can visit aaavwclub.com
Please go to Busses and Balloons Thread.

Hope to see you all there! DRIVE SAFE!!!
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Re: Busses and Balloons XVIII Official Thread

Postby 505BusFanatic » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:11 pm

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Re: Busses and Balloons XVIII Official Thread

Postby jamtonio » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:32 pm

Me and mine would like to come to this and camp out too. We've never done it, so how do we go about it.? Do we just pay for a space here and then thats it?
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Re: Busses and Balloons XVIII Official Thread

Postby vdubzen » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:26 am

You can fill out a pre registration form or you can just show up on Friday the 3rd at the church and fill out one then. If you want a pre-registration form, message me with your email and I will email you a form.
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Re: Busses and Balloons XVIII Official Thread

Postby 505BusFanatic » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:56 pm

So excited, we are actually going to "pony up" and spend the night Friday.... I had to search for my "man card" before I made the final decision, LOL. :lol:

So excited!

Early forecast.... 0% Chance of rain and 13-15mph winds from Thursday through Sunday!! Looks good for the balloons as well!!!

Thursday - 77/50
Friday- 75/50
Saturday- 76/54
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Re: Busses and Balloons XVIII Official Thread

Postby vdubzen » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:34 am

OK, there is some major construction going on at I-25 and Paseo del Norte. Here are some alternate routes to get to the show this weekend.

Coming from:
I-25 North, you will want to get off at alameda, turn left at the light and head east to Wyoming blvd., there you can turn right and head south to Holly. Turn right onto holly and you are there!!

i-40 west / i-40 east / I-25 South, you will want to get off at the San Antonio / Ellison exit. Turn right at the light and head east to Wyoming Blvd. Turn left at Wyoming and head north to Holly, turn left at Holly and you are there!!

I-40 East, here is another route if coming from I-40 east. You will want to get off at the Tramway Exit. At the light, you will want to turn right onto Tramway and head north to Paseo del Norte. Turn left at Paseo del Norte and head west to Wyoming Blvd. turn right at Wyoming Blvd and make your immediate left onto Holly and you are there!!

Hope this helps you all out and see you soon!!
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Re: Busses and Balloons XVIII Official Thread

Postby kjbtsi6686 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:04 am

I will be out there swapping 8-) . Wish I had the '66 ready to bring it out. :(
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Re: Busses and Balloons XVIII Official Thread

Postby vdubzen » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:20 am

Everyone, here is my list of Thank you's for this years show. please bear with me.

First, I would like to thank everyone that attended Busses and Balloons this year. You Guys are the best and I had a blast.

I especially want to give a big thank you to Myron for his help and donating the trophies this year. Doug, for his great t-shirts. Bruce, Gina, Sean, Gilberto and Claudia, Jorge, Georgia and Olen, Alfonso and Alfonso, Mark Wall, and everyone else thank you for all your help. with out you guys this would not happen.

I want to thank our sponsors and local businesses for their donations for the raffle and support for the show. University VW, Uptown VW, Foreign Aide, General Parts and Vdub Werks, Especially New Covenant Christian Church for letting us put the show on at your church for the last 18 years.

I also want to thank the local car clubs for coming out and helping with the car show. Glen with German Toyz, Frankie and the guys from So-Low. You guys are the best.

I am looking forward to next year and hope to see you all again there!
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