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    Default California- Camp Plymouth Swap Meet & Military Vehicle Display April 16-21, 2019

    The biggest annual MV event in western North America is coming to a NEW VENUE April 16-21, 2019! The Military Vehicle Collectors of California CAMP PLYMOUTH 42nd ANNUAL SWAP MEET & MILITARY VEHICLE DISPLAY Presented by MD JUAN will descend on the 49er RV Village and Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, California, 18265 Hwy 49. This is across the Central Valley from Tower Park, northeast of Lodi and east of southern Sacramento. This is Gold Country, 29 miles from where gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848. Many historic frontier towns are along Hwy 49 and Plymouth is the "Gateway to Shenandoah Valley Wine Country."

    This event will likely be bigger than it's annual Spring predecessors going back to the late 1970s: Camp Petaluma, Camp Delta at Tower Park, the Big Bear Meet, and the Patterson Rally. It solves all issues we had for two years at Petaluma KOA, and problems with Tower Park rules that will keep us from returning there. The 49er RV Village is large, we have a big block of sites with expansion room. There are practically an unlimited number of tent sites at the adjacent Amador County Fairgrounds which the MVCC has rented.

    Here are the highlights:
    • Pro and amateur parts & militaria vendors
    • No seller fee, just your campsite or cabin rental. Vending in paid camp spaces only
    • No visitor admission fee
    • Free visitor parking and trailer storage at Amador County Fairgrounds
    • No MV registration fee
    • Will be advertised to the public in the area by the 49er office and the MVCC. We want to find the MV owners in the foothills
    • 49er is for RVs, travel trailers, toy hauler campers, and pickups with camper shells. Shade trees, lawns, nearly flat, little dust, very scenic
    • Cabins - one, two bedroom and studios (wait list for cabins likely)
    • MVCC members receive camping discount at 49er which more than pays for your $35 12-month membership ($25 for electronic monthly newsletter). See application on our website. All welcome, anywhere.
    • Fairgrounds is for tenters. 20'x 25' sites. $25 dry, $35 with power and water. Flat, no shade, should be green grass, restrooms, trash pickup
    • A walking gate will be open between the fairgrounds and the RV park. MVs can be driven back and forth via the front gates
    • Jo-Ann Lesser is again our "Wagonmistress" assigning sites. Contact her for questions or for a site at MVCCCampmistress@yahoo.com. 49er office does not assign sites. She will tell you when to contact the office to put your one-night deposit on your RV site. March 1 is deadline if you have not done this, or your site becomes available to others.
    • Tent site rental at the Hagerty Tent Village must be paid to the MVCC in full prior to arrival to reserve space - ask Jo-Ann for information. MVCC is renting the fairgrounds.
    • Cafe, store, pool, spa, rec hall, laundry, games, fishing at RV Village
    • Hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, restaurants nearby. Big grocery store across the street


    The fairgrounds has an arena where we will have the two MV showcases on Friday:

    Featuring JEEPS - WWII, Korea, Vietnam, CJs pre-1987 Presented by MD JUAN. Bring 'em all, any era and condition. People's Choice Contest with CASH prizes, no formal judging. Damon Viola is POC, damon@damonviola.com

    Featuring Ford GTB "Burma Jeeps" and Chevrolet M6 Bomb Trucks Presented by Hagerty". Ditto. MVCC Central Valley Vice President Don Gomes is POC. 209-765-1273 or caddymanwestside@yahoo.com

    Don is also the general event information contact, working with organizer Dave Porter, MVCC Northern Vice President

    This is a great area for Historic Gold Country and winery tourism. Activities Coordinator Nancy Porter is planning several things:
    • Winery Wednesday Convoy
    • Military Vehicle Poker Rally
    • Ladies Local Excursion and Brunch
    • Another excursion on Saturday afternoon
    • Catered dinners Thursday, Friday
    • Annual fundraising Raffle - includes one MD JUAN replica WWII Ford Script jeep Maxi-Kit! $7,000+ value!


