June 30-July 2, 2017
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa
Rods, Customs, Classics and Musclecars
Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral
Attendance: Over 4500 vehicles.
Directions: 3000 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50317. Take I-35/I-80 to Des Moines I-235. Take the East University Avenue (Hwy 163) exit. Enter the fairgrounds via the University Avenue entrance and proceed to Gate #13. The swap meet will be now be held along East 30th Street, north of Grand Avenue.
Local Information: Call (515)262-3111. www.iowastatefair.org
Car Show Information: 1972-prior. Call (925)838-9876. www.good-guys.com
Host Hotel: West Des Moines Marriott, 1250 Jordan Creek Parkway. Call (515)267-1500.
Camping Information: Fairgrounds camping call (515)262-3111. $25/night.
No overnight camping in your swap space.
New Parts/Commercial Vendors: All items sold in the swap meet area must be used automotive parts or memorabilia (please, no new or refurbished items, including discontinued Hot Wheels, die-cast or plastic models, NASCAR licensed merchandise, tools, apparel, car care products, crafts, or reconditioning services of any kind). To protect the integrity of our commercial vendors, Goodguys reserves the right to regulate and/or restrict the sale of all items in the swap area. Unfortunately, swappers selling unauthorized items may be asked to leave the event and forfeit the cost of their booth space. Don't let this happen to you! New parts and services are always welcome in the Commercial Midway however reservations must be made in advance. For more commercial info please call (925)218-9151. For Arts & Crafts Gallery info please call (515) 689-0035.
Show Hours: Friday - Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 8:00am-3:00pm
Participant Check-in: Thursday. Noon-5:00pm, Friday. 7:00am-5:00pm, Saturday: 7:00am-Noon.All spaces are reserved and are yours for the duration of the event. As a matter of convenience be sure to reserve enough area, as all support vehicles must fit inside your space or park outside of the grounds.
Cars 4 Sale Corral: Cars, trucks and motorcycles offered for sale may be any year, make or model, running or not. Space size is as large as your vehicle. If you have additional parts to sell, vehicles are also allowed for sale in the swap meet. Vehicles may remain on open trailers and/or in their space overnight for the duration of the show. You must park in the same space each day, even if another spot appears to be empty. Tow vehicles and enclosed trailers will each require an additional space if you wish to leave them inside the grounds.
Security: Gates will be secured promptly at 6:00pm each evening. For the safety of our customers and their property, absolutely no one will be permitted to remain on the grounds overnight. Motor homes and RVs may enter the property during setup only and must be removed immediately after they are unloaded. Security personnel will be on site 24 hours per day for your benefit.
Kids (7-12) $6.00/day. Under 6 FREE.
||$55.00 per vehicle, in advance.
$65.00 at the gate.
||$55.00 per 10' x 20' space, in advance. $65.00 at the gate.
CLOSES Friday, 5:00pm, two weeks before the event. Pre-registration is not required. Repeat vendor entries must be received 30 days in advance to retain your same spaces.
SPACE AVAILABILITY IS GUARANTEED AT THE GATE.
|Each entry fee includes one weekend vehicle pass and one adult weekend admission.
|There is no discount for Goodguys members. You are not required to be a Goodguys member to participate in the Swap Meet or Car Corral.
|You are not obligated to participate all three days however there is no discount for single or two day spaces (except Sunday only).
|Pre-registered participants will receive email confirmation two weeks before the event.
||Actual credentials will be distributed, at the swap meet entrance, during check-in hours.
||Spaces and additional weekend passes may be purchased at the gate.
||Spaces are outdoors on concrete.
Payment: Online: Register with a credit card by clicking "REGISTER FOR EVENTS" at top of page.
Paypal: Send a payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indicate event preference in the message box.
By Phone: Call 614-268-1181 Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm EST.
By Mail: Send check or money order to PO Box 21311, Columbus, OH 43221. Make checks payable to "Jeff Johnson Motorsports." Be sure to include an email address, if you have one.
Prices are for the entire weekend.
Sorry, no refunds exchange only.
Reminder: No golf carts or motorized conveniences allowed. Personal handicapped scooters are available for rent inside the event. For their safety please leave your pets at home or in your campsite. Remember, bicycles, scooters and skates are dangerous to both children and paint jobs.
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