Rad Sunday Swapmeet - has been paused due to covid19

Rad Sunday has been a successful event for many years in Southend. It was first established in 1988 by German Car Company and Karmann Konnection as a local gathering of the new wave vibrant Cal Look Volkswagen Scene. Since 2012 it has been resurrected into a very successful FREE annual event in the late summer.

On April 5th 2020 we will be holding the first Rad Sunday Swapmeet being held at Runnymede Hall in Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1TF. If this location sounds familiar it is the starting point for the Rad Sunday ‘Golden Mile Cruise’ and also the same location in the 1990s for the Karmann Konnection Swapmeets that were hugely successful. 

The Swapmeet is mainly for vintage VW and Porsche parts and memorabilia as well as literature. We welcome Hot Rod, Vintage Car related, Period related Retro and BMX items to be included as well so there will be enough for everyone to enjoy and be tempted to buy.

We welcome those who would like to sell their items and those who are traders. Being quite close to Harwich and Dover not to far away we welcome european traders as well. 

There will also be a car park ‘show n shine’ with a top three Raddest Rides trophies up for grabs . 

Location: Runnymede Hall in Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1TF

15 miles from Thurrock Services (Dartford Tunnel) M25 on the A13 and A127.

International traders we are:

50 miles from Harwich International Port

75 miles from Channel Tunnel

35 miles from Stansted Airport

Tickets - Sales paused due to covid19

Tickets cost £4 to enter the swapmeet and are available to purchase on the door or in advance below.

Why bother with advance tickets? Well those with them get into the priority fast queue into the event. Meaning you get to look around the stalls before everyone else.

Tables - **SOLD OUT**


We have now sold all of our tables. 

There maybe 5ft limited tables becoming available mid March

There will be no tables to purchase on the day. 

Please check back in March 2020

You can still book your entry tickets via the PayPal link below

Swapmeet Entry

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

1 x Public Ticket 

Under 14s FREE

Two Swapmeet Tickets

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

2 x Public Tickets

Under 14s FREE

Booking Form & Terms and Conditions

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