|1939 Crocker Special|
and gone again. Entries seemed to be down by a significant amount even as the swap meet appeared to be more filled out than last year. I have no idea how they promote their event but if I didn't know about I'd certainly never hear about it.
It is interesting to see how the quantity and mix at the swap meet part of the event tracks with the economy. The last three years or so the items offered were off smaller items, junkier, and with fewer complete bikes for sale. This year there were more bikes for sale and of a higher quality but there were more Japanese motorcross bikes and a few Bultacos and a seemingly smaller number of Harleys.
Anyway, I was there with my trusty new camera and had a fine time. Old bikes, sunshine, and a new camera made it impossible not have a fine time. There were some very fine bikes in the show but fewer of them, especially in the true antiques. I always love to see the old board track racers and this year there were none. Custom vintage bikes seem to have slipped in the door and the stuff in the parking lot was about as interesting as the bikes entered in the show.
Here's a selection of photos from the day via the new Nikon D600: