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November 10, 2011

West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas 2011 – Picture Report




Sorry about the delay in getting this up here everyone. It was much more work than I anticipated, mainly because when you are in Las Vegas and living ‘Las Vegas’ hours, well…you can imagine. To give you a rough idea, at 5pm on the Saturday of the show, I was falling asleep while posting the 3rd Picture Report to Facebook. Granted it was my 3rd night in Vegas already so please be kind with the assumptions. Additionally, when I came back on Sunday evening, I brought a cold back with me and that put me out of commission for the past few days.

This was the best West Coast Pipe Show event to date in my opinion. I got a rough count on paid attendees from one of the show organizers around Saturday mid-day and at that time they were up to 160. With 110 tables sold and 160 approximate walk-ins, the show floor easily had over 300 pipe makers, collectors and hobbyists making the event their biggest to date. It was overwhelming and as usual, I did not get to meet everyone I would have liked to. Reporting from the show did not make that goal any easier.

Can’t continue to say enough about the small-town, cozy environment the Las Vegas show exudes. Half the show is spent outside Jack’s Pub, the other half on the show-floor.

Please enjoy the pictures from the show.

I am breaking it up into People Pictures and of course, Pipe Pictures.

Show Floor

Show Floor

Todd Johnson & Brad Pohlmann

Tonni Nielsen

Mike Glukler of BriarBlues.com

Brad Pohlmann

Revyagin talking to Linwood Hines and Maxim Engel

Peter Heeschen

Mario Persico (Collector) & Michail Revyagin

JT Cooke, David M. & Revyagin

Will Purdy

Tom Pfaeffle (Collector)

Chip Kushner (Collector)

Todd Johnson, Mario Persico & Revyagin

Will Purdy & Todd Johnson

Michail Revyagin & Michael Parks

Adam Davidson

Jeff Gracik

Neill Archer Roan (Collector/Blogger) & Peter Heeschen

Robert 'Lawdog' Lawing

The Boys from J&J Pipes

Mario Persico

R to L: Adam Davidson, Robert Lawing, Lynn Lawing & Lera Davidson

Jeff Gracik, Jody Davis (who had a gig nearby, allowing him to drop in) & Todd Johnson

Simeon Turner, Winner of Most Improved Pipe Maker Award

Mario Persico and his Tribute to the late, Great Rainer Barbi

Rainer Barbi Tribute

Rainer Barbi Tribute

Richard Friedman (Collector)

Neill Archer Roan (Collector/Blogger) caught with a Smoking Apparition

The J&J Pipe Guys

Michael Parks & Michail Revyagin

Eric Heberling, David M., Brian Levine & Michael Parks

Brad Pohlmann

Brad Pohlmann

Brad Pohlmann

Brad Pohlmann

Brad Pohlmann

Brad Pohlmann

Brad Pohlmann

Kent Rasmussen

Kent Rasmussen

Kent Rasmussen

Kent Rasmussen

Alex Florov

Alex Florov

Alex Florov

Peter Heding

Peter Heding

Peter Heding

Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson

Tom Eltang

Tokutomi

Peter Heeschen

Peter Heeschen

Peter Heeschen

Peter Heeschen

Peter Heeschen

Adam Davidson

Adam Davidson

Adam Davidson

Adam Davidson

Ernie Markle

Ernie Markle

Ernie Markle

Ernie Markle

Tonni Nielsen

Tonni Nielsen

Tonni Nielsen

Tonni Nielsen

Tonni Nielsen

Sebastien Beo

Sebastien Beo

Eric Heberling

Eric Heberling

Eric Heberling

Eric Heberling

Jeff Gracik

Jeff Gracik

Jeff Gracik

Jeff Gracik

Jeff Gracik

Jeff Gracik

Jeff Gracik

Jeff Gracik

Jeff Gracik

Jeff Gracik

Jeff Gracik

Michael Parks

Michael Parks

Michael Parks

Michael Parks

Michael Parks

JT Cooke

JT Cooke

JT Cooke

JT Cooke

JT Cooke

JT Cooke

JT Cooke

JT Cooke

Nathan Armentrout

Nathan Armentrout

Nathan Armentrout

Nathan Armentrout

Nathan Armentrout

Simeon Turner

Simeon Turner

Simeon Turner

Simeon Turner

Simeon Turner

J&J Pipes

J&J Pipes

J&J Pipes

My take home goodies from the show – JT Cooke, Castello, Brad Pohlmann, Teddy Knudsen & some Balkan Sobranie

 

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