Today, was the 37th Annual Vintage Meet, sponsored by Cascade Kombi’s Vintage VW Club, held at Shoreline Community College, just north of Seattle.
I left home at 5:30 in the morning with a mental list of the things I needed for my 66 Bug. It is about 2 hour drive plus a 30 minute ferry crossing to get there. I had a nice view on the ferry.
I arrived just before 8:00 am, about an hour before the show started. But, lucky for me, for an extra $5 I got early entry, so I hurried in and down to the swap area. The whole track was surrounded and overflowing out into the parking lot with swap booths. I wish I could have gotten a photo from above, it was pretty impressive.
During my time at the meet, I probably made 6 complete trips through the swap area and had to make 3 trips back to put my stash into my truck. Unfortunately, I only had my backpack, which didn’t hold much. Next year, I will bring a collapsible wagon, like many of the other experienced swappers did.
Anyway, here is a photo of my haul that I took when I got home.
A rear decklid
3 205m distributors
2 fog lights
a battery ground strap
exterior rear view mirrors
2 different interior rear view mirrors
pair of arm rests
4 early hub caps
a shift knob
horn ring and button
an early bus visor(it looked cool)
I was happy with what I found, and with the prices.
As for the car show, it was amazing, as usual. Again, I wish I could get a photo from above that showed just how many cars were there. Definitely hundreds.
Of course, there were a lot of bugs. There were 4 split window bugs.
There were about a half dozen or so oval window bugs.
And then there were hundreds of other bugs.
There was a camping bug
And a camper bug
There were lots of early split window buses and both single and double cab pickups.
And of course there were camper buses…..many
There were Type 3’s
There were Ghia’s and a Type 3 Ghia.
There were Things
And some dune buggies
Then, there was some pretty cool rare stuff…..like a Kubelwagen (but no Schwimmers this year)
There was this tracked snow vehicle circa 1961
I found a twinner for my car.
After about 4 hours, I was all walked out and decided to head home. After a much longer trip home thanks to Lavender Festival traffic, I spent a little bit of time installing a few of my new goodies.
Here you can see my new exterior rear view mirror, one of my new hubcaps and the shift knob.
And this is my new interior mirror and visors.
I had a great day at the Vintage meet and already looking forward to next year.