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  • Wichita Swap Meet Report

    Well - the Midway Chapter hosted another two day event at our booth in the main building of the Sunflower Swap Meet at the Kansas Coliseum. MAN - did we have fun! Malcom Gillette was serving free hot coffee both days, plus nachos on Friday and chili on Saturday. Plus we had other free food to handout to StudeFolk and Brand X lovers alike!

    It was great to see Carl & Betty Purdy of the Ozark Trails chapter, Lila & Lester Bartels of Kaw Valley chapter, John & Diana Crooks of Heart of America chapter, and Dave Lester of the Central Plains chapter. I didn't get his name, but a fellow from a Pennsylvania chapter stopped by to say "Hello!".

    We had other SDC members from all over the midwest stop by, and of course many Midway members worked the booth or dropped in to chat. It was a fantastic time both days!

    We dispensed many free Turning Wheels and other Studebaker information to a grateful public, and just did our best to keep that Studebaker gospel alive! Traffic was better this year, even though we didn't sign up as many new members for the National club or Midway chapters. Let's just say that the Studebaker portion of the old car hobby is in good shape from our perspective.

    Be there next year for even more fun (and Malcom's great food!).
    Last edited by Chris Pile; 02-04-2012, 03:28 PM.
    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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    Thanks for the hospitality, guys!!

    That has become one huge swap meet! The guys in my group really appreciated you watching our purchases for us, so that we did not have to carry the items all over the place. About the only thing that tempted me was this:







    But the guy would only come down to $60.00, and I didn't need it that bad!
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    • #3
      Dave,
      You should have bought it. $60.00 is not a bad price for that promo. IMHO
      Gary Sanders
      Nixa, MO

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gary1953 View Post
        Dave,
        You should have bought it. $60.00 is not a bad price for that promo. IMHO
        That's what the little voice inside me kept saying, but I won the argument.
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        • #5
          We had rain all the way up there and just about walked Betty down. I bought a toy Studebaker truck and that was it. We had a good time and went out to eat with Larry Tholen after the meet.
          Was looking for the right carburetor for Betty's Mustang but didn't find it all they had was 4 barrels.
          Last edited by Carl Purdy; 02-04-2012, 05:50 PM.

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          • #6
            It sure was great to see Betty, Carl. Thanks for bringing her with you!
            The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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            • #7
              Did that model car sell? If not, I want to buy it. Do you have any info on the owner?

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              • #8
                Did that model car sell? If not, I want to buy it. Do you have any info on the owner?
                No idea, Sam. It's a big meet with 3 buildings... lots of folks from out of town. This event draws vendors and buyers from all over the Midwest.
                The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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                • #9
                  Sure wish i could have came, always liked the Wichita swap meet. About froze my butt off one year, looks like the weather wasn't all that bad this year.
                  101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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                  • #10
                    Rain was sure better than the snow and ice we usually have that weekend.
                    You should have come up and joined the fun, Bob!
                    The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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                    • #11
                      You guys were lucky in southern Kansas with rain. We got a foot of snow when the storm went through Nebraska. Our first swap meet (in Lincoln) is on March 4

                      Jeff T
                      \"I\'m getting nowhere as fast as I can\"
                      The Replacements.

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                      • #12
                        Wichita Swap Meet 2012

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                        Had a good time,heres a mug shot

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sam Ensley View Post
                          Did that model car sell? If not, I want to buy it. Do you have any info on the owner?
                          I asked the vendor for a card, and he didn't have one. I should have asked for his contact information, but didn't. Sorry.
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