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Offline Loren At 65GS

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Show/ Swap meet St. paul, MN
« on: January 20, 2014, 04:32:07 AM »
BCA/Gopher State Chapter 27th Annual Spring Extravaganza. Sunday, May 4, 7 AM.- 3PM. at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
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Re: Show/ Swap meet St. paul, MN
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 07:31:46 AM »
Didn't it snow in May up there last year?!
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Re: Show/ Swap meet St. paul, MN
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 10:59:05 AM »
Not last year, but it is known to have bad weather for this show. It is an early time for MN to have an outdoor show.
We had a good time. Some beautiful cars, meeting up with some old friends , new ones and finally putting a face to ones here.
 
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Re: Show/ Swap meet St. paul, MN
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014, 12:41:18 PM »
Actually it was a GREAT time with Mark providing the hospitality suite. As I drove over from Green Bay there was snow on the ground until about 10 miles from the border. For the swap meet it was a balmy 40 or so. Hot chocolate was good though.
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Re: Show/ Swap meet St. paul, MN
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2014, 04:23:49 PM »
I might have to see about driving down for this as well...
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Re: Show/ Swap meet St. paul, MN
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2014, 10:23:33 AM »
I had a great time at the show and swap meet. But the best time was had the day before in Mark's garage. It was good to hang with old and new '65 GS friends. Mark and Melissa were great hosts with a delicious meal afterwards. I hope to be able to make this an annual trip. Rob, is your new shop ready for entertaining yet? Here's a photo from last year;

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Re: Show/ Swap meet St. paul, MN
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2014, 07:12:39 PM »
We are 100% ready to go.  Let's plan a party

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Re: Show/ Swap meet St. paul, MN
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2014, 09:40:12 AM »
Rob,

I'm in. Let me know what I can bring to the party.

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Re: Show/ Swap meet St. paul, MN
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2014, 08:52:06 PM »
Putting this on my calendar.
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Re: Show/ Swap meet St. paul, MN
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 07:08:09 AM »
Rob,

Thanks for volunteering. Will be there. Let me know if there's anything I can bring.
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Re: Show/ Swap meet St. paul, MN
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2014, 11:45:37 AM »
This sounds great.  We can make final plans as we get closer to the event and get a final count. The shop has pretty much everything we need .  Bathroom, fridge, grill, 1/2+ acre of outdoor parking, even some inside parking spots (4 or 5) for overnight before the show if they are needed.   Looking forward to this.

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Re: Show/ Swap meet St. paul, MN
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2014, 11:22:33 AM »
Thanks Loren for getting things started on the Extravaganza for this year it's 27th.

Our last membership meeting before the show was Tuesday night so I thought I would chime in with the latest greatest on the show put on by the Gopher State Buick Club a chapter of the BCA on Sunday May 4, 2014.

Yes, this show has had some unlucky weather from time to time but it is the first major outdoor event of the car season here and we usually run 700-900 Show Cars with additional Swap and Car Corral activity at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds.

Like last year I have included a copy of the registration form sent out to previous participants and also available at many of our local dealers and retail supporters. The DISCOUNT for participants has a postmark cut off date this year of April 15, 2014 just like TAX day.

At the gate adult Spectators pay $5.00 and Children under 12 are FREE.

We are continuing to use TOP 21 participant voting for trophies and being a BUICK show we have an additional 5 trophies for BUICK only.

Show Car parking, like last year, will be open and BUICKS will have their own designated area.

With the conversation already going on it sounds like the preparty to the party will be another unforgettable event.

Rob, how are things coming at your place? Is there anything we can help with?

For those who didn't have a chance to make it to the Mark Ascher get together last year take a look at thread "Spring Extravaganza Car Show MN State Fair Grounds Sunday May 5, 2013 and you will get a good feel for what is coming up.

You can find additional information on the Extravaganza Car Show and Swap Meet at www.gopherstatebuick.org or call the HOT LINE 651-770-8096.

If I can answer any questions don't be afraid to call  Cell sixonetwo sixfivefive 08five five.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

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Re: Show/ Swap meet St. paul, MN
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2014, 09:32:53 AM »
Milt,
A hearty, "THANK YOU!", to you and all the other fine folks that spend so much time and effort to make this a success.

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Re: Show/ Swap meet St. paul, MN
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2014, 01:44:05 PM »
Party at Rob's!

I'll call him this weekend and see how I can help him...

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Re: Show/ Swap meet St. paul, MN
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2014, 10:32:41 PM »
Really, The shop is ready to go.   Should we plan on some grilling at my place the night before?
My shop is just west of the twin cities. On highway 12.  about 25 Minutes west of the fairgrounds.
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