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Busses and Balloons XVI Official Thread

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Busses and Balloons XVI Official Thread

Postby vdubzen » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:18 pm

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

Busses and Balloons XVI!!

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



B&B XVI Schedule of events for 2012 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 $25 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, 4th of October 2012 ...
That is right once AGAIN we will be setting up and then camping this night (as we have the last 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 will be there also.

Friday, Oct 5th 2012, 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!

After dinner get ready for some slow drags!!
winner will receive a 50.00 gift certificate to wolfsburg west.

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


Saturday Oct 6th, 2012 - Wake up to the "Mass Ascension" of BALLOONS!!! Drink your coffee and enjoy the view! 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 Final 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 7th 2012: We must be OFF the church property by 8:30 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)

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 Parking on the dirt, the church has sold that area.
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 XVI Official Thread

Postby vdubzen » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:49 pm

Some sponsors to date:
New Covenant Church
Rimco
Go Westy
M&T Manufacturing
TMI Products


Please support these fine Businesses like they are supporting Us!!
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Re: Busses and Balloons XVI Official Thread

Postby vdubzen » Fri May 18, 2012 5:03 am

Here is the flyer for the show, please feel free and distribute

help spread the word!!
Thanks, Chris
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Re: Busses and Balloons XVI Official Thread

Postby vdubzen » Fri May 18, 2012 5:46 am

Early Registration is now offered !! please email me for the form at vdubzen@gmail.com
or visit the Albuquerque Air Alliance / Rt 66 Air-cooled VW Club group page on facebook.
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Re: Busses and Balloons XVI Official Thread

Postby vdubzen » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:12 pm

OK, Thanks to Dave Manning, looks like we will be getting a showing of "the Bus Movie" this year!!

we just need to work out some logistics so does anyone have or can borrow a video player to show this on the side of the church? let me know asap!!

Dave will be performing as well at the show.
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Re: Busses and Balloons XVI Official Thread

Postby Haleymodad » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:04 pm

Hey there!
I'm excited about coming across your event. Sounds like a blast! I actually live in Marietta, GA so, normally I wouldn't be able to be around much. However, during the month of October I'll be taking a trip from Marietta to Boulder, CO in my 71 Beetle and will be coming by way of Albuquerque particularly to see the Ballon Fiesta. I'll be coming in on Friday the 5th, providing all goes well with the bug :-) I'd love to possibly meet up with you guys during your camping time! (even though I'm not in a bus) I'll also be pulling a small 'teardrop' style camper that I'm designing and building to look like a small airstream!

I've requested to join your facebook group as well.

Can't wait to connect up with you guys!

BTW, the purpose of the trip is a photo book project I'm working on called The Next Hundred Miles. It's a Kickstarter project to raise funds for it if you know of anyone who'd like to contribute.

Here's the link.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/318 ... dred-miles

I'm looking forward to Busses and Balloons!!!

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Re: Busses and Balloons XVI Official Thread

Postby Will_iyams » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:47 pm

Hey guys! I'm so excited for the busses and balloons, it's gonna be my first year doing it and I expect to have tons of fun camping out and just chillin! I have a 1969 Baja and yes it is my very first car! I'm 16 years old and I'm new to all of this. So I expect to see everyone there!
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Re: Busses and Balloons XVI Official Thread

Postby vdubzen » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:39 am

Ok, it's this weekend. We have a great raffle this year thanks to all the local businesses like University Volkswagen, Foreign Aide and General Parts.

here are a couple reminders as well,

please remember to come out and show off your rides on saturday for a good cause. get there between 8:00 and 8:30 am and good luck to all!

please bring a side dish if you are coming out to the dinner friday night.

If you are available to help out, let me know. i will find something for you to do. there is a lot going on. need raffle sellers and registration help.

and last, have fun!!
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