The Big Country Raceway • 5601 W Stamford St • Abilene, TX 79603
Hey Swap Meet Friends,
Just wanted to give you a reminder that the Big Country Swap Meet will again be held at the Big Country Raceway (Abilene Dragstrip) on March 29-30, 2019. We will allow vendors only to get in on Thursday the 28th to get an early setup. We are already hearing from many new vendors, so it promises to be another great swapmeet.
One new addition will be that we are working with The Tailgate Team from here in Abilene who are planning to have some of their fantastic canopies available for rent. They will have 10x10 and 10x20 units available for rent. Save your trailer space for more stuff and offer your wares in shady comfort!
Also, we have had such great success with the "Car Club Package" (10 spaces for only $200!) that we will continue to offer it. If you can't use that many spots, gather some friends to share the deal and be close so you can sell each other's stuff while they shop! If you need fliers for your club newsletter, contact us and we will get them to you, or you can click the FLIER button on the webpage to download one for your printer or to add to your newsletter. It is very important to our continued growth to get the word out to all of our car friends. We certainly appreciate it when you share our webpage and Facebook page on your social media or club lists.
If you want to reserve the same spaces you had last year, you can go online and pay directly or drop us an email. We are excited to see everyone again at this year's swapmeet!
**SHOW POSTPONED, BUT CAMPOUT IN MISSION TEJAS STATE PARK STILL ON FOR MARCH 27-29**
March 28, 2020 - The Blooming Good VW/Porsche Show
News Flash on the Nacogdoches VW-Porsche show. We have been cancelled by the city for March 28 due to the CoronaVirus. The show is not cancelled but postponed to a future date. We are looking at possibly a date in May, early June or September. If you have any input on what would be a good date please reply to this post or text to 936-569-3542. Please share this to your VW friends and help us get the word out.
Downtown Nacogdoches, TX • 200 South Fredonia Street • 8:00am - 2:00pm
EAST TEXAS VEE-DUB CLUB
Chapter of the Vintage VW Club of America Presents the 15th Annual Blooming Good Show for Volkswagens & Porsches
In 1716 the Mission Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de los Nacogdoches was opened to serve the local Caddo tribe and that was the beginning of what is the oldest town in Texas. So come to Nacogdoches and have a great visit to this historic old town. Registration to enter your car on the date of the show $15. Gate admission is $5. There is no pre-registration. No charge for spectators. Judges awards for top 25 cars + many best of awards & longest distance driven to the show in a classic VW. Games and entertainment for the kids and adults alike. Lots of bugs, buses and Porsches, swap meet, T-shirts and vendors so bring your VW or Porsche and have some fun. Yes we have added Porsches this year.
The show is an opportunity to attend a great show in a park and see some of the most beautiful azalea and dogwood blooms in the country. Come Friday the day before or plan to stay awhile after the show and tour some great azalea trails or visit some of the unique historical sites.
Arrival at the show go from downtown south on S. Fredonia St. Other gates will be locked and you cannot get in.
For more information: Text or call Sammie Smith @ 936-569-3542 or James Perryman @ 936-288-2724. Or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Motels in Nacogdoches: There is no specific host hotel for this event. However, Nacogdoches has most of the normal chain motels, all within a reasonable distance to the show. There is a big bus campout in Mission Tejas State Park Friday night before the show.
April 5, 2020 - Eurogear Gathering The Bridge Between Air and Water
Four Corners Brewing Co. • 1311 S. Ervay Street • Dallas, Texas 75215 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm
THE BRIDGE BETWEEN AIR & WATER
Come out to Eurogear and show off your air-cooled/water-cooled cars, while you interact with a great group of Euro car ENTHUSIASTS.
Meet new people or just catch up with long time friends.
We welcome all Euro cars.
We’ve been following the City’s lead on this COVID-19 situation and Grand Prairie has informed us that Dub Splash 2020 must be postponed. These are crazy times we are living in. The show will go on, just at a later date this year. We appreciate all the support of our fellow enthusiasts, and sponsors.
If you are pre-registered, you are still registered for the later date (TBD). If you are unable to attend once the NEW date is announced, we will refund your money. All that are pre-registered TODAY will receive a commemorative show sticker or dash plaque to thank you for your support.
Stay tuned for more updates and Stay Safe!! THE SHOW WILL GO ON
5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy • Grand Prairie, TX 75052 • Friday 4:00pm to Sunday 4:00pm • Gates open Sunday 8:00am
Der Luftkühlers and its proud sponsors are proud to bring you Dub Splash 2020!!! The venue is Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake (Dallas TX)!!! The date is the weekend of April 17th & 19th. BIG NEWS - We have CAMPING in the park this year. Big Thank You to the city of Grand Prairie for making this happen. Stay tuned for more camping details, Powered by Bobby Beck’s Lewisville Volkswagen and Pacifico Beer. Come hang out with fellow Volkswagen enthusiasts and show off your Düb Sunday April 19th 2020. There will be CAMPING (I said it) and events on the grounds Friday night April 17th and Saturday night April 18th (Stay tuned for details). The show includes Top 25 & Best of Trophies for both Air-Cooled and Water-Cooled VW’s. The BEST trophies in Texas by Lucky’s Fab Shop! Dub Splash 2020 is being held at Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake Texas. Situated on the shores of Joe Pool lake, Lynn Creek Park is the perfect venue for a VW Show. Dub Splash is sure to provide cheap summer entertainment for the entire family!!
