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February 2021

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Groundhog Day 2021

by: Kim Spiece

Winter is giving us a taste of what it used to be like "back in the day." Currently as I write this article, I am watching the snow fall from Winter Storm Orlena as it rages across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states.  The potential is for a range of anywhere from 8 to 24 inches depending on where you reside. We got 18 inches here where i reside. I would have to "assume," laughing at the moment, that Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, will see his shadow Tuesday thus keeping us at 6 more weeks of Winter !  He should every year since they shine a spotlight on the poor little guy. Isn't that the way it is anyhow? Spring is set to arrive March 20th; six weeks from now.  Another laughing out loud moment!!

We do have a lot to look forward to here in 2021. I have been receiving tons of emails and messages regarding a slew of car shows that are scheduled to reappear this year regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic.  I for one am looking forward to getting back out into the car community and seeing all the sweet, cool rides and of course, all my friends in the "car family".

Don't forget! February 14th is St. Valentine's Day!!  Treat that special someone or loved one; a simple homemade card, just a small gesture or sentiment to let them know how you feel about them for as we know, nothing is guaranteed and tomorrow isn't promised and it's the perfect day to express affection and gratitude toward one another. We all could use a little more kindness, compassion and love, especially during these still very difficult times!

Through the Windshield

2021 Amelia Island Concours

March 4- 7th   Postoned until May 20-23rd
The Amelia Island Concours is a go for 2021! Now in its third decade, the The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. Held the first full weekend in March, "The Amelia" draws more than 300 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. At this time, plans are being made to carry on with the original dates of March 4th through the 7th. We have attended this world-class event for the last 15 years, often showing our client's cars or just to enjoy the Amelia experience. This year, Lyn St. James is the Honeree and Hispano-Suiza is one of the featured Marques! If you have yet to attend, Amelia Island is a celebration of the automobile like none other. This is one for your bucket list!

2021 Philadelphia Auto Show

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Possible New Dates for June! Stay Tuned.
We here at Pollock Auto Restoration and Ragtops & Roadsters have supported the AACA Exhibit at the Philadelphia Auto Show for many years. We work hard to bring a fresh display of vintage AACA quality vintage automobiles to raise awareness of the national club and for the motoring public to enjoy. This year the Philadelphia Auto Show was initially delayed until March and just in the last several weeks we understand that the date may move to June. Stay tuned here for more updates as they become available. We will be back!

Vintage, Classic, Collector and Antique Car Club Information

Winter has arrived here in Pennsylvania.  Auto Enthusiasts have begun to gather as groups for some indoor activities, so please take the time to search clubs, groups and activities for things to do during the cold winter months. Many car clubs are looking for new members and volunteers. 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.

Also, I have compiled a list of all of the upcoming car shows and events that I am made aware of. If you have an interest in obtaining such a list, feel free to email me and I can forward it to you: kaspiece13@aol.com

Listed are several local car clubs and museums within our region. Please check them out and support our local clubs and communities.
Check out Car Club Directory or Car Club Hunter to find more clubs.

Classic Car Calendar of Events

Recurring Events

Please check with the event sponsors on recurring events this month.
1st Mon   North Penn Model A Ford Club Mthly Mtg., Lansdale, PA
1st Wed   AACA Pottstown Region Mthly Mtg.A, Pennsburg, P
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

Upcoming Events

Most events were cancelled for 2020 and for 2021, many are being postponed until summertime when the COVID vaccine is expected to allow larger events to open, as in the past. We will post event schedules as we learn of them, but REMEMBER to check the events' websites for up-to-date information.

