Well I went to the winter car parts swap meet today at Lake County
Fairgrounds in Grayslake, IL. It began to snow about 9:30 AM. I left at
10 AM. Driving north the snow got a bit heavy, but by the time I got to
Ohare Airport there was nothing on the ground & the snow storm stopped.
Arrived at the fairgrounds west gate about 11:45 am. Sign on the half
opened gate read -- Exit Only Use East Entrance.
There wre three indoor buildings being utilized today. One building was
90 % toy cars. There was a guy selling GM triple duce Intakes for $125.
One had three carbs on it with a price of about $225.
I forget what they were for, something in the mid 60's.
I bought a few miscellanious rubber grommets, one of those pipe cleaner
type brushes for shoving down the sink drain,
trim panel push in anchors, two of those short stubby Craftsman
screwdrivers 9 slotted & phillips head )
Those were the ones that " always " disappeared around our house.
I also bought a GM Service Repair Manual ( New in 91, but never used )
for mothers 91 Cadillac Brougham, $35
That's mainly the reason I went up there.
About 12:30 the snow begun falling up in Grayslake. Some of the vendors
began packing it up around 12:30. People are still coming in the joint &
there ready to leave. Of course sales were probably slow today. The guy
with the repair manuals came in from Hammond, Indiana. He had a few
hubcaps for sale. I picked one up that was crushed, and said " You can't
sell this who the hell would buy this ? "
He pointed to the guy across the aisle and said " He's buying it, He
run it over backing his parts trailer in the building this morning ."
So, I left about 1 pm. The closer I got to home the harder it snowed and
the deeper the snow piled up. About 8 inches of wet, heavy snow fell