AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

                    Recent Event Photographs

2017  Collector Car Swap Meet

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Thanks to the tireless efforts of Chesapeake Region's Tom Young, who managed all the vendor recruitment and space assignments, we again had another successful Collector Car Swap Meet this year. With the help of many volunteers on Friday, all the vendor spaces were marked, labeled and ready for the pre-dawn Saturday arrivals.

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Casting long shadows, by sun-up the early shoppers were already cruising the aisles, looking for those desired auto items.

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Some brought their own carts to haul away their booty.

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Getting a closer look, this shopper is about to purchase a pair of wheels.

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Looking for a mirror? You've come to the right place.

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A matched set of four wheels was sure to be purchased before the morning was over.

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With the clear, though cold, weather, many cars were brought out to the Car Corral.

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This nice 1935 Ford Coupe was up for sale.

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Our Club's DeSoto guys were most likely drawn to check out this offering.

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The oldest of the Car Corral offerings was this nice roadster.

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Inside the under-cover buildings, vendors set up tables selling all sorts of automobile parts.

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There were also a fair number of vendors selling various transportation-related scale models and toys.

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A regular at the Swap Meet was this vendor selling a nice collection of early 1900s Maryland license plates.

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Several vendors specialized in scale model plastic and diecast cars.

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Other vendors had tables displaying a wide variety of items.

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Need a traffic signal to dress up your garage? It was yours for the right price.

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Everywhere vendors were selling tools to help with your vehicle restoration and maintenance.

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As always, the vendors, shoppers and Swap Meet workers look forward to some good food and drink.

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Our food service manager Vicky did an outstanding job preparing to meet the needs of the hungry crowd all day -- from 6 am to closing!

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Lots of Club volunteers stepped up to help out with the food service. Here Paula serves up some barbeque.

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Henry and Ellen served up the hot dogs.

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Various others throughout the day served up the soup, sodas and breakfast sandwiches.

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Who could resist hot chicken noodle soup on such a cold day?

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At the end of the food line, Norm greeted you with a smile to take your payment.

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Norm handled the food line cashiering all day. Payment with a rarely-seen two-dollar bill was a subject of conversation.

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Always in demand, but especially on this cold day, was the hot drink service operated by Buzz and Barbara. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate were available all day to warm you up.

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Adjacent to the hot drink table was a grand assortment of donuts and pastries of all kinds. Sue, Anne Marie and Nancy managed the table all day.

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At the end of the hot drink and pastry line, Mary was there to take your payment.

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The food service building was filled much of the day with vendors, shoppers and volunteers enjoying the food and drink... and a brief respite from the cold outside.

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The Swap Meet 50/50 Raffle was managed throughout the day by Joanne, Read and Jack. In the early afternoon the winner was selected and announced.

This year's Swap Meet was again a great success, attributable to the many volunteers who worked for months to plan the tasks necessary, and the many volunteers who worked the day of the event to execute those plans. Congratulations and sincere thanks to all!.