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Little engine,tractor, minibike show 4/14

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This guy started a couple years ago and I went to the first one which had a decent turnout. Supposedly got a little bigger but doubt it's crazy. It was interesting what some people had there.

Anyway, I plan to go again this year since it's close by. Probably bring the plow bike and a bunch of little O&R 2 stroke powered tools to display. Wayne, @Crazywheelhorseman just asked if I was going so assume he and maybe a few friends might be there as well. If anyone can make it, stop on by! You won't need a tractor to cruise this one but it's always best to bring one to display if you can.

Food and drinks available at the diner and they make a great burger.

 

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Crazywheelhorseman

I plan on being there. Not sure what I'm bringing yet, still gotta dig a few out 😂

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wallfish

See you there Wayne. Any other guys from your crew coming out?

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Sparky
1 hour ago, wallfish said:

See you there Wayne. Any other guys from your crew coming out?

I’m not part of any crew...lone wolf type 🤣...but I might make the drive up.

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Crazywheelhorseman

Not sure who else might be venturing out but I plan on having the truck loaded.

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wallfish

I'll be bringing the snow plow bike since it fits right in with the motif of the show. Probably load up some of the 2 stroke tools either O&R or the Homelite stuff.

Wayne, any chance you have a damaged suburban hood with a solid front grille? (gas tank for the bike)

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Crazywheelhorseman

I don't have any junk round hoods available. I'll keep my eyes out for one tho. Also the clone of your wheel horse bike will be at the show too lol

 

 

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wallfish
10 hours ago, Crazywheelhorseman said:

Also the clone of your wheel horse bike will be at the show too lol

WHAT? Look'n forward to checking it out. Royalties to be paid on the bike patent are one Ralph's burger and one ice tea! :ychain:

Hopefully the weather holds out. They're forecasting rain but later in the day

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Crazywheelhorseman

You can take it up with the owner of it,  but you know what they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery 😂😂😂

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wallfish

Loaded up and ready to go. Got the bike and some O&R tools to display. Have a couple O&R tools and a Homelite 2 stroke circular saw for sale. Free PVC pipe if anyone needs any.

Looks like the rain is going to hold off until later in the evening so that's good.

The organizer of the show Eric told me to show up about 9:30 am. :scratchead: Guess he's not an early riser.

 

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Crazywheelhorseman

Says on the flyer show is from 10-4, bottom right corner

 

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wallfish

Yeah I know but the setup time for displaying is always before the public admission time. That way the displays can be all setup ahead of time and we don't have to deal with too many people in the way while unloading, and everyone arriving all at the same time.

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Crazywheelhorseman

People tend to move out of my way. Maybe it's the truck... Lol🤔🤔😂😂

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Sparky
12 hours ago, wallfish said:

Yeah I know but the setup time for displaying is always before the public admission time. That way the displays can be all setup ahead of time and we don't have to deal with too many people in the way while unloading, and everyone arriving all at the same time.

How much time do ya need to toss a bunch of weeds whackers out of the back door of your van? Isn’t this one of your “show displays”??

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Sparky

  Small show but it was great to get outside, shoot the breeze, listen to a hit/miss thumping away and the smell of unregulated exhaust!

   The weather was perfect! Got up in the 70’s by mid day. 

  Met up with John and Wayne @wallfish and @Crazywheelhorseman . I even let John pay for lunch with my $50 bill (or at least that’s what the cute waitress at Ralph’s Diner thinks :rolleyes: )

  There was a young guy there who built a motorcycle along the same lines as Johns. Nice  to meet a guy his age that doesn’t want to park his butt in front of a screen playing video games 👍

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wallfish

Big spender Sparky tricked the waitress girl into thinking he paid for lunch. She still wasn't impressed! LoL :ychain:

Max the bike builder was inspired by Matt's article in LAGT magazine. He even had the courtesy to contact me and ask if he could use my ideas to build his own. Of coarse this is not necessary but it certainly indicates what kind of person this young man is. It's great to see the younger generation getting involved with the garden tractor hobby. Especially when it's something creative which forces them to work through any issues and figure out ways to make it all work. I provided some basic information but he was able to build the entire thing including the whole frame.  Max wasn't trying to build a clean looking new bike, he wanted the "rat rod" bobber appearance and I believe he nailed it. He still has quite a few more ideas and things he wants to add on to it so I'm looking forward to seeing it again out at one of the other shows. BTW, his bike steers much better than mine.

That's the weed wacker display in the back

 

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Crazywheelhorseman

It was a great time at Ralph's, John was so nice to buy Sparky and I lunch and yes the waitress was quite the cutie! It wasn't till I sat down to talk with the 2 guys that put it on that I found out that they actually have a lot more room than most people think. Over the years they have ended up with over 500 hotrods and over 3000 bikes for other events there. Yes it's different it's in a city but I don't see any reason why it wouldn't grow more and more

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