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Looking to see if anyone meets up in east Orlando around Waterford Lakes area. Just moved from clermont. If anyone would like to start. The bi-annual Englishtown Swap Meet & Auto Show is held in April The 20 Millionth Ford — a Model A — will lead MAFCA tour. Carlisle All-Ford Nationals Update · Auburn Swap Meet: Sunday, Jun. AT RACEWAY PARK ENGLISHTOWN NJ auto SWAP MEET MAY 3,4,5,6 · Old.
Registration includes passes for the day to the Tattoo Expo. All Show cars can make a pass on the Drag Strip. Drag Racing, Marketplace, Swap Meet. Prizes in every class!
This event is put on in conjunction with the Caladium Festival. Awards in top three classes, dash plaques to first registered.
Arts, Crafts, Food, Entertainment will be there. For the safety of our visitors, no animals allowed. Come find that part your looking for or car or truck to buy.
The show will honor First, Second, and third places with trophies in each of the 39 classes of vehicles, plus overall Best of Show and other specialty awards. Registration begins at 8: The event includes entertainment for both young and old, Roger Hibbs Gates open at 8am, Awards at 4pm. Presented by the Suncoast Corvette Association, this Corvette-only show includes - One trophy for every 3 entries in a class up to 4 trophies per class.
Awards will be presented to top Corvettes in the following classes: An award for The Best of Show! Pre-registration Limited to the first Corvettes! Pre-registration will end on September Registration 8 to 11 AM, and awards presented at 2 PM. Top 40 participant voting plus best in show will receive a trophy.
Registration 8 AM - Dash Plaques to 1st cars.
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Flagler County Corvette Club. Meet and greet on the 12th from 6pm to 9pm or so. We have more parking then ever. We now can park in Baytown where the Beer festival was last year and on the Grand Lawn. There will be music and sound at both locations. The Playground Corvette Club cars will be for display only up on the hill.
Our cars will not be judged or in any competition for the club participation award. If you want to park in Baytown please be at the gate at 9am. There are also special Golf packages for the weekend.
Make sure you tell them that you are with the Vette at the Village. Please contact Roger Hibbs at DJ will be providing all the music for the Festival. Brevard County Police Department will be there with their K-9 unit to answer any questions you may have. We will have vendors, food, door prizes, gift bags and fun. All the money from this event will go toward the fight against cancer! Mitchell Gunter This event is an open and judged show Awards: Shops At Wiregrass Open Show.
This is a Premium event. Total of 77 awards. Dash Plaques to first vehicles. Pre-Registration ends one week before show. Registration Time 8 - 11 am. Judging starts at 11 am. At the Navarre High School. Show will be host to more than 40 categories! All entry fees will be donated to the Youth Automotive Training Center a c 3 not for profit that educates disadvantage youth in basic automotive repair, academic remediation, job readiness, and life Management skills through a tuitionfree, nine-month training program.
This show is open to all Cars, Bikes, and Trucks every make and model is welcome. Food provided by Klassy Dawgz Grill. Music will be provided by DJ Mike playing a mix of the oldies. This is a Top 20 event the winners will be awarded plaques. There also will be a costume contest for the best-looking kids costume and the best looking adult costume.
Decorate your trunk for Halloween and fill it with candy so the kids and adults can Trunk-or-Treat. Come in costume - if you dare. This show is sponsored by the community to support our military personal that have been injured keeping us free. Come join the fun, the celebration, and the show. This will be the Third show, so lets get the word out This event will be located at East Orlando Harley- Davidson from 11am to 3pm.
Music will be provided by DJ Mike playing a mix of the oldies and some Christmas songs too. This is a Top 20 event the winners will be awarded 10x13 plaques. All voting ballots must be in by 2pm. Just like the old days when we raced down county roads.
Sat 5pm-8pm Door prizes, cruiser-ofthe month. Oldies music, pot, raffle, games everyone welcome, all vehicles welcome. You will enjoy strolling the pioneer setting, with live mountain music, folk exhibits, local crafts, and of course hundreds of hot classic cars.
