Considering the cost of driving here, shopping for even cheap parts doesn't make economic sense. But I came to visit family, and the deals are a nice bonus. Here are today's photos.
I heard one vendor complain that there were a lot of people but they weren't buying much. Another said he was doing very well, much better than the past couple of years.
A nice feature at Iola is the free shuttle service that hauls folks from and to the parking lots. It's especially nice to bypass the long hike if you're carrying something heavy back to your car.
Recently Mike Walker brought up the subject of Barnsdall Oil. I could have had one of their signs today for only $750.
This coupe survived a shed fire with the only apparent damage being to the roof and glass.
An old customer had one of my signs decorating his tent. At swap meets I often see signs I made. Sometimes they're for sale at outrageous prices. I told one fellow at Hershey that I made the sign he had for sale, and he said, "No, you didn't."
One of the interesting cars for sale was this 1930 Peerless.
You don't see many automobiles with awnings on the windows.
This 1977 reproduction of the 1928 Mercedes SSK was available for only $125,000.
Lots of people looked, but I didn't see anybody buying.
I see these things all the time. There was one in my pickup when I bought it, and I took it out. The idea of a gasoline fire inside the vehicle doesn't appeal to me.
Today's stuff: a gorgeous Hayes felloe, almost like new, for $5; a repairable Hayes clincher rim, $5; three rear hubs and two front hubs, $1 each; another Model T screw jack, $5; over half a dozen good drag link caps and an Apco cap, $2.50; and nine valve stem covers, $1 each. But the best find of all was probably the guy who deals in old Dodge truck parts. He thinks he has a replacement rear axle shaft for my truck.