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Scenes from the 2020 Stoddard Swap Meet

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."

 

Updates on Stoddard's 2020 All-Porsche Swap Meet

 

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.  

Scenes From The 2019 Stoddard Swap Meet

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.  

2019 Norcal Treffpunkt Announcements

Our friends at Nor Cal Treffpunkt has a organized a pair of Swap Meets for this Summer.


June 2nd & September 8th
Concord High School
4202 Concord Blvd.
Concord, CA 94518
New swap meet for the Bay Area and now the only Northern California Porsche Swap meet due to the cancellation of Parts Heavens event. Last year was the first year and we had 34 sellers with very little advertising so this year should be much bigger. Coffee and donuts will be served while supplies last. $40.00 per vehicle space and you can use as much as you need. Commercial vendors are welcome as are show cars that want to hang out. No charge for show cars or for "cars for sale".  
  
And of course...don't forget the Treffpunkt event itself:
  
Nor Cal Vintage VW & Porsche Treffpunkt
Don't forget to mark your calendars for what has become a staple in the SF Bay area (14th year). You have to attend to get the feel of what is the most relaxed day of hanging out and checking out the best air cooled VW's and Porsche's plus the oddities that show up every year. Don't tell anyone but I don't turn away water cooled cars because my feeling is if you want to come and hang out who am I to say no and ruin your day.

Free bagels, coffee and donuts while supplies last.....last year we went through 15 gallons of coffee, 12 dozen donuts and 13 dozen bagels!

When- August 4th
Where- Dave Brubeck Park, 4202 Concord Blvd., Concord, CA 94518
Time- 8:00AM- 2:30PM
Cost- $20.00 per car
Swaping is allowed as long as it is driven in to the park in your "show car". 
Here is just one of the articles that has been written about the Treffpunkt
http://www.thedrive.com/flat-six-soc...t-this-weekend  

2019 356 Club Show at Phoenix Club Pictures

Here are some images from the 356 Club of Southern California's All Porsche Car Show and Swap Meet at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, California on March 3rd, 2019.  The weather was awesome--the rains from the night before had all cleared out and it was pretty sunny most of the day.  Lots of neat cars, great stuff to find in the swap section and great people as always. 

2019 LA Lit Meet Show Images

2019 LA Lit Meet at the LAX Hilton on March 2nd, 2019.  We had a record number of vendors and the crowds were much larger than in year's past.  Here are some pictures we took while at the show. 

2019 LA Lit Meet Week Shop Tours Photo Album

We organized a series of shop tours to area shops both before and after the LA Lit Meet.  Here's a bunch of images we took--we are still  finding more! 

We started out the Thursday tours with a long bus ride down to Fallbrook California to visit CPR. It's been raining a lot in Southern California and the normally-brown hills were blooming with color. 

Next, we stopped at Autos International in Escondido to see their upholstery shop. Always top-notch work there. 

Next up, a visit with John Benton at Benton Performance. They really rolled out the red carpet for us, with a great lunch and goodie bags for our Bus Tour guests.  Thanks, John! 

While one bus headed South on Thursday, another one went North.  Our first stop on the Points North Bus was TRE Motorsport

We then stopped at John Esposito's shop, Espo Resto.  John is a true craftsman and had a lot of great examples of his work on display and in process. 

A stop at LA Dismantlers in Sun Valley was next on the itinerary. Here, we learned how the cars are brought in and parted out, or sometimes sold whole.  Their business is mostly in the later model cars, but we did see a handful of G-body 911s.  

The open house at Sierra Madre Collection was next.  They shut down an adjacent side street and had plenty of excellent Porsches on display.  

Beverly Hills Car Club isn't in Beverly Hills and it isn't a Car Club, but they did show us a wide selection of classic and collector cars, some nice, some that would be nice projects.  

Friday Morning, we embarked on a Tour of the South Bay and Torrance area. We had three busses running this route.  Our first stop was Callas Rennsport in Torrance. 

Tony Callas is the go-to guy when it comes to working on your 959. He had one in his shop this week—so interesting! 

We took a ride up the street to visit Klasse 356 and shop-owner, Ed Rutherford. 

In the same complex, there is Nicolas Hunziker's gallery of fine automotive art. Nicolas had everything on display—plus great snacks! 

A perennial favorite is a stop at Willhoit Restoration in Long Beach. John has facilities on both sides of the street and there were dozens of concours cars on display.  Simply stunning work. 

Next up was the open house at Pelican Parts.  Founder Wayne Dempsey was there showing off his toy collection, like this 962. 

After the LA Lit Meet on Saturday, we had a bus tour that ran down to Costa Mesa.  It's first stop was CarParcUsa, an early 911 specialist. 

Jim Liberty of Liberty Motorsports had his shop doors open for a peak at some cool cars.  

Our annual pilgrammage to European Collectibles is always fun.  

On Saturday, we also had a second bus going to the Open House at Emory Motorsports in North Hollywood. Emory's shop just moved and his new place is outstanding! 

Rod Emory's latest creation is this twin-turbocharged monster. It's powered by Emory's bespoke 911-based four-cylinder and has a later model 911 suspension under it.  Fantastic! 

2019 Stoddard Swap Meet Dates: June 7-8, 2019

We're pleased to announce that the dates for our 2019 Stoddard Swap Meet will be June 7-8, 2019.   This will be the 32nd edition of our All-Porsche Car Show and Swap Meet.  The Toy and Literature will be held Friday, June 7th and the Car Show and Swap Meet will be Saturday, June 8th.  We look forward to seeing you there!

356 Registry's 2018 East Coast Holiday

Every year, we look forward to the 356 Registry's Holiday events.  The East Cost Holiday event this year was held in Ocean City, New Jersey.  While the weather was a little spotty with rain, there was little loss in enthusiasm, thanks to an excellent organizational crew.  

The concours on the boardwalk was epic with an enormous line of 356s on the iconic wooden structure.  

We brought our own special pet project, the 356C that's in some of our recent advertisements.  

The trip to Cape May was spectacular.  

The Simeone Museum was a treat—this whiteboard of all of their ongoing projects captured our imagination. It's funny how a mere list of work to be done can get you thinking!  

The Boardwalk before cars were allowed on.  

Staging the concours line at the OCNJ Airport before they rolled onto the Boardwalk.  

The shuttle for Concours Judges had approximately 4 Peoplepowers.  We're not sure what that would dyno at.  

You can see many more images the 356 Registry's Talk Forum in threads like this one HERE. 

You can learn more at this year's ECH Website

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