Chickasha Antique Auto Club Swap Meet this week

by John Crump (WVCN Community Correspondant)
 The Chickasha Antique Auto Club opens this week at the Grady County Fairgrounds in Chickasha. On display among the hundreds of vendors will be classic cars, antique cars, street rods, muscle cars, signs and memorabilia, a few special interest automobiles and hundreds of parts. Admission to the swap meet is free but there is a $4 fee to park on the fairgrounds.
 The Chickasha Antique Auto Club, founded January 9, 1969, is dedicated to the history and preservation of antique automobiles and all other early transportation. The Club is headquartered in the restored Rock Island Depot on the east end of Chickasha Avenue where it maintains a transportation museum.
 Funding for the Club comes from two Antique Auto Swap meets – one in the spring and one in the fall. Proceeds from over thirty-five years of swap meets along with a major funding grant enabled the Club to save and restore the Rock Island Depot which has been donated to the City of Chickasha.
 For nearly forty years, the Club has promoted car shows, parades, and tours. In addition, the club supports a variety of local charitable programs. The only requirement for membership is the love of antique cars. The Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Depot. Visitors are always welcome.