2024 Put-In-Bay Sports Car Races

Tucked away on a small island in the middle of Lake Erie is Put-In-Bay. The tiny town has hosted sports car races since the 1950s.  Our founder, Chuck Stoddard, raced in many of these events in Siatas, Alfa Romeos as well as Porsches.  This year's event is September 17-19th, 2024.  We will be there, both because it's a great event AND this year's featured marque is Porsche.  You can learn more HERE

Here's a picture of a young Chuck Stoddard going through Tech in his Siata. Chuck was a dealer for Siata cars before becoming the local Porsche purveyor (and launching our world-famous business.)  This picture was taken in Parker's Garage in Put-In-Bay and coincidentally enough, was the family business of our new General Manager, Roger Parker.  As the song goes, "It's a small world!"  

Images From The 2023 Stoddard Swap Meet

This year's 2023 Stoddard All Porsche Car Show and Swap Meet was a treat--a warm and sunny weather forecast help bolster numbers of vendors and showgoers, and Mother Nature delivered!   We had well over 100 car show entrants.   Les Checel's purple 993 placed third in the show, while Ben Pallazzo's Kiln Red 911 took second.  Chris and Debbie Moore brought "Cashmere" and it took top honors in the show.  We also had seminars, including Vic Skirmants talking 356 Transmissions and Adam Wright on how to find and buy project cars!  

Next year's event will be held June 7-8, 2024.  Like this year, after the literature show on Friday, we will head over to Pete's Custom Coachbuilding for a Barbecue!   We are planning on adding some additional events during the day on Friday.  

A gorgeous GT4 Cayman next to a Karmann Hardtop 356.  

Vendors took advantage of the sunny skies and cleaned out their collections! 

This was a neat backdate project we saw. 

The Franklin 356 built by Pete's Custom Coachbuilding was in attendance, gathering many, many onlookers.  

An aluminum-bodied, Volkswagen-powered Grumman postal van prototype! 

Adam Wright waves his schtick around.  

A stunning Amethyst 993 took third.  

Ben's Kiln Red 911. 

The Moore's win overall. 

Pictures From the 2022 Stoddard Swap Meet

Our 2022 All-Porsche Car Show and Swap Meet was this past weekend. We had solid turn-out, great weather and there loads of neat cars in our parking lot for the show.  

Friday night's literature meet was mostly held outside.  The weather was beautiful, so the tents weren't even needed!


There were a lot of 914s in attendance.  We counted at least 18 that were lined up, including several 914-6s  

This Rubystone 964 Carrera RS was just imported to the states.  Very, very cool car. 

Dan Mainzer's Smyrna Green 356B was stunning in the sunlight.  

This 1969 Signal Green 912 captured second in our Peoples' Choice car show.  It is owned by Maureen Arata from New Haven, Indiana. 


Chris Moore's Cashmere won best in show.  

Cashmere's interior is as nice as the exterior.  


We liked the period correct BBS alloys on this G-Body.  Rad!

Mike Immarino's 356A Coupe was third in our Car Show.  Always a favorite!

2021 Stoddard Swap Meet Images

After a year or more of worldwide turmoil, it's nice to get back to what we love. Looking at some sweet Porsches, finding bargains on vintage parts and talking to our friends from around the country.  We've been holding our Stoddard All-Porsche Car Show and Swap Meet since 1987 and this one had the most cars on display that we can remember. They were wrapped around the parking lot and they were accompanied their owners, both young and old.  

The vendor count was solid, but we were particularly happy with the show turn out.  Plenty of neat Porsches, from early 356s through the latest models.  


2021 Stoddard Swap Meet

2021 Stoddard Swap Meet Dates...

Our 34th Annual Stoddard Swap Meet is scheduled for June 4th and 5th, 2021.  We are planning on having the Friday night literature and toy portion of the event outside. We're renting a second "circus" tent to make this work.  

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