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2016 Antique & Classic Car Swap Meet & Car Corral
Chesapeake Region again in 2016 held our annual auto parts swap meet at the Howard County Fairgrounds. It wasn't a "show" as the sign announced to travelers along I-70, but the dry and warm weather cooperated for a change, and the turnout was quite large.
Ready for the crowds, that began to arrive as early as 5 am, were our fabulous "Parking Crew" members, five of whom pose here for the camera.
Tom, who managed all pre-registration of the vendors, greeted them as they arrived and directed them to their assigned locations.
The long promenade was busy with shoppers all day.
Vendor's wares were assembled throughout the "indoor", "outdoor", and "undercover" vendor sites.
The Car Corral was a popular spot to display vehicles up for sale.
A wide variety of very nice vehicles were available for purchase.
Make an offer. Maybe the keys can end up in your pocket, and the car in your garage.
Shoppers wandered the "outdoor" vendor sites looking for that special item.
A set of wheels and tires awaited a buyer... for the right price!
Front end body parts looking for a buyer with the matching back end and frame.
Here you might recognize the grille needed for your restoration project.
Trailered in, this Dodge is looking for a good home and a worthy restoration.
Within the "indoor" sites, several license plate vendors displayed a variety of vintage tags from Maryland and nearby States.
In one of the "undercover" sites, among other things, you could purchase this unique "Morris Trailer."
Two complete automobile engines were for sale from the bed of this pickup truck.
Full-size not within you budget? Maybe a scale model of your favorite vehicle will suffice.
Hats for a wide variety of vehicle collectors were available, including DIVCO delivery trucks.
If you needed tools, you were in luck.
Hammers, pliers, wrenches and ratchets were plentiful.
No doubt someone, somewhere is in need of these.
No one went hungry at the Swap Meet. Signs everywhere directed vendors and shoppers to the dining room.
Food, drink, seating and warmth were available for all. Our "Food Manager" Vicky did an excellent job of managing the preparations so that the operation went very smoothly.
Barbara and Buzz staffed the "Coffee Service." Sales of coffee and hot chocolate were steady throughout the day.
And with your coffee, how about a donut? The last one of six dozen was gone early!
Hot foods and soup were in constant demand.
For dessert, a wide variety of cake, pie and cookies beckoned.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of every club and Chesapeake Region had many show up to help the Club by staffing the food service. Ellen, Anne Marie and Nancy served up the hot dogs, and hot dishes.
They were joined by Henry, Paula and Barbara.
Want some soup? Mary and Terry were the ones to see.
Brothers Andrew and Todd helped out with the cold drinks and made sure the Coffee Service had plenty of water for their brews.
And, greeting you with a smile at the end of the line were our two cashiers: Helen and Maddy.
Hopefully, everyone went home satisfied with their respective auto parts purchases or sales; They certainly didn't go home hungry!