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Moultrie Auto Swapmeet this weekend

 

Spence field has turned into car enthusiast heaven, the annual Automotive Swap Meet in Moultrie kicks off this weekend with high expectations.

Jerry Kelley,  event coordinator says, "Vendors from twenty odd states bring their parts and cars through here in home to find a new owner." 

The event is expected to bring tens of thousands of shoppers. Many tools and supply vendors travel thousands of miles to get here.

"We came from Pennsylvania to here and and down to Kissimmee," says Tom Amos.

Many vendors come every year from around the country to sell their goods auto-related goods. 

Amos says, "We have been coming here  I guess its been about thirty years." 

The event also gives the local economy a boost.

Jerry Kelley says, "This does bring a large number of people into the community, and they all have to eat, they go shopping, and buy gas so it helps in the community."

Hotels are full.  The Hampton Inn turned people away and sent them to Thomasville and Adel

Moultrie Hampton Inn Michelle Bullard says, "We are booked up solid car show is one of our biggest deals, I just sent people up the road." 

The swap meet is one of the largest events in Moultrie.  Some hotels even take reservations a year in advance.

Bullard says, "Well the first weekend of January is our car show, and we start in March getting prepared for next February, and we prepare all year long."

And they're excited to see everyone return.

Bullard says, "Oh yea they are regulars, they are like family."

A family working together to help boost the community as well.

 

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