With plenty of automotive vendors on display to help you with a hard to find part for your classic car or street rod. You will love the shade trees, lakeside views, and a chance to relax in your chair beside your hotrod with a cold glass of lemonade.
All of this will convince you to stay forever. There will be some good ole mountain music shows, held Friday and Saturday night at the Anderson Music Hall located on grounds.
The Nominal admission charge for the show will prove to be one of your best deals for the summer. Registered vehicles will receive a discount. So make your plans now for the best Classic Automotive fest you have ever attended. See ya n tha Hillz!
Meet many legendary racecar drivers. Raffle prizes, goods and services auction, music, food, special guests, no fees, no judging, lots of fun! All Cruisers receive half off of any size, any type Pizza!
Tunes of rock n Roll from the 50s, 60s and 70s echo throughout the lot and 5awards issued each week. Special food discounts and sponsor giveaways regularly.
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Theme nights each week!! Bring out your American made muscle car, hot rod, truck or specialty vehicle for a chance to win over 50 awards each day. The best of show GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles will win beautiful acrylic awards. Bowties, Blue Ovals and Mopars Oreilly International Raceway, offering a huge facility with all-paved pits and wonderful local accommodations, is the perfect venue to celebrate the end of the NMCA season.
Thurs - Sat 6: Early vendor set-up begins at noon on Friday, August 17th. Free overnight camping for vendors, free parking and admission for buyers. Exhibits, Displays, Concessions on the grounds. Held Every Thursday during the summer. We will hand out dash plaques featuring the previous weeks winner to the first fifty cars.
We also have food and drink specials. This event is nearing its 30th anniversary and offers city-wide cruising, a burn-out contest at dusk, live bands, loud car stereo contest, fireworks show, carnival rides, a full blown car and bike show and food booths throughout the city. Many events free - all events open to the public! Live Remote from Visitors Center! Wal-Mart Block party in downtown Somerset. Saturday Morning Fun Run with a scenic ride to a different place every month.
Breakfast is provided by Hardees. Somernites Cruise gates open at 1pm and is time to show off your ride. Every month will have a special area for certain show cars. Cruise the 27 hwy strip with all of the cool cars beginning at 7pm.
Kids want to have fun too. Sponsored by Victory Christian Fellowship. And since the event is in August, you can also check out the Beech Bend multipurpose amusement park offering a wide variety of attractions for the young and young at heart. Bring your family to this event and they wont be disappointed. Mopar action all weekend. All events now open to and earlier manufactured vehicles. Be sure to come by and see us!
Englishtown Fall Swap Meet
Brenda Russell somernitescruise yahoo. Beech Bend Raceway will again be home to our World Finals event. And for those of you with more than just racing in mind, the World Finals features one of our largest car shows, swap meets and vendor midways.
For any blue oval fan, this is THE event to attend; records will be broken and championships will be crowned at Bowling Green! All special interest and vintage vehicles welcome, 5pm to 9pm. Hosted by the Coastal Cruisers Car Club. M at the M. Shannon Elementary School Yard. First entries will receive a picture plaque. Miss Bomber Bash Pageant hot pinups, skater chicks, and tattooed ladies.
Registration begins at 8am and judging starts at 12 noon. There will be door prizes, music, food, drinks and a silent auction. Many show awards available.
Beautiful grounds with cement for cars and shade. There will be live music all weekend. Entrance to the festival is free. There are 3 hotels within walking distance from the festival grounds. Registration from 8am to 12 noon. Also arts and crafts.
Car show will be at Lirette Ford. If you're restoring a show truck, you really need them. I'm waiting for the rest, as he is looking at me strangely. All of a sudden I realized he thought I met 2.
