: 1st Annual CoTTORA Off Road Swap Meet


spindleshanks
07-16-2006, 12:14 PM
Well folks, we did it! The first annual CoTTORA Swap Meet drew roughly 150 people and several major vendors. We ate well, got sunburnt, bartered and traded, and showed a lot of people a good time!
Officially, the club broke even in regards to profit. We were able to sell some Cottora T-Shirts and give away some awesome prizes. Temperatures reached triple digits, but that didn't discourage people from attending and having a good time, including people from Colorado4X4.org and Yotatech.
I really have to represent our sponsors, who donated some incredible prizes...Big thanks to Armorology, ToyTec Lifts, Tanner 4X4, 4Wheel Parts, CARQUEST Filters by WIX, and All Phase OffRoad. Thank you to all the vendors who came by and made our show look respectable. And thank you to the Toyota FJ Trail Team, which gave out some awesome freebies and brought some fine looking rigs.
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Thanks to Tenille and Kacey and everybody else who washed trucks. They washed about 14 of them, out in the triple digit temperatures, and they looked great...(the trucks and the girls).
And thanks to all the club members who attended and who helped with setup and operations throughout the day. Thanks Mike out of Colorado Springs and his bro for helping out with the setup in the morning. Thanks Dave for running the raffle table despite a mean hangover. Thanks to Molly, Troy, Vinnie, Loren, and Doug @ ToyTec Lifts for help w/setup, and thanks to the JeffCo Fairgrounds people who were very helpful. And a welcome goes out to all the new club members who attended, like Micah and his new 2006 Tacoma. Stay tuned for a trail run
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Here's something funny. This is how the swap meet got started, with this post by Tat2dguy01 on March 31:
how 'bout a get together/bbq/swapmeet sometime this summer...
someplace everyone can just hang out for the day and bring all the spare parts they have laying around in the garage and trade/sell.
bbq/band/beer/and of course bs
Check out the rest of the thread at http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31596.
It's hilarious to watch the thing slowly develop into the huge event that took place yesterday.
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And finally, much thanks goes to Will and Rich, who were on top of things the whole time. Good job guys, you deserve recognition.

tacotoy
07-16-2006, 02:55 PM
Everyone did awesome. I know that without all the people that volunteered(and some that were asked) that this event couldn't have been as good as it was. I know that thru the day people came up and said hey this is great, and wow what an awesome job. That recognition doesn't go to just any one person but to all of you that showed up to help! lol ok now lets start planning for next years event!

Vic stuff
07-16-2006, 11:37 PM
WOW, What a great time, im trying to up load my pics from today and yesterday, lol. i think i need to stay out of the sun for like another month now. We have to make this is even biogger and more badass next year!!! THANKS to all the sponsors for the great prizes and the vendors that came out to support us as well. as soon as my pics are done uploading ill add a link

Vic stuff
07-17-2006, 01:15 AM
heres a link to the pics i have uploaded, fuckin imagestation and photobucket arent agreeing with me tonite, lol. anywho enjoy!!

Pics Here ---> http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2104125495

tat2dguy01
07-17-2006, 10:22 AM
i'm slackin'...still recovering actually. you folks made this gig a success!!! big, big props to Loren and Rich for keeping everyone from starving, Vinny, Molly and Troy for the "gate" work, our fearless spokesman Jeremy....Dave, Tenille and the rest of the folks that helped out on the raffle and carwash and of course Layton....who now has been initiated into "Will and Daves adventures with Jager" club. (i'm actually suprised he is still alive). if i have left anyone out, it is not on purpose but the fact that i think i left my mind in the last bar we were at. thanx to all the sponsers, especially the FJ team to whom i owe an apology for not being able to pour myself outta bed to attend the run on sunday. ALL u guys totally rock and i am at your disposal if there is EVER anything u need. i will try to get my pics up in the next day or so. till we meet again, be safe and drink more Jager!

Vic stuff
07-17-2006, 07:30 PM
yah sorry bout saturday, i passed out til 7 the next morn, lmao.

anywho, just thinkin bout how badass this will be next year, what do yall think about doin a joint venture with the peeps over on rising sun next year? lemme know it was a thought over there so....

spindleshanks
07-17-2006, 07:50 PM
I don't like the idea. Did you see the Rising Sun ad in 4WDTO magazine? Took up a whole damn page. I think we can do just fine ourselves and keep our identity. I want people to think of CoTTORA when they think of the swap meet. I think next year we should def get more participation from CO4X4.org and yotatech.com though. just my opinion.

Vic stuff
07-17-2006, 08:53 PM
I don't like the idea. Did you see the Rising Sun ad in 4WDTO magazine? Took up a whole damn page. I think we can do just fine ourselves and keep our identity. I want people to think of CoTTORA when they think of the swap meet. I think next year we should def get more participation from CO4X4.org and yotatech.com though. just my opinion.

