According to urbandictionary.com a SWAP MEET is a place where people come to buy, sell and/or trade various goods. If I had known how unique, rewarding, and “totally out there” a swap meet could be I would have gone to one a long time ago. The Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri held it’s annual car show and swap meet at Queeny Park a few weekends ago. Brad and I took in a refreshing look at collectors, traders, and enthusiasts as we made our way slowly up and down each concrete aisle. I saw stuffed deer heads, old gas pumps, and trailers full of just about everything. The folks that we met were genuine good ol’ boys as we searched spread out blankets, , tailgates, piled high tables, and motor oil stained card board boxes. We were lucky enough to meet Dan Buckley, a good natured fellow who offered high quality parts worth taking a look at. Cutlass mud flaps secured! Then there was Buster who said, “Everything’s negotiable!” He let me walk away with prizes for a song. Lovin’ my Pinto medallion! No thank you to the gold plated boots! LOL.
After rounding up our swap meet treasures we enjoyed the modest car show offerings. Sometimes less is better, as we encountered a hillside sprinkling of a few spectacular Mustangs, one customized Corvette, a truck with a motorcycle gas tank confined within the frame of its engine compartment, and a man who fell asleep next to his wheels.
The sampling was just enough to whet the automotive appetites of a couple of car geeks spending the morning together. Just wondering…when and where is the next SWAP MEET?!