Sunday the 14th was the day of the Pomona Antique Auto Swap Meet, held numerous times each year. It is held at the Fairplex in Pomona, right next to the racetrack, and spans something on the order of 13 acres. It includes a vintage car show/sell area on one side, and people selling old car parts swap meet-style on the other. It is MASSIVE, to say the least.
I only scored three things for my '69 Plymouth this time:
a set of curb feelers, a set of black armrests (Ruby will have a black
interior when she is redone) and a 'Plymouth Fury' keyfob. I shall
persevere in the hunt for replacement parts though, and I have if not
high hopes, than at least reasonable ones. You see, as true muscle cars
such as Road Runners & Barracudas (called A and B body cars) become
more and more desirable, they will be subsequently priced right out of
range for the average person. Also, as the A and B body cars become more
popular, more businesses realize that there is LOTS of money to be had
in making restoration parts--weatherstripping, carpet, door handles,
That's were the lowly C bodies come in. People like me are turning to them, because that's what we can afford.
right now, many of the true muscle car enthusiasts sneer at C bodies.
When you call these businesses to see about parts, you are told coldly,
"That's a C body. We don't make parts for THOSE."
They will, as
soon as they realize that hey--there's money to be made here!!! I can
already see the tide turning, as more and more people are commenting to
me (with some surprise in their voice), "You know, those C bodies are
pretty nice cars, and they're getting more popular!"
The worm will turn, friends...
Meanwhile, I got many, many pictures of some VERY beautiful cars at the swap meet. Here's my favorite, a lovely blue Nomad:
Isn't it pretty? Beautiful blue, and the chrome shines, as a matter of fact the entire car shines--wait. What's that?
Ah--! I see, the owner has left a security guard!
"You touch my Nomad, I KEEEEELL YOU!!!"