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Wheels Museum Auto Parts Swap Meet & Car Show

This event has been officially postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2nd annual Wheels Museum auto parts swap meet, car show, arts and crafts extravaganza will be held Sunday May 3, 2020, at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park. Over 2000 people attended last year and we hope for a much bigger event this year.

This is our annual fundraiser. Please support us as we continue to work as volunteers to constantly improve the museum, the railyards, and the economics and culture of New Mexico

Admission is $5 to get into event and all proceeds benefit The Wheels Museum.


  • Grand Prize – One week timeshare in Sedona, Arizona
  • Jewelry
  • Art
  • Restaurant Meals
  • Automobile Items
  • $ 20 for 5 tickets. $ 5 for one ticket. Must be present to win. Drawings throughout the day.
  • Grand prize awarded at 2:30 pm

Promote Your Business – Rent a booth – $35

  • Auto Parts and Cars
  • Musical Instruments, CDS, Albums
  • Jewelry
  • Antiques
  • Hand Crafted Items
  • Everything from nuts but no soup
  • Booth setup available May 2 from 12-4. Security provided.

Show Off Your Car – $ 20

  • 12 division car show.
  • Trophies and Prizes awarded
  • Set up time – 8 am
  • Show time 9 am to 2 pm

Become a Sponsor for the Day

  • $ 1000 minimum
  • Businesses welcome
  • Includes 60 radio spots
  • Includes announcements from DJ – Day of Show
  • Signage on all Written Materials
  • Huge Booth Space and More
  • Two Free Passes to the Show

For more information:

Leba Freed (505) 243-6269, info@wheelsmuseum.org

Jim Glover at (505) 239-4543, jimglover34chevy@gmail.com


New Lego exhibit at the Wheels Museum. View The New Mexico Lego Users Group has
partnered with WHEELS to have a beautiful Lego Train layout for children of all ages to enjoy. The exhibit will vary from season to season and we invite you to come see this new Lego train exhibit.

January 8, 15, 22, 29 – Sunday morning admission free from 9 am-1 pm at the Albuquerque Museum and the City’s International Balloon Museum.

Do you have a few hours each month to help the Wheels Museum? Volunteers are needed so the Museum can be open more; run the model railroad trains, also help needed with events, marketing, fund raising. Call Leba Freed at (505) 243-6269.

Febuary 16, 11 am. Bob Bovee Long Steel Rails concert. This program for all ages presents songs and stories about the famous trains, rail workers, hobos, train wrecks and train robbers. Call or email Leba Freed for reservations at (505) 243-6269 or leba4@aol.com.

March 17, Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at WHEELS. Movie, tours, train ride and food celebration.

April 1, 1 pm. Doug Figgs and Badger. Back by popular demand. By reservations only (505) 243- 6269. Doug’s show was sold out last year, so call early! Donation: $10.00.

April 8, 11 am. “Historic Albuquerque” Ronn Perea will present old Albuquerque anecdotes including delightful stories about our beloved Alvarado Hotel and the politicians, actors and entertainers who stayed there. This is a free event but, of course, donations are always appreciated.

April 22, Wheels Museum Day trip to Rancho De Chimayo Restaurante, El Santuario de Chimayo and the Santa Fe Plaza. Call Leba or Janet at (505) 243-6269 for more information. The museum is a 501C3 non-profit community organization whose mission is to create a transportation museum at the downtown Albuquerque Steam Locomotive Repair Shops.

May 19-May 23, Train trip to the Grand Canyon. Only a few spaces left.Scheduled through Amtrak Vacations, call Leba or Janet at (505) 243-6269 for reservations and more information.