This past weekend was the last Pomona Swap Meet of 2014, and since November was a mad house, we got out there SUPER early. Meeting up at 4am at Crosby’s shop, Cole and I were welcomed with the site of our buddy Jay making last minute adjustments to the 1962 Chevy that he’s trying to sell. Like any good hot rodders, we stood around watching him work while giving him plenty of words of encouragement. In kind, he thanked up profusely for the help, and at around 4:30 we hit the road for the Fairplex in Pomona. We had two swap meet spaces, so we drove right through the gate with both Crosby’s dually, and Jay’s ’62, and promptly headed to Road 13 where our spots are at. Jay took the ’62 over to the car corral and show area, where all our photos were taken, and Crosby, Cole, and I grabbed the wagon and started hoofing it. Jay caught up around row 3.
Why is it that we left a dually with parts in it sitting in our spot, without unloading anything? Well, we were more interested in looking since it was good and early, and proceeded to start walking rows. There are tons of great things at the Pomona Swap Meet, and we even started talking about all the people in the rest of the country that wish they had the supply of original parts that we have. When we got to Road 13, it was still pretty dark, and instead of unloading we just kept walking. We made it all the way to Road 26 or so and decided that it was getting close to 11am so we might want to head to the truck. It was hilarious, because it’s as if people were waiting for us and starting jumping on the parts we had for sale almost immediately. In the meantime, I went and snapped photos for you to enjoy and looked at a few things I can neither afford or have room for.
Crosby ended up selling most of the parts he brought, and I took home some tools from Russ The Tool Guy, and a handful of other little things that Santa will bring me for Christmas. Cole scored some grip tape for his skateboard, and lots of inspiration for parts he wants to use on his LUV truck he’s dreaming of. He also got to look at some other mini trucks of the late 60’s to mid 70’s variety, and even enquired about a Ford Courier that had dual rear wheels and a diesel! At $10,500 we thought the seller had been hitting the crack pipe a wee bit hard that morning. To rich for the 13 year olds blood for sure.
If you haven’t been out to Pomona or the Long Beach Swap Meets, YOU MUST DO IT! They are great, and you’ll love all the cool stuff you see even if you don’t do much buying.
Until then, here is a taste of some of the cars that were on hand at the last Pomona Swap Meet of 2014.