March 2017

SHOPTALK

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Through the Windscreen

There is still time to catch the AC Retrospective before all the AC Cars head home next Monday. The Simeone Museum is open 10-6 weekdays and 10-4 weekends.

We've Arrived at Annual Amelia Island Concours

We just kicked off our excursion to what I believe is the best concours in the country!.....the Amelia Island Concours. This is our 11th trip and this adventure has always proven to be good time. This is the sixth time we have had a car invited to attend this prestigious event and our first time showing a "Preservation Class Car", a 1910 Model H Pickard. This air-cooled brass-era car was once part of the Harrahs collection and is believed to be the only surviving Pickard in existence. Wish us luck! 

Classic Car Calendar of Events

1st–Mon   North Penn Model A Ford Club Mthly Mtg, Lansdale, PA
Ev–Sat   Cars And Coffee Old Forge Motors, Lansdale, PA
3rd–Thu   AACA Delaware Valley Region Mthly Mtg, Lederach, PA
3rd–Tue   Cadillac LaSalle Club Mthly Mtg, Malvern, PA
1st–Wed   AACA Pottstown Region Mthly Mtg, Pennsburg, PA
3rd–Wed   Berks County Mustang Car Club Mthly Mtg, Fleetwood, PA
3/1–4/26   Fender Skirts & Poodle Skirts, America on Wheels, Allentown, PA
3/9–3/11   Studebaker Swap Meet, York, PA
3/10–3/12   Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Amelia Island, FL
3/11   AACA Chesapeake Region Swamp Meet, West Friendship, MD
3/15–3/18   12 HRS of Sebring, Sebring, FL
3/22   HCCP Winter Dinner, Rose Tree, PA
3/25   Simeone Museum “Car Detectives”, Philadelphia, PA
3/27   DVR CCCA Pub Night, Horsham, PA
3/29–4/1   CCCA Annual Mtg, Reno, NV

Working 2017 calendar PDF now available HERE!

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

by: Ross Belovich, Shop Manager

This month we have a 1963 Ford Falcon Futura convertible in to have the dash area restored. We have removed the large amount of chrome and aluminum trim for re-plating and polishing. We will then refinish the paintwork and installing a new dash pad. Once complete, the driver's viewpoint will be again from the 60's era of gobs of shiny bright chrome.

In the Rearview

Simeone Museum "AC Retrospective Dinner"

On February 18th the Simeone Museum kicked off the seventh annual Best of Britain with the “AC Cars Retrospective”. Guests flew in from the UK, many of the AC owners also came in from around the states. In all, about 150 people attended the dinner party hosted by Dr. Simeone who spoke about the early
days of AC Cars. Later Bill Jackson, a former member of the AC Racing Team when the Bristol engine was first introduced in the mid '50s shared some stories about his early days of racing. The evening ended with Dr. Simeone having a fireside chat with our local racing legend Bill Wonder as he the recalled his days of SCCA racing the AC Ace BEX 308, now owned by Pete Rorhbacher and at the museum. Pete held many tours of the AC Retrospective through out the last couple of weeks.

AACA Annual Meeting

by: Dave Hutchison

We attended the AACA Winter Meeting at the downtown Sheraton in Philadelphia. Students from the restoration program at Pennsylvania College of Technology demonstrated their metal shaping skills.  I had the pleasure of attending a talk where AACA President Steve Moskowitz interviewed Bill Warner, founder and chairman of the Amelia Island Concours. Bill spoke about his early days of car collecting, his running the Cannonball and of course the  Amelia Island Concours.

Philadelphia Auto Show

The Philadelphia Auto Show was very well attended this year as over 250,000 people came to the convention center. The little 1962 Lotus Super Seven turned quite a few heads along with 12 other classics. A new single day attendance record of 30,00 was also recorded. The AACA / Elegance exhibit got a lot of attention as folks came by to share their stories of the car that got away or they kept!  Thanks go out to all the car club members who help this year.! We signed up quit a few new AACA Members too!
Pollock Auto Restoration is here to help out through the sping upcoming summer driving season. Maybe it's time to take care of the maintenance, restoration, preservation, and upgrade needs on your car's wish list? 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!

Dave & the Staff at Pollock Auto Restoration
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