This year is the 44th Bendigo National Swap Meet. There are over 1700 sites, with many of the site holders return visitors to our city. The Swap is run over two days on Saturday November 16 and Sunday November 17 with gates open at 6am Saturday and 7am Sunday.
There are all the usually rusty, obscure and unique pieces of car metal, as well as cars from Veteran, Vintage & Classic Club Bendigo on display in the Bendigo Exhibition Centre, as the Clubs are celebrating their 50th anniversary.
For more great stories and information click on the link to the Swap Meet magazine here
Show & Shine is on Saturday with 100 vehicles on display, and trophies awarded to the best vehicles. Cars must be on CPS or fully registered and must be over 25 years old.
Last year the Barn Find Vehicles display was wildly popular, so successful that the display of vehicles is much larger, so make some time to visit these great cars - they are still in the condition they were found.
Here is a word from the Bendigo National Swap Meet Chairman Ashley Grey.
"A warm welcome to 44th Bendigo National Swap Meet. The event is one of Bendigo's major tourist attractions with up to 20,000 visitors expected over the weekend.
"Bendigo Swap Committee is grateful of the support we get from The City of Greater Bendigo, Bendigo Showgrounds, Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade, St Johns Ambulance, Bendigo Advertiser, Max Turner and our many volunteers and service clubs. Without support from these organisations and individuals Bendigo's Swap would not be the huge success that it has become.
"Don't miss the cars from Veteran, Vintage & Classic Club Bendigo on display in the Bendigo Exhibition Centre, we are celebrating the Clubs 50th anniversary.
"Last year we introduced displays of Barn Find Vehicles and this proved so successful we have enlarged the area so make some time to look at these great cars from a by gone era; they are still in the condition they were found.
"In closing I welcome all the site holders and visitors to Australia's Premier Swap Meet. I hope you have a great weekend and you find that elusive part you need for the vehicle you are restoring."
Chairman Bendigo National Swap Meet.
Above all, go visit the Swap Meet, you're bound to find the very piece you have been searching for.