This blog will expand on themes and topics first mentioned in my book, "The Automobile and American Life." I hope to comment on recent developments in the automobile industry, reviews of my readings on the history of the automobile, drafts of my new work, contributions from friends, descriptions of the museums and car shows I attend and anything else relevant to those interested in automobiles and auto history. Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016, 2017, by the author.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The last swap meet of 2012 -- Springfield, Ohio, November 10
A beautiful day in Southwest Ohio! And a good way to spend a Saturday morning. The November Swap meet is always much smaller than those in May and September, but today the weather was as good or better than those previous events. I learn so much every time I go, from looking at parts, to thinking about cars on display, to getting a sense of the market. I rarely buy more than a trinket or two -- today it was a Hella fog light that should be a good spare for the two on my Porsche ($2!), and 7 1958 -1960 Hot Rod magazines for evening reading. My camera batteries died quite early into my walk through the car corral, but I caught a few interesting rides. A very nice 1956 fuel injection Corvette was for sale, A Gran Tourismo Studebacker Hawk that was a bit to gussied up for me, and the above 1957 Olds wagon ( I have not seen one of these in years!).