Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Swap Meets: Hottest buying opportunities for auto enthusiasts this fall

What will get a guy out of bed at before dawn on a chilly Autumn weekend morning? If it’s not hunting or fishing, it must be a swap meet!

These events are great opportunities to search out everything motorheads love -- from hard-to-find auto parts to old muscle car magazine collections. You never know what will be for sale when you get there, but these events attract enthusiasts from far and wide.

Here’s what’s happening in our area
within the next few weeks:

Ty-Rods 34th Fall All-Automotive Swap Meet
Stafford Speedway, Rt. 140, Staford Springs, CT
Sunday, October 19th, Gates open at 7 am

Interested in Motorcycles?
Check out the Motorcycle Swap Meet
Sunday, October 26th from 7 am to 4 pm


Don Hoeing’s Original 37th Annual Automotive Swap Meet & Flea Market
Thompson Speedway, Thompson, CT
November 1st & 2nd, 7 am to 5 pm, rain or shine
General admission is $10; kids under 12 are free

Everything from spark plugs to whole cars and much more! Over 1,000 vendors on over 100 acres.


Connecticut Street Rod Association 19th Annual Fall Swap Meet
Lake Compounce, Bristol, CT
Sunday, November 9th 2008
Spectators: $10.00; free parking

Connecticut Street Rod Association presents it's 19th Annual Fall Swap Meet. It will be held on November 9th, 2008 in the Lake Compounce parking lot from 6:00 am till 3:00 pm, rain or shine. Saturday set-ups are okay but no overnight stays. The parking lot is lit and secure.

Due to insurance regulations, no one is allowed to drive a vehicle inside the swap meet area except for approved CSRA people. CSRA staff will be available to assist anyone in removing parts from the swap meet area. The service is free of charge, but donations are accepted for the Connecticut Breast Cancer Research Fund.

15'X20' Vendor spots: $40.00 each.
Cars for sale: $20.00 + Additional $20.00 for trailers.

Take exit 31 off of I-84, from either direction, and follow the signs to the swap meet.
More info, call 203-697-9113.


Want a few tips??
Read the Do’s & Don’ts of Swap Meet Shopping --

Swap Meet for Dummies: from Hemmings Muscle Machines


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