Camp Plymouth FALL Swap Meet & MV Show Sept 14-17, 2022 in CALIFORNIA

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This Fall 2022 swap meet and MV show returns to the 49er Village RV Resort and adjacent Amador County Fairgrounds in quaint, historical Plymouth, September 14-17, 2022. This is the smaller version of "the biggie" which is the April Camp Plymouth, which is scheduled for April 19-22, 2023. the Fall swap meet/show is the last buying and selling opportunity of the year. Time to clean out the garage!

Here are the bullet points for the Fall meet. Come back for updates:
  • Swap meet for pros and amateurs. No vendor fee but must rent a campsite or cabin
  • Informal military vehicle show. All welcome, any condition, any country of former service. No MV registration
  • No admission fee
  • No parking fee
  • Display/parking space for those commuting from hotel or home in MVs
  • Visitor parking and the fairgrounds campground are at 18843 Empire Street
  • NOTE: there is practically no visitor parking inside the 49er Village RV Resort. No parking along the roads, and do not park in a campsite that is not yours because it will not be open for long. You will be towed
  • A MV excursion has not been planned but one could be added to the schedule if we have an organizer with an idea. Let me know.
  • Women's gathering at 2 pm on Thursday at the patio by the cafe. Bring own food, beverage, not for sharing
  • Women's offsite brunch and shopping 9:30 am Friday, to historic Placerville. Depart from 49er main gate. At 1 pm Nancy Porter is giving a talk to the Sierra Renaissance Society about Gold Rush family stories and tips about genealogy. You are all welcome to attend. Location is the Lion's Hall on Missouri Flat Road just Northeast of El Dorado.
  • MVCC Board Meeting Friday 10 am
  • MVCC General Membership Meeting, Saturday 10 am at the 49er Amphitheater. Bring chair. All welcome (Camp Plymouth is not just for MVCC members. We welcome all to the meet and to our club)

And the nuts and bolts:
  • RV and travel trailer camping only at the 49er, no tents at 49er except free standing canopies for vending or displays
  • Tent and car camping is at the adjacent fairgrounds
  • Amenities at the 49er include pool, spa, cafe, kids play area, washers and dryers, restrooms, showers
  • Hotels, B&Bs are nearby. For hotel info contact Nancy Porter at nancy@forkintheroadtravel.com. She is the MVCC Activities Coordinator
  • Grocery store, restaurants, dozens of wineries, are close. A restaurant list will be on the separate post with the hotel list
  • MVCC has arranged a group discount block of sites and cabins at the 49er with a 4-night minimum. Rate will be good for several days before and after our event, for those using the place as a base for tourism. You must go through Jo-Ann Lesser to reserve a space in our block, not the 49er office. Jo-Ann gives the 49er office a list of who reserved what site in our block. You then contact them to confirm and pay for your site. Act soon for 49er discounted sites because she will turn back unassigned ones to the 49er office around mid-August
  • Jo-Ann also organizes the campground at the fairgrounds just over the 49er fence, of mostly dry sites and one row of water/power sites. No minimum stay at the fairgrounds. For fairgrounds sites, pay the MVCC in full before you arrive.
  • Sellers will be throughout our event
For those wanting to rent an RV or travel trailer and stay at the 49er, Advantage Caravans in Sacramento is offering our Fall and Spring event participants a 20% discount on the nightly rate. See www.advantagervrentals.com or call 916-832-8824. Pick an available unit online, request a reservation, and in the Requests field type you are a Camp Plymouth participant and ask for the discount. A confirmation will arrive with the correct price on it. Add the fees to our RV site price in to compare to renting a 49er cabin or hotel room. Advantage will deliver, set up, and pick up a unit for a reasonable fee. Staying in a RV or trailer onsite is a great way to be near friends.

Reservation form for both campgrounds is in the MVCC newsletter and will be on www.mvccnews.net on the event calendar listing shortly. If you rented a space in September 2021, your name is on it now. Tell Jo-Ann to confirm you want it again or request a change. There will be a deadline. Unclaimed sites will be turned back to the 49er system. Where you were at the last Spring meet does not put your name on that site for the Fall meet.

Tuesday is a set up day. Sunday is a pull-out day, not a show day.

For other campsite and cabin information, Jo-Ann is at MVCCCampmistress@yahoo.com


Shameless picture of this writer's fleet and trinkets at the September 2021 Camp Plymouth


The infamous jeep showcase in the arena in 2019. I think 65 here and 10 or 12 elsewhere in camp. One of the April 2023 showcases will be WW2 Jeeps. Another is Military Dodges.

Here is the tentative activities schedule for the Fall 2022 meet:

2022 Fall Daily Briefing - Prelim 8-1.jpg

Here is the official basic event info doc. You will probably have to click on the PDF to download it. It overlaps the original post and our magazine ad/flyer.
 

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Major Asstyrd

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Here is the full page color ad that is coming out in Military Vehicles Magazine later this week. It is mostly for the 2023 April show with a bullet for the Fall 2022 show. Much of the info is the same for each. We want to get the news about two of the themed MV showcases being planned for April 2023 - WW2 Jeeps and Military Dodge. If you want to display one or two of your MVs at these and need parts or paint, consider coming to the upcoming September meet to shop. You might save some freight costs.

 

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Here is the Fall 2022 flyer. We are not planning MV showcases at that one so if anyone wants to organize a last minute one, ask a MVCC officer or me if it's OK to use the practice arena at the fairgrounds, or maybe the amphitheater at the 49er Village. I'll help get the word out. Maybe just have a photo opportunity?

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If you want a RV site or cabin at the 49er for this September meet, it is important to contact Jo-Ann Lesser soon to get your name on one in our discount block. Yesterday I looked at the normal 49er reservation page and pretended I was shopping for a RV site. I saw only one for Wednesday for two nights. Nothing else! So unless the 49er was hiding some sites, they have reserved blocks for other groups or are getting full. When Jo-Ann turns unclaimed sites in our reserved block back to the 49er, the price will go way up. The standard RV site I saw is $102 a night and your deal in our MV event block is around $60!

Less for a fairgrounds tent site of course.
 
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