It’s June in SoCal, which means great weather and big crowds at the Pomona Swap Meet. It also means that the temp is going be up there so you better make sure you are on the ground early so that you can beat the heat if you are going to walk the nearly 30 miles it takes to hit each aisle. And that’s exactly what we did. Loading up the wagon with a few parts and Cole, we headed out at 4:30 am to meet with Jay and Crosby and then hit the swap meet. Crosby had already arranged for two booth spaces, as usual, and we pulled Jays Dually full of stuff into one and the wagon into the other. Our first order of business was to setup the EZ Up and get all our stuff out before we started walking for other parts. Cole stayed back and did the selling, for a commission of course, and we walked each aisle looking for parts, cars, or whatever.
Unfortunately we didn’t get several of the things on our parts list this time, but they were pretty specific. Jay was looking for a new project to flip and didn’t find anything he fell in love with either. We did however drink a few beers, walked a bunch, and looked at all kinds of cool stuff. Oh and Cole was a selling machine. We’re starting to wonder if people just won’t negotiate hard with a kid, cause he got great prices on stuff. We checked in with him several times during the day, but our last jaunt had us gone from the booth for a couple hours. We were honestly worrying that he probably needed to take a leak and rushed through a few more aisles and then headed back. When we got there everything was gone. EVERYTHING. He sold all of it. Well except for the stock Powerglide Torque Converter I’d brought. Hell, he even had the EZ Up put away!
So Jay and I walked a couple spots down, bought ourselves some rags from our normal joint, and then headed out for some lunch. We cruised out at noon, just when the heat was starting to set in. A perfect Sunday at the swap meet. Even though I didn’t buy a few parts we needed, it was a good day because I left with a couple hundred bucks more money than I started with.
Not too shabby.