Midwest Meet & Greet was held Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15.
Those who attended participated in the
Ararat Shrine Swap
Meet, held at the Woodlands Raceway in Kansas City, MO. This
is a large event held twice a year, once each in the Spring and
Fall. The long-distance award would have gone to 'foghorn', who
drove about 5 hours from northeast Oklahoma to get there.
'FORDification' (Keith) and his family would've gotten second
place, with about a 4-1/2 hour drive from east-central Nebraska.
for the swap meet on Saturday was mandatory, as it was only in
the low-40's with a crisp wind. There was hint of rain and/or
snow all day, but fortunately that held off. Most of the item
brought by forum members were sold by the end of the day
Saturday, but several members decided to return to the meet on
Sunday to see if they could sell the remainder. After the swap
meet on Saturday evening, the crew met at '67F250CS's' house to
sit and shoot the bull for a few hours before calling it a
night. He gave us the grand tour of his new house and the garage
loft renovations he's been working on prior to the Meet & Greet,
with the anticipation of hosting the get-together.
At the end of
the day, the suggestion was made that we try to do this again
during the scheduled August 11-12 Ararat Shrine Swap Meet, the
second (and final) of the year, and so we're already tentatively
planning on it.
A BIG thank you
to all who attended, helped organize and hosted this event,
especially '67F250CS' and his wife, who allowed us to congregate
at their house for the BS session afterwards.
Here's a shot of the crew who was there Saturday
evening. Standing in front of 'foghorn's' '70 F100 are
(from left to right):
'ezernut9mm', 'FORDification', 'MadMaxetc', 'rjewkes', '67F250CS', 'fordman'
A view from the main front entrance. There were
many golf carts and four-wheelers running around the meet,
hauling heavy items out to the parking lots for customers.
Though it was a very well-organized event with crowds almost all
day, the cold temps undoubtedly kept some buyers and sellers