27TH ANNUAL
BUSES BY
THE BRIDGE

BY JIM McNEAR & CHRIS ADDINGTON

Every MLK weekend in January, the local Lake Havasu London Bridge Bullis (LBB) club organizes this year the 27th annual Buses By the Bridge (BBB) VW Bus camp out this year near the London Bridge at the State Park. This year featured 550x Volkswagen Buses including VW Splits, Bay’s and Vanagon’s with over 10,000 spectators. Participants numbering from various USA states, Mexico, Canada and beyond had traveled long distances, with some covering 5200 miles round trip. The journey itself is a cultural event, with participants forming caravans on Interstate 40. Camping near the water is in high demand as campers arrive days early to secure their favorite spots. The camaraderie among Volkswagen Gear Heads is enduring, with friends reuniting after many years. The event is not just about camping, it’s a family friendly gathering with parties, handmade item sales and various activities like coloring contests, BMX demos, and live bands. CB Performance of Farmersville, CA, donated a high-value engine for the raffle (among many other VW parts manufactures), contributing to the estimated $50,000 donation
to local charities.

Next year’s event is scheduled for January 16th thru 19th, 2025. See you there!