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Annual fall car show and swap meet draws in many enthusiasts

The weather co-operated during the day on Hallowe’en, despite the call for rain – the sun was shining behind threatening dark clouds and heavy winds.

The Rodmasters Car Club held its annual fall car show and swap meet, the last of the 2021 season. A maroon Hudson, a turquoise Chevrolet pickup and a gold Oldsmobile Cutlass were just a few of the vehicles on display.

A couple holding hands walk by 3 antique vehicles
The Rodmasters car show and swap meet was held on Hallowe’en Sunday.
Credit: Yvonne

Attendees gathered in swarms, filling the grounds with several hundred people throughout the day – one of the biggest turnouts yet. Seasoned vendors said they were pleased to see everyone out and about.

“The general public has come in here now, so now it’s probably tripled now,” said Mike Jackson. “They couldn’t come out to any swap meets over the last two years because of Covid, so it’s been good.”

Vendors were scattered around indoors and outdoors, where visitors could find many items from car parts to collectables, vintage books and even a running 1950s Flathead Ford engine.

Long-time attendees came out to try their hand at selling old parts.

“I’ve been before but not as a vendor – just kind of looking around at some of the cars and trucks that people have already finished,” said Dennis Miller. “We sold a lot of stuff, I think I’m pretty happy.”

The other half of the event – a car show – brought in antique cars of all colours. Proud owners took the chance to speak about the stories behind their specialty vehicles while showing off what was under the hood.

The event was $10 to attend and will be returning on the last Sunday of March for the spring show.

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