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Iron Invasion - Chicagoland show Oct. 2012

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by coolstuff, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. coolstuff
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
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    Thanks Torkwrench! It is this kind of dedication that is so cool to see.
    Hope everyone comes early and stays late.
    If everyone shows up before 9am on Saturday morning I don't think there will be much drama getting everyone in.
    Remember that we allow camping on Friday and Saturday night as well.
    So if you want to get there on Friday night for the Pre Party - you can just stay on site and be ready to go for the next morn!
    And PLEASE dont rush to your car and head home right after the awards....
    this will cause traffic issues as well.
    I know everyone will dig the grounds.......
    and in order to STAY at this location we will need to work together to make sure we can stay there.
    We can all work this out together and make this an event that will be something that can keep traditions in the Chicagoland area alive.
    In the meantime there are a lot of other shows.....
    Road Block is NEXT weekend!
    Then The Scrap Drive!!!
     
  2. Bull
    Joined: Mar 17, 2006
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    My wife and I will be there. Her mom lives in the next town over, so it's just another great excuse for us to make the trip down. Looking forward to a great event!
     
  3. bobwop
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    I hope I get to meet you Bull
     
  4. coolstuff
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    Anyone that needs posters or postcards - please see us this Saturday at the Scrap Drive in Belvidere IL
     
  5. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
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    Subscribed. Will try and check this one out. Sounds interesting!
     
  6. Got my rooms booked and a handful of guys caravaning down there friday night....can't wait
     
  7. silent rick
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    not a whole lot of rooms available in woodstock. we're at the super8 friday and saturday nights
     
  8. Torkwrench
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
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    I was able to check out the fairgrounds today. They are BIG, BIG, BIG....Over twice as large as I had remembered.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2012
  9. coolstuff
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    TorkWrench - THANK YOU.
    I have been getting so much grief from people that think this place is the size of a postage stamp.
    It is not.
    The Walnecks Motorcycle swap gets 10,000 people there.
    I HOPE we get that many people - that would be really amazing.....
    but realistically we hope to get half that.

    Please note that we have group rates available at the following hotels - please tell them you need the Iron Invasion rate. All places have breakfast that come with the room.

    Best Western Inn in Woodstock (1 mile from the grounds)-
    815-337-0065 Normally $105 per night. Group rate is $85

    Quality Inn Woodstock (1.4 miles from the Fairgrounds) 815-334-9600
    This hotel is normally $99 a night. Our group rate is $79

    Country Inn & Suites (11 miles from the fairgrounds) 815-477-3500 Normally $129 a night. Group rate is $95

    more details on the site
    www.ironinvasion.com
    just click on the Hotel link at the top of the page
     
  10. coolstuff
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    Most likely we will have some information at the Hunnert Car Heads Up in Union Grove WI this weekend.
    If you need one of the fancy 11 x 17 Chrisman Brothers Coupe posters - stop by and get one!
    Thanks

    Seeya there!

    http://hunnertcarheadsup.com/
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2012
  11. Torkwrench
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
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    About 10 - 15 years ago, there was a well know Chicago area car show and swap meet that was held at these fairgrounds. Whoever put this particular show on always jambed the cars and swappers in REALLY close together. At the time, I just assumed that the fairgrounds were rather small.

    However, after recently checking out the fairgrounds again, (and finding out what the exact borders are), it looks like this previous show only used less than 1/4th of the available area. Why did they do this??? I don't know. :confused::confused::confused: However the reason that I never went back to this other show was because everything was packed in so tight. Other people must have felt the same way, since this show has not been held in Woodstock for a long time.

    I'm really looking forward to The Iron Invasion. I haven't missed any of the Torquefests or Scrap Drives and the Iron Invasion will be another must attend, for me.
     
  12. bobwop
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    I was there and agree that it was all packed into one area. Don't know why.

    I hope the Iron Invasion and the fairgrounds suit each other just fine.

    John has a good plan and it will work out just great.
     
  13. coolstuff
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
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    Wanted to let everyone know we are now taking Pre Registration on the site.
    Just click on the Car Registration link at the top of the page.

