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Mid-west Datsun Parts Swap Meet?

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Is there an annual Datsun swap meet in the mid-west? Next year I believe that would be the best way to thin out a parts stash. No EBAY, No Shipping! I cleaned out my garage last weekend and plan to clean out the second story this winter and spring. A swap meet will be badly needed and would be a fun event! 

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I think maybe @Steve should put this together at ZCon next year! Suds, shine and Parts. Of course if there is enough interest.

FL has the Turkey run that just passed. Maybe they import section now, but I've heard it's mostly American parts. 

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1 hour ago, JSM said:

I think maybe @Steve should put this together at ZCon next year! Suds, shine and Parts. Of course if there is enough interest.

FL has the Turkey run that just passed. Maybe they import section now, but I've heard it's mostly American parts. 

Would be a great addition to the events and give ease of access to others spare parts. I do believe that the INDY club should consider a swap meet for the mid-west as well. You never can tell what the interest will be.

JLP

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Problem with Zcon is those who drive to the event in a Z are limited in what they can bring and what they can take back because of space and how dirty / sloppy the parts are. Other problem is that I don't want to load up the car with a whole bunch of parts, only to bring the same parts home again.    :)

It would be great if there was a "needs" list or something. A thread started with the intention of arranging swap details?

Like "I'm going to Zcon... Who needs what parts?" or something.

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With enough notice, I can even put people in touch with people in the ATL who may have the desired parts.

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I wish more people from here would go to the show and swap meet at Carlisle. We have 2000+ show cars, race car display, hundreds of vendor spaces, cars for sale, auto-x, drifting, burnout contest, scenic cruise, bikini contest, etc.

http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/carlisle-import-and-performance-nationals/default.aspx

Chuck

 

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44 minutes ago, cbuczesk said:

... scenic cruise, bikini contest, etc....

We know why you really go!  Seems you even bolded it!

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1 hour ago, JSM said:

We know why you really go!  Seems you even bolded it!

That was more for everyone else. I'm always at my spot selling parts or packing up for the night when the bikini contest happens. :-(

Chuck

 

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I am always looking to buy parts I will probably never need. Indy would  be great. I'm always discouraged when all the cool stuff is out west.

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11 minutes ago, 87mj said:

I am always looking to buy parts I will probably never need. Indy would  be great. I'm always discouraged when all the cool stuff is out west.

Do you think we could put this together? Maybe help from the Indy club?

 

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9 hours ago, JLPurcell said:

Do you think we could put this together? Maybe help from the Indy club?

 

Sure.  I just don't know how effective I would be.  I live by Ft Wayne.  Honestly, I didn't know Indy had a Z club.  I am just saying that up front so you know what kind of person you are dealing with here.  :)

 

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2 hours ago, 87mj said:

Sure.  I just don't know how effective I would be.  I live by Ft Wayne.  Honestly, I didn't know Indy had a Z club.  I am just saying that up front so you know what kind of person you are dealing with here.  :)

 

OK, I might have to start a new post and officially take a poll. How many members would be interested in:

·         A Nissan / Datsun Parts Swap meet here in Richmond, IN. Next Year? If not Richmond, where in the mid-west?

·         Time of year?

·         Car Show / Swap meet?

Richmond is on the Indiana / Ohio Border, 70 miles east of Indianapolis, 40 miles west of Dayton, OH, 70 miles north of Cincinnati, OH. 

 

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On 12/12/2017 at 9:09 AM, kevinsr98 said:

Great idea! However i would vote for Indianapolis.


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Indy is a great thought, but that would be relative to who wants to put it together and work it. It would need to be decided by no later than end of January 2018 if it were planned to take place in the fall. I know this area, it is central to many larger cities and I have a not for profit facility less than 2 miles off of I-70, that would love to make this an annual event as a fund raiser. All of that being said, I have not had a lot of feedback from members wanting to participate in such an event. I see this as a possible judged car event and parts swap meet over a weekend. With the proper interest I am willing to give organizing it a shot. We would need a limited number of sponsors and  to get the information out at all of the 2018 Z events. Thoughts?

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6 hours ago, JLPurcell said:

Indy is a great thought, but that would be relative to who wants to put it together and work it. It would need to be decided by no later than end of January 2018 if it were planned to take place in the fall. I know this area, it is central to many larger cities and I have a not for profit facility less than 2 miles off of I-70, that would love to make this an annual event as a fund raiser. All of that being said, I have not had a lot of feedback from members wanting to participate in such an event. I see this as a possible judged car event and parts swap meet over a weekend. With the proper interest I am willing to give organizing it a shot. We would need a limited number of sponsors and  to get the information out at all of the 2018 Z events. Thoughts?

I dont know much about organizing an event like this but id could help out where needed. 

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Indy is only 5 hours from me.  Maybe I should take a few of my spare parts if we come up with a swap meet plan.

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