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Ed's "Midwest" Show.....

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Ventured out this weekend to my first bike show in 2+ years. Ed's 14th Annual Midwest Show in Crown Point, IN.

 

I've been to 11 of these shows, but missed the past two years.

 

It was a really good turnout. Lots of nice bikes and tons of great people. I was really happy to see LOTS of used/survivor/patina type stuff.

 

I snapped a few pics and a vid will follow as soon as I can get my home computer to start working....

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Ive been doing this twelve years and have never been to one single gathering of any kind.

 

Lovin the DB4. Who's is that??

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Ive been doing this twelve years and have never been to one single gathering of any kind.

 

 

For shame young man! How dare you cheat yourself in such a manner!

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I like how he put the colored nipples on, so we'd know it was a collector build and not mistake it for a survivor. :wink:

 

In all seriousness... it's a real nice piece.   That venue looks like a good spot.

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Brian, it's Don Campbell (west side of Michigan). You might know Don and his son Chris as the father and son who collect all the slingshot bikes.

I get what you're saying Steve, and I was talking to Don about that. He admitted that he likes his bikes a certain way...to look like brand-new. But then he also admitted there was no way that he could justify refinishing the frame. The Clemtwin cranks on the slingshot are also guns. That's more his style
 

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Cool to see some pictures! I haven't missed the show in years but had another thing I had to do yesterday. With working Friday night to 6am Sat, I just couldn't make it. This is a very cool place for the show too. It's pretty big and heated, room for riding off to one side. Can't wait for some more pix!

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Keep_it_warm, I wish I had known you were there.  I made it this year because I was in area for a family get together that weekend and decided to bring so bikes along with me.  It was the first real bmx show I've been to.  It was probably five times the size of what I was expecting it to be.  I'm glad I finally made it this year, but wish I had more time to hang out and enjoy it.  There were some really amazing bikes there.  The Sling Shot, the DB IV, the Cook Bros. cruiser, among many others. 

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Dang it Tom, I had to work that day so I missed out, but would have liked to catch up with ya. The building IS a super cool spot for a show. And it's only 30 minutes from my house.

That CBR cruiser just changed hands for the first time since new. All orig excepts the cranks. A friend of mine just sold it to another friend of mine.

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Yes, that is Scott's Profile in the last two pics. He brought a TON of cool stuff. It was good to finally meet him as well...great guy.

 

There was another guy there (sorry, do not know who it was), with a white JMC, RRS, Floval and a couple other bikes. His stuff was very cool as well.

 

It was a huge variety...including some non-bmx vendors selling old Schwinn / balloon tire bikes.  The amount of "For Sale" tables was pretty amazing as well.

 

I should have slapped on a name tag, getset, we probably walked right by each other a dozen times or more....

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Tom, too funny.  I was the guy that brought the RRS, JMC, Floval, etc.  Again, sorry I missed you.  I didn't talk with a lot of people while I was there.  I had all my stuff broken down into boxes to get it into my car for the trip and spent a lot of time getting it set up and put together.  Were you the guy that said something like, "damn I was hoping you had those boxes filled with beer"?   I know you're a Three Floyd's fan.  Anyway, I'm sorry that I missed seeing you.  But I'm glad I was able to make it for the short time I was there.

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Ha ha! That was you?  I must have stood there 10 different times looking at the JMC and RRS especially. Black jacket, jeans, work boots on. Wearing glasses too.

 

Tell me more about the JMC!

 

I did not make the comment about the beer, but I did notice the 3 Floyd's boxes! I dragged at least three people over to your stuff to discuss with them how cool the og finish stuff is.

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Nice bikes and pics.

 

Thanks for posting.

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