June 7, 2020

The Northwest's Largest Indoor Car Show & Swapmeet

Goodbye Sprinmeet – for now, we’re only doing VW SummerJam

Nine years ago I created PNW Springmeet with the idea I must have VW event for my friends and I. I was lucky enough to be taken in by Rich, Mike, and Woody for several years at NWVW Club and I loved every minute of it. Along with Jay & Fish who taught me a lot. After NWVW Club moved the Puallyup to Enumclaw then ending Springmeet I knew I wanted to renew that Vw love. At the time I had two young kids, worked 50+ hrs a week at Microsoft as a vendor and not a dime to my name. I chatted with the old-timers and got a nod to do something. I had a buddy that got me the location at Dirtfish and bluffed my way into a favorable contract where I didn’t have to pay a dime till after the event. I hustled a DJ job to make enough to cover event insurance. I maxed out a credit card for 50 shirts and few hoodies and made a reborn Springmeet. We set up an old cold building and it snowed that night at the venue and I thought I just lost everything and more. I went to the bathroom and threw up and went to bed. The next day we went to the sawmill and saw hundreds in line. There were six or seven of us to run the whole show. It wasn’t perfect but it happened. Afterward, we went to dinner to celebrate my birthday since we put everything into doing this event. That was my first professional event and the start to this current chapter in my life. We’ll continue with our new VW SummerJam but for now, Springmeet is over. There are a few lost souls that made this hard for the last few years, but the hundreds of smiles kept it warm in my heart. Early this week close friends and my team of crackerjack event friends said kill it and love the memories. It’s hard to do what you love as a job, you wanna keep dreams alive and please so many but the reality is that time is not something you can create or waste. So for once I’ll drive one my VW’s to an event and see friends and VW family and enjoy the time. See ya in June Sun. :) -mike tolliver
Mike@happenstanceevents.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Mission:
To provide a great location for friends to come together and look at great classics , buy and sell parts and have a great time. This year we have TWO events to double the fun .

April 27th 2019 – PNW Springmeet – The Swap Meet

June 23rd 2019 – PNW Springmeet – VW SummerJam


 

Roll in Times 

 Address : 2702 E D St, Tacoma, Washington 98421

9:00AM Swap Spaces and Vendors 
9:30AM Judged Car Show 
10:00AM Show & Shine
10:30AM VIP Parking on the Lawn (VW & Audi only )

Reminder – Day of tickets are available for some packages and passenger

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The Show June 23rd – LeMay-America’s Car Museum

A Classic Seattle Aircooled & Watercooled Event – Car show & Swapmeet – Presented by Auburn Volkswagen & Hagerty

Address : 2702 E D St, Tacoma, Washington 98421
When : 11 AM for Public – See below for Roll in Times

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Our new Home at Lemay

We’ll be on the lawn on the lower part of the museum next the Tacoma Dome. We’ve got  just enough  room for a show cars, Swap booths and VIP lawn parking. We’ll have spectator parking next door on the blacktop. What we love about this space is now we’ll have a drive up trophy ceremony at the end of the event. Also having a world case museum next doors let to wonder though when you get to warm in the sun. We’ll pull out all the stops and have a huge 20x60ft stage  upfront to hold a raffle or any other activities we can come up with. Maybe some kids contests ! -mike
Address : 2702 E D St, Tacoma, Washington 98421
When : 11 AM for Public – See below for Roll in Times

 

 

 

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PNW Springmeet – The Swap Meet

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8 AM – 1 PM Bellevue College

You are INVITED and INVITE your FRIENDS to PNW Springmeet. The Swap Meet
Everyone loves the swap meet in the first part of the year, we can’t take that away. Join us as we open the Parking Garage for ONLY a Swap Meet and VW Car Meet.

We’ll have a open style VW SWAP MEET on 2-3rd floors and large Volkswagen Meet on 3-5th floors.

$10 Car + Driver (inside)
$5 Per person
Kids 12 and under FREE
$20 Swap Spaces

All tickets http://tickets.thefoat.com/happenstanceevents

 


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PNW Springmeet – The Carshow -2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 11 AM – 4 PM LeMay – America’s Car Museum

RSVP on Facebook

A gathering of like minded people who love Volkswagens and gather to rejoice them in all forms. Each Spring we host a event with Swap spaces, club spots and a carshow area for everyone to enjoy. This wil be the SHOW that every Vw Enthusiast has wanted to come to.

We’re working hard to provide the ultimate VW experience for you. This will be a full car show with 100 point, show&shine and display spots, along with VIP VW lawn parking.

General Admission $7-15
General Admission + LeMay Museum $20 Saves $7
100 Point Judged show $40
Show & Shine $25
Kids 12 and under FREE
$20 Swap Spaces

All tickets http://tickets.thefoat.com/happenstanceevents

Questions or feedback – Mike @ HappenstanceEvents.com
Tickets –> https://tickets.thefoat.com/happenstanceevents