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Paris Harley-Davidson, Adam Sandoval set new world record

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by Macon Atkinson from http://theparisnews.com

Paris Harley-Davidson and philanthropist Adam Sandoval have set a new Guinness World Record for continuous Harley-Davidson motorcycles on parade.

In an event dubbed Bring it Home 2019, 3,497 motorcyclists from across the country rode their Harley Davidson bikes through Paris on a 3.5 mile ride, the Guinness official announced. The record has been taken from Hellas Motorcycle Club of Patras, Greece, which previously held the record set May 22, 2010, with 2,404 Harley-Davidsons making a 2.8-mile trip.

Paris’s parade raised money for Motorcycle Missions, a nonprofit that helps first responders with PTSD. The $15 per bike registration fee was donated entirely to the nonprofit, with over 3,400 pre-registrations, said event organizer Molly Beaudin, who is also a dealer development manager for Paris Harley-Davidson.

“I don’t even know what to say. Let’s hear it for America. We officially brought it home,” Sandoval said.

See Sunday’s edition of The Paris News for more coverage of the parade.

Toys for Tots motorcycle ride on Sunday

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By Emily Blume from https://www.kwqc.com

DAVENPORT, Iowa. Every year TV6 plays a big role in making sure that every child wakes up Christmas morning with a present. This is all part of Toys for Tots and some are getting a jump start on their shopping this weekend!

The Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run with ABATE of Iowa- District 15 and the USMC Reserves have their 35th Annual ride this weekend. The event kicks off at 11:00 am at Wal-Mart on West Kimberly in Davenport, Iowa. The ride itself will get going at 1:00 p.m. and ends at the Hobby Lobby parking lot in Bettendorf. The admission is one new toy per person, visible on the bike. They are asking that you don’t bring stuffed animals, or throw candy, as they’re looking out for safety and health.

Everyone is welcome Sunday, October 6th to support the ride and you don’t need a bike to donate- they’ll be collecting at the start and end of the ride.

Hogs & Heifers served eviction notice, owner vows to keep fighting

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by Joe Bartels from https://www.ktnv.com

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Downtown Grand is in a downtown dispute with its tenant Hogs & Heifers. Now the bar has been served an eviction notice and a cease-and-desist letter.

13 Investigates has been following the situation since July when owner Michelle Dell was at odds with her landlord over the use of 3rd Street between Stewart and Ogden in downtown Las Vegas.

Ultimately, the parade and gathering went on as scheduled, but then a new issue emerged.

“For me, I’m fighting the fight of my business, I’m fighting for the 40+ people I employ,” said Dell.

Dell says just 5 days after the Patriot’s Day parade and gathering she hosted, she received a 30-day notice to quit her lease.

The paperwork provided to 13 Investigates shows the bar was required to vacate the premises by mid October.

“I made a massive investment, I changed my entire life to be in [Las Vegas] and I have built a thriving business, I have been a solid contributor to our community and I love this neighborhood,” said Dell, who relocated from New York to start her bar in 2004.

On Tuesday, Dell received a second notice which demanded she stop speaking out against the Downtown Grand.

The letter claims Dell has made and continues to make false statements against the Downtown Grand on both her social media accounts and in the news media.

“On the eve of our 14th anniversary, they have sent us a cease-and-desist letter, claiming I am running a concentrated media campaign to disparage them,” said Dell.

A judge will try and sort things out next month when both sides are scheduled to be in court.

According to documents obtained by 13 Investigates, the courtroom confrontation has been building for years.

Lawyers for the Downtown Grand say Dell and her clientele have been less than ideal, writing in court filings:

“H and H has created an unsafe environment that has consistently spilled into the common areas surrounding the bar.”

“H and H routinely uses a megaphone and vulgar language to solicit pedestrians and guests of neighboring properties into its bar.”

“Numerous police and incident reports have been filed, documenting the dangerous events that are permitted and sometimes encouraged by H and H.”

13 Investigates asked Dell about the incidents and while she admits there have been troubles, including bar fights, she and her security team keep the peace and involve police when necessary

A search of online crime reports show at least 30 incidents ranging from disturbing the peace, to assault, and indecent exposure in the 200 block of 3rd Street within the past 6 months.

13 Investigates reached out to the Downtown Grand’s public relations representative but a did not receive an immediate response.

Dell says she is not backing down and she will fight the battle in court.

