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Re: [oletrucks] swap meet in CT (results?)

To: Ole Trucks <hollisbsa@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] swap meet in CT (results?)
From: Grant Galbraith <trks@javanet.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 17:52:31 -0400
I vowed I would not go in the rain, it seems it always rains at Stafford, but
there I was tromping through the mud again. Not nearly as many vendors as some
years, especially compared to the fall meet and I didn't see much old stuff. Did
see two t-5's in the first 10 minutes. Ended up buying one. One can never have
enough junk in the garage.
   A meet worth checking out is the Bristol swap meet in May. I find more old
stuff there than at Stafford. It is a little further for you boys coming from
the North.

50 Chevy 3100
52 GMC 150

Ole Trucks wrote:

> Well, I went to my first swap meet since I got my 46.  Driving 2 hours in
> the rain I knew it had to stop when I got there.  WRONG.  It was in Silver
> Springs CT.  It looked to me to have about 200 vendors.  It was at a
> racetrack and the full hot top track was covered with about 8 isles on the
> mud infield. And some vendors were on the outside and in the "bull pen"
> area.  A lot of the vendors had their items covered with tarps so I had no
> idea what they were trying to sell.  It had rain all night the ground was
> soaked and all of the infield isles were mud.  So when you stepped you
> sucked out the water with a loud slurp sound.  I thought I was going to have
> my boot pulled off a few times.  This is not what I expected.  There was
> lots of car stuff but also a lot of other "yard sale" stuff - I only saw 3
> sinks.
> As for what I was looking for - I saw one hubcap (41-46) on a 53 truck but
> they would not sell it.  This was the only piece that I was able to locate
> at the whole meet.  I did buy a new 4 1/2" grinder a sheet medal pound out
> kit and a few other new electrical items for $30.00.
> Well it keep getting colder and then the rain turned to snow.  At about 11
> AM, a lot of the vendors were packing up.  I was out of there at noon and
> there were about 50 people waiting in line to get in.  On the way out I saw
> a 54 GMC 1/2 ton - in great condition.  The guy just sold it for $3600.  I
> kept an eye out of the others on the list with no luck.  Did any of you make
> it to this event?
> Jim House
> 46 1/2 Chevy
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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