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April 2018

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In This Edition:

Through the Windshield

Spring Forward

by: Kim Spiece 
Happy Spring Everyone!!  The snow has finally melted and the flowers are starting to pop their colorful heads out. Car show season is starting to gear up. Get em' ready and get em' revving on the blacktop.

Mid Atlantic Indoor Nationals

April 7-8th, 2018
by: Kim Spiece 
Mid Atlantic Indoor Nationals presented by Motorama Productions will host its Inaugural Car, Truck and Bike Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks Pa this April 7-8th. There will be over 300 high end custom cars on display to be judged. There will also be a variety of vendors from automotive parts, apparel, candles, custom art work, die cast cars, and motorsports memorabilia. They will also have live entertainment each day. https://www.midatlanticindoornats.com/
Two examples to see:  Sue Pellegrino's 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback and John Locco's 1925 Ford Model T Speedster.
Spring Carlisle
April 18-22, 2018
by: Kim Spiece
Yes, it's that time of year already. Spring Carlisle will be having its annual event April 18-22nd, 2018 and has been recognized as one of the top five automotive swap meets in the world.  It's 150 acres will be the host to over 100,000 collector and classic automotive enthusiasts from around the world. There will be re-manufactured and used parts to buy in addition to vintage collectibles, advertising, and a variety of hard to find treasures. http://www.carlisleevents.com/
 
Delaware Valley Region CCCA Grand Classic
May 2-6, 2018

by: Kim Spiece
The Delaware Valley Region Grand Classic with Grand Stutz and Marmon Muster will be held May 2-6, 2018 at the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel.  You can find registration forms and more info on their website www.dvrccca.org. Pollock will be attending this event and look forward to being there.
 
Ragtops & Roadsters Spring Open House
May 5, 2018
by: Kim Spiece
Our sister shop Ragtops & Roadsters will be hosting their 24th annual Spring Open House on May 5th, 2018 in Perkasie Pa between 9am and 4pm. Stop in to see their latest restoration projects. Refreshments will be available and no need to register in advance. http://www.ragtops.com/

Club Information

February 2018
Regional outdoor shows are now on hold as Old Man Winter blows in his wintry mix of precipitation and cold temperatures. It is however the perfect time to check out information on local car clubs, become a member, make new friends, reconnect with old acquaintances and share past histories and passions. 

Listed below are several local car clubs within our region. Please check them out and support our local clubs and communities. 

Pottstown AACA 
Delaware Valley Region AACA 
Boyertown auto museum 
HCCP
model a club 
Delaware valley CCCA
Ontelaunee Region AACA 
Pottstown Classics Car Club 
Berks County Mustang Club  
Skyline Drive Corvette Club 
Valley Forge Region Cadillac Club
America on Wheels Museum

Can also check out Car Club Directory   or  Car Club Hunter   to find clubs near you.

Classic Car Calendar of Events

1st Mon   North Penn Model A Ford Club Mthly Mtg., Lansdale, PA
1st Wed
1st Sat
  AACA Pottstown Region Mthly Mtg., Pennsburg, PA
Ontelaunee AACA Monthly Meeting., Krumsville PA
3rd Tue   Cadillac LaSalle Club Mthly Mtg., Malvern, PA
3rd Wed   Berks County Mustang Car Club Mthly Mtg., Fleetwood, PA
3rd Thu   AACA Delaware Valley Region Mthly Mtg., Lederach, PA
Every Sat   Cars And Coffee Old Forge Motors, Lansdale, PA
April 5-8   AACA Southeastern Spring Meet Charlotte NC
April 7-8   Mid Atlantic Indoor Nationals Oaks PA
April 7   3rd Annual American Corner Automotive Classic Swap Federalsburg MD
April 18-22   Spring Carlisle  Carlisle PA
April 28   9th Annual Roebling Museum Car Show  Roebling NJ
May 2-6 Delaware Valley Region CCCA Grand Classic Gettysburg PA
May 5 Ragtops & Roadsters Spring Open House  Perkasie PA
       
       

Working 2018 calendar PDF COMING SOON!

 

We make our best attempt to provide a thorough and accurate listing of relevant events; however, changes in the details may not always be reflected in time. Please always double check the organizers website as you make your plans. 

In the Shop Now

1960 Austin-Healey 3000

by: Ross Belovich, Shop Foreman

This month we show what happens to an Austin-Healey 3000 when you start taking the rust out.  There is not much left now, but we promise we will put it all back together with new metal when we are finished. We will make it as good as or better than new. This particular Healey has been in the same family since new and it will be kept that way for the next generation. Other than the rust, it is an original untouched car. From time to time, we will post updates on our progress, so enjoy following along as we continue the progress.

In the Rearview

The British Motor Trade Association Annual Conference

March 15-18 2018
By: Kim Spiece  

 

The British Motor Trade Association held their annual conference in Traverse City, Michigan on March 15-18th with Hagerty Insurance & Cambria Suites hosting the event. There were a lot of activities and seminars to attend. This being my first year I was looking forward to learning as much as I could.  They had a full schedule for us. We first visited the Hagerty Insurance Center and got a tour of their facilities.
We then proceeded on a tour of MFD Classic Motors  which is a family owned and operated facility. Owners Mike & Dawn Fisher not only store their own unique collection of vintage road and race cars but allow others to store their vehicles as well. With over 35,000 square feet, the facility has everything an enthusiast could desire and provides plenty of space for a storage paddock, race shop, clubroom and gallery.
Here are pictured some of the cars that were on display.  Of course, most of you are aware by now that I am a muscle car girl and the 1969 Ford Mach I SCJ 428 caught my eye immediately. But, I can and do appreciate all the others as well especially this 1947 Allard Model K-1 Roadster. Pretty sweet ride if you ask me.
We attended several seminars at the Hagerty Garage including leveraging social media, creating and deploying an E-Newsletter, enhancing the client experience, broadening your customer base and of course what your clients need to know about insurance.  Above and below are pictures taken from the garage. Hagerty started in business insuring wooden boats. Also pictured, Jonathan Stein and Jonathan Klinger from Hagerty Insurance for the kindness, expertise and information. Also a big thank you to David Wallens from Classic Motorsports Magazine and the BMTA for gathering us all together for this awesome event. I was truly grateful they allowed me to follow along.
Our last stop on our tours was to the Hammer & Dolly Restoration Shop. Recently moved to their new location.
Pollock Auto Restoration is here to help keep your car performing and looking it's best. Call now to schedule your pre-season work to ensure your pride 'n' joy's service, repair, maintenance, and cosmetic needs are met before this year's driving season begins.  Click here to send an e-mail to inquiry@pollockauto.com or call us at 610-323-7108 to schedule an appointment.

Click to see our Works In Progress page on our website for more from behind the scenes. Also, we have several active listings of our client's collector cars looking for new homes. See the current listings on our For Sale page.
 
Happy Motoring!

Kim and the Staff at Pollock Auto Restoration
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