The Pate Swap Meet began in 1972 as a gathering of like-minded antique car enthusiasts looking to exchange ideas and parts. The original seventeen car clubs that founded the organization knew his or her idea was special, however, few knew how special it really was.
Anyone who appreciates classic or antique cars, trucks, motorcycles, or memorabilia should have the Pate Swap Meet on his or her “must see” list. Now entering its 41st year, the Pate Swap Meet has evolved into more than many could have imagined. Pate is the third largest event of its kind in the country. Based out of the enormous Texas Motor Speedway complex, Pate boasts over 7500 vender spaces and plenty of room for special events and parking.
Whether you are coming to the Pate Swap Meet for the unbelievable collection of parts for everything from antiques to hot rods, information on a particular project, the nightly entertainment, or just to visit with old friends, you will surely have a great time. The Pate Swap Meet is often called the Great Mid-America Swap Meet.
No matter what anyone calls it, attending the annual Pate Swap Meet should be on the agenda for anyone interested in antique, classic, or custom cars, trucks, or motorcycles.
Buyers, sellers, and lookers alike are always welcome at the Pate Swap Meet. The event is much more than anything you can find on the internet or an Internet List. This is a great example good people gathering to celebrate their love of the golden era of automobiles.
This year’s 41st Annual Pate Swap Meet is at the Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) Complex. TMS has been home for Pate since 1998. Located 20 miles North of Fort Worth, Texas, (at the intersection of Interstate Hwy I-35W and Texas Hwy 114) TMS offers easy access to hotels and shopping.
The 2014 dates will be Thursday, April 24th thru Sunday, April 27th. Gates will open at 7:00 AM.
Admission is FREE for visitors. Parking is $5. RV and Trailer camping is $20. Restrooms and showers are provided. For more information, a schedule of events, or to register, go to:
www.pateswapmeet.com Phone: 1-713-649-0922