I told him dollars, he stood there dumbfounded and then reached for his 5 dollar bill and left. I had a 27 nickel plated brass radiator shell. Very nice original condition. A man asked my wife if she would take She said no, it's a very nice brass one, no dents or cracks. He then told her it wasn't brass, and they are all over the place for She told him he should have bought the By Eugene Story on Tuesday, January 03, - I was at a junk swap meet and had a box of 30 fishing reals. My question did I get took on the deal?
The woman who got a free house that with went with the kitchen she bought reminded me I came in the house wearing a new orange kubota hat, wiffie sez where did you get the hat? But now she said that tractor is better for me than another woman. My son and his girlfriend went with us to a swap meet once. He was negotiating a price on something and telling the vendor he didn't have that much money and only had this much One time at a swap meet I found a pair of hi-po Pontiac exhaust manifolds that I knew my brother needed for one of his cars.
The vendor wanted about 20 dollars more than I had on me, and wouldn't budge until I showed him my empty wallet and turned my pockets inside out to prove that I had given him every penny I had! He relented and sold me the manifolds. I really have a problem with the pompous pr!
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I say this in a more general old car sense than a Model T sense. Years ago I thought car shows and all that BS was a normal and natural part of the old car experience. I took my DeSoto to a big show down in Graham. In tow was my girlfriend and her year-old brother. The place was filling up and single spot remained open in that area and a guy with the Red Corvette was directed to put his car there next to mine.
By the fit this butthead threw, you'd think they told him to strip naked and let everyone urinate on him! He was angry and yelling. He did not want his glorious Red Corvette parked next to a junker like my old DeSoto! But the place was packed nowhere else to park it and he left us there to go consort with other Corvette snobs. After a while he returned and a series of comments were made about junkers and real cars and good car people vs. He became quite agitated as time went by because no one stopped to look at his Red Corvette, but crowds were gathered all around the seldom seen DeSoto.
This really chapped his hide and he got quite loud and vocal about it. Now, year-old little brother was a sharp kid, and he was getting pretty angry about this Red Corvette guy, so I did a little coaching with the kid and let him put on an Oscar-winning performance. He went around the Red Corvette and being careful not to touch, got the owner up to chaperone the lad and answer any questions.
The kid came in low and slow and asked all the right questions and when Red Corvette guy had really taken the bait, he asked him if he liked young boys. The guy said "Well, sure Iike young boys! He got in his car and about ran people over getting out of there. A real asset to the old car hobby.
I purchased a rusty and incomplete but running well Roadster with disk brakes on the rear and hydraulic drum brakes on the front with a BB RAJO engine in it. It had to park on our side drive because there was no room in the barn and Mary was not happy at all with that unsightly mess ruining the view, It had a Ruckstell and a modern five speed transmission with reverse giving it 20 forward speeds. The body was rusted from halfway down the doors to the frame rails with daylight showing through and there was no turtle deck but there was a good gas tank in it and the cowl was perfect.
There were four fenders with some holes in them but the edges were perfect and had no rust. Excellent candidates for patching up a jig saw puzzle. I bought it just for fun and took it to the Long BeachCA swap meet. A fellow came bye in a nice 40 Ford pickup and asked how much for the left rear fender which was perfect.
He came back several more times even more confused each time. I told him I wanted to sleep inside the house that night and not in that car on the driveway in the rain again.
At least I told him the truth! Slow Frank By brass car guy on Wednesday, January 04, - Having been a long term Hershey attendee, we had a lot of interesting stories form the grass and mud days. One was in the old green field back in the pre pavement days. One of the rain and wind days just made the conditions ever worse.
The green field was a bit hilly and at the bottom there were small ponds of water such as a catch basin. The wind was blowing and the porti potties were being blown over some blew over and slid down the hill into the small ponds.
They laid there floating in the water on their sides. We are standing at the top of one of the hills as there 2 well dressed ladies wearing dresses walked by taking up a storm. They were so busy chatting they were oblivious to the up coming downward slope. Over the top and down they went. By the time they stopped at the bottom of the slope, they were sitting in the pond, with porti potties floating around them. Of course they both got a mud enema.
