Car enthusiasts get chance to swap parts

The Sun-Gazette

The International Agri-Center hosts ‘Swap-O-Rama’ for car enthusiasts in Tulare on May 1

TULARE – Most cars flowing through the International Agri-Center have been for vaccinations, but on May 1 drivers will be exiting their vehicles to swap parts.

The new event, The Big Tulare Swap-O-Rama, was produced by the International Agri-Center and fills a gap left by similar car swap meets that were canceled due to COVID-19.

“From just an idea a few months back, Swap-O-Rama has really turned into a swap meet we plan on producing twice a year,” Jim Holguin, car enthusiast and sponsorship manager at the International Agri-Center said.

Cars, parts, motorcycles, and more will be for sale at The Big Tulare Swap-O-Rama at the International Agri-Center on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The auto-focused swap meet will be held on the International Agri-Center show grounds in Tulare with gates opening at 7:30 a.m. to the public. Tickets are $10 per person and children 12 and under are free; tickets are sold at the gate.

“Cancellation of major swap meets in the state gave us an opportunity to put this swap meet together in a short time…The local car community has been very supportive and several vendors from out of state too. We are looking forward to seeing everyone May 1st in Tulare,” Holguin said.

The Swap-O-Rama is set to host 600 spaces on 480,000 square feet of show space. The event will take place on the west side of the International Agri-Center grounds, immediately behind the Heritage Complex. The Borderline Classics Car Corral will be on the cement parking lot to the south of the Heritage Complex building. Parking is free and available by entering Gate D from Laspina.

The Swap-O-Rama will be following common sense COVID-19 safety guidelines which include mask wearing and social distancing. For more information, please visit events.internationalagricenter.com/public-events/the-big-tulare-swap-o-rama.

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