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Portland International Raceway Auto Swap Meet
April 4-6, 2019
7a-5p | $7 / Day, Parking $10 / day | All Ages
More info: portlandraceway.com
Portland International Raceway
1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217
The 14th annual Portland International Raceway (PIR) Auto Swap Meet will return to the racetrack at 1940 North Victory Blvd., running from Thursday, April 5 to Saturday, April 7. Event hours are 7am to 5pm daily.
The event, which runs in conjunction with the annual Portland Swap Meet at the Expo Center, is one of the racetrack’s most successful events, drawing around 1,600 vendors that set up on every available space of the famed road course. The two combined events make up one of the largest auto swap meet weekends on the West Coast.
For three days, PIR hosts more than 15,000 folks wanting to buy and sell cars, parts, collectibles and related materials ranging from unique to original stock and antique to custom. Many attendees are walking sandwich boards advertising the part the owner is seeking. There’s also an abundance of Americana, including antique toys, bicycles, vintage signs, neons, mannequins, Coca Cola coolers, decked out golf carts, and more.
Admission is $7 per day, and free for children under the age of 12. Parking is $10 per day, or take the MAX Yellow Line, which stops just outside PIR’s main gate. One of the recommended ways to visit the booths is by non-motorized bicycles, which are allowed on the track; and many attendees tow a trailer or wagon for proper parts transport.
There’s also a complimentary parts pick-up area that stores purchased items for the day; or the “haul and go” delivery system that transports purchases directly to buyer’s vehicles in the PIR parking lot. Over the history of the event, this donation-based service has raised over $100,000 for the Community Transitional School, a local organization that provides educational services to area homeless children.
As with any swap meet, prices are often flexible and trades encouraged, but it’s still wise to bring plenty of cash to avoid losing out on that perfect item (there are ATMs onsite). Learn more at portlandraceway.com and follow the event on social media @PortlandRaceway.