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August 2018

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Through the Windshield

Das Awkscht Fescht

August 3-5, 2018

by: Kim Spiece

 

Das Awkscht Fescht; yes, very difficult to pronounce correctly, will be held at the park in Macungie PA August 3-5th. With more than 2500 vehicles making it one of the largest antique and classic car shows in the area.  Celebrating its 55th year, there will be a variety of auto related vendors, flea market area, craft items, food vendors and live music. This year's featured car is Packard presented by the Keystone Packards and Pollock hopes to have one or two of these fine cars on the field. On Saturday there will be an indoor toy show held at the Eyer Middle School which is close by and they will have a shuttle bus running to and from the school. Sunday will be a salute to American Veterans with discounted pricing as well. Come out for a fun filled weekend. We will be on display within the flea market vendor area so stop by and say hello. For more information please see:http://awkscht.com/

Perkasie Under the Stars

August 18, 2018

by: Kim Spiece

The Perkasie Under The Stars car show will be held in historic downtown Perkasie PA on August 18th from 4-9pm. There will be in attendance up to 500 antique, classic and custom vehicles.  The event draws over 4000 visitors to the town center. It is known as one of the regions premier car shows.  This will be the 20th year for the event. Help us achieve this milestone, come out and help celebrate. Information can be found: http://perkasietowneimprovementassc.com/under-the-stars-car-show/

Corvettes at Carlisle

August 23-26, 2018

by: Kim Spiece

Once again Corvettes at Carlisle is returning to Carlisle Fairgrounds with nearly 5000 vehicles from all eras of the Corvette model.  All styles will be represented of this iconic American sports car. There will be special indoor displays, activities for children, industry guests, a swap meet and plenty of food and drinks. For more information visit Carlisle Events for times and prices: http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/corvettes-at-carlisle/default.aspx

Dead Mans Curve Car Show

August 30-September 2, 2018

by: Kim Spiece

If you like Hot Rods, Gassers, Customs, or Classics, the place to check out is the Mahwah NJ Wild Hotrod Weekend.  They will have over 2000 vehicles to view along with 25 bands playing a variety of live music, a swap area, vendors, Television cars, Celebrities, and Special Guest this year, Dee Snider from the 80's Rock group Twisted Sister.  There also will be on display several "Funny Cars". Stop out and join in the fun over Labor Day weekend and say hello to Kim in the Pollock booth. To check out what all that is going on, you'll find it here: http://deadmanscurveusa.com/main/

Duryea Day Car Show

September 1, 2018

by: Kim Spiece

In its 53rd year now, Duryea Day held at Boyertown Community Park in Boyertown PA will commence on September 1st. The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles once again will be open as well for tours. If the weather cooperates, you could see over 700 show vehicles which includes antiques, classics, muscle cars, trucks and motorcycles. There will also be a flea market and auto related vendors along with plenty of good eating. A highlight of the show are the Pennsylvania-built motor vehicles. For more information, please visit the Museums website at : http://boyertownmuseum.org/duryea-day/

Club Information

2018

Car Show Season is in full swing now and the summer temperatures are rising high quickly. Get out and enjoy while you can.   To check out information on local car clubs, becoming a member, making new friends, reconnecting with old acquaintances and sharing past histories and passions, see below.

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

You 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   AACA Pottstown Region Mthly Mtg., Pennsburg, 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
   
8/3-8/5   54th Annual Das Awkscht Fescht, Macungie, PA
8/11-8/18   67th Annual Rolls Royce Meet, Squaw Valley, CA
8/11   "SCCA" Simeone Museum, Philadelphia, PA
8/12   Cars and Cigars Skippack Village, Skippack, PA
8/12   New Hope Auto Show, New Hope, PA
8/18   Perkasie Under the Stars, Perkasie, PA
8/21-8/26   Pebble Beach Concours, Pebble Beach, CA
8/22-8/26   DeSoto Club National, Branson, MO
8/26   DVR AACA Summer Picnic, Blue Bell, PA
8//27-9/3   Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, Auburn, IN

Working 2018 calendar PDF NOW AVAILABLE!

 

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

by: Ross Belovich, Shop Foreman

This month we see the very bare skeleton of the Austin Healey 3000 we are working on. This particular car was originally bought by a member of the family and has been passed down to the two brothers that are now restoring it to its original glory.  We have repaired much of the base structure and it was media-blasted and chemically treated.  It has just come out of the spray booth where it received an epoxy primer coating.  It is now on its way back to metalwork to complete the remaining structural work.

