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    Pecatonica swap meet hosted by the Blackhawk Region BMW association

    I just received my registration package for the Swap Meet and Expo. I hope many of you will be able to attend. I will be camping, so you know there is likely to be fun and silliness. I hope to see some of you there.

    Oh, Yeah,.... the dates are April 27th & 28th.
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    Pecatonica swap meet hosted by the Blackhawk Region BMW association

    I'm planning on riding up for the day.

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    Always a good time, been selling there for over 20yrs. It's almost a mini rally with the camping. Hope we get some decent weather this year.
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    It's a good time!
    I may go one day.
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    Have to see what the work-thingy has in the plans.
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    Camping on Friday night?

    Does anyone know- is camping on Friday night typically allowed? I'd be coming from MN.

    My plan would be:
    -ride down Friday
    -goof off Saturday until swap meet opens, then hit swap meet
    -ride home Sunday

    Thanks, -Howie

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    Where?

    Quote Originally Posted by James.A View Post
    I just received my registration package for the Swap Meet and Expo. I hope many of you will be able to attend. I will be camping, so you know there is likely to be fun and silliness. I hope to see some of you there.

    Oh, Yeah,.... the dates are April 27th & 28th.
    A where would be nice, or a link. Always interested in a swap meet.
    Thanks.
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    ABC,AMA(LIFE),MOA,RA,IBMW MANICMECHANIC's Avatar
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    Look in the Calendar tab above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmechanic View Post
    Look in the Calendar tab above.
    Thanks Randy, I had never clicked on that tab before....everything is on there.

    The event is at the Winnebago county fairground in Pecatonica IL. Pecatonica is just north of U.S.30 between Rockford and Freeport.

    With regard to camping,...the vendor registration form plainly states that there is no access to the fairground before 11AM on saturday. I would assume that this applies to vendors only. I've seen tents set up on arrival on saturday in past years. I'd try to contact one of the officers of the Blackhawk club and try to sweet talk 'em.

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    Another thing about camping

    I have been going to this event for more than 10 years and I can only remember there being truly beautiful weather exactly twice. Since I have been getting a table and selling used parts, I use the back of my van for my tent.

    Also, there will be a mini-airhead central again this year. Expect coolers and grills and people milling about.

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    ABC,AMA(LIFE),MOA,RA,IBMW MANICMECHANIC's Avatar
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    Almost like a rally, but not quite. Besides, you just might find something that you didn't realize you needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmechanic View Post
    Look in the Calendar tab above.
    Thanks for that tip Randy. I guess I need to play around a little more on this site. Never clicked that before. That will be nice for extended trips cross country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmechanic View Post
    Almost like a rally, but not quite. Besides, you just might find something that you didn't realize you needed.
    It seems I always find something to take home. Weather does not usually cooperate it seems but it is inside.

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    A message from Al Sloan, Illinois Airmarshall

    APRIL 27 & 28 TECH DAY AT THE PECATONICA BMW FLEA MARKET (IL)

    BRRRR! The Illinois Airheads will have a mini Air Central and
    Tech Day at the flea market this year. WeÔÇÖll bring a grill, cooler
    (to keep the beer from freezing), some Airstore items, a tarp and
    a couple of tables. We should be in the camping area just east of
    Building 1 (the main hall) and south of the building with the flush
    toilets. Look for the white van and a bunch of Airheads wondering
    why we enjoy doing stuff like this.

    The Tech Day on Saturday and ending at noon on Sunday will be
    inside the building on the west side. I'll have a lift and tools but
    you should bring your own consumables.

    The flea market is located at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds,
    Pecatonica, IL, 10 miles west of Rockford and 1 mile north of US20.

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    Sure, I'll pop up to show off the C and have ya'all tell me "that's not a real BMW".
    Or some such exchange.
    see ya

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