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Eye Candy: Fall Florida Autofest swap meet


Overview of the swap meet | Photos by Nicole James

Vendors had everything from chrome bumpers, decals, chassis and steering wheels to electric scooters and sun hats at the first Carlisle Events swap meet at the Sun n’ Fun facility in Lakeland, Florida. It appeared as though there was something for everyone.

Walking up and down the rows, we found that vendors were friendly and invited shoppers into their booth areas to show them the great deals, specialty items and, in most cases, advertised how far they traveled to get to the show.

Classic Car News talked to a vendor who had traveled to the Florida show from  Pennsylvania, proclaiming, “We love Carlisle Events, the show they put together is our bread and butter so we will travel everywhere they go and would never miss one.”

Others said they had come from Texas and even Oregon.

This swap meet also had an array of spectators using homemade shopping carts and interesting vehicles to get around, among them   a Corvette-styled scooter, a General Le- inspired vehicle and old coolers used as trailers.

Photography by Nicole James 


Nicole James
Nicole Jameshttp://nicoleellanjames.com/
Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan


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