Autumn Swap Meets

With the end of the racing season comes the swap meet season at racetracks across the country. Three tracks in southern New England will be hosting their annual end-of-season meets in the next few weeks, and I’ll be joining them.

Sunday, October 18, I’ll be at Stafford, CT, Motor Speedway at the TY-Rods Fall Auto Swap Meet. I’m joining metal magician Walt Scadden, who will be peddling his wares, including books he’s written. You have to check out his book about metal-fabrication. The original printing featured louvered aluminum covers! This show actually is a big deal for hot-rodders and vintage car enthusiasts, but there’s something for every car nut.

The following weekend, October 24 and 25, is the Anything Automotive meet at Seekonk, MA, Speedway. This time Walt is hoping to join me. Also staffing our booth will be the curator for the ProNyne Museum of New England racing history, Ric Marascal. For vintage publications as well access to the history of racing in the region, the museum, located in Pawtucket, RI, is the place to go.

November 7 and 8 it’s Don Hoenig’s 44th annual Flea Market and Swap meet at Thompson, CT, Speedway. This place just gets better and better, with a vintage motorcycle show and racing event next May. Yeah, I like bikes, too, and I’m hoping I complete the rebuilding of my 1972 Yamaha XS2 twin. Even if I can’t ride that to the show, I still can hop on my ’78 Yamaha 750 triple.

In the meantime, I’m at Don’s show.

Check these shows out if you care at all about cars. It’s three weekends playing with our favorite toys.

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