April 2015

SHOP TALK

Our team at Pollock sorted, prepped and detailed this car. Terri and Alex Giacobetti were thrilled to have their rare 1922 Secqueville-Hoyua invited
to be on the show field be of the 20th Annual Amelia Island Concours.

In the Shop

JUST ARRIVED!  A 1971 Trans Am 455 HO with a 4 speed Hurst transmission, a low mileage car, is here for a full mechanical restoration and a preservation effort of the interior and paint. Stock power was rated at 335 HP and we plan build a performance engine that will run on pump gas and put out around 400 HP!  Less than 2000 of these cars were built.
We also have a 1970 Buick Rivera with a 455-4 cubic-inch engine, a very original car with only 14K miles, here for a full ground up, Concours show restoration. An entirely different engine that will be rebuilt to stock specs rated at 245 HP. Stay tuned to our “Works in Progress” page to see these cars as they move through our shop.

In the Rearview

2015 Concours d'Elegance at Amelia Island Show Report

by Bob De Lucia and Dave Hutchison

"Cameras were clicking furiously.
Video was rolling. 
The entire show field was overwhelming
to the senses."


Click here for full article

Classic Car Calendar of Events

4/1   AACA Pottstown Region Monthly Meeting, Pennsburg, PA
4/1 - 10/30   America on Wheels Unique '20s-'70s Pick-Up Trucks, Allentown, PA
4/6   DVR CCCA Pub Night, Horsham, PA
4/9 - 4/12   AACA Southeastern Spring Meet, Charlotte, NC
4/11   DVR CCCA Fegely’s Diner Day, Boyertown, PA, PA
4/11   Simeone Museum "Ford Racing, Philadelphia, PA
4/12   Brandywine AACA Swap Meet, Kennett Square, PA
4/12   HCCP Blossom Run, Newtown Square, PA
4/14   AACA Chesapeake Region Swamp Meet, West Friendship, MD
4/17 - 4/19   Barrett-Jackson Auction, Palm Beach, FL
4/18   Cars And Coffee Old Forge Motors, Lansdale, PA
4/18   VCCA Blue Ridge Region Spring Tour, Fancy Gap, VA
4/19   Cars and Coffee Steel Stacks, Bethlehem, PA
4/21   Cadillac LaSalle Club Spring Monthly Meeting, Malvern, PA
4/22 - 4/26   Spring Carlisle, Carlisle, PA
4/26   DVR CCCA Hallowell Tour, Huntingdon Valley, PA
4/26   Ford V-8 Club 41st Annual Flea Market, Leesport, PA
4/26   Hellertown Model A Ford Day, Grist Mill Park Hellertown, PA
4/30 - 5/2   AACA Eastern Nat'l Spring Meet, Virginia Beach, VA

Stay tuned for our complete 2015 Classic Car Event Calendar coming soon!

Through the Windscreen

Welcome Ross Belovich to the Pollock Auto Restoration Team

Ross grew up around cars all his life. His grandfather owned a junkyard and his father was a mechanic and body man, so Ross became very aware of how cars work at an early age. Ross officially entered the field working at the age of
16 and he quickly rose to fulltime body man and eventually a shop manager at a collision shop located in Rockland County, NY. Ross completed many classic car restorations through the body shop years and eventually went to work for Sussex Motor and Coach Works in Matamoras, PA. That shop was owned by Jim Cox and Beverly Rae Kimes who was once billed by the New York Times as “the world’s preeminent automotive historian” and a familiar name with many classic car aficionados. During his tenure at Sussex, he completed many restoration projects that included Bugatti, Pierce-Arrow, Cadillac, Packard, Franklin, Mercer, Cord, Maxwell and many more! Many of these cars achieved the highest honors in national AACA and CCCA events. Jim and Beverly eventually retired and closed down the business in 2002 and Ross has now found a new home at Pollock Auto Restoration and he is once again applying his talents as our new Shop Manager. Over the years, Ross has achieved an uncompromising eye for detail and level of quality that will assure your classic is in the right hands.
 

Hallowell Collection Tour

Saturday 4/26/15

11 AM to 3 PM

Hank Hallowell will again open his garage doors and beautiful home for guests to tour his collection. Lunch will be provided. A FLYER for the tour of the Hallowell Collection is available HERE. Additional details, Paul Lang, (215) 322-1212, jjc413@gmail.com

Spring Carlisle

4/22-4/26

9 AM to sunset each day

Cruise to Carlisle for a five-day celebration of all things automotive. The event draws nearly 100,000 guests for the first big shot in most cases at picking up those hard to find automotive pieces and parts, merchandise, collectibles, memorabilia and more. Plus, there are many classic and project cars available at every turn. Visit http://www.carlisleevents.com for more details.

Come Visit Our Sister Shop
21st Annual Spring Open House at Ragtops & Roadsters

Saturday May 9, 2015

9 AM - 4 PM

Please join us for our 21st Annual “Spring Open House”. All British Car Enthusiasts and Friends are invited to tour our shop and meet our staff. We will have many cars in the restoration process to see. Scones, tea and coffee will be served in the morning and refreshments will be available throughout the day. Our street and car park will be open for all who bring their Sports Cars!
We will also have a British Car “Autojumble”. That’s new old stock and used vintage parts for sale. OurCar Corral will offer a variety of cars from show quality to project cars. No need to register, just stop by!  For more details and directions please visit our website at www.ragtops.com. After a very long, very snowy winter, we are really looking forward to sunny weather and seeing all of our Sports Car Friends again!
Pollock Auto Restoration is here to help out through the upcoming driving  season. Maybe its time to take care of those maintenance, restoration, preservation, and upgrade needs on your car's wish list. Click here to send an e-mail to inquiry@pollockauto.com or call us at 610-323-7108 to schedule an appointment now. Click to see our Works In Progress page on our website for more from behind the scenes. Also, we several active listings of our client's collector cars looking for new homes. See the current listings on our For Sale page.

Happy Motoring!

Dave & the Staff                   
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