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Swap Meet 2008 -
February 24, 2008 - - 8 AM to 3 PM
Since 1997 the CMGC Swap Meet has been held on the last Sunday in February at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, Illinois. Both the content and the gate admission has been increasing yearly (with the exception of one very bad snow storm in 2007). For 2007 we had about 800 shoppers and more than 100 vendor spaces in two buildings. Prior years have seen many more shoppers, and we will expect more this year as well (barring any natural disaster).
This meet is intended for all marques of British cars. This is not a car show. Our goal is to provide a meeting place for buyers and sellers of used parts, new parts, accessory items, tools, memorabilia, and just about anything else of interest to the British car enthusiast.
Our 12th meet promises to be the best yet! It has become a regional event! The site is an indoor heated facility that is centrally located in the Chicago area (DuPage County Fairgrounds). Last year over 800 buyers attended, and the vendor spaces were almost sold out. This event has had strong support from all of the British car clubs in the Chicago area, and this year looks to be bigger than ever before. Additionally, another major (but non-competitive) event of interest to automotive hobbyists is being held simultaneously in the same complex.
The British Car Swap Meet & Auto Jumble is advertised in all major enthusiast publications as well as many daily newspapers of all major cities surrounding Chicago in a multi-state campaign; many out of state buyers and vendors attend this event each year.
At the November meeting we passed around a sign up sheet to help assist with the running of this event. It will be passed around again at the January meeting. This is the biggest event for the club and it requires a lot of help and dedication from the members. Please sign up at the meeting to help out or email Jim Evans at
firstname.lastname@example.org for open time slots.
Additional information and pictures from the previous swap meets may be found at www.chicagolandmgclub.com/swapmeet.