I arrived in Ventura excited and with that feeling of drinking too much coffee, way too early. I hurried and walked to the doors. I soon saw a couple of guys walking out with what looked like chopper gold! A Franks seat, A Bates looking headlight and some sort of bar risers. Fuck... I was late. It was only 7:03! I hit the swapmeet area and soon realized that it had already been picked over. It was like a school of vultures had flown in and taken everything I wanted. "Fuck It", I thought. I'll go and grow a tail. I bought a cup of coffee to fight the freezing cold morning breeze and made another round through the swapmeet. This time I would scan every spot as if I was data logging chopper parts. Cool shit for sale but nothing I was digging for. Bummer. By this time a number of bikes were parked on the lawn and feeling disappointed I decided to walk over. The moment I saw the first couple of bikes I was floored! I know its a bit late to post David Mann pics but just my luck that cold Sunday morning, I was "A Day Late and A Buck Short".