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The Big 3 auto swap has added an August date at the SDCCU stadium, in hopes the stadium will grant a lease extension for at least two more. Qualcomm stand visitors during the Mobile World Congress is the world's largest vintage Ford F badge, at the Big3 swap meet, at the parking lot of. Sixties Ford Pickup Truck at the Big3 swap meet at Qualcomm stadium, San Diego, in February The Big3 swap meet specializes in vintage cars and spare.
But the single biggest change will be to the Car Corral of vehicles for sale. The for-sale space will now be open to all years, makes and models — and also to import cars.
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That is a shift from the bastion of mostly American-made and powered vehicles and equipment at the Big 3. The import car market is typically a younger demographic of enthusiasts and reaching that group could be huge, Harding said. Some of the Phoenix vendors will come out for the August show, too, he said, but adding another date from the February swap is his challenge to pull in more vendors.
Alan Taylor, of the prestigious restoration and repair facility in Escondido, has had the same display space at the Big 3 for more than 20 years.
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But Taylor admits the Big 3 is not the place to sell typical mechanical European parts. And just as Harding is a bit of a gambler, so are the vendors, he said. The format will be the same and shopping will begin at noon Aug. The show and swap will be open to all VWs — air and water-cooled.
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Also featured will be raffles, prizes and giveaways. Ray Taylor has run a twice-yearly auto swap and show for 29 years, but his Labor Day show at the stadium will be his last, he says.
But the show might go on with another organizer. But he was done.
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But he has concerns, too. And Lordiygan also stages the weekly Cajon Classic Cruise Wednesdays and several large car shows throughout the season.
There is no charge to the general public to attend this event, however, there is a stadium parking fee. There are over regions and Chapters with over 50, members.
The membership of the region is over families. The aim of the AACA is the perpetuation of the pioneer days of automobiling by furthering the interest in and preserving of antique automobiles, and the promotion of the sportsmanship and of good fellowship among all AACA members. Similarly, the term includes various power sources, such as gasoline, diesel steam and electric. The purpose of the AACA is to provide an organization for members with a mutual interest in the antique automobile hobby.
For more information check out the web site www. The club was organized in by a group of enthusiasts in Los Angeles, California who foresaw the need for an organization dedicated to the preservation of automotive history.
The Horseless Carriage Club offers membership to collectors, historians and anyone else with an interest in vintage automobiles and their history. You do not need to own a car made before in order to belong. For more information about the San Diego Regional Group visit the web site at www. Since that time, the Club has grown to more than members worldwide with over Regional Groups around the world.