Cantina Episode 87: The Chinese Laundry

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Wim Whatever and the Pink Slips

You’ve seen “General Hospital”, read “Penthouse Letters”, and listened to “Only The Shadow Knows”, now comes “Bandit’s Cantina” to the internet. Too terrible to mention in public, this prophetic drama takes you behind the scenes of a scurvy Mexican bar in the worst barrio in Los Angeles, San Pedro. A big Spanish building, it has never stayed in business for more that a couple of months, yet since it became a biker bar, money laundering, meth lab, it has been in business more than five years. The San Pedro District Attorney’s office has been on the alert for any signs of mischief in order to eliminate the structure and all its inhabitants from the planet. They would prefer to bulldoze the stucco dumpster into the oily harbor.

From week to week we’ll do our damnest to bring you a couple of segments of Bandit’s Cantina from various members of the staff. Since menstrual cycles, whiskey binges, psycho women and bad drug may all influence various staff member at alternating times you may never know what twists and turns you may find in the cantina. So put on your flack vest and come on in.

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Tell your friends to join the Cantina and keep this pack of grubby bikers alive!
—Bandit

Classic motorcycle show to rev into Ipswich

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by Andrew Papworth at https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk

The annual event, organised by the Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club, has been running for nearly 30 years, with a chance to see bikes old and new up close.

There are also dozens of displays for true petrolheads to see the capability of some of the world’s best bikes, with thousands of people set to enjoy this year’s extravaganza.

When and where does it take place?

The 28th Copdock Motorcycle Show, which this year is sponsored by CAM Rider specialist motorcycle training centre, is being held at the Trinity Park Showground, in Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, on Sunday, October 6.

For those travelling from further afield who are not familiar with the venue, it is signposted from the A14.

The gates open at 9am and the revs don’t die down until 6pm, when the gates close.

What is there to see?

There is a full range of entertainment at the 2019 event, with the Dave Coates Stunt Show, the Tigers Children’s Motorcycle Display Team and Ken Fox’s Wall of Death all providing the opportunity for many “oohs” and “ahhs”.

There are arena displays of pre-1965 bikes and an “all things custom” marquee.

There are also several owner’s club exhibitions in the Club Village, along with many motorcycle traders.

Is there a special guest to look forward to?

This year’s guest of honour is Allen Millyard, creator of several high performance bikes, who is bringing along some of his creations.

Other than bikes, what else is there to do?

The Copdock Motorcycle Show is billed as having “something for all the family”.

This year’s event has live music, real ale, food and entertainment – and is family-friendly for those looking to bring children along.

How many people are going?

The event is set to be popular – 1,400 people have said they are going on the club’s Facebook page, with another 4,500 saying they are interested in attending.

Organisers can certainly expect several thousand people to turn up on the day.

What does it cost?

Advance electronic tickets, priced at £8.50, are available from the Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club’s website at www.copdock-cmc.co.uk

Tickets on the day are £10 for adults, with children aged 14 and under getting in for free – provided they are accompanied by an adult.

1940 Crocker Is Expected To Sell For $500,000 At The Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival

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by Andrew Wendler from

Though the name “Crocker” may not resonate among the non-initiated as readily as Harley Davidson or Indian, enthusiasts recognize Crocker motorcycles as some of the most desirable and powerful bikes of the pre-war era.

Founded by engineer and former Indian dealer/distributor Al Crocker, the brand saw its first success with the Speedway, a single-cylinder bike that quickly became a favorite of west-coast racers. Encouraged by his success, Crocker sold his Indian dealership in the mid 1930s and established the the motorcycle company at 1461 Venice Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles . Leading off with the “Small-Tank” Crocker in 1936, Crocker followed up with the “Big Tank” model in 1939.

Frequently built to customer specifications, several examples came equipped with a 91 cubic-inch v-twin engine (1491 cc) that helped the Big Tank earn its reputation as the fastest bike of the era. According to folklore, Crocker reportedly advertised that if a customer’s Big Tank v-twin was beaten by a stock Harley Davidson, he would refund the owner’s money. No record exists of a refund being issued. Often referred to as the Duesenberg of Motorcycles, the Crocker Big Tank is undeniably American.

Large and brash, the bike incorporates numerous aesthetic and functional design disciplines of the era, displaying both aviation and marine overtones in its design and construction. No attempt is made to hide the mechanical bits; from the bicycle pedal kick-starter to floorboard-style footrests and from the exposed fuel and oil lines to the tank-mounted shifter, functionality and elegance exist in harmony. Often, it’s this tangible and endearing characteristic that separates merely rare motorcycles from the truly desirable and significant ones. That said, most experts agree that fewer than 30 Crocker Big tanks were built.

