View original topic: O.C.T.O. Meet 2018 - Saturday, June 9 - Long Beach, CA
OCTOman Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:33 pm

Just a reminder. :wink:

What: O.C.T.O. Meet 2018
When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Where: Long Beach, California
Time: 6:00am-2:00pm

Orange County Transporter Organization presents "O.C.T.O. Meet 2018". This is our Summer bus event. It's is a swap and display meet, for 1967 and earlier Volkswagen buses only, held at Long Beach Veteran's Memorial Stadium, Long Beach, CA. Til 1967 VW type IIs get preferred swap and display spaces which will be on a "First come - First served basis". There will be raffle prizes at the main booth. Refreshment services will be provided by LBVMS Concessions. So drive your transporter!!!

Long Beach Veteran's Memorial Stadium
5000 E. Lew Davis St.
Long Beach, CA 90808

Please enter off Faculty Ave.

General Rules:

NO Pets
NO Onsite Overnight Camping
NO Alcoholic Beverages
NO Glass Containers
NO Motorized Scooters, Bikes, Pocket Rockets, Skateboards, etc.
NO Loud Music
NO Burn Outs
NO Motor Revving
NO Food Sales
NO Onsite Cooking
NO Pets

Please abide by the rules above. Our continued use of the facility depends on it. Thank you.

1967 and Earlier Buses (Display or Swap): $10.00 Per Person
Vendors (Autos other than 67 or earlier buses): $50.00 Per Space
(Truck with trailer = 2-spaces = $100.00)
Walk-In Spectators: $10.00 Per Person (Kids 12 and Under Are Free)
More info at: or Call (714) 374-7506

See you there!!! 8)

Stanagon Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:33 pm

The date listed above is Sat. June 10th. Do you mean the 9th?

EverettB Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:09 pm

Since he put 9th in the title and in the Show Listing here and Saturday is the 9th of June, 2018:
I fixed the text above.

OCTOman Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:54 pm

Thanks for looking out. :D

OCTOman Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:49 pm

OCTOman Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:49 pm

EverettB Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:32 pm

Getting loaded up to head out there!

15window Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:55 pm

Had a blast, awesome buses, swap meet and people 😎😎👊

aa390392 Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:19 am

Was a good show, loads of busses, lots of swappers.
Cheers Thomas

doc hopper Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:21 am

Once again, flagrant cheating, line cutting during entry to the show.

One of the worst ... the owner of a nice early blue split window, small back window, with early California plates and a long roof rack ... who would periodically stop, blocking everyone waiting behind him, and then wave in his buddies coming from the opposite direction, who would make U turns and zip into the space he created by his line blocking.
He did this several times, making the rest of us wait just that much longer.

So sad to see this kind of thoughtless, rude behavior among us laid back bus owners.

aa390392 Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:51 pm

Doc, I agree 100%......rules only apply to those that follow them.
I also noticed lots of dogs, tripped over 2 leaches......
Bicylces...cutting in front of me 3 times as I browsed at some of the venues.
And this was in 15 minutes of being there.
OCTO folks pay attention...these are legit grips

srfndoc Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:34 pm

Not much we can do about the line cutting (definitely a bummer though). Its always the same issue, guys all want to be by each other but if they don't come at the same time (so they are in line at the same time) its an issue. I deal with it during parking as they want to wait (in the middle of lot) while their buddies catch up.

I'll mention the dog thing to Erik but I'm guessing they were smuggled in and not seen at the gate.

Minus these things I hope everyone had a great time. It was a great day (weather wise) and a great turnout.

Ace Radio Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:22 am

My wife and I were on vacation in Las Vegas last weekend and decided to make a side trip to Long Beach to catch the show. We left Vegas at 4am with little sleep and made the four hour drive without incident. We both had a good time and my wife enjoyed seeing the various bus models at the show. The swap was really nice, compared to most shows in the midwest, where you might see 10% of parts available at this show. We spoke to a few vendors and bus owners, who were friendly and approachable. I don't recall seeing any dogs at the show at all. The guy working the gate was doing his best to direct people into the grounds. Overall, we had a good time with no complaints at all.

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