Bike Showcase at Camp Plymouth Swap Meet & MV Show in CA April 2023

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Bike Showcase at Camp Plymouth Swap Meet & MV Show in CA April 2023

Post by John Neuenburg » Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:05 pm

The largest annual historic military vehicle event in the Western U.S. happens every April. The venue since 2019 has been in Plymouth, California, heart of the old west Gold Country. We feature two or three MV showcases. One will be military motorcycles, sidecar rigs, bicycles, and scooters. Exact day not decided yet but bikes could be displayed all days in peoples' campsites. Likely location is in the 49er Village RV Resort for several hours at least. Those familar with these meets know that many people arrive Tuesday, certainly by Wednesday, and stay through Saturday. Sunday is a pull-out day, not a show day.

I'd like to know who is interested to bring one or more military two-wheelers to this event. This is not for converted civilian units. There will be a People's Choice judging for their favorite machine. If we find a money sponsor, that will create money prizes.

Feel free to state your interest here but please send me an email so I can keep track of the who and what. Or a PM here if necessary. To see what these swap meet/shows are like, go to the MVCC forum here on the Gee and look for a past Camp Plymouth SPRING post. Not a Fall post. Or go to www.MVCCNews.net and in the Event area there is still info about the April 2021 event.

To prime the pump I would bring two or three BSA folding "parabikes" including a very early model with "protytypy" features. And this Indian 640:
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Another collector has committed six motorcycles and scooters.
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1944 Willys MB
1941 Indian 640
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Re: Bike Showcase at Camp Plymouth Swap Meet & MV Show in CA April 2023

Post by John Neuenburg » Sat Oct 01, 2022 3:58 pm

We decided this showcase is a GO! Original post edited.
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1944 Willys MB
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Re: Bike Showcase at Camp Plymouth Swap Meet & MV Show in CA April 2023

Post by John Neuenburg » Fri Nov 04, 2022 3:59 pm

Here is a flyer for this showcase. It will be Friday April 21, 2023 from 10 to 2pm in the 49er Village RV Resort, location to be determined. Please pass the word.

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Military Vehicle Collectors of California
MVPA 7404
1942 Ford GPW British Special Air Service Regiment Replica
1944 Willys MB
1941 Indian 640
BSA Folding Bicycles
M1942 Command Post Tent

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Re: Bike Showcase at Camp Plymouth Swap Meet & MV Show in CA April 2023

Post by John Neuenburg » Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:01 pm

Here is the general event flyer. For more info and a typical schedule of activities at these April events, go to www.MVCCNews.net and the Events page, and look at the April 2022 link. As of this writing it is still up there. Soon there will be a 2023 page.

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I have lists of nearby hotels, restaurants, and wineries, for those not camping at our event or commuting from home.

Note the other two themed showcases, WW2 Jeeps and Military Dodges.
Military Vehicle Collectors of California
MVPA 7404
1942 Ford GPW British Special Air Service Regiment Replica
1944 Willys MB
1941 Indian 640
BSA Folding Bicycles
M1942 Command Post Tent

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Re: Bike Showcase at Camp Plymouth Swap Meet & MV Show in CA April 2023

Post by John Neuenburg » Tue Dec 27, 2022 2:43 pm

Here are updated flyers for the event in general and the bike showcase. Main change to content is a line clarifying the event is open to the public. And the event flyer/ad shows the new artwork which is the art that will be on the official T-shirts and other merchandise on sale Thursday-Saturday at the MVCC (promoters) HQ tent near the 49er Village entrance.

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Military Vehicle Collectors of California
MVPA 7404
1942 Ford GPW British Special Air Service Regiment Replica
1944 Willys MB
1941 Indian 640
BSA Folding Bicycles
M1942 Command Post Tent

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Re: Bike Showcase at Camp Plymouth Swap Meet & MV Show in CA April 2023

Post by John Neuenburg » Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:54 pm

Here is an edited general event flyer. It has a revised end date to better reflect that the event goes to the end of Saturday. Sunday is a pull-out day, not a show day.

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Check the promoters event page occasionally for updates. www.MVCCNews.net on the Events tab. There should be some new info on the Daily Briefing page (activities schedule) this week.

And the bike showcase flyer to keep these on the same post.

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By the way, the discounted prices in the RV Village for our group block will be good for three days before and after the event. Some like to arrive early or stay late to check out other tourist sites in the region. For example there is a great drive or ride from Plymouth to Hwy 88, then up and over the summit, where you can end up at South Lake Tahoe. Then take US 50 west and cut south to Plymouth a couple different ways. And locally, there are dozens of wineries just outside Plymouth, and historic Gold Rush sites and towns up and down Hwy 49.
Military Vehicle Collectors of California
MVPA 7404
1942 Ford GPW British Special Air Service Regiment Replica
1944 Willys MB
1941 Indian 640
BSA Folding Bicycles
M1942 Command Post Tent


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