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Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: booboom] #266828
Sun Aug 07 2011 07:41 PM
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How do I get ahold of one of the new price guides that were for sale inside the hotel?

Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: booboom] #266841
Sun Aug 07 2011 08:15 PM
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Bob, I emailed you, Dave
And Ryan, do you have Randy Ross' number or contact? Dave

Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: Craig Osbeck] #266848
Sun Aug 07 2011 08:26 PM
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I hope they care - if not, the show will continue to decline and eventually die off. 25th Anniversary for IA this year - hope they adjust to what people want. Just read an article in PCM by Scott Benjamin addressing show schedules. I think Columbus is a lot better with a Thurs afternoon/eve, Friday swap, then Saturday auction.

Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: Signs&Neons] #266855
Sun Aug 07 2011 08:51 PM
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My 10th. year at Iowa. Mary Sue and I had a great time and I did buy some nice signs and got to visit with some wonderful folks. I totally agree that this should change to Thursday or even Friday show with Saturday auction OR, Friday show and Saturday auction. I'm lucky having my own business and being able to take the time off but John and Ron have to start listening to all of us and make the change on days. I heard John telling someone on Tuesday afternoon that all but two spaces were accounted for but that's just plain BS. There were MANY empty spaces, WAY fewer buyers and many fewer Room to Room vendors and basically empty hallways as noted above. I'm really worried about where this is headed and it's really a shame.

Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: hotcidr] #266857
Sun Aug 07 2011 09:00 PM
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Ray, bring all your left over $$$ to Freds!!!

Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: hotcidr] #266858
Sun Aug 07 2011 09:18 PM
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completely agree Ray- plenty of empty spaces. And many spaces filled with parked vehicles - not tables of goods. Room trading was down too. Hope changes are made and it turns around - so more can & will enjoy it!

Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: Signs&Neons] #266859
Sun Aug 07 2011 09:26 PM
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Vendor count did look down this year but we had the best show we have ever had and that was by the end of the day on Wednesday. Thursday was very good also. I also heard others say they did very well.

I did hear Ron talking to someone about possibly changing the dates of show but that is all I heard.

I was good meeting many of you guys and gals and see you again next year.

Keith


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Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: Tom Stover] #266862
Sun Aug 07 2011 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: Tom Stover
Ray, bring all your left over $$$ to Freds!!!


What a GREAT idea !

Hope to see you there.



Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: Scott Baselt] #266931
Mon Aug 08 2011 10:49 AM
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We had a great time, sold alot and bought alot more. It is worth going to shows to see friends and meet people who you have visited with but never met.
I quit going to the CTO show as I personally thought it had gone down fast and missed the last two. But I have heard from many friends and say the new hotel is great and things are good again.
So I will be back as it is only a 16 hour drive.
The Dixie gas show is awesome because of Chip and his family and the area is just awesome.
I arrived in Iowa Monday evening and left friday afternoon. Had a blast as I said and will go as long as I can.
I own a business so even at Iowa gas I thought I might have to leave early and had to miss my flight to Michigan Gas at the last minute due to work so it is always a roll of the dice. The Tuesday thru Friday is a tough time for many people I agree as it consumes a whole week.
Just my 2 cents worth

I removed the political comment. Ryan

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Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: souperhigh] #266938
Mon Aug 08 2011 11:35 AM
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I had a blast and got to know a lot more people that I had no faces for! I have a ton of stories to tell but the highlight for me was the "Bowling With Bennett" activity! LOL
Dick Bennett decided to send over some oranges but he acted like they were bowling balls and sent them rolling from about 200 feet away! John LaPrest walked over just as one got launched and he stopped it perfectly! Sure made for some juicy oranges, which we consumed immediately! Dick is a pretty good bowler, by the way! LOL


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Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: K W FRITH] #266998
Mon Aug 08 2011 02:55 PM
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Last year was my first year and I flew in...this year I brought the truck and vended outside...I thought the show was AWESOME! There were more killer pieces there than the pictures show...however most get sold quickly (if they are nice and priced close they were GONE)...I enjoyed getting to talk with guys about the good ole days there when the show was larger. Not sure what the silver bullet is for any show but I think Iowa is just great...in the middle of the country where folks from both coasts can meet. Things seemed to be selling well...I noticed a lot of guys carrying signs/cans/etc around. I heard multiple vendors say they sold better than in years which I think is a GREAT sign considering everything. If you work during the middle of the week I'm sure its brutal having to take 3/4 days of vacation time...but well worth it if you can pull it off. Great meeting some old friends and new ones at Iowa. See everyone at Dixie.

Joey


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Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: K W FRITH] #266999
Mon Aug 08 2011 02:56 PM
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hotcider you are right on with your comments.

Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: PETRO NUT] #267086
Mon Aug 08 2011 08:12 PM
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Changing the Show date to a COOLER month would Greatly Improve the turn out. Heat & Humidity is Killer.

Re: IOWA GAS SCHEDULE [Re: PETRO NUT] #267087
Mon Aug 08 2011 08:16 PM
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Does anyone know who had the large signal gas sign? What an awesome looking show. I will have to make it out there sometime. The Thurs/Friday thing would definitely make it easier. Thanks.


~Jason

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Re: IOWA GAS 2011 PICTURES [Re: MARK SMITH] #267092
Mon Aug 08 2011 08:57 PM
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I had a great time at Iowa Gas. We took 45 pumps to the show and sold 23 I think. This was the best year for us yet. Our best pump was a Saint Louis 409 which isn't pictured sold. Thank you to everyone who stopped to see us. Hope to see you next year.

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