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Wheelspin Swap meet is about more than old car parts

  • Published Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at 3:35 p.m.
  • Updated Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at 6:22 a.m.

How important is something like a swap meet to your typical gearhead?

Let’s put it this way: When there’s several inches of snow on the ground, the thermometer hasn’t even approached freezing for the better part of a week and you really don’t need any old car parts in particular, but you still load up and make the trek out to the Kansas Pavilions, it’s pretty darned important.

For many of us, the Sunflower Swap Meet is the one time of year we get to see some of our friends, and it’s always a great time for swapping the latest stories about car projects’ progress or lack thereof.

Of course, there is the fun of poking through piles of rusty old parts and bargaining with vendors, trying to score a find you can brag about later. Without the vendors who, year in and year out, turn up to show their wares and make deals, it couldn’t happen. And as always, hats off to the Wichita A’s car club for organizing and sponsoring the event.

The swap meet is a social event that not only gives us a break from winter woes, but gets us fired up about the coming year’s car shows, cruise-ins and road trips.

For those who didn’t make it out to the swap meet this year, here’s a quick photo overview.

Reach Mike Berry at mberry@wichitaeagle.com.

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