    Just a few of the vendors planning to attend:

    • MD Juan Jeep Parts
    • Rod Shaver
    • Jay's WWII Jeeps - Jay Hinton
    • Carson Plains Surplus -Jon Bircheff
    • Downtown Truck Parts - Norman Gorelick
    • Lee Edwards
    • Many amateur sellers - time to clean out your garage and closet!


    Campground maps are in the MVCC newsletter, available from Jo-Ann, and will be up soon at www.MVCCNews.net


    JOIN US FOR THE BIG ONE!
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    Here is a link from the WWII jeep forum about the MD Juan reproduction 1942 GPW Maxi-Kit that will be raffled on Friday at this event:
    https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...09#post2193309

    I posted some new links to photos of the kit.
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    Does anyone know if the camping area has fire pits? Can you have an open fire? I’ll be camping and am trying to figure out what all to bring and how I’m going to cook.
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    Mik, fires authorized in raised pits only at the Hagerty Tent Sector at the fairgrounds. Not on the ground. You have to bring it and wood. At the 49er RV Village same thing but they want to sell you their wood.

    Most tent sites have no shade. No tables unless event daddy rabbit Dave Porter finds some at the fairgrounds that aren't expensive. Things like that will be posted on www.MVCCNews.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmike View Post
    Does anyone know if the camping area has fire pits? Can you have an open fire? Iíll be camping and am trying to figure out what all to bring and how Iím going to cook.
    Mike, how many days are you going to attend? Due to the 49er rules on soft top campers my (M105A2) with canvas cover will not be allowed in the camping area. So I have been banished to the fairgrounds and will have to pitch a tent. I bought the S250 Shelter in November, but the weather here has been in the 30s & 40s so I haven't had a chance to get it mounted in the M105A2, and set up for camping. I asked JoAnn if I can get my old spot back in the camp ground when I have my S250 shelter's finished for the Sept. meet. So for now I'm leaving the deuce at home, and I'll just drive my Chevrolet pick up and bring the propane stove and ice chest. I haven't spoken to Alan & Randy yet to see what they have planned. Mike I'll call ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Asstyrd View Post
    Mik, fires authorized in raised pits only at the Hagerty Tent Sector at the fairgrounds. Not on the ground. You have to bring it and wood. At the 49er RV Village same thing but they want to sell you their wood.

    Most tent sites have no shade. No tables unless event daddy rabbit Dave Porter finds some at the fairgrounds that aren't expensive. Things like that will be posted on the Events forums here and on the G and on www.MVCCNews.net
    Thanks for the info. I’ll bring chairs, table and Camo netting for shade. Since I have a water and power site, I can see me making use of my electric hot plate.
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    Tracer, why not bring the big truck and camp in it at the fairgrounds? If it rains you might want a place to hide out in that's not a tent. Put out a tarp roof next to it? Also you can putt around with it to both sides of the event whenever you want, and take it on the MV Poker Run and the run on Saturday afternoon to Knight Foundry that Tim Coolbaugh is putting together. 19th century water powered foundry and machine shop.

    One option is sharing a site in the Hagerty Tent Sector and if no room for the rig, park it at a nearby display location and tent camp at the campsite. There is no charge for MV parking and other displays outside the numbered campsites at the fairgrounds if not camping in it. Bring some cones or signs saving the space while you are driving around. There will be an area at the fairgrounds for extra MVs or those driven in by commuters from hotels or home.
    - John
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    Here is the current event flyer. I can email the file to people who want to pass it around to people who might not see our info. Let's get some participants, we have the room!

    http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data...yer_032719.jpg

    Plymouth Flyer 032819.pdf

    Click to enlarge for reading or printing. Pass the word!
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    Now THAT is cool! It's 8 miles from my house! I have volunteered at the steam powered saw mill there before.

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