For those of you that don't have any knowledge of the Bennington meet, I believe it was originated in the mid 1970's and initially took place on the grounds of the Bennington airport. From there it moved to the grounds of Bennington College and then to the hill behind the Bijur factory and I believe it ended its run on the grounds of the Pownal Horse/Dog Race track. The event was sponsored by the Bennington Chamber of Commerce. It was one of the finest meets in the northeast and remains so for those of us that attended.
It was not unusual to see rows of brass era cars, Model "T"s of all types, Model "A"s and Pre WWII cars of all makes, foreign and domestic as well as some later cars present on the fields, not to mention the flea market vendors that at one point exceeded 200 and maybe more. The participants came from all over New England, New York, New Jersey, Canada and maybe further. Venders camped in the various fields, there was not an accommodation to be had for miles around and most of the display vehicles were driven to the meet. I participated in at least 20 of the meets as a vendor, beginning at the airport and displaying a car, coming from Connecticut.
Last fall I had the opportunity to be in Bennington and stopped at the Hemmings Filling Station, Tourist Store and Museum and inquired about the possibility of their re-establishing the meet and was told I could come to their Cruise Nights or their Concourse event in Saratoga, and when I explained the era of cars I had, I was told NO body was interested in those old cars. This remark was seconded by a couple of the stores customers.