When you enter into the world of classic or just interesting old cars and trucks – and especially that of specific marques – one of the best ways to not only find parts but also meet new friends is to habituate swap meets. Perhaps not as common today as they were a few decades back, the automotive swap meet is still, in my book, one of the most pleasant ways to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Of course should you happen to live within reasonable distance of Southern California’s Pomona Fair Grounds then once a month a few times a year it’s a good way to spend the pre-dawn hours because that’s the only way you can get a parking spot for the Pomona Swap Meet and Classic Car Show – the largest on the West Coast.
Perhaps however you are not quite an early riser and hence would pass on that event. But what about cruising parts piles after the sun has risen, does that pique your interest? Are there any swap meets still going strong in your area, or have they all dried up? If there are meets where you can swap, do you ever attend?
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