Over the four-day event I checked out the 9,000 swap meet spaces and the 1,000 cars in the car corral for sale.
There was anything you could imagine for sale ... from nuts and bolts to 110-year-old cars.
Every accessory and car care product that you can imagine was available, and I won’t even start on the Philly cheesesteak sandwiches!
After two days I realized that I had covered about only 40 percent of the nearly one-square-mile swap meet and car corral, so on the third day I decided to rent a golf cart, which enabled me to cover the rest in the last day.
The fourth day was the car show, and although 1,200 cars were there, almost 200 were run-of-the-mill-everyday stuff, which left 1,000 for me to check out ... again with the help of a cart.
There were more than 100 classifications for the cars, one of which was for the Brass Era (pre-World War I). Before the war, cars were adorned with brass trim instead of chrome.
I passed over most of the Fords because I have already seen them and spent my time looking at Stutzes, Pierce-Arrows, Rolls-Royces, Hupmobiles, Oaklands, Overlands, Locomobiles and even a Railton, which I had never seen before.
This week I’m going to bring you some of the oldest cars that were there, some of which will be featured in future columns.
Until next week, keep on cruising!