Register Now - June 3rd and 4th
Register Now - June 3rd and 4th
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.
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.
The 2022 LA Lit and Toy Show will be held February 26th at the LAX Hilton in Los Angeles. You can see more here:
Registration is now open! We are starting to figure out the schedule for the rest of the week. If you have a related event or open house, please email us at [email protected]
Our 33rd Annual Stoddard Swap Meet as held this past Saturday, August 29th. A wet weather forecast, cancelled car show portion and the current events all effected turn-out, but we were pleased with the attendance. There were approximately 40 vendors and we saw steady booth traffic throughout the morning. We were limited by the state of Ohio's limitations on mass gatherings, so the car show portion could not happen--but there certainly were some nice looking Porsches in the parking lot for our "Flea Market."
Planning for the Stoddard Swap Meet on August 28th and 29th is going well!
We will be enforcing a strict mask or face-covering policy and will be asking everyone to maintain safe social distancing to maintain the safety of our staff, customers and show attendees. To that end, we won't be opening up our facility like we normally do. Activities and sales will all happen outside.
To make this happen, we had to make a few operational changes to the event.
A) The Friday Literature and Toy Show will happen outside. We will be setting up the normal tables in front of our showroom garage door.
B) There will be no dinner provided on Friday night. We will, however, have our normal sandwich shop as a vendor on Saturday for both breakfast and lunch.
C) The new parts sales area will be set up outside. You can talk with a sales rep, let them know what you want, they will take payment and your phone number. We will call you when your parts are available for pick up at our shipping dock. This should go smoothly enough, but we are encouraging everyone to pre-order your parts for pick up at the swap meet. All show sales, pre-order or on-site will receive a 10% discount.
D) Our normal scratch-and-dent area will be set up outside, rather than our warehouse. This will take up the first few normal vendor spots from prior years.
E) Vendor spots will be spread out with spaces in between each vendor. This might cause some shifts in where certain vendors are versus where they were last year, but we will make every effort to keep things consistent. No more than four customers per booth at a time.
F) The car show has been cancelled. We are allowing Porsches to park in our normal parking area, but there must be no congregating or mass gatherings of more than 10 people in the area.
G) There will be no access to inside restrooms. We will have multiple port-o-potties and a wash station.
The 2020 LA Lit and Toy Show was a great success--just sneaking in before much of the world shut down. Here are some images .
Shop Tour at Callas Rennsport.
Shop Tour at Beverly Hills Car Club.
Visting Wilhoit Restoration is always a treat--packed as usual!
Wilhoit had several 4-Cam Carrera motors on display.
On new stop this year was the Porsche Experience in Carson--lots of eye candy!
Real 917. Off to the side, the engine was getting worked on.
Several lucky "Shop Tour" goers got a ride in a new Taycan at PECLA!
The event itself was awesome--wall to wall crowds, before things. Um. Hit the fan.
We, of course, had our latest wares on display!
Performance parts or Concours details. Always there!
Afterwards...more shop tours!
Emory Motorsports opened their doors for our whole crew!
More images can be seen at Stoddard's Facebook page here:
Or our LA Lit and Toy Show Facebook page here:
Stoddard's 32nd Annual All-Porsche Car Show and Swap Meet was held this past weekend, on June 7-8th. We had vendors from all over the midwest and Canada present and visitors from all over the country here at our Highland Heights Facility. Thankfully, this was one of the nicest weekends that Northern Ohio has seen so far this year.
The Friday night literature and toy meet had some interesting finds.
Like previous years, we served sandwiches and some pretty darn good cookies.
LN Engineering was on display both Friday and Saturday.
The guys from Restoration Design drove down from Canada to show off their "from scratch" Speedster.
Adam Wright showing off his latest acquisition. It was more of an arts and crafts project than a Porsche, but any 356 with a title is worth restoring!
This BT5 looked like a decent driver. It was for sale for $48,000 in the swap area.
Our resident 914 Nerd, Mark Taylor noted that there were at least 9 914s in attendance for the Car Show.
One of our favorite cars was this Bahama Yellow 912. No, it wasn't perfect, but it looked like a nice, honest car in a cool color.
Deborah and Paul Bedford's RHD Speedster was shipped here from Australia to get some work done by Mike Immarino's Aircooled Auto. Oddly enough, this car was once owned by Mike's dad! This car earned Third Place in the Car Show.
Jerry Payto's beautiful 1967 911 is always a treat to look at. It finished Second in the car show.
Terrence Orr's 1962 Twin Grill Roadster was Best In Show!
Jesse Nolan from Across The Pond Restoration accepting the Best In Show award for the Roadster.
Our friends at Nor Cal Treffpunkt has a organized a pair of Swap Meets for this Summer.