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Feb/March 2018

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In This Edition:

Through the Windshield

Spring Forward

by: Kim Spiece 
Spring has sprung early. With all the warm temperatures, the Crocus', Daffodils and Tulips have all started to make their way through the mulch.  Spring is officially March 20th.  I believe Punxsutawney Phil's shadow was cast by a spotlight because it sure doesn't feel like 6 more weeks of winter. Good for us "car folks" who want to get out and about and are tired of being cooped up for the winter. Don't forget to Spring Forward for Daylight Savings Time on March 11th, yes we lose an hour sleep.

British Motor Trade Association 2018 Conference

by: Kim Spiece 
This year the British Motor Trade Association is hosting their annual conference on the shores of Lake Michigan at the Hagerty Insurance facilities in Traverse City, MI. The event will take place March 15-17th, 2018. I am looking forward to attending this event with Michael Engard and to learn something new. One of my "older" clients always used to tell me, " I'm 84 years old but there is always room for improvement and learning".  I'm eager to attend several of their seminars,  such as leveraging social media, creating and deploying a newsletter, enhancing the client experience, and planning strategy for the next 10 years.  Of course, while there, we also get to tour the Hagerty Garage and Hammer & Dolly Restoration.

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. 
Two examples to see:  Sue Pellegrino's 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback and John Locco's 1925 Ford Model T Speedster.

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
March-18   Hamburg Swap Meet Hamburg PA
March-18   Chesapeake Region Swap Meet West Friendship MD
March 10-12   Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Amelia Island FL
March 10-11   Hoods Up weekend Boyertown Museum Boyertown PA
March 20-25   Lehigh Valley Auto Show Behtlehem PA
March-18 S Jersey Region AACA Swap Meet & Car Corral Woodstown  NJ
April 5-8 AACA Southeastern Spring Meet Charlotte NC
April 7-8 Mid Atlantic Indoor Nationals Oaks 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

1912 Model T Torpedo

by: Ross Belovich, Shop Foreman

We have taken in a 1912 Model T Torpedo recently. Is it an older restoration, and although it doesn't look too bad in pictures, up close you can see the old lacquer paint is failing and the wood structure has weakened. We will completely disassemble the car and restore it to today's high standards, preserving it for another generation to enjoy. This particular car has had an interesting life, and in the 1990's it did a coast to coast tour. My back hurts even thinking about spending a month riding on that old style suspension and buggy seating!

In the Rearview

The Classics in Atlantic City by GPK Auctions

Feb 9-11th, 2018
By: Kim Spiece  

 

GPK Auctions presented the 45th Annual Atlantic City Auction & Car Show on February 9th to 11th at the Convention Center. The event was well attended with many cars going over the auction block. They also had a corral for cars for sale and vendors throughout the floor space.  Pollock Auto Restoration got to show off our new tent for the first time.
We brought along "Ruby", a 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe Fleetwood owned by John Lea of Pottstown Pa.  She was well received by many of the visitors to the show. Pictured some of the many enthusiasts surrounding her as Michael Engard answers questions about this exceptional vehicle. She has a 346 cid L-head V8 with 150 hp. The 1941 Cadillac had new front styling; a rectangular egg-crate grille and fenders that incorporate the headlights. There were only 3100 sold for that model year.
Here are pictured some of the cars that were on display or in the car corral.  1920 Ford Model T Speedster, 1949 Chevy Deluxe Convertible. And my two favorites pictured: 1953 Ford F100 Short Box Pickup Resto Mod 351 V8 Frame Off Restoration and 1966 AC Cobra Replica with a rebuilt 427 big block, 2x4bbl carbs, rebuilt C-6 auto transmission with Street Fighter Stall Convertor. 9 inch rear and 15" American Racing 5 spoke aluminum wheels.
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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