Feb 18th, 04, 05:54 PM
I've never been to Pamona but I'm going to try to make it this year.
#1) Is it really only one day (Mar 7) from 5 AM
till 2PM? (Sometimes web-sites don't always
#2) If it is only 9 hours, whats it like getting
in and out as far as the crowds go?
#3)Is it worth driving 4 hours each way with 1st
gen.Camaro goodies in mind?
I was at the Carlisle, PA show this past fall and it was pretty impressive. It was also 4 days long. I just find it hard to believe they would go through all that preparation for one day. Any advise on the in's and out's of Pamona would be appreciated.
Feb 18th, 04, 07:04 PM
I used to go several times a year including the Super chevy sunday weekend. Which had a swap meet on several of the days. Unless the have completely changed the venue the swap was more than one day. But has been about 8 years since I lived in so cal. SS
Feb 18th, 04, 07:15 PM
Yes it is just one day. It is easy in and out. We used to go down and buy a swap meet spot and get there saturday for setup. There is stuff showing up on Sat and no crowd. Then on Sunday Morning you just drive right into your swap spot. Great swap meet. Hard to see everything in those few hours.
Feb 18th, 04, 08:24 PM
My useful tips...
Get in there early and start shopping when people are still half asleep.Sometimes good deals can be found when the seller just woke up.
If you're driving a pre-75 car enter at gate 15 on Arrow hwy.That gate is for vendors and cars for show and sale...cost less to get in and you wont walk as far.
If you're planning on buying alot bring Juniors little red wagon because carring parts for miles sucks.On that note wear closed toe shoes because some guys dont know how to operate a wagon and run peoples feet over.LOL
Be prepared to haggle because some sellers want top dollar for everything but bargains can be found.Last swapmeet I found a pair of new APC seats (minus the tracks) for 40 bucks. graemlins/thumbsup.gif
Great swapmeet...been going 20 years.If ya' need any tips on places to eat give a yell,I know my food.LOL
Feb 19th, 04, 02:38 AM
Good swap meet, i usually go once a year. They need longer hours. Very hard to see everything from 6-2. Bring some friends and use 2-way radios. Roger
Feb 19th, 04, 11:12 AM
Pomona Swap is awesome.
And NO, it's not just once a year, check out the site: www.pomonaswapmeet.com (http://www.pomonaswapmeet.com)
March 7, 2004
April 25, 2004
June 6, 2004
July 18, 2004
August 29, 2004
October 17, 2004
December 5, 2004
Lots to see, and the 6-2 time frame just isn't enough. Lots of SoCal vendors there too, with good deals, so if you're like me and live down here, there are plenty of good connections to be made too. Definitely bring a wagon, and lots of CASH if you plan on buying things. Also, if you go during the summer months be prepared, it's scorchin hot! I bought 400 dollars worth of parts for my car last time I was there...last summer. I must have shed 10lbs in water weight too.
Feb 19th, 04, 07:38 PM
Thanx Guys, appreciate the advise and tips! graemlins/thumbsup.gif
Feb 20th, 04, 04:34 PM
The best advise is dont let Charley drive the rental car !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still have nightmares..