If you haven't read about Symco in OSR or CKD or haven't heard from a buddy how much fun it is, I don't know what to tell you other than you just need to experience it to understand. We have one of the greatest venues for a show in the country. Symco, WI. This is a show like no other. Miss Symco Pinup contest, Minibike Drags, Burlesque show, hundreds of period correct hot rods and customs, RUNNING Fairbanks/Morris industrial engines the size of a small house, our own tavern built from a 1896 town hall, huge hot rod swap meet, dozens of commercial vendors selling vintage garb and hot rod goodies, camping on site with showers, TONS AND TONS of cool old stuff to see in dozens of vintage buildings, and not to mention over 20 HOT LIVE BANDS!!! If you don't go home exhausted and with a smile the size of a Texas....well, it WILL happen so we don't need to go there. New for 2012: Expanded vendor areas on the main grounds. Camping in the lower river sites are limited to strictly show vehicle traffic and vintage campers or tent only. No non-criteria vehicles on the main show grounds, period! Shower cost is included in all camp and swap space prices. More buildings and more stuff to see on the grounds! You won't believe what has been accomplished since last year!!! Thursday night kickoff party for pre-registered participants in the Unionville Saloon with Music from The Tinstars - one of the Netherland's best rockabilly bands!! Expanded food options. Great BBQ and more!! Our give-a-way engine is a performance built Y-Block Ford!!! Vintage Motorcycle display sponsored by the Knuckle Shuffle Vintage Bicycle Display and Vendors (email me if you would like to be considered for our bicycle swap meet area) Don't forget to bring your vintage bikes!!! and much much more! Don't forget we will have barbers on hand during the show shall your pomp need some prep. Shelly or Chuck will give you that look you need! Gals, that includes you too. Cha Cha will provide you with whatever you need to spruce up for the pinup contest! We also have numerous pinstripers including Calico, Brushboy, Straight Pipe and more. Contact your favorite artist to schedule some brush time during the show! We will again broadcast the show LIVE via your FM radio so tune in when your hot rod gets close to Symco to hear announcements and music from our very own Rockabilly DJ Jay Crapser! Music will again be on THREE stages. The main stage will see HillBilly Casino, The Krank Daddies, and more! Word is that the Muddy Udders will be back again this year as well as our favorite Iowa surf rock band the One Night Standards! Oh yeah, don't forget to check out The Tinstars all the way from the Netherlands!!!! Watch the Entertainment page on the website as we continue to firm up our musical talent. We should see around 20+ acts again this year to complete the best rockabilly lineup you'll catch in Wisconsin in 2012! Thanks to Phillip Henzig from the Cathouse Drifters for writing and recording our new theme song!!! You can hear it by going to the main page of our website. www.symcoshakedown.com. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please email me for Phil's contact info. Miss Symco contest is FULL. Yes, we have 30 gals signed up already!! Contact BoPeep at misssymco.com to get on a alternate list shall someone not be able to make it. Commercial spaces on the grounds are limited as are powered swap spaces. There is a $5 discount on admission, up to two per site, for wristbands purchased with swap or camp sites. This expires June 1 so hurry and get pre-registered! I have attached the registration form in PDF format shall you wish to sign up today! Otherwise go to the website and there are links to pay via PayPal or Credit Card. You can always track me down as a show as well! Did you pick up your latest two editions of Old Skool Rodz? If not, better check the news stands to find the Symco mention on page 10 of Issue #51 and Chadly Johnson's awesome article of the 2011 show on pages 58-59 of Issue #52. Not to mention my pickup was spotted in a photo in the latest edition of Hot Rod Deluxe. Lastly, don't forget to sign up to volunteer!! This show is successful solely because of the AWESOME group of people behind the scenes. 99% of the people you see in staff shirts during the weekend are unpaid volunteers. All the gate workers, grounds crew, parking crew, merch sales, and anyone else helping run the show all give a few hours of their time to make the show better for you. Please remember to thank them or better yet, join the crew!! For a three hour shift, you get free admission to the show and a special volunteer only t-shirt! Not to mention an invite to our FREE volunteer party in Oct. We can't do it without you!!