Trucks are a staple of the Los Angeles Roadsters Show & Swap thanks in part to the huge swap meet that goes on in conjunction to the largest gathering of topless, pre ’36 cars in the world. Held every Father’s Day weekend at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, for the last 33 years, the show includes the aforementioned gathering of roadsters, plus an exhibitor showcase with over 200 manufacturers and vendors of reproduction hot rod parts and accessories packed into the inner fairground exhibition buildings.
On the outskirts of the show lays one of the best swap meets when it comes to vintage hot rod hardware in the country. It has become such a large, impromptu gathering over the last 10 or so years, that the LA Roadsters decided to open up another parking area for vehicles ’76 and older. Over the years, the swap meet only grew larger, as did the new specialty parking area, spawning a true “show within a show” atmosphere. Most classic trucks gravitated toward the swap meet section, hauling treasures scored from within the grounds or just casually parked, taking in the atmosphere.