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I'm 65 years old and have lived in the Akron-Tallmadge, Ohio area all of my life. For 10-years (1957-1967) I lived most summers at our home in Cook Forest, Pa. I'm a U.S. Army veteran (1971-1973). I collect many things such as: antique cars, antique firearms, movies, movie props, old newspapers and posters, Wyatt Earp items, Civil War items, John Wayne items, items from the old west including Native American items, just about anything historical. I've been married for 42-years. My wife and I have a son and a daughter and four granddaughters.
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It was the 1st of June, 2002 and the weather was beautiful. It was around 80 degrees and the sun was shinning. They were having the triditional Classic Car Swap Meet at Randolf, Ohio. This event takes place twice every year.

A good friend, Jim and I decided to go. I needed a distributor cap to complete the tune up on my 1930 Chevy and couldn't find one anywhere else. Possibly, I would be able to get one there.

The Swap Meet at Randolf includes cars that are brought just to show and many cars that are for sale. But the part of the event that draws the most people is the swap meet. Here vendors and private people with a collection of parts and other items gather to sell their wares. I don't care what it is that you need, if you can't find it at Randolf, it dosen't exist. There are hundreds of vendors and others selling items. And there are many cars and trucks for sale. A lot of them are actually bargains. On the day we were there, a man was selling an unrestored 1959 Ford retractable hardtop for $4,500.00. These cars are valued today "unrestored" at around $12,000.00. And this one ran perfectly.

If you need parts for restoring an old car, or want to attend a great event on a weekend, check out the Randolf get-together. The local newspaper, the Akron Beacon Journal, has adds in the old car classified section a few weeks before an up coming event. Plus you should be able to call the Randolf town hall to get dates. Or check it out online. The event runs both days at a time, Saturday & Sunday. Possibly I'll see you there.

And, oh yea, I bought the distributor cap for my Chevy. It was brand new "old stock" and I got it for $10.00. See what I mean about the bargains?