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Event Coverage GOODGUYS DESMOINES - ROLL CALL - MEET AND GREET

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  1. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
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    Goodguys Desmoines this coming weekend July 5 -7 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

    Roll call.....

    How about a say hello / meet and greet on Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Administration Building Porch
    ( H-11 on the Map )

    For those who have met in the past - stop and say hello / catch up again.
    For those who are new to the HAMB and or have never attended Goodguys Desmoines, please stop and say hello and meet fellow HAMB'rs.

    Usually its a 15-30 minute or how ever long you wish to say hello / meet / catch up and shoot the breeze.

    Should be 4,000 -5,000 cars and if you have never been to the Iowa State Fairgrounds it's one of the best in the country with lots of trees, wide streets and a lot of food choices.

    Click on the PDF MAP Below and the Administration Building is Circled in RED with a Small Blue Arrow
     

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  2. alchemy
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    See you there Cob.
     
  3. Phil 41 Chevy
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    I will try to stop and meet some new people ,been going for over 20 years
     
  4. MMM1693
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    Sounds like a hell of an idea! This will be our first trip to Des Moines, looking forward to meeting some Iowa Hambers… especially the one from M"town who wears the dog costume in his avatar.:cool::D
     

  5. Corn Fed
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    If I dont get distracted by a tenderloin and fries, I'll be there.
     
  6. I say I'm not going but I reserve the right to change my mind at any time. Weather here has been stormy and rainy the last few days.....what is the DesMoines forecast for this weekend?
     
  7. corncobcoupe
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    Mid to upper 80's.....
    40% chance of scattered thunderstorms each day- Fri, Sat, Sun
    Another words - normal summer weather.
     
  8. LM14
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    Gone to it for years, rarely miss one. Missed last year, was too sick to attend. If I feel like it, I'm planning to come this year. Never know day to day if I'll feel like walking that much. Hope to meet some of you face to face!
    SPark
     
  9. Tim
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    @Dan Hay and fam just stopped by on their way. Big thunder and light rain on their tail!
     
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  10. Gastrap
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    Looking forward to the show, going Friday and Saturday.
     
  11. killbilly
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    Gonna show up Saturday
     
  12. Are the Goodguys shows experiencing a drop in participation like the NSRA?, I know that Goodguys hosted a event on the same weekend as the NSRA Nats South and both even'ts had a lower than normal turn out.

    It could have been the predicted bad weather but these organizations are competing for the same people in my opinion. HRP
     
  13. Gman0046
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    I haven't been to a GG event since they replaced drag racing with lawn chairs. The only NSRA event I attend is the Nats in Louisville, Kentucky which doesn't appear to have much drop off in attendance. The number of cars registered has been holding at 10,000 plus the last 5-6 years. This year being the 50th Anniversary I would think the attendance will be up.
     
  14. Corn Fed
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    I would guess there was 3200 or so cars there today. Attendance at the Des Moines GG's has been holding steady or maybe slightly growing. But they did open up the cutoff year to something like 1987. I havent see a huge influx of 80's cars yet, but the number of 60's and 70's cars and trucks has exploded. The early tin is greatly outnumbered. I dont like it, but I understand why it is happening.
     
  15. redzula
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    Should be at the meet n greet. But stop me if you see me around too. IMG_20190605_205545.jpeg

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  16. corncobcoupe
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    Top for the late lookers....
     
  17. corncobcoupe
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    Good to see you fellas again and meet a few new......
    Great show.
     
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  18. Gray Ford
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    Always good to meet new people...... Meet & greats are always fun.......
     
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  19. LM14
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    Nice to meet some members face to face. Great idea and had a beautiful day for it! Thanks for having us, hopefully we'll have a car there next year!

    SPark
     
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  20. Gastrap
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    Found your car while you were gone. What time did you show up to get parked right on Grand? It's amazing how early that place fills up! I usually get a spot in the grass around the Riley stage, but it's about full back there too even at 7.
    I lost track of time after the burnouts and missed the group meet. Great weather and lots to see!
     
  21. MMM1693
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    It was great to meet so many of you guy's although I should have taken names. See you all next year!
     
  22. Malcolm
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    Sorry I missed the meet and greet!
    We arrived around 10am on Saturday and had a great day hanging out, walking around looking at cars and visiting with folks we don't see often. The Des Moines Goodguys event is one that I won't miss - Such a great setting at the State Fairgrounds.
    @HOTRODPRIMER the attendance seemed equal to or more than the past few years. Over 4000 cars.
     
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  23. Jalopy Joker
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    and should have taken pics
     
  24. Aw man, totally missed this thread. Maybe next year. And, it's a great event. I come up from Texas mainly to see family, but the Iowa State Fairgrounds is a great venue, better than the Texas Motor Speedway venue in my area. I didn't bring my coupe, but rather my uncle's rent-a-ride for the weekend 79 GMC Stepside street coupe.
     
  25. redzula
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    Your uncle did my striping. Saw that truck driving around wondered who was driving it.

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  26. redzula
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    This was my first time going early in the AM been trying for years but something always came up or broke down. We all met at a friend's house at 2 am drove down we were about 100 cars back when we got there.... parked and went to sleep in the car. I thought it was fun I'll probably do it again. Most people just think we're crazy though.

    Previous years I'd roll in around 11 am and then find friends and wait for something to open up around them. Still usually end up on Grand just not all day.

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  27. lo-buk
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    I was glad to meet some of you. I found out that my Nash made the front page of saturdays Des Moines paper, with the coupe right behind jt.
     
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  28. 911 steve
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    wish I would have seen this sooner, I parked right behind it P7050030.JPG
     
  29. I missed this thread too. Dammit. We were there Friday from about 8:30 -3pm. It was a hot day, like usual. Walked right past the admin building to watch the autocross racing, or whatever they call it.

    It was nice they moved the swap meet inside, the shade was a relief from the heat. I managed to avoid dragging more junk home. Saw some interesting project cars for sale at fairly reasonable prices.


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