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Event Coverage Lowes Autofair....worth going?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sixcarb, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Sixcarb
    Joined: Mar 5, 2004
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    from North NJ

    My sister in law lives right there so i thought I could make the wife happy bring her to her sisters and head over, how's the swapmeet? many early Rods? I would have fly down just for a couple days.
     
  2. Get you ass down here. Find the HAMB village and you'll have a great time. There is a bunch of good stuff.



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  3. Sixcarb
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    Any days better then others....looking at tickets.
     
  4. JeremyJames
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    come early if you can try to hit the swap meet up early friday...thats where you will find all the good deals. it will take you two days to see it all theres a ton of stuff. bloody is right hit up the hamb area and hang out for a minute....its always a good time.
     
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  5. Everyone is Getting set up on Thursday, most are set by Friday mid-morning, saturday is wall-to-wall vendors and spectators, most vendors are itching to head home by lunch. Given these factors, Friday is the best, good parts selection and lack of the competitive masses.

    I'll be there Friday (actually Thursday evening). Hope to see you at the HAMB Village!
     
  6. BenD
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    I'm told it's not worth the drive so I need to be ready to leave on Wednesday morning so we can get there. ;)
     
  7. NVRA #84
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    I did have a sign posted over the Van, but couldn't find it for the fall meet but we'll be in the same spot as always.
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  8. Deuce Roadster
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    Here you go ...
     
  9. FRITZ
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    We'll be there with my "Outlaw" clone for the Ed Roth display
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  10. krusty40
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    Fritz - Make sure you come by the "village" and say "hi". Would like to meet ya. vic
     
  11. Sixcarb
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    Just booked it....be there for friday and saturday, thanks for the replies.
     
  12. JeffreyJames
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    Definitely a big swap and one that should not be missed. There is fun to be had and trouble to get into. Get down here!
     
  13. Dude, any auto fair is worth going to. That's how I find things I didn't know I was looking for.
     
  14. Anything with the name "Lowes" associated with it has to be worth doing! :D:D
     
  15. Yeah! No Kiddin'! :)
    Hey Dean---uuhhhh....you think you could get us some free passes? :eek::D
     
  16. NVRA #84
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    Thanks Duce, but I meant I lost the Banner, I can't find the damn thing anywhere. Maybe if I can scrape some bucks together I'll get another one.
     
  17. wkends
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    Watching the weather channel, depends on the forecast for fri. sat.
     

  18. If only........................ Same name, different people. :(
     
  19. Been there practically every year since 1977!

    Of course, not much of a drive for me. :D
     
  20. carmarket
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    always a great time
     
  21. hemiheadnc
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    ...I'm suprised that no one has mentioned that Maxton is the same weekend....auto fair Thursday and Friday, Maxton Sat and Sunday....sounds like a perfect weekend to me......
     
  22. evilone0528
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    I looked all over the place last year....never did find the HAMB village!Im not gonna make it this year.Have a blast guys!
     
  23. Wildfire
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
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    You bet, I'll be there on Thursday. Maxton on Saturday! Only an hour or so for me.
     
  24. vertible59
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    I watched this thing grow from the old fairgrounds days into what it is today. Everyone with an interest in old cars should make the Autofair at least once, because there's something there for everyone. We even found a 1961 Chassis Research dragster there, with a narrowed OLds rear, front suspension, and all the tin work for the body. We used it for an advertising display at our trim shop for a while, and then passed it along to a flathead racer friend. Last time I saw it, the flatmotor was pushing it into the low 7s, in the 1/8th, at Piedmont Dragway.
     
  25. hscott
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    yea I'm going to ecta in Maxton, never been.
     
  26. 1oldrat
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    It's worth the trip.Last year was the first time I went.We're leaving Pa Wednesday night and will be there bright and early Thursday.I'm looking for a Model A coupe to bring home.
     
  27. Butch/1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
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    from Dublin ,Va

    Spring is far better than the Fall meet, twice as much to look at. Always a good show, make sure you bring your own snacks and beer, they rob you at the concessions all of them are owned by the speedway.
     
  28. motoandy
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    from MB, SC

    Great time, especially if the weather is good. It is a mess if it rained before the show. Make sure you bring comfortable shoes. Like my mom says "You can't plan a good time, they just happen." I am trading it this year for the Maxton Mile.
     
  29. STAGE III
    Joined: Apr 3, 2007
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    Well, was gonna go but my wife lost her work and my business cannot make payroll (for us owners anyway) and I am too fat to climb a fence anymore heh heh.

    But hope everyone else has a safe and good time..................maybe next year
     
  30. Tech @ BG
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
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    We have some of our guys there set up with a display so go by and see them. Like some of the others have said,definitley a lot of walking and plenty to look at.
     

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