Damn, didnt see it. thats some crazy shit. like i said just throwin it out there.

: off topic: jeremy whats ryan's myspace id?

tat2dguy01
07-18-2006, 10:50 AM
hey....just got a call from Debra at Jeffco fairgrounds. appearantly we left one of our signs on the corner of 6th and the frontage rd that goes to the fairgrounds. is there anyone that lives in the area that can pick that up? other than that she said we are straight. just another annoyance! someone let me know. otherwise i can try to get over there this weekend.

spindleshanks
07-18-2006, 07:16 PM
Yeah, I left it there because that's not even their property. Those dorks.
Vinnie, here's Ryan's MySpace:
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=41684713

RedRunnertc
07-18-2006, 09:07 PM
My pix are finally up here: http://4wheelingoh.shutterfly.com/action/pictures?a=67b0de21b33eff6ba4c9

If you want me to send you the picture of your truck, PM me with the info!

A few selected "stars":
O'Hare Airport
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RedRunnertc
07-18-2006, 09:10 PM
Forgot the best one (as we were going from one bar to the next):

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Vic stuff
07-18-2006, 09:13 PM
Forgot the best one (as we were going from one bar to the next):

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OMG LMAO!!!!!!!! I think ive seen that lady before even, lol

RedRunnertc
07-18-2006, 09:15 PM
DAMMIT I am still logged in as troy on my lappi. This is Molly BTW!

What an unreal time! You guys made Troy turn 35 in style. Props to rich and Loren for working the grills and then Loren for taking the fJ's out Sunday. props to Rich, Jeremy, and Will for making thishappen, and then to Vinny, Tennile, Troy and the bands for doing our shizzy. Most of all props to all the peeps who showed up. What a time. Pics of our drinking escapades afterwards are forthcoming!

spindleshanks
07-18-2006, 10:27 PM
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Funny, I saw that same woman/man/it....

tacotoy
07-18-2006, 11:40 PM
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Funny, I saw that same woman/man/it....

you owe me and will...... you forgot a sign lol

spindleshanks
07-19-2006, 06:57 AM
I forgot the sign. intentionally. I'd tell 'em to furk off if I were you Will. They can't keep the deposit because of that sign.

ToyTec
07-19-2006, 12:36 PM
Thanks to all that attended, and helped organise the swap meet. Nice seeing all of you, and thanks to all who stopped by and said HI!

tacotoy
07-20-2006, 12:06 AM
I forgot the sign. intentionally. I'd tell 'em to furk off if I were you Will. They can't keep the deposit because of that sign.

i already drove out and took care of it...

Lysmachia
07-20-2006, 08:04 PM
Holy Hotness... what a Day! Some of the highlights...

The rest of "Jagerfest 2006 aka CoTTORA Swap meet" can be found HERE (http://cottora.shutterfly.com/action/)

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And then the day went downhill from here....

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This is about when I was becoming unfit for Public Consumtion....
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Our Waitress Nikki gets it on with the Tippy Bi@tch!
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Wow.... what a night!

tacotoy
07-20-2006, 09:33 PM
wow..... ill keep the peanut gallery comments to a minimum on this one

treerootco
07-21-2006, 02:06 AM
It is pretty funny that we had two clubs organizing a rally and didn't get together on it. Looks like you had a great turnout.

The 1st annual (hopefully) Rising Sun Rally is August 20th at the Jeffco 6th ave stadiums. The Jeffco fairgrounds were booked when we called. Everyone is welcome to attend. You can never have too many Toyota trucks :)

Sign up here...registration is open (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/rally.asp)

Lysmachia
07-21-2006, 04:33 PM
It is pretty funny that we had two clubs organizing a rally and didn't get together on it. Looks like you had a great turnout.

The 1st annual (hopefully) Rising Sun Rally is August 20th at the Jeffco 6th ave stadiums. The Jeffco fairgrounds were booked when we called. Everyone is welcome to attend. You can never have too many Toyota trucks :)

Sign up here...registration is open (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/rally.asp)

I plan on making an appearance,. espscially since I don;t have to host the event this time!!! Oh and if you know of anyone with a 2nd gen 4runner front passenger door... I need one of those.. *grin*

bluetaco
07-23-2006, 09:05 AM
OH man! I have a tear in my eye from laughing at some of the pics.

Thanks to all the folks whose time and resources went into the event...it definitely brought in some members... old and new!

Denvertaco
07-25-2006, 07:39 PM
Hey thanks to whoever donated the Hi lift jack! Even bigger thanks to the guys that brought it to me after the swap meet! I will plan on being at more cottora stuff in the future!!!

spindleshanks
07-26-2006, 06:45 AM
Awesome! The high-lift was donated by 4WheelParts. Good people there. Thanks for coming, and be sure to make our Club Picnic in August.