Driver Mitch Hanson (left) next to event organizer Les Hatz (right) next to a highly-modified, old-school mud racing truck - complete with a 500-horsepower big-block Chevy. This Loud & Dirty beast will be touring events all summer long. (Photo credit: Cedrik Bertrand)

Swap Meet – a lifestyle gathering that continues to grow

Vintage car lovers and curious people of all ages gathered at the Vankleek Hill Swap Meet on Saturday, May 19, 2018, to feast their eyes on motorized beauties and nostalgic paraphernalia.

Organized by Les Hatz (of Loud & Dirty fame) and hosted by the Windsor Tavern, the swap meet is a get-together of automotive and motorcycle enthusiasts – the perfect place to share stories, parts and related items.

“It’s a lifestyle gathering,” said Hatz.

“It’s the second year we host this in the Windsor’s parking lot. The fact that we have a nice-size crowd is positive… And it’s growing! People are talking about it and it’ll continue to grow.”

At the parking lot’s entrance were lined-up a beautiful array of vintage cars of all shapes and sizes. (Photo credit: Cedrik Bertrand)
People of all ages visited the swap meet. According to organizer Les Hatz, the event’s popularity is growing each year. (Photo credit: Cedrik Bertrand)


The swap meet is the perfect place to share stories, parts and related items. Many kiosks were open, with a wide selection of items to sell or trade. (Photo credit: Cedrik Bertrand)


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