Pate swap meet ended Saturday. (located North of Fort Worth Texas)
There was a lot of stuff there but not much Model T stuff.
I mostly visiting with T friends and some walking the grounds. It gave me an excuse to get out of the house.
Will I attend next year ????????????
Willie: You need to come to Luray Pre war meet. Lots of T stuff there. See the last post on number of vendors. Also, there is another Pre War Swap meet that Sunday in PA. Two meets in one week. Dan
I bought a Model T exhaust manifold nut wrench at Pate on Friday for $10. I resold it to a fellow T-er later that day. Not any more T stuff there than I could fit in the back of my pickup, and I walked the whole thing.
Today our T club did clean up at the swap meet. So I have spent a lot of time there this weekend!
If your looking for T parts at Pate you'll have to look long and closely. It's mostly post war and later. Years ago it was pretty good for T stuff but not anymore.
To much digging and walking only to find a coil or Champion X plug. I started to go since I now have a 63 Ford Galaxie but other things came up.
I was looking for a few T parts, I guess I will have to wait till Hershey.
The reason I go to Pate is that it is about 220 miles from my house, All the rest of the meets listed above are a lot of miles from my house in Texas.
There is a swAp meet in Decatur in February or March. It usually has a lot more T and A parts than any of the other local meets.
Thanks Ted, I have been to the Decatur meet a few times in the past years. If I remember right, it is an OK swap meet.
I remember the Pate when it first started, just a small little get together in a pasture. 1974 or 75, if my razor-sharp mind has brought it up correctly....long ago and far far away! I drove my '72 Gremlin X to it. ha
I think it was more like 1978 or so. I was there and we were one of about thirty vendors perhaps right in front of the museum entrance.
Those were the days . There were no computers so the best way to find parts was to make connections with people . I knew people from all over the U. S. A. and the world. A lot of them are gone now but not forgotten . Some of the old timers like me I still see at Chickasha . Lots of T stuff back then .
I often though if the Pate Swap Meet, and other large meets for that matter would offer a area just for "Pre-War" vendors, it might attract more vendors and buyers.
The old Pate Swap Meet, at the museum in Cresson, was wonderful. After they moved it to the speedway, the magic was gone.