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Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by RustyFords » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:32 pm

I plan on getting a couple spots at Chickasha 2020. I'd really like for it to go out with a bang instead of a whimper.

Anyone else planning on attending?
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Post by R.V.Anderson » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:14 pm

Susie told me last year that as soon as they announced the end of the meet, registrations new and old picked up to the point where they were running 3 times the rate of 2018's. So it looks like it will be quite the celebration and farewell.


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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by Tracer » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:48 pm

I have booked my fight and will be there all the way from down under
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Post by Steve Jelf » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:58 pm

Yep, I'll go. Maybe I'll sell enough to pay for my space. :)
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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by Derek Kiefer » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:04 pm

I'm undecided, but hearing that registrations are way up makes it more appealing. :)

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Post by John E. Guitar » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:54 pm

I plan to attend.


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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by Erik Johnson » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:03 pm

I attended the Chickasha swap meet once, about about 20 years ago.

I'm still burping from the meal I had at Jake's Rib.


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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by John kuehn » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:30 pm

What’s the latest if any attempts to have a similar meet in the same area or somewhere in Texas or Oklahoma. Pate was pretty good years ago.


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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by Gene_French » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:35 pm

Don:
I will be in attendance next year … same spaces as many years … FQ2 and SL4 … will have my Babbitt bearing fixtures and some other goodies … will see you all there … always an optimist...Gene French

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Post by Steve Jelf » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:44 pm

Pate was pretty good years ago.

A little rain turned the high ground slicker than snot, and the low ground into a quagmire that had people stuck in the mud for days. Then the sun would come out and it seemed that in half an hour there was dust blowing in the wind. It was glorious—my favorite meet. The move to TMS ruined it.
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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by StanHowe » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:47 pm

I am planning to go and actually take a trailer full of goodies to sell. At least that's the plan. I think we still have the outside spaces between the two buildings and I have a new Wells Cargo 6 x 12 to fill up with stuff. I'll have one big drum Ruckstell, maybe two, some other goodies if we can get it all figured out and loaded.


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Post by Erik Barrett » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:12 pm

Rumble Seat Garage is coming.


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Post by art32mor » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:03 am

Erik NV BOB coming it be party brother


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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by Banjoe » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:03 am

Hearing that this will be the last gathering and having never attended, I'll be making the 1.123 mile trek to catch that experience. Great to see that so many will be making it a memorable event.
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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by John kuehn » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:46 am

Sounds like it will be a nice Swan Song. And who was it who sang Thanks for the Memories!?
Anybody remember?


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Post by MWalker » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:58 am

John -- That was Bob Hope.

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Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:29 am

The inevitable often happens.
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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by JacolbEdwards » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:19 am

It really is a shame it’s going to be no more, last year was my first year and I guess this year will be my last, is there a for sure date and time planed? I believe it’s some time in March right?


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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by JacolbEdwards » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:22 am

I hope that Another pre ww2 swap meet will come about in this area, with the high registration rate it seems there a lot of vendors that will have no where to go, Hershey is amazing I hear but a little to far for me to attend every year... I guess model t haven will get more of my business

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Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:38 am

is there a for sure date and time planned?

http://pwsm.com/
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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by Dan Hatch » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:49 am

There is always Luray. You guys should come there if you want a Pre War meet.


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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by John kuehn » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:34 pm

Thanks for the video Steve! I was thinking either Jack Benny or Bob Hope.
As far as Pate moving to TMS it’s pretty much classic era cars and everything else in between now. Not much prewar cars or parts other than Hot Rods when I went. You can walk a mile and maybe you’ll see a spark coil.
What’s good or soon ‘use to be good’ about Chickasha was haveing T parts and other pre-war stuff in one place where you didn’t have to walk really far to find it and the availability of T parts.
It seems the interest is still there for the prewar parts and cars.
Depending on the location we will drive farther to find it.


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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by Dan Hatch » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:42 pm

Luray VA. Last one on the east side of country. Nice time of year nice countryside. And most of all, motel rooms are NOT marked up for that week!


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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by R.V.Anderson » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:59 pm

What Dan said. 8-)


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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by Texasroadkill » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:46 pm

A few of us from South Texas are planning on going. Hopefully someone steps up and holds new swap meet nearby.

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Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:32 pm

Last March at Chickasha there was talk of somebody within 200 miles wanting to start a new prewar meet. If he decides to do it, I expect we'll hear of it well in advance.
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Post by John kuehn » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:42 pm

If that’s so the attendance being up and more vendors being there than before indicates the interest is there. Time will tell.


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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by R.V.Anderson » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:49 pm

Steve, I heard that too. A highly credible source says it ain't happening.

