Long Beach Model T Club 60th Swap Meet

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Hood on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 03:51 pm:

It's only one week away! Our 60th year! The best in the west!

60TH Annual
Vintage & Classic Parts Exchange
Presented by The Long Beach Model T Club
SINCE 1954, one of the oldest automotive swap meets in existence.
All Antique, Classic, and Automotive Hobby Related Items
ONE DAY ONLY
SATURDAY JULY 26, 2014
Los Alamitos Race Course
4961 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos, CA. 90720 East parking lot behind Costco
Hours: Saturday 7:00AM to 4:00PM
Free Parking
Vendor spaces are available
Call Jeff Hood 562-597-5936 evenings
FREE ADMISSION
www.lbmtc.com



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harris, Huntington Beach California on Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 10:57 am:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRXpOd60IcI

Here's a video link to last year's event.
We'll see you there :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Mc Willie on Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 11:19 am:

Well, I have attended the last 30, so I'll probably be at this one too! Thanks to the LBMTC for carrying on this tradition.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 02:05 am:

Ron, We'll see you there!

This has always been a good swap meet to find some very reasonable parts.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Clipner-Los Angeles on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 06:32 pm:

WOW, forgot all about it. I'm there
George n L.A.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 08:27 pm:

It is interesting that it is one day only this year, it was Friday and Saturday last year, and cost 6 bucks to get in. It is only one day this year and free to get in. I love this swap meet, so I never had an issue with the admission price or the days. I hope everyone drags their goodies out to sell, because I want to spend some of my money :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Lovejoy, So Cal on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 12:19 am:

I well be there, selling - I hope :-) first time ever as a seller.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By charley shaver on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 08:34 am:

wish I could go!!!!!!.last time I was there it was in a big parking lot, and only port a pots, kids still in diapers & not disposable.my wife paid her doses'.seeped in car to. I am sure they do better now .charley


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tony Bowker on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 11:12 am:

Spent the day loading the truck with known stuff to sell, even put labels on everything so Heather can sell and I can buy more stuff. Booked a room at Motel 6 a mile or so down the street so I can be there before 7 am when it opens.
Now I have to scan the barn to see if I can part with any more treasures, hope to see a good crowd.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Martinez on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 03:44 pm:

My wife and I will be there (minus our T) with parts to sell. Our neighbors husband passed away so were helping her clear out his inventory of parts so they go back into rotation and can be used.

We will have a bunch of miscellaneous parts including a few radiators, transmission bands, wheels, steering columns, coil boxes and a bunch of other stuff we have yet to load onto the trailer. Looking forward to a fun day!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Hood on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:30 pm:

Well it's no wonder why the MTFCI site isn't used much. It is extremely slow. There haven't been any new posts since the 20th.

I have tried twice to post information on the 18th, and again on the 22nd, about the LBMTC swap meet. Each time it says my post will appear after it has been reviewed by the moderator. So far, after several days, the posts have not appeared. I guess maybe they consider it advertisement, however there is a similar post about registering and paying for a tour.

I just wanted to let members know about the swap meet, but it doesn't look like very many people visit the forum anyway. Hopefully MTFCI members will see the info here.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Spaziano, Bellflower, CA. on Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 01:07 am:

I'm under the impression that most of the computer-using-members of M.T.F.C.I. monitor this site regularly. Besides, no matter what you do or how much you advertise the Long Beach Swap you'll get people telling you that you need to advertise the meet more.

How do I know this Jeff? :^{D

See you early on Saturday.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Gilham Bellflower Ca. on Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 02:11 am:

Jeff, As a Vendor how early can we get there?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 08:29 am:

I'm an MTFCI and MTFCA member, and I'm registered on the MTFCI forum, but when I look at the bottom of the page on the MTFCI forum (after I have logged in) there is a message block that says I'm not allowed to reply to threads or create new threads. I tried to edit my profile but didn't see a place to change my posting permissions, how do I get permission to reply to threads and create new threads on the MTFCI forum?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:11 am:

The flyer states vendor set up is at 5:00 AM.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tony Bowker on Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:25 am:

Buyer setup starts at 5am, buyers welcomed at 7 pm.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Archer on Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 07:13 pm:

Alright this will be my 51st visit and I've hauled in some great stuff over the years. There's always some surprises. Thanks Jeff and LBMTFC.

#4


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Friday, July 25, 2014 - 03:08 pm:

Everything is all set up for the vendors and buyers to do their swapping tomorrow.

It started out pretty cool this morning with a good overcast and when the sun came out the breeze picked up so it was really comfortable under the canopy.

CYA all tomorrow. I'll be the guy pushing RDR around and saying "Hi" to everyone. If you see US make sure to say Hello.

Remember it's FREE


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Friday, July 25, 2014 - 03:43 pm:

The content of my wallet is yearning to be set free!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Danuser on Friday, July 25, 2014 - 07:26 pm:

Gene tell RDR hello from a T and TT Parts fellow in Fulton Mo MTFCA member # 2088


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Grant Curtis on Friday, July 25, 2014 - 07:40 pm:

I will be there trying to get my POS into a ROLLER.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tony Bowker on Friday, July 25, 2014 - 08:57 pm:

We are in a motel a couple of miles down the road,ready for a 5 am start....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Sayer on Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:35 pm:

We won't be there to early but definately going, see everyone there:?) Eric and Jennifer


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Mc Willie on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 01:35 am:

Gentleman, start your engines!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ggz on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 01:51 am:

Growing up in LA, I attended this swap meet as a kid at the "Dust Bowl", or Hamilton Bowl as it was called. I remember running after the Model TT sprinkler truck and jumping on it. I remember camping on the dirt. I remember lots of brass cars being towed to the meet behind "modern" 1950s cars. Post 1915 Model Ts and open Model As were about as scarce as dirt, and a few people were actually finding value in 1932-1934 Fords. I remember the scouts from Harrah's combing the swap meet looking for treasures. I remember sitting by a campfire listening to people discussing who was building what car for next year's Signal Hill Climb. Would Chris Eggsard beat Doc Pruden? Would La Rue Thomas really do that well with his DO creation? I remember loads of speed equipment for sale. I remember a complete Miller OHV engine with twin Winfields selling for 500.00 and hearing everyone say the buyer must be " made of money." NOS parts were the norm, and, not particularly easy to sell if they were newer than 1928. The Long Beach Model T Club Swap Meet is legendary and was the foundation for the hobby as we know it today. I was a member of the club prior to moving out of LA. If it weren't for the members of this club, I would not be involved with the old car hobby today. Thank you, LBMTC.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 09:10 am:

It's been many years since you posted here. Why you be so scarce? What are you doing these days?

Leaving within the hour...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 10:36 am:

And as usual, hoping for pictures of everyone's finds :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Grant Curtis on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 02:09 pm:

Steel wheels, headlights in great condition, some hubs, a starter and a generator all made it in my truck. Still need a few parts to really get going, but now closer than ever.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 03:20 pm:

PHOTOS...PHOTOS....PHOTOS...PLEASE


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 03:43 pm:

What other parts do you need Grant? I might have a few lying around in my back 40.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank Harris from Long Beach & Big Bear on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 03:55 pm:

Just got back from the swap meet, it was huge and free to get in and to park. I would venture that there were three times as many guests this year buying than when we charged to get in. By not renting a fence we didn't have to charge admission. We had to get over 300 people to pay to get in just to rent the fence. So now we only rent the porta-potties and wash stations with soap and towels.

Sorry no pictures but there were a lot of cameras there and the posters will post when they get home.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 05:31 pm:

It was a good meet, good stuff hidden in the rust piles.



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 05:48 pm:

MORE!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Grant Curtis on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 06:29 pm:

I wasn't feeling 100 pct this morning and left before I wanted to. Took some pepto and got back out for more bits. Radiator shell, a 5 gallon bucket of small parts and bolts, some 27 spindles for a brake conversion for $15... deals were insane at the end. Great meet. Man was it packed at 6:30am this morning.

