Following a day at the Airport Hilton for one swap meet, a grittier and dirtier parts swap meet crops up early in the morning on Sunday over in Anaheim. This one is definitely worth going to see, as some really rare bits will crawl their way out of people’s attics and garages and basements. In addition to that, there’s a ‘car show’ aspect of this event as well, as they pack dozens and dozens of Porsches into the “German Club” courtyard.
Inside the tent, there are a handful of vendors, including Pelican Parts. Owner of Pelican, Mr. Wayne Dempsey, trotted out one of his 962 race cars in a bid to attract a crowd.
And attract a crowd it did, especially when he started it up around noon time.
Outside of the tent was where the real deals were to be found, however, as there were some really neat parts that might help someone finish their 100 points restoration, or their hot-rod.
Speaking of hot-rods, this decklid looked so gorgeous to me. If I had a 911 or 912 hot-rod, I’d put this decklid on the back of it with absolutely zero changes whatsoever. A mesh grille would set it off perfectly. Patina is something I really enjoy on a car, and this decklid has earned it.
It’s times like this that I wish I’d had more room in my bags to get these BBS TurboFan wheel covers home with me. They were so 1980s cool that I would love to give them a good wash and hang them on my office wall.
This was a very busy weekend, but a very fun one, for sure. I plan to make the pilgrimage every year, as the quality level of both the cars and the bits for sale seem to increase every time. If you live somewhere cold and nasty, it’s always worth a trip to sunny SoCal for a weekend of Porsche pleasure.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t thank Stoddard NLA LLC for inviting us to tag along. They brought hundreds of really cool pieces from their Cleveland, Ohio warehouse to display on both Saturday and Sunday. It’s hard to miss their display, in fact, as it was the largest one of either day’s swap meets. Gorgeous stuff, too.
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