This 1940 Crocker Big Tank on the block at Barber features reasonably well-documented history, although it has seen a significant amount of reconstructive surgery. Reportedly the personal bike of one-time Crocker employee and machinist Elmo Looper, the bike eventually found its way to Jungle Jim’s, an L.A. scrapyard where it was eventually purchased and saved from the crusher sometime in the 1950s. After passing through a series of owners, the bike made its way to the East Coast, where the current owner undertook a restoration process that consumed nearly 15 years. The frame is spliced with a donor frame, the front forks, gas and oil tanks and fenders are careful reproductions, and the engine and gearbox were rebuilt by vintage bike savant Mike Lang.

Pre-auction estimates suggest the Crocker Big Tank V-Twin will command between $495,000 and $595,000 U.S. when the hammer falls.

 

1941 Knucklehead at Auction

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1941 FL Harley Davidson at auction now!
1st Year for the 74” Knucklehead

In late 1941, America would be plunged into war after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Harley-Davidson with it. It was also the first year that HD released the FL. The 1941 model had the OHV Knucklehead engine, which replaced the Flathead back in 1936, but this was the first year that the engine size increased from 61 to 74 cubic inches.

Your chance to own a super sweet machine!
Bid or watch now—auction takes place on October 10th

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5-Ball Leather Photo Shoot Next Week

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Our new leather Bandit’s Bedroll.

I need to organize the photo shoot for next week. We have several new products that need to be featured on the web site.

New Male full sleeve Jack shirt
Details: New collar, collar snaps

5/8 Jak shirt details (just showing the new softer leather)

Women’s Hoodie Racy Jacket
Details: The hoodie, the pockets and external pockets

Woman’s Pit Crew Vest
Details: Basic details

Make brown trimmed Pit Crew Vest

Two Bandit’s bed rolls
Details: pockets, tool flaps.

One leather Bandit’s Dayroll

Speedway leather shirt sleeveless

I’m going to be busy with Markus Cuff, my grandson, Frankie, the lovely EM famous tattoo artist, Imogen, from the Great Frog Jewelry, and Maxine my granddaughter.

— Keith ‘Bandit’ Ball

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The Shifting Bikernet Weekly News for October 3, 2019

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We Are Living in the Best of Times and should Celebrate

I feel a shift coming. In some respects, I hope it’s a shift in the direction of Freedom. We are actually living in the best of times. Everything on the planet has improved for the better and we need to celebrate, not control and punish.

More and more I hear amazing stories about the lives of folks around me and the amazing things they accomplished. Markus Cuff played drums for Emily Lou Harris for several years. Then he started to shoot photos of bands in the ‘80s and I started to hire him to shoot tech articles for Easyriders. Since then he’s shot features for tons of magazines and for Bikernet.com ™.

I’m working on the Salt Torpedo slowly trying to finish the firewall, the fire suppression unit installations, the helmet cowling and strengthen the front axle swingarm mounts.

I fixed my 1969 Panhead, and the 1928 Panhead battery is toast. I’ve had two of these batteries take a shit and would like to try anti-gravity batteries, but they cost a bunch. I may try again.

In the meantime, ride fast and free forever!

— Keith ‘Bandit’ Ball

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2020 Walnecks Swap Meets

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SWAP MEET DATES FOR WALNECK’S 2020            9/11/19

January 5. Springfield, Ohio. Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet. Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike, I-70 at exit # 59, Springfield, Ohio 45502.  Indoors 3-heated buildings & Outdoors, rain or shine. All brands of motorcycles and parts  SWAP MEET ONLY  . 8AM – 2PM, vendor spaces TAKE ALL THE ROOM YOU NEED just$ 40., Indoors 10’ x 10’ for $ 40. vendor set up 6AM – 8AM. Admission $ 9.00 under 14-free, free parking. 630 / 985 – 2097  www.walneckswap.com  FREE CORRAL to sell your bike.

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March 6. Princeton, Illinois.  Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet. Bureau County Fairgrounds,

811 W. Peru, Princeton, IL. 61356. About 2-hours west of Chicago, 1-hour east of Davenport. Close to Rockford, Peoria, Ottawa. Off I-80 at exit # 45. All indoors, 3-connected – heated buildings. Great food in building. 10’ x 10’ vendor spaces $ 40. ( tables included .) 2-wheel access through multiple doors. General admission adults $ 7.00 under 14-free, free parking.  Vendor set up 6-8AM. Hours 8AM – 2PM. 630 / 985- 2097 www.walneckswap.com  Very nice family diner and new motels at the exit.

