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Barbara Heppenstall Plant
As usual, August is shaping up as the busiest month of
the year on the car show circuit. Here are a few events you
should consider attending:
- On the weekend of August 13-14, we’ll be in our usual
spot at the New Hope Auto
Show, along with the staff from Ragtops &
Roadsters, our sister shop in Perkasie. Check
out the schedule to see what cars are in the show Saturday
vs. Sunday. This is a time-honored tradition in Bucks
- On August 20, visit us at the Under the
Stars Car Show in Perkasie. The
Good-Time Motorvators do a great job partnering
with the Perkasie
Olde Towne Association to put on a great
Take note – this show has grown to the point where
it tests the capacity of the town (more than 400 cars). If
you want a good spot, register and show up
- The Duryea
Car Show /Reading Hillclimb will be held
August 20-21. The Reading Hillclimb has been around for
years but this is the first year they are holding a car show
on Sunday. We'll have a vendor’s spot that day. This event
is held by the BMR SCCA organization. My dad was a member of
the SCCA most of his life and has won many races and
- On September 3 it’s the 45th
Duryea Day. The show benefits the Boyertown
Museum and the Pottstown
AACA. Club members volunteer their time to get
more than 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles registered,
parked and judged.
Corner is September 5. This well-organized
event is hosted by the Historical
Car Club of Pennsylvania and held in
conjunction with the Ludwig’s Corner Horseshow. There are
lots of vendors from car stuff to horse stuff, plus
entertainment for the kids. My favorite is the many food
- The 15th Annual Radnor
Concour, on September 11, will feature Jaguar, Stutz,
The Designs of Virgil Exner and Ducati Motorcycles. In
addition, there will be a special class titled "Cars That
Have Been in Your Family" that will include cars owned by a
family for one or more generations.
Pollock Auto owner
Mike Engard and I will be delighted to join the group of
distinguished experts that make up the judging staff at the
Through the Rear View
A Look Back at Previous
Rods at Eastwood
: Held July 9, this turned into
quite a nice event for Eastwood and the Pottstown Classic Car
Club. The parking lot front, side, and back were packed with
cars along with the grassy sections in front of Eastwood. The
range of cars was from Rat-rod, Street Rods, Resto Mods and
even new tuner cars. My guess is that somewhere around 300
cars were on display at the Street-Rodder Event.See
photos from Hot Rods at Eastwood.
: We had a marvelous time at this show,
which was held July 16. Mr. Karl Darby, vice chair of the
museum’s Board of Directors, invited us to the show. We’ve
also done some work on his 1912 Mitchell and Lotus Seven.
The annual car show is a fundraiser for the
Ferdinand Roebling was president of the Mercer
Automobile Company in Trenton. The Mercer Raceabout was
arguably America's first true sports car, one that could be
purchased, driven to the races and take first place. The show
hosted more than 1,500 visitors and 158 vehicles on the
museum's 7-acre mill site grounds. We all enjoyed the eclectic
array of vehicles.Watch
a video of the event.See
photos from the event.
Under the Lights
: This show continues to grow
from the time it was known as “The Best of Bucks” and was held
at Central Bucks High School in the daytime. Now that it is on
Saturday evening, the attendance from the cars and the public
is wonderful. Watch
a video of the
wears a multitude of hats around the shop: General Manager,
Shop Manager, Parts Manager, Building Manager, Human Resource
Department, and Bookkeeper.
Barb’s love of auto restoration comes from her famous
racing father, Ray Heppenstall. She grew up working as a
mechanic and a member of his pit crew.
In addition to her technical expertise, Barb pulls from
her life experience as a mother of four, grandmother of two,
swim coach, Special Education Instructional Assistant,
bookkeeper and former Ragtops & Roadsters employee to mold
her into the driving force behind Pollock Auto
On any given weekend you will find Barbara and a car
of interest at one of the many local car shows promoting the
talents of her staff. She has been asked to use her knowledge,
experience, and background to judge at Radnor Hunt.
Tips of the
Lemon Pledge Wipes to clean your leather
Do not wax your car for at least one month
after a new paint job.