Glass City Auto Swap Meet coming to Toledo SpeedwayWritten by Duane Ramsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The inaugural Glass City Auto Swap Meet could be the hit of the summer for car buffs when it comes to Toledo Speedway on June 26.
“You don’t want to miss the first one. We need all the support we can get as the first one is always the hardest,” said Nick Avina, organizer of the event.
As owner of Avina Specialties Inc. in Napoleon, Avina has operated the annual Toledo Swap Meet at the Lucas County Recreation Center in Maumee for several years. Now, he’s sponsoring the first auto swap meet in the area.
“People can bring their show cars at no charge, drive right in and park inside on the track,” Avina said during a recent phone interview.
The auto swap meet will feature an all makes, racers, circle track, high-performance and class auto parts event with new and used parts available for sale or swapping, he said. Vendors can purchase 10-foot-by-30-foot spots for $30.
Dreamer’s Car Club and Super Chevy magazine are participating in the event, Avina said.
Admission for the swap meet, which will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., is $5 for adults and free for children younger than 12. Parking is free.
Avina is offering a special rebate on the admission charge for anyone purchasing $20 or more in merchandise from the Avina Specialties tent on site. The company will feature the latest trends in promotional products at the swap meet, Avina said.
Toledo Speedway is located at 5639 Benore Road in North Toledo with access off the Alexis Road exit of I-75.
“We’re just leasing the grounds to him for the event, but we hope it’s successful,” said Scott Schultz, general manager of Toledo Speedway.
Schultz said the Speedway concession stands will be open with full menus for the swap meet. However, the Speedway Bar & Grill will not be open during the event, he said.
Stock car races will take place at Toledo Speedway on June 24 as they are every Friday night during the racing season, Schultz said.
Avina said he hopes car enthusiasts and race fans will come out and have a good time.
For more information, visit www.glasscityswapmeet.com.