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March 8.  Springfield, Ohio. Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet. Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike, I-70 at exit # 59, Springfield, Ohio 45502.  Indoors & Outdoors, rain or shine. All brands of motorcycles and parts. SWAP MEET ONLY 8AM – 2PM, vendor spaces for a 10’ x 10’- $ 40., Outdoors for $40. TAKE ALL THE ROOM YOU NEED !  SWAP MEET ONLY !Vendor set up 6AM – 8AM. Admission $ 9.00, under 14-free, free parking.  630 / 985 – 2097   www.walneckswap.com FREE CORRAL to sell your bike.

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April 26. Woodstock, Illinois. Walneck’s Car & Motorcycle Swap Meet in Woodstock !   McHenry County Fairgrounds, 11900 Country Club Road, Rte 47 & Country Club, Woodstock, Illinois.  Indoors & out, rain or shine THIS IS THE BIG ONE, 3-MILES OF PARTS AISLES all brands of bikes & parts.. SWAP MEET ONLY.  8AM – 2PM, Vendor spaces $ 40., Vendor set up 5AM – 8AM. Admission $ 10.00 , under 14-free, free parking. 630 / 985 – 2097  www.walneckswap.com FREE CORRAL to sell your bike.

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May 17 Monroe, Michigan, Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet , Monroe County Fairgrounds, 3775 S. Custer, Monroe , Michigan 48161. ½-hour from Toledo, or Detroit. Indoors & outdoors, rain or shine.   All brands of motorcycles and parts,.  8AM – 2PM, vendor spaces $ 40., 10’ x 10’ , Outdoor just $ 40. and TAKE ALL THE ROOM YOU NEED vendor set up 6AM – 8AM, Admission $ 7.00 , under 14-free, free parking 630 / 985 – 2097   www.walneckswap.com FREE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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June 7  Springfield, Ohio,  Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet . Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike, I-70 at exit # 59, Springfield, Ohio.  Indoors & out, rain or shine.  All brands of motorcycles and  parts.  Show  8AM – 2PM, INDOOR vendor spaces ARE 10’ X 10’ and admit 2-people. $ 40,Outdoor vending is $40, admits two people, and TAKE ALL THE ROOM YOU NEED ! Vendor set-up 6AM.  Admission $ 9.00, under 14-free.  Free parking.  630 / 985 – 2097  www.walneckswap.com  FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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June 28,  Walneck’s Car & Motorcycle Swap Meet. Grundy County Speedway Fairgrounds, I-80 and Rte 47, Morris Illinois.    Easy to find, indoors and out, rain or shine. All brands of motorcycles and PARTS SWAP MEET ONLY  Free corral to sell your bike. Vendor spaces indoors, 10’ x 10’      $ 40., outdoors, pay at the gate $ 40. and take ALL THE ROOM YOU NEED !. Adult admission $ 7.00, kids free, parking free. 8 AM – 2 PM. Food and beer available. Vendor set up  6 AM. More info call 630 / 985 – 2097  www.walneckswap.com FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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June 21  Woodstock, Illinois.  Walneck’s Car &  Motorcycle Swap Meet   McHenry County Fairgrounds, Rte 47 & 11900 Country Club Road. Woodstock, Illinois.  Indoors & out, rain or shine.  This is a big one. All brands of bikes & parts.  SWAP MEET ONLY  8AM – 2PM, vendor spaces $ 40., vendor set up 6AM – 8AM. Admission $ 10.00, under 14-free, free parking 630 / 985 – 2097 www.walneckswap.com FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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July12  Martinsville, Indiana. Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet   SWAP MEET ONLY . ALL BRANDS OF PARTS & MOTORCYCLES @. Morgan County Fairgrounds, 1749 Hospital Road, Martinsville, Indiana 46151.  Rte 37 & Hospital Road.  American, British, Japanese & Euro motorcycles & parts.  Indoors & out, rain or shine.  8AM – 2PM, Vendor spaces $ 40. Vendor set up 6AM – 8AM.  Admission $7.00 , under 14-free, free parking. 630 / 985 – 2097   www.walneckswap.com FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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August 2,  Springfield, Ohio.  Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet ,Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike, I-70 at exit # 59, Springfield, Ohio.  Indoors & out, rain or shine.  All brands of motorcycles and parts.  Show SWAP MEET ONLY- NO SHOW. 8AM – 2PM, vendor spaces $ 40, Vendor set-up 6AM – 8AM.  Admission $9.00, under 14-free, free parking.  630 / 985 – 2097  www.walneckswap.com. FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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August 23, Woodstock, Illinois.  Walneck’s Car & Motorcycle Swap Meet. McHenry County Fairgrounds, 11900 Country Club Road, Rte 47 & Country Club, Woodstock, Illinois.  Indoors and out, rain or shine.  All brands of bikes & parts  ,  SWAP MEET ONLY – NO SHOW.8AM – 2PM, Vendor spaces $40 Vendor set up 6AM – 8AM. Admission $10.00, under 14-free, free parking  630 / 985-2097 www.walneckswap.com FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

August 16, 2018 Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet. Bullett County Fairgrounds. 245 Claremont ( Exit 112 on I-65 ). South east corner. Indoors & out, rain  or shine.