The following dates are currently set but subject to change:

Hamburg Swap Meet March 7th
Das Awk Fescht  August 6-8th
Duryea Day September 4th
Perkasie Under the Stars Show August 21st
Starbirds National Rod & Custom Show Tulsa OK February 19-21st
Charlotte Auto Fair April 8-11th
Copperstate 1000 Vintage Rally Phoenix AZ April 10-14th
AACA SE Division Chain of Lakes Tour Florida April 19-22nd
Cavallino Classic Palm Springs FL April 22-25th
Albuquerque Lowrider Super Show New Mexico June 6th
AACA Eastern Spring Nationals Saratoga New York June 17-19th
Forest Grove Concours Oregon July 18th
Pebble Beach Concours Monterey CA August 15th
AACA SE Fall Tour North Carolina October 11-15th
Chattanooga Motorcar Festival TN October 15-17th

Classic Auto Mall Morgantown PA shows: 
May 15th, June 19th, September 18th, October 16th, November 13th

Carolina British Classics IV Columbia SC March 27th
14th Annual Wheels Across the Pond Jupiter FL April 3rd
Williamsburg British Car Club & European Car Show April 24th
Austin Healey Conclave California May 16-21st
Moss Motors Cars & Coffee Petersburg VA June 5th
Cars & Motorcycles of England, Ft Washington PA June 5th
33rd Annual British By the Sea Waterford CT August 29th
TRA 2021 Bourbon, Bluegrass, Thoroughbreds, Triumphs Lexington KY June 14-18th
MG 2021 International Atlantic City NJ June 14-17th
The Great Race 2021 San Antonio Texas to Greenville South Carolina June 19-27th
Rolls-Royce Owners Club Annual Meet 2021 Lake George NY June 23-26th
Brits By the Bay 2021 Dejon Vineyards Hydes MD June 27th
25th Annual Show of Dreams Hudson NH July 24th
VTR National Convention 2021 Edmond OK September 14-18th
New England British Reliability Run 2021 September 17th
Car on Kiawah, Kiawah Island SC October 16th
Vintage Racing Savannah GA October 21-24th
Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance November 5-7th

** Mid Atlantic Indoor Nationals Oaks PA  March 27-28th has been CANCELLED ***
     
     
     
     
     

In the Shop Now

 Deliveries

by: Kim Spiece

Two notable vehicles were recently completed at Pollock and delivered back home to their happy owners: 
This 1957 Porsche 356A had some repairs made on various electrical issues.
On this 1927 Lincoln L Dual Cowl Phaeton we were able to sort out some fuel system issues related to the vacuum fuel pump.
Both of these fine cars are now tucked away in their warm garages awaiting the chance to shine with the arrival of springtime.

In the Rearview Mirror


Auto Mania January 15-17th

by: Kim Spiece & Mike Engard

The annual Auto Mania event has been held at the Allentown Fairgrounds since 1990. Carlisle Events began hosting the event in 2014. For 2021, Auto Mania was held at the Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle, PA but will return to Allentown in 2022. The show was held under strict Pennsylvania and CDC guidelines requiring masks to be worn at all times and all attendees were expected to practice social distancing to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
Pollock attended the event running January 15-17th, and was able to shop indoors, in a heated setting for automotive parts, tools, collectibles and "auto art". This was an opportunity to look for parts for projects currently in the shop as well as winter projects at home. The event venue was smaller than Allentown, but the vendor areas inside and outside were full and we were delighted to see that there were many enthusiasts in attendance.
Carlisle Events is planning over a dozen collector car events for the upcoming year, including four automotive flea markets of varying size, five collector car auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, imports, tuners, and performance sport compacts. The year starts locally with Spring Carlisle on April 21-25th. This is 5 days of automotive fun and the opportunity to buy or sell parts and collector cars. Click the link for a full schedule:
https://www.carlisleevents.com/events/schedule
Did You Know?

by: Kim Spiece

For those of you who wonder about Kim's 'car cred' here is a project going on at home now. The photos below show the 2006 Pontiac GTO 6.0 LS2. We rebuilt the Magna super charger, Motor reinstalled, added dual disc clutch, and built new fuel system including all new fuel lines and tune. Next garage job will be working on the 1969 Mach 1 carburetor rebuild.
Pollock Auto Restoration is here to help keep your car performing and looking it's best. Call now to schedule your Winter season work to ensure your pride 'n' joy's service, repair, maintenance, and cosmetic needs are met before the upcoming Spring Season. 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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