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Post by dykker5502 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:53 pm

Depending on my financial situation, my ability to get cheap tickets and accomodation etc. I might just show up again. I was there in 2010 and loved the event.
Might even try to persuade some of these danish T'ers to join me.
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Post by shammatt » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:07 am

We'll be there again in the North Bldg We’ll be located in the North Bldg,
Spaces NJ 8-9 with my Leather LIcense Plates. Hope to help make the last one the
best one in years!
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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by RustyFords » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:19 am

shammatt wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:07 am
We'll be there again in the North Bldg We’ll be located in the North Bldg,
Spaces NJ 8-9 with my Leather LIcense Plates. Hope to help make the last one the
best one in years!
I’ve stopped and looked at your plates the last few years. I don’t have a car that old, but I sure do admire the craftsmanship and will miss seeing it.
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Post by csnailnrun » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:33 am

Count me in as well

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Post by dobro1956 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:06 pm

We have three spaces in the south building. SL 12,13 and 14. May try and get a fourth space. Will be bringing as much as possible. I hope to have the "speedster project" running and bring it as well. If God willing and my health holds up we will be there. Been going about 25 years, So I can not miss the last one . :)


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Post by modelt46 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:19 pm

I will be at FL 7 and 8, same as last year/ Will bring brass items and other goodies. Will see what I can dig out. Have some nice early literature, manuals and sales stuff. Some early operators manuals. Do not have a list as yet. Ir will be nice to visit old friends. The early Ford group will have their meeting I assume. I have items tucked away that I do not remember where. I will need to look and see what I find.


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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by Allan » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:49 pm

In 2010 I stayed in the Maverick Inn motel. It was tried then. Anyone familiar with how it is these days?

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Post by namdc3 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:32 pm

Allan, we have stayed there the last several years and will this year. It satisfies the basics and is quite a bit less expensive than the nicer hotels. It's not so nice that I haven't thought about staying other places, but not so bad that I'd pay twice the rate. The rooms (at least the one we got last year) have been updated within the last 1-2 years, and the people running it seem nice. I can't speak to the breakfast, as we swing through somewhere on the way to the meet in the mornings.

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Post by TonyB » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:27 pm

I will be back at NJ5 hopefully with some bits including stuff left over from the 09 which I sincerely hope will be running by March. I’m staying at the Budget motel which clean and convenient, well at least thats the way it’s been for the last couple of years.
Are there any rumors about a similar swap meet to the replace Chickasha Prewar meet?
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Post by Tourabout » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:40 pm

I heard that Mark Friemiller, that owns Model T Haven, was looking into starting a swap meet at his place in Iola, Kansas.

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Post by TonyB » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:27 am

I heard he wanted to sell Model T Haven 😎😎
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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by R.V.Anderson » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:16 am

It's true, he was considering it, but a reliable source says that he has abandoned the idea.


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Post by R.V.Anderson » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:17 am

Abandoned the idea of hosting the meet, that is.


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Post by John kuehn » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:08 pm

Does the later antique auto swap meet attract many T and A cars and parts? Never been to that one. It seems it’s on or close to the prewar meet location.
It’s for all old cars newer or older or so it seems.


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Post by BHarper » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:24 pm

I have never been to Chickasha. I did add it to my Bucket List when I began to create one a few years ago. I guess that I will now have to put together some sort of plan.
There really are few items I truly need and seek, but it would be enjoyable to stroll the grounds and look. Meeting many of you would be an honor and a pleasure.
Truth be told, I need to do some Serious downsizing as a move is in my future. There is No Way that I can move all of this stuff and there is much which I will never use.

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Post by Steve Jelf » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:34 pm

Does the later antique auto swap meet attract many T and A cars and parts?

I assume you're referring to the other Chickasha meets. I haven't been to either of them since I sold the sign business in 2004, but I used to go to the fall meet every year. I went to the spring meet only once. That was the first one, and didn't amount to much of anything. The fall meet was a big one, but leaned heavily postwar. I don't know how it is now.
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Post by modelt46 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:44 pm

Good stuff is becoming scarce and becoming costly. The rare good Model T and Model A Ford items, but not as much as,say, 10 or 15 years ago. There is odd stuff for many other makes. I first attended this meet about 7 years ago and sold for the first time last year. Friday was the only good day. I pulled out on Saturday at about noon and was about the about only one left from Friday in my area. A vendor with more auto related signs set up on Saturday with nice stuff, but there were no buiyers left around him. 2020 is the last one and I have heard that it well be well attended by vendors and buyers. There were few early cars for sale last year. I did allright last year and will bring a variety of parts and items in 2020. Come early. It will be fun just to see what is around and visit new and old friends. Bring a bundle of cash too. I do not need much, but I always find something to buy.


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Re: Chickasha's Last Hurrah

Post by Dan Hatch » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:59 am

All this talk about “Why doesn’t someone start a meet to replace Chickasha “. Well you guys just need to step up and do what Dennis F did and start one.
Or maybe come to Luray and support that one.

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