Parts and bikes of all  kinds, plus accessories. 8AM – 2PM. Vendors spaces outdoors just $ 40 and TAKE ALL THE ROOM YOU NEED ! Indoors $ 40 for a 10 x 10. General admission        $ 7 adults. Free parking. More info call Buzz or Pixie 630 / 985 – 2097   www.walneckswap.com

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September 13.  Martinsville, Indiana.  Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet.  SWAP MEET ONLY. ALL BRANDS of bikes & parts, at Morgan County Fairgrounds, 1749 Hospital Road, Martinsville, Indiana 46151.  Rte 37 & Hospital Road  American,British, Japanese & European motorcycles & parts.  Indoors & out, rain or shine.  8AM – 2PM, Vendor spaces $ 40.  Vendor set-up 6AM – 8AM.  Admission $7.00 , under 14-free, free parking.  630 / 985 – 2097   www.walneckswap.com FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

September 20. Grundy County Speedway Fairgrounds, I-80 & Rte 47, Morris, Illinois. Walneck’s Car & Motorcycle Swap Meet. Indoors and out, all brands of motorcycles and parts. Free corral to sell your bike. Adult admission      $7., kids free, parking free. 8 AM – 2-PM, food and beer available. Vendor set up 6-AM. Vendor spaces indoors 10 x 10’ $ 40., outdoors pay at the gate $ 40. and take all the space you need. Info. 630 / 985 – 2097 www.walneckswap.com  FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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October 11. Woodstock, Illinois. McHenry County Fairgrounds’ Rte 47 & 11900 Country Club Rd.  Walneck’s Car & Motorcycle Swap Meet. Indoors and out, rain or shine, all brands of parts and bikes. Free coral to sell your bike.  SWAP MEET ONLY – NO SHOW. 8AM – 2PM Adult admission $10.,kids and parking are free. Vendor set up 6:AM. Vendor spaces indoors 10’ x 10’ – $ 40., outside, pay at the gate just $ 40. and take ALL THE SPACE you need. Info. 630 / 985-2097 Walneckswap.com  FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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November 8, Shepherdsville, Kentucky  Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet ,  we are moving back to the November date .( just South of Louisville , KY ), Bullitt County Fairgrounds, I-65 & Rte 245 ( exit 112 )  (N.E.corner )., Indoors (heated ) and outdoors pavilion, rain or shine.  All brands of motorcycles and parts.  SWAP MEET ONLY – NO SHOW. . 8AM – 2PM admission $ 7.00 , under 14-years old free, free parking.  outdoors with a larger space.. Vendor set up 6AM – 8AM.  Info 630 / 985 – 2097 www.walneckswap.com FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

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November 15.  Princeton, Illinois. Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet.  Bureau County Fairgrounds, 811 W. Peru, Princeton, IL. 61356. About 2-hours west of Chicago, 1-hour east of Davenport. Close to Rockford, Peoria, Ottawa.  Off I-80 at exit # 45.  All indoors, 3-connected –heated buildings. Great food in building. 10’ x 10’ – $ 40. ( tables included.) 2-wheel access through multiple doors. General admission adults $ 7.00 under 14-free, free parking. Vendor set up 6AM – 8AM. General admission 8AM – 2PM. Excellent family restaurant and new motels at that exit. Info. Pixie or Buzz 630 / 985-2097.  www.walneckswap.com

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November 29, Springfield, Ohio.  Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet.  Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S, Charleston Pike, I-70 at exit 59, Springfield, Ohio.45502.  Indoor three heated buildings & out, rain or shine.  All brands of motorcycles and parts.  SWAP MEET ONLY – NO SHOW.  ,.  8AM – 2PM,  Indoor spaces 10’ x 10’ admits 2-people vendor spaces . Outdoors, $ 40. admits 2-people. and TAKE ALL THE ROOM YOU NEED ! Vendor set-up 6AM – 8AM.  Admission  $ 9.00, under 14-free, free parking.  630 / 985-2097  www.walneckswap.com FREE BIKE CORRAL TO SELL YOUR BIKE

Thanks Buzz & Pixie