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Busses and Balloons XVII

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Busses and Balloons XVII

Postby vdubzen » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:33 am

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

Busses and Balloons XVII!!

New Covenant Church
7201 Paseo del Norte NE
Albuquerque, NM

B&B XVII Schedule of events for 2013 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.
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.
PRE-Camping! Starts Thursday evening, 3rd of October 2013 ...
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 4th 2013, 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 5th, 2013 - 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 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!

Sunday, Oct 6th 2013: 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)

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
Please go to Busses and Balloons Thread.

Hope to see you all there! DRIVE SAFE!!!
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Re: Busses and Balloons XVII

Postby altx67 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:20 pm

I'm looking forward to my 1st Busses and Balloons trip. 7 hour drive from San Angelo, TX :shock:
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Re: Busses and Balloons XVII

Postby thegeniebottle » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:26 am

We need a copy of the flyer for Busses & Balloons. I can't seem to access it on this site! ~Mark Wall 259-2468
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Re: Busses and Balloons XVII

Postby pow_rider17 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:03 am

It was nice to see this even in Hot VW's upcoming events section last year and was sad not to see it this year.

Don't know if it actually helped draw people to the event but it certainly couldn't hurt.
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Re: Busses and Balloons XVII

Postby deutschbag » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:49 pm

Good turnout, good times! Anyone have any pictures? I took a few but they suck.
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Re: Busses and Balloons XVII

Postby 505BusFanatic » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:02 pm

I'm going to make a youtube video with a bunch of pictures from the show. I will post it here when I finish. :ugeek:

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