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Ski Roundtop Swap Meet 2011

Great things build with time, such is the case with Roundtop. The show has steadily grown over the years bringing new shoppers and new vendors while retaining the regulars, both buyers and sellers. This year the turnout was tremendous, helped in part by the promise of a sunny day of 70 degree weather. There is nothing that will make or break a swap meet like the weather report.

Well, the weather this year was not quite as predicted, not much sun until around noon, so there was a crispness in the air with the temps in the low 60s, not chilly, but not quite warm either. While the weather was not exactly what was predicted neither the crowds and vendors, never before have I seen the whole parking lot full, this year it was. Deals were out there, and lots of money and parts changed hands. Big John worked the Unobtanium table and the gift bags went fast.
Ski Roundtop for 2011 was everything you want from a swapmeet. There was lots and lots of early Porsche parts, both 356 and early 911 and the prices were good. Also in abundance were cars to look at, several 356 Speedsters, coupes, and even an early cab were in the show area. We had a 62 Coupe we picked up on the way and Mike DeJonge from Restoration Design brought a barn find 52 Coupe that was marveled at by all. A couple of small things made this a better swap than previous years, a new food vendor had hot food and good coffee, John and I enjoyed our Philly Cheesesteaks, even though we were a few miles from Philly.
All in all, a GREAT Roundtop, the things swappers dream about!
Also, thanks to Eric Wahlberg for taking the great pic of Big John and me!
—Adam Wright


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