Dub Splash 2020 Registration:
Pre-Register ONLY - $20 • Registration (Day of Show) - $25
Special Show Bundle Package - $35 • Includes: Vehicle Registration, Show Shirt, Dash Plaque, and Event Sticker.
Register online at: dlkdubsplash.com • Each campsite can accommodate up to 2 vehicles and 8 people, with overflow parking available at various points around the camping loop, water and electricity are available at every site.
Well, we held on as long as we could. The city of Bastrop has extended the lockdown on parks and campgrounds beyond our weekend. We're working hard with the venue and with other clubs to set the show schedule without overlapping weekends while moving everything to the Fall. I'll keep everyone posted as things develop. If you want to keep your reservation/spot we can carry it over to the new dates when we know them. Otherwise, contact the park office at the number below and request a refund. Stay strong, and WASH THOSE HANDS!!!
375 South Shore Rd. • Bastrop, TX 78602 • 12:00pm - 6:00pm
We’re at it again, bigger and better! the Lonestar VW campout is an all VW CAR SHOW and campout in beautiful Bastrop TX! There will be a potluck on Friday night, a cruise to the new brewery Sat nite, many other events, and the show on Sunday with top 10 trophies! Camping will be paid to the park, day use fees if you show up on Sunday. DOG FRIENDLY EVENT! Camping registration for the Lonestar Weekend is officially open! Call the Lake Bastrop South Shore park directly at 512-498-1922 to reserve your camping spot. You MUST MENTION THE LONESTAR VW WEEKEND to get a spot. Campers can make their reservations by calling the park at 512-498-1922. They will need to tell the park staff that they would like to make reservations for the Lonestar VW Weekend on April 24th. Reservation fees will include daily entry for up to two people, but any additional attendees will need to pay a daily entry fee at check-in. Standard fees are $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors, veterans, or anyone with a permanent disability, and children 12 and under are free. I’ll open show registration and t-shirt sales soon. I should also have the host hotel announcement this week for those that prefer a shower and a real bed. Space is limited so don’t delay!
@pate_swap is OFFICIALLY announcing a postponement to October 1-3, 2020. All existing registrations remain the same. Please stay tuned to our FB page, website or twitter for OFFICIAL announcements and information.
Texas Motor Speedway • 3545 Lone Star Cir • Fort Worth, Texas 76177
Absolutely, NO vendor was authorized to make announcements on behalf of the Pate Board of Directors.
Our annual Meet Up at Texas Motor Speedway for the Pate Swap Meet. We have our reserved spots and we want to welcome everybody and every mini-bike to join us for this glorious event. We want this to be a huge mini-bike mecca so bring all that you have.
We will have our YouTubers with us so make the trek on out and say hi. Hope to see you there at Mini Bike Row!
May 2, 2020 - 5th Roanoke Roundup Car & Truck Show
114 N Oak St • Roanoke, TX 76262-6612 • 9:00am - 7:00pm
Ready for something new? How about two shows, one location, one day? This year for the 5th Annual Roanoke Roundup Car & Truck Show we will have two shows, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Proceeds from both shows will go to support the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas and Speedway Children’s Charities.
This is an all day event Roanoke's Historic Oak Street with fun for the whole family. Cook-off’s, Vendors, Children's Activities, BMX Shows, and plenty of music!
George R. Brown Convention Center • 1001 Avenida de las Americas • Houston, TX 77010 • 9:00am - 3:00pm
The Biggest VW Show in Houston!
It has taken 30 years to reach this point, but here we are. Through the years, The Bay Area Volkswagen Club has strived to present a VW show that appeals to all classes of VWs. The 30th will be no different. We have been invited by the GRB to have a VW show and who are we to decline, and honestly, no better a location than the GRB. Those familiar know this a central point to Houston and surrounding area. I ask all VW enthusiasts to join us to take part in the 30th Annual Monumental Bug Bash.
Remember that we will be raffling off a 1960 Ragtop Beetle at the show. Tickets will be sold till the day of and during the show. 1 for $20 or 6 for $100! Entry Fee $20 for show participants and vendors.
Parking will be between the GRB plaza and Discovery Green on Avenida de Las Americas, from underground parking garage to Polk St., utilizing two lanes. Anyone bringing trailers will be directed to the rear of the GRB to drop your tow vehicle / trailer. For any further questions, ask in this event, call Steve D. at 713-724-3890 or David S. at 832-205-2300 or ask in the discussion of this event.