Sunday, October 26, 2014

Most Swap Meets Ever.

Cruise Ins and Car Shows are wrapping up for the year. I have been very busy and have not made many post or updates here on the site, I own several other domain names and they now link to this site. Punch them in and check them out! Time does not allow me to post every part I have or pictures of everything, my inventor constantly changes. I know I say 64-72 GM A-body and that is true, but 99% of everthing I have comes from 70-72 Monte Carlos, its just what seems to find me. I have branched out into the 55-57 Parts just a little when I find something I'm familiar with. Since it is an interest of mine, and I own one I do buy parts when I can.
and of course Speed

I quit my full time 12 hour Shift Job late February and went full swing into parts and partial auto restoration with the plan of doing that till I get me a gravy job that is Mon-Fri or less, living in our part of the country with a low cost of living lets you have more leniency when it comes to this kind of thing, or anything I can possibly do to stay afloat and pay the bills. What it led to was me attending more Swap Meets than ever, using the excuse that "I have to" now.
Here is some of the shows I have attended, but first here is a few coming up.
The Northeast GA Swap Meet has been having good attendance for a monthly show, I highly recommend it, there next to last meet will be 2nd weekend of November, Moultrie GA is the 3rd, and it all wraps up at the Daytona Turkey Run Thanksgiving week. 6000 cars and a Swap Meet I would compare to the size of the Green Field of the Spring Charlotte Auto Fair.
I have attended 12 or more Swap Meets this year some of which are...
Spring and Fall Charlotte Auto Fair.....
Northeast Georgia Swap Meet (Atlanta Dragway Commerce, GA) (6 or more)
Gear Jam Vintage Drags/Swap Meet " "
Shades of the Past....more of a car show, small swap meet.
Maggie Valley (new show started here)
Fletcher, NC (formerly Maggie Valley)

The Turkey Run is locked in unless any bad circumstance arises, and I am going to try to make it to Moultrie, GA for the Fall Swap Meet, that would be the first time for me there. Last Year the 40th Turkey Run was my first ever, I was very impressed.
There is also a Swap Meet in Perry, GA in November.
So, attend one of these Swap Meets, a good True Swap Meet is hard to find these days. Some are littered with stuff you find at a women's outlet store, Brad at the Northeast GA one has took a stand to keep that junk out! I commend him for that, they have 200+ vendors every month, thats actual people selling parts, not spaces Sold! $20 for all the space you want. By far the best Bang for your buck, and your home by 1 pm on a Saturday. $5 admission

But the Largest Swap Meet in the US has to be the Spring Charlotte Auto Fair, $10 admission daily. They do sell spaces and they can get pricey, but for what is there is by far the best one going. I've never been to Carlisle or Hershey or some of the CA meets, but how could they be much bigger, if any than that one, its crazy big.
So enjoy the rest of the year, hopefully you can head South for the final shows of the year. No better way to spend Thanksgiving than in Warm Daytona Beach, Fla. I eat Turkey dinners for 22 years on Thanksgiving Day, that is way overrated. Have it early and head to Florida!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jared ... Hershey is larger than Charlotte, but you won't find much in the way of Monte parts there. I've scored some now and then but not like Carlisle or Charlotte. If you do make a visit to Hershey, do look me up. I'm the Chief Judge for the next two years and it's only 30 miles or so from our house so I'm always there.