The day was dark and gloomy, but the bright red glow from their embarrassment was better than the sunrise. My wife and I had an antiques yard sale. In the sale I had a vintage brass candle stick phone.
We were selling from two ends of the yard and my wife gestured how much I wanted for the phone. I held up two fingers. Her face went white and she said "you only said two! By Verne Shirk on Wednesday, January 04, - About 20 years ago vending at Hershey a group of us had a stall.
We all brought parts and threw them out in the stall. One or two would watch the stall while the others swapped. Some fellow came over with a spotlight he had found in our stall and asked how much. I polled my fellow vendor and he said he didn't know anythING about it A little while later the "real owner" of the spotlight showed up at our stall.
He wasn't part of our group but was a "swapper" walking the field. Seems that he had laid the light in our stall to look at something then forgot to pick it up. I asked if he made any money on it. I think he was still kind of stunned by the whole deal.
By Chadwick Azevedo on Wednesday, January 04, - When I was in college I took a break for the Turlock swap meet. On a table I found a 16valve roof head. Having built a speedster I knew right away what it was.
I asked the man behind the table knowing I didn't have money to buy it. Not really a swap meet story, but I once had a really nice Volkswagen on ebay for sale. Naturally I had a lot of questions about it, but the main one was how the various tyre kickers could get it home as I had clearly and firmly stated "No Shipping! Of course, that didn't stop folks from asking if they could drive it home from here "Sure, allow one day per miles. I successfully deflected all these dreamers of free deliveries until I tangled with a impressively persistent fellow from Wisconsin who initially sent me a laundry list of questions about the car "How are the brakes?
After answering his queries, he immediately shot back "Would this car be a good car for my 17 year old daughter? I can't sell him this car, but how to gently discourage him?
I replied-a bit tongue-in-cheek, that "Sorry, it doesn't have any safety equipment EXCEPT the gasoline tank which sits right in front of you behind the dashboard. It is placed there so if you hit something head-on it will explode and hopefully blow you clear of the wreckage.
He was so determined to get that bug, he would send his far-too-trusting daughter across country and into the grease-stained clutches of some back-woods cretin he had never met! How can I make this idiot see what a horrifically bad idea that could be?
By Val Soupios on Wednesday, January 04, - I have been going to Hershey since the early 60's and have always had a table with items for sale. I was always amazed that I could roam the fields with my spaces unattended and nothing was ever stolen. One year I thought that steak had been broken when I returned to my space with my finds and noticed that an early Arizona license plate I had out on the table was missing. I remarked to my son that it was bound to happen sooner or later.
Two days later as I was packing up to go home I took the top off of one of my packing boxes and found the license plate with an envelope taped to it. Needless to say, that certainly restored my faith in the people who are active in this hobby. I still wonder what the guy was planning to do if I had just kept the money and not sent the plate.
I guess he felt people in the hobby would never do that and, at least in my case, he was right! I couldn't get to the post office fast enough to get the plate to him. Great story, Val, there are some good ones out there! I was at the Englishtown swap meet in NJ and there was a guy selling the contents of an auto parts store that caught fire. Most items were fine, but had smoke or water damage on the box, and everything was cheap. On the ground there was an engine stand and an engine crane cherry picker next to each other new in their boxes undamaged.
I asked the vendor how much the engine crane was. He said, "25 dollars. Anderson on Wednesday, January 04, - Not a funny story, to me at least, but interesting nonetheless: Back in the old White Field days at Hershey, a ish guy with a thick New York accent wanted a nice roadster door that I had out on my sales pile. He sadly said how he needed the door cheap because his terminally ill Dad had spent his life savings on hospital bills and they wanted to finish the car before he passed on, etc, etc.
So I all but gave him the door. You fell for it!! I'm gettin' 50 bucks for this door! He may have been right, but to have that and one other incident be the only negative experiences in dealing with thousands of great friends and customers over the years makes me pretty doggone lucky in my book.
Some people just love to do that.
So what exactly is a "thick New York accent"? Sooner or later, they all do!