2025 RPRU? in General Chat Posted June 28 3 hours ago, rjpont said: Not always but has become a stand alone show. When Michigan hosted it was part of another show and also when Sandwich ,Illinois hosted it was that way. RPRU has grown since then but I think it has lost some of its diversity. (I haven't been since Lima , Ohio.) It was more appealing to a wider group when it was part of another show. It also allowed for that show to host events not permitted by the IHCc insurance(tractor pulls for one) . Being held in conjunction with a host show also helps with the volunteer shortage, and allows the visitor to participate in any of the host shows regular activities. Yep, the Sandwich, Il RPRU was held in conjunction with the Sandwich Early Days Engine Club show held annually in June; I believe the 2001 show was at Penfield, IL, and coincided with the annual show held by a local club there (I & I ??). I kind of understood that that was how most of the early Roundups were held, until they grew big enough to be a stand alone show. I'm sure there are advantages and drawbacks to each situation.