OIL CAN HENRY’S SPRING WARM UP & SWAP MEET PRESENTED BY AMERICAN CLASSIFIEDS
Partly cloudy skies greeted a record turnout of vendors and buyers for the
17th edition of the Oil Can Henry’s Spring Warm Up & Swap Meet. Presented by
American Classifieds, the first major Firebird event of the new season attracted
hundreds of sellers and thousands of buyers, along with a strong field of racers
who made test laps throughout the morning and afternoon.
As with any Swap Meet, one of the keys is to get there early and follow that
famous old adage, “swap till ya drop”. There were many, many deals to be had. In
fact, several commented that they couldn’t believe how much merchandise was
being hauled back out to the general parking lot. Without question, it turned
out to be the biggest Swap Meet, several times over, in the seventeen-year
history of the event.
Tons of racers also participated throughout the day, with many commenting that
they got four, five, and a few getting as many as six test runs, thanks in large
part to the hard work of the Firebird track staff.
We wanted to provide a quick glimpse at some of the people, parts, cars, and
racers who attended this year’s Warm Up. We’d like to say thanks to Gary and
Jessica Himes for taking a number of these images. We think it shows a good
cross section of the popularity of this spring-time tradition.
If you had fun at this event, then don’t forget to mark your calendars for
Saturday, September 17th, when the Fall Swap Meet hits the Firebird facility in
grand fashion. We’d also like to pass along our appreciation to everyone who
supported this year’s event. It was certainly one double throwdown affair!
Images by Gary & Jessica Himes, along with Firebird staff.