These are the traveling circuses of classic car parts, where sellers pay for floor space and buyers browse hundreds of tents. If you're new to the restoration game, consider going here first -- as much for the information as for the parts. Unlike an online auction or single-owner parts store, a swap meet lets you chat with hundreds of sellers and maybe thousands of classic car enthusiasts about what you want, what you need and what you should avoid. Restoring a classic car is a word-of-mouth game, and specialty swap meets are the A-1 source for this kind of information.
Check OldRide.com for a list of upcoming classic car events in your state.