Focus: Bama Swap and Drag


The Bama Swap and Drags was created by father and son team, Rick and Michael Lewis a few years back. Their main goal was to provide a low cost event for spectators, securing vendors that shared the common bond of vintage parts and for everyone to have a good ol’ time. I reached out to Michael for the low down and had Debbie Fitch capture the event for us. 



"We went into the week of the Swap and Drag with threats of torrential downpour and cold temperatures coming from the weather man. As the weekend grew closer, things were starting to look better, but many people were still calling my phone addressing their concerns. I informed them that the show MUST go on rain or shine. I arrived at the track around 10 a.m. on Friday morning to start preparing the venue for the event. At around 2 in the afternoon, and seemingly steady line of vendors developed, and things were really starting to look up. We had a great time on Friday night with around 50-75 people camping out, telling stories about the days of ol', and anxiously counting down the hours until the gates opened to the public. As I awoke around 6 a.m. on Saturday, I was overwhelmed by the amount of new vendors that had arrived! The skies appeared to be clearing, and for a change....a large bright circle had appeared in the East!! At 9 a.m. the gates opened to the public, and the Bama Swap and Drag was in full swing!



Throughout the day, we had just a little over 1,000 spectators make their way through the gate and a little over 50 vendors, some spreading out over 3 15x20' spots. Lots of great deals came arise throughout the day, chopper parts were plentiful, and around noon we opened the track for those wishing to make a few passes. Around 330 p.m. our contract with Mother Nature for good weather, evidently became void, as the sky turned dark and started leaking profusely!

I would like to thank everyone in attendance once again, and plans for the Fall event are in motion!", stated Michael 


Follow the Bama Swap and Drag blog for updates and I would like to thank Debbie for her time and talent. Lisa

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Commented on 4-11-2013 At 01:38 pm

Nice work in the photo's Debbie! -Bear

Commented on 4-11-2013 At 02:18 pm

We had a killer time and won't miss the next one!

Commented on 4-11-2013 At 08:47 pm

These photos are fucking amazing!!! Very awesome!!!

Commented on 4-12-2013 At 04:24 am

Nice feature with awesome pictures!

Commented on 4-12-2013 At 04:59 am

Great Feature!

Commented on 4-12-2013 At 09:06 am

This is a great event and keeps getting better. Can't wait for the Fall Edition!

Commented on 4-12-2013 At 08:28 pm

Great shots Debbie!!

Commented on 4-13-2013 At 05:05 am

Nice pics Deb, keep it comming.

Commented on 3-18-2014 At 04:22 pm

Cant wait for this weekend!!! Bama Swap & Drag 2014!!!

Commented on 7-25-2015 At 09:59 am

when is the fall swapmeet ???

Commented on 7-25-2015 At 10:00 am

when is the fall swapmeet ???

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