So yesterday, despite some complications and deviating from our plan on multiple occasions, we had a wonderful day in Paris, Ontario. The sun was shining and the Paris Fairgrounds were packed for the 9th Annual Paris Unfinished Nationals. With more cars than we've ever seen since we've been going to this amazing show, the day was unforgettable. The swap meet was also packed full to the brim with vendors selling all those missing little pieces for your project car. With over 400 cars registered, we were sad to say that none of them were our own, but glad to see such an amazing turn out. At the start of last week, we were planning on having three vehicles there, two of which would have been registered, but plans often change and we were down to only the 67 Pick Up by the time we got there: the 69 Acadian wasn't quite up to that long a trip; and Andrew's 64 Truck couldn't quite make it this year, missing for the first time since it's been on the road. Despite all that, the day was a lot of fun, with the weather holding up perfectly for such an occasion. Be sure to click the pictures below and tell us if you can find your car in the seemingly never ending expanse of really cool vehicles.
I am starting to try to figure out what to take to Paris Unfinished Nationals next Sunday June 1st. I know what ever I consider and don't take is the first thing someone will ask me for so I always overthink my selections. Anyway we have 2 tables booked inside and I am hoping to take some cool used stuff for outside. Hope to see you there and if there is anything you need , shoot me an email or give me a call so I can be sure to bring it, Dave.
Last weekend Holley and Dave headed out to Ancaster swapmeet. Leaving bright and early Sunday morning (can you call it bright if you leave before the sun's up?), it was a long and busy day for the two of them, in the smaller of the two buildings on the large fairgrounds. With only the two of us, it seemed that that wasn't enough to talk to all of the people there, both repeat customers and new buyers. It seemed like 1969 cars were the hot commodity, and we feel as if we sold out of almost every part we had for them, Chevelles, Camaros and Novas (or Acadians), it didn't seem to matter. And I guess we can be added to that list, as we were receiving a 1969 Acadian back home while we were there as well. Hopefully it doesn't need anything we sold to get it on the road, as we hope to have it ready this week. Overall it was a great swapmeet and we hope to see everyone in Rockton on May 10th!
Winter has a hold on us in Southwestern Ontario. We are not going to let it stop us from working on our project cars and trucks. Rodmasters swap meet in Ancaster Ontario is on Sunday March30 2014. Doors open at 8a.m. we'll be there with special deals to help with your new or existing project. Come on out and see what's new for 2014.
Southwestern Ontario has been experiencing record low temperatures outside. I hope the garage is warm enough inside to keep making progress on those project cars and trucks. There are only 30 days until our first swap meet of the year at the Paris fairgrounds on Silver Street. Get your list together, break out the sock full of Christmas cash and come see us Sunday February 9 2014.
We live in Canada and it is almost February therefore there is snow and it is cold. A good time to turn up the furnace in the shop and wrench on the cars. Dave's Custom Cars has a nice selection of Nova parts and Chevy truck parts, waiting to be installed. Our first swap meet of 2013 is in Paris Ontario on Feb. 10. Get that list together and order now, save the shipping by meeting us at the fairgrounds in Paris.
Remnants of The Perfect Storm are being swept away and The Classics are being washed, covered and put away. There is one more swap meet that we attend. Tillsonburg, in the heart of Southwestrn Ontario hosts an indoor event on Saturday November 10, 2012. Auto enthusiasts enjoy the varied collection of antique parts and auto memorabelia. If you stil haven't found that perfect something to wrap, come visit us at The Special Event Centre on Cedar Street in Tillsonburg on November 10, 2012.
(Due to technical difficulties, this post it a little late, sorry about that, Holley)
The white flag is behind us as we finish the last lap of summer in Southwestern Ontario. It's time to fill the garage up with parts to repair and restore that Classic Chevy car or truck. A full workbench and full fridge will keep the crew happy and productive through the dreary months of winter. Keep the tube on speed and the tunes dialed to classic rock and before you know it the guy on the loud speeker will announce "run what you brung".
So ladies and gentlemen get off the couch on October 28 and get to Ancaster to pick up those restoration parts for your GM muscle car. If you miss Ancaster you will be able to run to Tillsonburg on November 10; your last chance before Christmas to get that Classic stocking stuffer. Who wouldn't want some jewelery for their car under the tree?
Last weekend, we headed out to the fields of Bothwell Ontario for the 21st annual Old Autos Bothwell Car Show and Swap Meet. We headed out, bright and early Friday morning for the hour and a half drive to Bothwell, in an entourage of our 1969 Suburban, 1967 C10, and our 1964 C10. We got there and started to set up as the clouds rolled in. Thankfully, we had bought a new canopy and got all set up before the rain began. Friday it rained all day, but the people that came around stopped to chat out of the rain for a bit, actually giving us a chance to talk. Despite the rain, it turned out to be not too bad a day and Saturday turned out to be even better, as the sky cleared up and the sun came out. We saw a lot of familiar faces and had a good weekend.
Sunday March 11, Spring forward means out the door at 3 a.m old time. Great day weather wise. Swap meet was good too, caught up with lots of old friends and sold some stuff too.
Looking forward to Ancaster on the 25, hope to see you there.