Ed, I am in need of one rear wire wheel hub, brake rods, a radiator and a million other parts...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Scott Owens on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 06:39 pm:

I Got a nice wishbone 10 dollars. A greasey front spring 10 dollars. A NOS Victor head gasket, very cheap. Bosch for 5 dollars, not complete. But I put a pinto electronic head on it. 60,000 volts. A TT high speed gear set at a great price. 3 used fan belts 3 dollars. And a fishing tackle box of old buttons for 10 dollars. My sister is very happy. So Iam back home and need to get a front end together. Thanks you LBMTC for the swap meet. My third year. Scott


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Sayer on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 07:21 pm:

Thanks Gene Carrothers for allowing me to drive your T:?) Sorry for all I scared hahaha:?)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 10:52 pm:

Hey Eric, Your welcome and wish we had driven more in the swap meet parking lot where the vendors had left. Good luck to you guys and Your new T!
Hope it all works out fine.

Was really glad to see you guys again. You did Good. As they say "Everyone walked away so it was a successful landing".


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 10:55 pm:

Ed, WOW what a find!!! I don't know how I missed those OF's? That had to be the find of the day!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Evan Mason on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:02 pm:

Had a nice visit with RDR, it was great to reconnect! Lots of interesting stuff; big car stuff (Pierce Arrow, Cadillac V12 etc) and a nice selection of Model T and A parts. Missing in action were the commercial vendors( Restoration Supply, Chaffins, Coker Tire although Stan Lucas showed up in a nice Lincoln boat-tail phaeton, etc.) But I understand that it is probably not worth it for a one-day meet. Did seem like a lot of folks wandering the aisles. I got a Pierce Arrow Series 33 (1922) cast aluminum fan and pulley for a good price and my friend got a set of brass topped rebuilt coils.

It was worth the drive.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Hood on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 02:36 pm:

Thanks to everyone, buyers and sellers, and the LBMTC members who made this swap meet a success. We had many positive comments, very few negative, and almost every vendor that I talked to was very happy with the day.

Since we didn't have a single entrance, and didn't charge admission, we really don't know how many shoppers there were, but for several hours there were so many people that it looked like a day at Disneyland! Lots of parts were going out to the parking lot all day long.

Many of our regular sellers didn't show this year, they told me that they would be there as shoppers but not bother to sell for just one day. I hope that as they were shopping, they realized their mistake and will return next year! This was a very good swap meet. There were many comments heard throughout the day saying that "it's just like the old days!" One lady even told my wife that it was better than Bakersfield!

In spite of some of the local sellers who couldn't be bothered to come for just one day, there were 3 who came from the Sacramento / San Francisco Bay area, 4 from Las Vegas, 3 from Arizona, and one from Idaho! There were several more who drove from as far as 300 miles to be there and were very happy with their sales, some selling nearly everything they brought.

Next year will be bigger and better.

I was too busy keeping things going to take pictures, however there were pictures taken, and I will get them posted soon.

Thanks again to everyone who was there!

Jeff Hood, President LBMTC


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Philip Berg on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 05:00 pm:

I had a good day at the swap meet getting several items for dirt cheap. My 8 year old daughter had fun also, she likes to look at all the unusual items. She brought three dollars of her own money for spending and picked up a couple of trinkets.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 06:11 pm:

Thank you, Jeff, for heading up this fine event - again. Thanks to the other volunteers, too.

Thanks also to Tom LeRoux, Gene and others for selling the leftovers from my garage sale, Bakersfield and OC swap meets.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Gilham Bellflower Ca. on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 07:39 pm:

Jeff, Thanks for putting on a great event. I sold quite a bit of stuff and bought out another seller at the end of the day. Only negative, I wasn't the one who found the box of OF Strombergs.....I'll be back!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian Eliason on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 11:47 pm:

Very nice meet, I'm looking forward to spending even more next year! Thanks to the LBMTC for making this happen.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Lovejoy, So Cal on Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:47 am:

I thought it was a good meet, had fun and made more money than I thought I would. Stuff I thought would sell did not and the other stuff did :-)here's a couple photo's


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Lovejoy, So Cal on Monday, July 28, 2014 - 01:02 am:

couple more Last two are of a metal sign a guy made of my truck. He was selling these last year and he liked my truck. Said he wanted to make one of my truck, this year he had em there - thought it was kind of cool.


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