With apologies to all those roadster owners out there, the fact of the matter is the massive L.A. Roadsters swap meet is a happening unto itself, and it would probably be a very successful event even if no roadsters showed up next door.

For decades the L.A. Roadsters have carved out a section of their show for those who wanted to buy, trade, or sell old car parts and, being held only once a year, many folks rely on this two-day affair to get their business done.

The swap meet has always been a big draw for out-of-state attendees, too, because most of this stuff you just can’t find anywhere else. More than 1,250 spaces were filled, and though parts’ prices seemed to run between fair to high, an adequate amount of the finished car projects looked to be a bargain with prices being lower than what you could buy all the parts for.