THE All Things Vintage Car Boot Sale in Maida Vale is looking for a new home.
Adele Standeven, of High Wycombe, has organised three markets at Maida Vale Reserve but needs to find a new site.
Mrs Standeven said she needed a suitable all-round venue with indoor and outdoor space to accommodate vendors.
“With the right venue, I hope to run vintage events quarterly. At the moment, we have 70 plus stallholders booked for the next event on November 6,” she said.
“Earlier in the year, I drove around the Shire of Kalamunda looking at ovals, parks and reserves to see where my event could be held.”
Kalamunda chief executive Rhonda Hardy said the Shire was helping Mrs Standeven to explore location options.
Mrs Standeven said she had looked at sites like Fleming Reserve but it was not big enough.
“It’s our lesser-known foothills suburbs that need a community identity,” she said.
“We need parking for 200 plus cars and toilets in good working order, plus space for 80-odd stalls and 1500 to 2000 buyers.
“At the moment, the events raise about $800 for a nominated charity.”
The November 6 market has attracted stallholders from Kojonup, Capel and Gingin, some of whom will travel for hours to sell their goods. Some vendors have booked three stalls to house their goods for sale.
“People often stockpile for six to 12 months so they have enough quality stock to bring,” Mrs Standeven said.
Mrs Standeven started her own online business, Swap Shop, two years ago.
The venture turned out to be just the excuse to organise outdoor vintage events, which created a network of online ‘vintage tribes’ to meet, trade and enjoy themselves. From this, the All Things Vintage Car Boot Sale was born.
Mrs Standeven had experience running her father’s second-hand and collectables shop in North Perth and said “styling was in her veins” after working for 10 years as an interior designer. As a former theatre promoter, she also knew she could market the event herself.
“It is grass roots, fun, friendly and cheap. People loved it and still do,” she said.
The next event will be in March 2017 at a venue to be determined. Anyone who can suggest a location can email Mrs Standeven on email@example.com.