One of the highlights for me is the annual Lethbridge Swap Meet. I generally don’t buy much as most of the parts for sale are for classic and vintage American cars but it is great to have an automotive event in the winter. It is also a chance to run into people I know and catch up. There is always some interesting metal that shows up in the for sale corral and this year was no exception.
There is a fantastic selection of parts from various vendors available for purchase. As I usually don’t have a mainstream American collector car there often isn’t anything I need to buy but it sure is nice to browse. I did manage to snag a 1965 Ford trucks of Canada brochure for a paltry twenty five cents.
There is the occasional vehicle on display like this fantastic Ford Model T camper.
Not much more weather protection than a tent but at least you’d be further off the ground.
This lovely two tone 1959 Diamond T represented an antique truck club.
It is always exciting to see something you’ve never seen in person before but had only read about previously like this General Motors Twin Six V12 engine. It is essentially a V12 formed by doubling up two big truck V6 engines. There is a a nice article on Curbside Classic for further reading.
The vast majority of the vehicles were looking for new owners however. This yellow 1968 Buick Skylark sports 1980s Camaro rims.
I always enjoy seeing a classic Corvair. This one is especially sweet with shiny red paint, convertible top and a turbocharger on its air-cooled engine.
This 1959 Fiat 600 would have been my pick to follow me home. The owner stated it was all complete.
Not a project for the faint of heart but well worth the effort.
The engine was dissembled but the body shell looked rather nice.
1950 Dodge and various other bits.
1970 Volkswagen Beetle on offer with a list of additional project cars.
1984 Jaguar XJ6
1967 Oldsmobile Toronado
The parking lot always provides a few extra project vehicles for sale that aren’t officially a part of the swap meet. This 1949 Dodge panel van featured very nice patina and is likely a rare survivor.
Despite the winter season the parking lot always has a few classics that other patrons have brought. A Canadian market 1952 Mercury M1 truck with a homemade box is a nice example.