(Photos by Doug Garrison) – While lots of guys like to ring the “eBay killed the swap meet” bell, we’re not 100% buying it yet. Between the swap we hit in Connecticut and this gallery of photos from the 2012 Maple Grove Spring Swap Meet, out faith in the good ol’ swap meet remains strong. As you work through Doug’s gallery of 100 photos from the event held at the venerable PA strip, you’ll probably think about how much cool junk you’re seeing like we did. It is amazing how much gearhead stuff still lives in barns, attics, basements, and nooks around this country. To think that this event and the one in CT were only two of potentially hundreds happening from coast to coast last weekend really gives you an idea about how big the old car hobby is.
You’ll see lots of great stuff in this gallery from crazy expensive and rare Mopar intake manifolds to cool wheels, bikes, old toys, and race cars that look like they have lived in caves for the last 30 years. The fun of a swap meet is finding something you cannot leave without and then bickering/negotiating your way down to the price you think it is worth or that the seller will let it go for. It is as close to chess as rear gearheads get!
Hit the link below to see bitchin’ swap meet photos!
Gallery link: 2012 Spring Maple Grove Swap Meet