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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kyle paul, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. hey you local pomona guys . how is the swap, im debating on going but everyone ive talked to says its not good like it used to be . my question is it really worh a 500 mile drive
  2. AG F/C
    Joined: Oct 20, 2009
    Posts: 364

    AG F/C

    No way it's worth the 500 mile drive. I am not even sure it's worth the 3 miles I'd have to drive........ but I do on occasion... :eek: JMO

    It has regressed into a big tool swap with very few good parts... The Big LA Roadsters Show on fathers day weekend is the best by far in Pomona and worth a drive if you've got the time....
  3. The answer is probably no but what are you looking for?

    Charlie Stephens
  4. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,636

    from Chino, Ca

    I don't care for it anymore. The cost to park and get in and then having to navigate your way around the crowd makes it hard to look for parts. Long Beach is the way to go and then take a hop over to Joe's Jost for a cold one and some pickled eggs.
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  5. fordcragar
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
    Posts: 3,180

    from Yakima WA.

    I've been there about three times; which is usually when I'm in the area for something else. Like most swap meets, who knows what will be there. It is a big event though. I've found some interesting stuff and I'll go again, when I'm in the area.
  6. 4 pedals
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 701

    4 pedals
    from Nor Cal

    If you have Turlock in your back yard, why would you want to go to Pomona?
  7. Dave Zapatka
    Joined: Oct 14, 2009
    Posts: 74

    Dave Zapatka

    Roger That !!! Joes Rocks
  8. marvbarrish
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
    Posts: 203

    from SoCal

    Pamona swap meet is definitely not what it used to be. That's the bad news. The good news is that the swap meet the LA Roadsters put on at Pamona on fathers day is worth it! To boot, you get all the manufacturers showing all their new stuff and a few roadsters to boot. Best show, hands down. If you can time it, you wont be disappointed.
  9. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 664

    Dave Rondou

    I don't go near as often as i use to go. But when i do, i usually find what i am looking for. I like to walk the cars for sale.
  10. 62RagtopNova
    Joined: Feb 5, 2012
    Posts: 117


    Rondo as I live and breathe. How 'ya been?
  11. lizzard71
    Joined: Nov 11, 2011
    Posts: 27

    from Phoenix AZ

    I wouldn't drive 500 miles for it unless it was part of a larger trip. I used to go with friends over on Saturday night and come back on Sunday night 700 mile round trip, never disappointed. Been going for 10 years plus. But the last few years it hasn't been worth the effort. Less sellers, more of a crowd in the way, too much stuff that isn't car parts. Still a good swap meet if you are close. Thanks for the tip jcmarz on Joe Jost's.
  12. cause i couldent find a nice 26/7 roadster body at turlock
  13. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,021


    I'd pass on Pomona and wait until April and go to the one in Sacto. Been to both and I'll drive the 400 miles to Sacto before I'll drive the 45 miles to Pomona. IMO.
  14. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,741

    from Nicasio Ca

    Pamona this Sunday (June 2)? I need to get this from LA to SF so I may go down, unless someone wants to make a quick Benjamin.

  15. fsae0607
    Joined: Apr 3, 2012
    Posts: 871


    Pomona is cool... bought my fair share of parts and tools there. Last time I went I bought a welding table!

    I don't go in the summer months; too damn hot! Budweiser and direct sunlight don't mix.
  16. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 4,953

    Deuce Daddy Don

    You guys shoulda' been around in 1961 at the Holllywood Bowl.
  17. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,179

    Atwater Mike

    I have Turlock in my back yard, but it's still 12 miles!
  18. BigDogSS
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 850

    from SoCal

    I'm betting you should find something decent at the L.A. Roadster's show. Probably not cheap.
  19. 5Wcoupe
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 306

    from L.A., Ca.

    Now the L.A. Roadsters show on Fathers day weekend might be worth 500 miles
    only a couple weeks off
  20. Steves32
    Joined: Aug 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,280

    from So Cal

    Where's this "Pamona" you speak of? ;)
    I've been to the POMONA Swap but not for years.
    Too many rows & rows of HF new shit tools for my taste.
    Then there's the rows of die cast & import crap that's not even car related.
    After saying all that.....................
    I am going this Sunday to be w/ some buddies. Plus- I need a set of bucket seats for my new ride.
  21. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 4,953

    Deuce Daddy Don

    Maybe this is your topic.

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  22. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,741

    from Nicasio Ca

    OK, so I'm coming down. I5. Do I take it to 10 or take 210?
  23. nwbhotrod
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,246

    from wash state

    I was and still am
  24. Jeff J
    Joined: Mar 15, 2007
    Posts: 948

    Jeff J

    Are you the guy that builft the mini merc a lot of years ago ????

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