    Pre registration gets you in 30 minutes early....
    You will receive the DVD....
    and you get an exclusive sticker that ONLY the Pre Registration rides get.
     
  14. The Tin Butchers are now taking pre-registrations for the Iron Invasion swapmeet. These are going to fill up fast, so don't hestitate to get yours.The spaces are all outside, a few under open shelters. They are 10 X 20 feet for $20.00.
    Most are side by side, some are end to end; specify what you need and we'll try to accomidate you.
    Send Postal Money Orders (preferred) or check made out to: IRON INVASION.

    send to:
    Iron Invasion Swap
    13058 West M-Ville Road
    Polo, Illinois 61064

    Please include your name and a contact ph. no. in case we have questions.
    You can and are encouraged to set up on Friday Oct. 5th.
    ...any questions, call me first ...815-973-9304
    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2012
  15. Kerry67
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    Still hoping to represent the BOMB SQUAD and the Phoenix area. Not too far from where I lived for 30 years and my brothers still live there.......Fingers crossed !
     
  16. bobwop
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    hope you make it
     
  17. The Afterdarks Triumphant Return!

    Witness the new line up in all its glory at The Bombers Run Whatcha Brung Drag Fest in Cordova Il on Sept. 29.

    Cant make that show?

    Then be sure to attend THE show in the Chicago land area....
    Iron Invasion! The Iron Invasion promises to be the season ending bash in the Midwest. Wayne the Train Hancock, Adam Lee & Dead Horse Sound Co., Hot Rod Hucksters, Pearls Mahone, and now... The Afterdarks! If you are not at the Iron Invasion, you will be missing out on a great time-rain or shine.
     
  18. coolstuff
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
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    L'Assassins from Minneapolis will be making the trip down to entertain us at the pre party - so come on out to
    Hopperstad Customs - Open House from 4-6
    or
    Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle - Open House from 4-6

    THEN
    cruise on over to McHenry County Fairgrounds in Woodstock IL

    Pearls Mahone is scheduled at 7pm
    Adam Lee & Dead Horse Sound Company is scheduled for 8 pm
    then
    L'Assassins will play at 9pm

    Camping overnight is OK!
    Leaving your car overnight is OK!
    We will have overnight security on hand.
    Just get your reservation in early - limited amount of spots.
    email
    vintagetorque@gmail.com for details.
     
  19. coolstuff
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    VOLUNTEERS - we need you!!!
     
  20. justabeater37
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    I will try, but again you catch me at mid terms. Hell I don't even know my schedule for fall yet. I will be there if I can.
     
  21. superprojoe
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    plan to be there with a few buddies and rides!:D
     
  22. coolstuff
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    Chris Ito has agreed to bring the Mystery Merc to the show!!!
    Wow - I can't wait to see this thing in person!
    Gonna be a great time - lots of historic rides getting pulled out f the woodwork - this is a GOOD thing!! Keep on telling people about the show and tell them we want to see their rides that have history![​IMG]
     
  23. hemifalcon
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    I plan on being there.... in this...
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  24. big vic
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    nice real nice
     
  25. hemifalcon
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    yeah.. got a few bugs to work out--

    starter heat soak issue...
    maybe a thermostat that opens at a lower temp too..
    quelling some of the annoying vibrations in the back..
    fixing the headlights..
     
  26. C-man405
    Joined: Apr 24, 2011
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    from oswego ill

    I... I think I'll be there. Who knows..

    Carter
     
  27. Doctor Detroit
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    Perhaps you could elaborate on your needs for volunteers? Times, etc?
     
  28. ...bringin this back up since time is getting closer for the Iron Invasion!
    Again, we must stress the fact that we want only vintage autos/parts, and accessories or vintage auto related parts in the swap area. If you bring these items you'll sell well as that's what this crowd is looing for.

     
  29. coolstuff
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    Best Western Hotel in Woodstock is completely sold out.
     
  30. coolstuff
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    coolstuff
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    Quality Inn only has 2 rooms left. After this we will have to get rooms in McHenry or Crystal Lake
     

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