PIR Auto Swap Meet

  • 04/06/2017
  • 7:00 AM
  • 04/08/2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • PIR

PIR Auto Swap Meet

April 6-8,2017; 7AM to 5PM each day

Not a club event, but you'll probably see some of us there!

Admission: $7/day

Parking: $10/day

Twelve years ago, the organizers at PIR chose to open the racetrack for a spinoff to the annual Portland Swap Meet at the Expo Center, reaching out to overflow vendors hoping to take part in the weekend. Today, the PIR Auto Swap Meet is one of the track's most successful events, drawing nearly 2,000 vendors set up on every available space (both sides) of the 1.96 mile road course and paddocks.

For three days, PIR plays host to more than 15,000 visitors looking for automotive treasures; this year's event will take place Thursday, April 6 to Saturday, April 8 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Admission is cash only, $7 per day, and free for children under the age of 12. Parking is $10 per day, or hop on the MAX Yellow Line, which stops just outside PIR's main gate.

From memorabilia to mini bikes, gas pumps to garage flooring, and tools to transmissions, the swap meet is a gearhead's dream. Buyers and spectators will find thousands of unique, original stock, antique, vintage and custom vehicles and parts both on display and for sale. But it's not all about the auto; there's also plenty of Americana, including toys, bicycles, vintage signs, neons, mannequins, Coca Cola coolers, decked out golf carts, and plenty of paraphernalia for the man cave. Need an aircraft engine from WW2? One has been spotted at this event!

Of course, with so much to see, one of the best ways to visit the booths is by non-motorized bicycles, which are allowed on the track; and you'll want to tow a trailer/wagon behind that bike 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 nearly $100,000 for the Community Transitional School, a local organization that provides educational services to area homeless children.

Address: PO Box 396, Portland, Oregon 97207

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