Historic Auto Club member Rob White promotes the Gympie Swap Meet held at the Showgrounds tomorrow.
Historic Auto Club member Rob White promotes the Gympie Swap Meet held at the Showgrounds tomorrow. Craig Warhurst

Turning junk into cash

ONE man’s trash is another man’s treasure at the Gympie Historic Auto Club.

What began in 1970 as a way for club members to clean out their garages and put old junk to good use has become the club’s major fundraiser and Queensland’s longest running swap meet.

The Gympie Showgrounds will come alive tomorrow with hot rod parts, vintage and veteran cars, motorbikes, antiques and collectables, and many other attractions.

Historic Auto Club swap meet coordinator Noel Morgan said the event had many attractions and was not just about old car parts.

Originally planned as a way for Gympie Historic Auto Club members to swap their unwanted items, the Swap Meet has grown over the years and now provides a diverse range of stallholders.

The Swap Meet will be open from 5am to 2pm tomorrow with more than 200 stall holders. Plenty of parking is available for the public at the entrance opposite Gympie South School.

The gates are open from 3.30pm this afternoon for stall holders to set up. Inquiries: 5482 2303.

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