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Event Coverage Portland swap meet 2017 who's going ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ed Angel, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Lots of small dive motels on interstate which is on the light rail line that drops right at the swap meet way easier then the bus. I stay at the palms


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  2. MAD 034
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    Have gone with my boys and dad for many years. Over 35 years for me.
     
  3. steel3window
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    I'll be at PIR in the infield with a couple friends selling an A coupe body with title, a '39 pickup with title, a 1919 Dodge roadster, a small pile of A parts, a pair of Mickeys on Americans, and a bunch of other stuff
     
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  4. uncle buck
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    Up here in Washington we drop the "s" and tell people we live on the "wet" side....
     
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  5. rusty bill
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    I will be in my usual spaces 3208 and 3209 on the main aisle through hall D at the Expo.
     
  6. 45_70Sharps
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    I never miss it!
    Broke as hell, but that won't stop me from wandering, looking for a project.

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  7. See you all there, leaving early tomorrow
     
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  8. Jalopy Joker
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    be sure to take pics & post here
     
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  9. Bandit Billy
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    Stalls 8249-8251, look for the Nova and say hi. The top will be up! Come down and kick a tire or two!
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  10. Bandit Billy
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    I'll have my moon tank on the sale table, never used. Bought it for my 34 but didn't like it covering up the grille. Id love a HAMBer to get it. say something and ill keep it in the trunk.
     
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  11. steel3window
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    Loaded and heading up tomorrow.I'll be in the infield at the track, space 6022 and 6023
     
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  12. 45_70Sharps
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    With that trailer load, you're sure to see me! Not that I can afford that coupe right now , but I've got to drool on her a bit!

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  13. DDDenny
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    You won't see my sorry arse........that is unless you promise to bring adult beverages!
     
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  14. Loading the junk, I mean good stuff and hitting the road in the AM...
     
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  15. southerncad
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    Don't forget to bring your rain gear:rolleyes:
     
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  16. 45_70Sharps
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    Raingear??
    I grew up working outdoors on the Washington coast without rain gear.
    All a little rain will do is increase my chances of finding a deal by weeding out the less hardy!

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  17. Bandit Billy
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    I was born in Portland, everything I own is rain gear...even my birthday suit is water repellent and webbed!

    What do you think will be in the moon tank?
     
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  18. DDDenny
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    DOH!
    Would that be Moonshine?
     
  19. Bandit Billy
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    Let me think about that...
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  20. Mr48chev
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    I'm going to have to get a lot of stuff done Friday if I plan to go down on Saturday.
     
  21. NWRustyJunk
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    Holy cow! It was a rainy windy mess down there today! Still fun though. :)
     
  22. DDDenny
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    Big mess this side also, old gentleman killed in his back yard two miles from me.
     
  23. Bandit Billy
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    Do you remember on Forest Gump when Cap'n Dan is dangling from the mast of the shrimpin boat, yelling at God asking "is this the best you can do?". Good, now replace the ocean with an auto swap meet and instead of Cap'n Dan insert me hanging onto my shelter tent with both hands so it wouldn't fly away and you have an accurate picture of being an outdoor vendor in Portland today.

    Rain is normal here but wind gusts to 35 mph and micro bursts to 45ish? I'm tired, skin it is burned and chapped from the wind. We had to tear the tarp off the pop up, put it back on when we got soaked and repeated that process throughout the day. Held onto it when the wind tried to take the entire booth to OZ a few times and there is nothing you can do with micro bursts other than pick up all your parts, find your now empty solo cup and pour another round.

    Weather keeping the buyers away or indoors at least. Wish I was indoors. Never found portashitters more welcoming, thought a while about eating my lunch in there.

    I'll get up and do it again tomorrow, hope for better conditions but continue to weather the storm. It is what we do!
     
  24. Twin Stick
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    Yep, going again. And as usual, looking for Rambler stuff. Please pray for me........


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  25. 45_70Sharps
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    I'll see you there!

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  26. Bandit Billy
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    Look for the guy flying a kite that looks strangely similar to a 62 Nova.
     
  27. 45_70Sharps
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    I'll be looking.
    Too broke for anything substantial but strategic car parts make great decorations for my bar! Lol

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  28. steel3window
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    PIR Swap, or as it may come to be known - The Great Tent Migration of 2017 - Claimed many a life of the migrating tent. Their mangled carcasses crashing to the ground in an often unsuccessful attempt at escaping the clutches of earth's gravitational pull drove away many a weary participant. Buyers and sellers alike fled from the threat of assault as they took to the sky. But, in honor of their sacrafice, we will return again tomorrow to brave the weather to seek out the hidden treasures that await us.

    I post this effigy in rememberance of those who did not make it...

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  29. 31Apickup
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    Made it to PIR Thursday & The Expo Friday, picked up a few small items. I feel for you guys who were vendors, having to sit it out with the wind and rain. At least Thursday afternoon did get sunny.
     
  30. uncle buck
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