Archive for May, 2011

London / Lambeth Ontario Spring Swap Meet June 12th 2011

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

London / Lambeth Ontario Spring Swap Meet June 12th 2011

We are starting to get into the thick of the outdoor car shows and automotive swap meet or flea markets. The London Swap Meet or to some of us the Lambeth Swap Meet will be on Sunday June 12th 2011.

It is located on Highway 4 or 5503 Colonel Talbot Road, London Ontario. This is north of Highway 401 and south of Highway 402. This is located approximately 1 hour from the Port Huron and Sarnia USA border crossing.

A vendor space of 20 feet by 25 feet will cost $25.00 and will open at 7am. General admission is $5.00 but all ladies and children are free. For more information you can call 519-652-2221.

I have gone many times as a vendor and as a buyer. You just never know what you will find or sell. Sometimes it is Turkey and sometimes it is Feathers. If the weather is good it is well worth the time as this event has grown nicely over the past many years.

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Waterdown Ontario Spring Swap Meet & Car Show May 28th & 29th 2011

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

 Waterdown Ontario Spring Swap Meet & Car Show May 28th & 29th 2011

The good weather is simply not with us this spring. It’s cold and wet. Warm days have been sparse. I did manage to get my 1987 Corvette convertible out on a few of those nice days. I even took my 80 year old father in law for a short spin, although I do not think getting in and out of the Corvette was easy for him.

If you have a normal life, car building and time in the shop is always second to everything else that goes on in the household. Gardens to work in, fruit trees to trim, grass to cut, to name a few of the chores. Then there is the day job that pays the bills and subsidizes the cost of sending two children to University. Oh well, life is good, and staying positive is good for the mind. What doesn`t get done today can always be left for tomorrow or the next day.

It`s back to the summer swap meets and car shows. I find that they are relaxing and great way to get your mind onto the projects in the shop.

The Waterdown Ontario Spring Swap Meet & Car Show is always a great event to attend. This spring the car show and swap meet will be on May 28th & 29th 2011. The swap meet and car show is located at: Joe Sams’ Park, 752 Center Road, Waterdown, Ontario.

The link for more information on this event is:  http://www.waterdownswapmeet.com/

Let’s hope the weather will be good for this outdoor event. In the past, there have been well over 1000 cars on display and numerous vendors selling just about anything and everything.

Below is a short video of the event we attended just last spring. This will give you an idea of what to expect if you can go. You will not be disappointed if you are close enough to attend.

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Fast Tube by Casper

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