In the Rearview

AACA Eastern Spring Meet Gettysburg PA

July 11-14, 2018

by: Kim Spiece

The Wyndham Hotel Gettysburg PA was an excellent location for the Chesapeake Region AACA Spring Meet. With over 400 vehicles to see, judging could not have been an easy task.  Our friend and client Bob Broeze, pictured with Mike Engard, owner of Pollock Auto Restoration, entered his 1926 Willys Knight in the judging and was awarded his 1st Junior from AACA. Way to go Bob, very happy and excited for you.  It was a 4-day event filled with several tours and activities for the participants. The show itself was held on Saturday July 14th with sunny skies.
Pictured above is a 1908 EMF 30 Roadster owned by Bradley Kline from York Pa and a 1920 Mercer Series 5 Raceabout owned by George Ott from Hamilton Square, NJ.  Below, a 1948 Indian Chief Motorcycle owned by Larry Grandey from Mt Vernon, OH and a 1951 Chevy 3100 Pickup truck owned by David Bosley from Felton Pa.
Pictured above we have Jonathan Griggs from Hershey, Pa with his beautiful 1956 Pontiac Chieftan Sedan and a 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Coupe from Glen Arm, MD owned by Harry Chaudron. Below we have a 1967 Chevy Corvette Convertible owned by Bruce Eilenberger from Lancaster, Pa and one of my favorite's, a 1969 Ford Mustang Coupe owned by Bruce Knott from Taneytown, Md.
Above a beautiful 1955 Jaguar XK 140 MC Coupe came from Red Lion, Pa owned by Tomas Kessler and Chesapeake Region's very own President and Meet Chairperson Paula Ruby with her 1956 Chevy Bel Air from Manchester, Md.

Syracuse Nationals

July 19-22, 2018
By: Kim Spiece  

 

Syracuse Nationals was held at the New York State Fairgrounds on July 19-22nd. It was a pleasure attending this event once again this year. I got to see many familiar faces while also meeting some new friends. There was a variety of activities happening throughout the 3-day event. There were all sorts of years, makes, models and styles of vehicles with over 8000 attending. The sun was shining so the people came out in force making for a very well attended event.  I'm looking forward to returning next year.
As you can see by the photos, a variety of all sorts showed up to attend the show.
Funny what you will find at a big show like this. Look who showed up, The Ghostbuster's Ecto-1!  And you turn around and there's a gigantic roller skate driving by.  The cars that enthusiasts come up with are, "Wow, unique!"

Did You Know

by: Ross Belovich

After an extensive, painstaking restoration, Pollock Auto Restoration, a division of Ragtops & Roadsters, would like to present Triumph Italia #295.
The Triumph Italia 2000 GT, is obviously, by name, Italian, and was a design creation of Giovanni Michelotti, built at the Vignale Body Works, Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale, in Turin, Italy, where several other Vignale labeled custom-bodied cars were also produced, by such manufacturers as Cisitalia, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Maserati, and Lancia.  Just by looking at the car you can see the Italian design influence of the late 1950's and early 1960's.
The original production run was cut short to just 329, of the planned 1500 cars, due to internal issues between Triumph, Michelotti and Vignale.  Approximately 30 or so of the last Italia 2000's were not completed until a year and a half after production stopped. Even then most of those last built units were sent to Triumph's U.S. headquarters in New Jersey, where they again sat for a considerable time before being sold. This particular car appears likely to be one of the latter with an original chassis dispatch date of April 11, 1961 but the car carries a title date of 1964 .
The Italia was a long-term project for our shop encompassing thousands of hours of labor, research, fabrication, and refining the details to the utmost perfection. Many of the crew at Pollock Auto Restoration rebuilt this car literally from the ground up. The process involved much of the extensive recreation of the body, shaping and fitting panels, and a world-class paint finish as well as searching the world for seemingly impossible to find parts. As each of these cars are unique, and many of the handmade parts were fit to only the specific car they were attached to, as well as many parts of this car that were completely missing, our shop techs recreated, from scratch, many parts, including the dash finish plate, much of the cars moldings and trim, the entire hood latch mechanism, and other items.
During assembly, our co-owned shop Ragtops & Roadsters, that performs service and mechanical work, provided us with their usual high-quality rock-solid engine long block, carburetors, rebuilt transmission and rear axle to complete the project.
Our staff spent considerable time researching and locating information to verify every part is correct and in its proper location. Our techs carefully routed every wire, hose, cable, and line to exactly duplicate the originals, including changes made during the production run of these 329 cars.
  The final attention to detail by the staff at Pollock Auto Restoration and Ragtops & Roasdsters shows in the final product, with a resulting near-perfect score of 399.5 out of a possible 400 points at its debut at the national Triumph VTR meet in Wisconsin this past July.
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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