Scooter’s Truck Stop at the 18th Annual Ford Bronco And Pickup Spring Swap Meet And Show
All of us here at Truck Round-Up are “truck” people. That has us being on a different playing field as the guys and gals with cars sitting next to us at mixed vehicle, vintage events. So when Joel Mulder, the coordinator of the 18th Annual Ford Bronco And Pickup Spring Swap Meet And Show and I talked, I was proud to have received an invite to be at his fine event on Apr. 12, 2014, in Hudsonville, MI.
Then when I was asking Mr. KOOL, Shaun Smith for a box of Truck Round-Up Magazines to be able to hand out at the Ford Bronco And Pickup Spring Swap Meet And Show, he realized that with it having been around for almost 20 years as an only Ford event? It must be a pretty darn good one. So, thanks to Shaun, this is the very first ever truck only event in this publication. (Get with Scooter if you have one I can do this again with.)
OK, here we go, grab creeper gear and let’s get to it.
It’s held at the community fairgrounds, so there is all kinds of room for spectator parking as well as event vendors and vehicles. It has clean, permanent bathrooms and a fine carnival style vendor to keep you from starving for sure.
It has its own website and, the parking is free.
Joel and his experienced crew has it set up with larger than normal swap spaces, a vehicle for sale corral area, as well as a show vehicle display area.
Take note here gray hairs, I also saw a large number of our young guns complete with their wives or girlfriends carrying dirty rims and manifolds out of the gate after having found what was needed for their truck projects. The best one was a mom, about age 25, pushing one of those three-wheel baby strollers with a wooden creeper bungee corded to the top of it with their child asleep under it. The for sale and show area was to die for and I even helped load up a couple Ford finds that had been purchased at the end of the day.
I have to mention a couple trucks that simply stood out for me. Like this early Blue Bronco, with the white removable hardtop. It had front and rear serious push bars and true off road suspension, with biggie off road tires. Then, I was drawn to a non-Ford, as in a dark green, Willys station wagon that was a top shelf unit and then some.
My message to all that are near Western Michigan is this: If you are into Ford trucks, this is the one to be at next year so go to the Ford Bronco And Pickup Spring Swap Meet And Show.