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  1. Moriarity
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    AB449EC7-0943-48F9-AC73-3E3FA6BDC851.jpeg anybody going? This is the old Hawkeye downs Cedar Rapids event. I will be there tomorrow morning , I will be the guy with the Mpls star tribune yellow newspaper carriers bag
     
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  2. low down A
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    this used to be such a great swap meet covered the whole grounds and the track, the last time i was there the fall of 2018 there was maybe 20 vendors out side the building was 2/3rds full and the track was closed completely empty.
     
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  3. 36cab
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    Moriarity is correct. This is the AACA fall swap meet that used to be at Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids. The Hawkeye Downs spring swap meet ran by the Hawk A Model A Ford club is also supposed to move to Central City although I have not seen it posted on the Hawk A club calendar yet.
     
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  4. alchemy
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    I'll be there. I'm the guy with the Marshalltown Times Republican newspaper carrier's bag.
     

  5. bigdog
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    I might make it, but I don't have a newspaper carriers bag.
     
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  6. TerrytheK
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    So that's how you can afford all your cool stuff - you have a newspaper route! :D:)
     
  7. killbilly
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    Its gettin to where I can't even afford the newspaper......
     
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  8. Flathead Dave
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    I like those prices. We get the shaft here.
     
  9. Jalopy Joker
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    if you go be sure to take pics & post here
     
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  10. iagsxr
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    I may go. I'd like it to be successful in it's new location.

    Swap meets in general aren't what they used to be but those guys also had a run of reality crappy weather for the fall one at Hawkeye Downs.
     
  11. cs39ford
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    My buddy and I will be there in the morning set up swapping. He always brings a table full of M/T SBC valve covers
     
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  14. Nice, 3 hour drive to a swap meet; wish you could sign me up! Closest I have to me is 6 hour drive, the ones in the US I can't even get to, yet.
     
  15. cs39ford
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    Yep been going many years. Years a go would go to Davenport and hang out with my buddy Bruce then a short drive up from there.
     
  16. Corn Fed
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    I will be there with my Fisher paperboy bag walking next to the guy with the Marshalltown paperboy bag.
     
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  17. Moriarity
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    I met @Corn Fed and @alchemy this morning. Really small event compared with the old Hawkeye downs days. I was seeming like it was laid out by someone who had never been to a swap meet before..... here is the little bit of stuff I got
    92225985-7584-4CE2-85E8-11503FB2F018.jpeg
     
  18. Moriarity
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    Pics of the event 8A4D2AB8-04FB-4B52-9358-12740F954663.jpeg 95AD380F-81BA-4FE9-AE76-0ACC547D5F38.jpeg F5355BCC-43BD-47CE-9210-5C8281FFC0EE.jpeg 46BD0961-1090-49C0-A51A-2BD62BF3F5BF.jpeg
     
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    Thanks for posting, did you happen to notice what the going rate is for the quart oil cans?
     
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  23. bigdog
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    I wasn't feeling well this morning so I didn't get there until noon. About half the vendors had already left or were packing up to leave. Only thing I bought was a sandwich. Really disappointing. I remember going to Hawkeye Downs all day to see it all.
     
  24. Moriarity
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    sorry I did not pay any attention to that
     
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  25. Tickety Boo
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    Any N.O.S. plug wires ? ;)
     
  26. Bugguts
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    20211002_101732(0).jpg Well, I was there, but didnt have a news paper bag on my shoulder. Found a few good things. Brought home a sweet 1961 283 for my next A project, so it wasn't a bad day.
     
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    Last edited: Oct 2, 2021
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  29. Jalopy Joker
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    Thanks for pics
     
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  30. 24riverview
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    So that's the magazine a buddy of mine was talking about, said the guy that bought it had the car in his living room. By the way, he was very impressed with your "living room" photos!
    (I knew who he was talking about the minute I heard the story, lol)
     
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