November 2016

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Through the Windscreen

Simeone Spirit of Competition

November 16, 6PM

We plan to attend this annual event. The “Spirit of Competition” is the theme of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum and the focus of our annual fundraiser. Each year a distinguished figure from motorsports is selected who has a specific inspirational message. This year we honor Peter Brock. On November 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm, Peter will receive the award at the Simeone Museum during a gala fundraising dinner.

Visit the Simeone Foundation website here for more details on this event and to explore the entire Simeon Collection and Museum events calendar.

Pollock Auto Restoration Open House

November 20  10AM—3PM

Please join us for our 2016 Fall Open House & Shop Tour. All antique, classic, and specialty car enthusiasts and friends are invited to tour our shop located at 70 South Franklin St. Pottstown, PA 19464. Refreshments will be served throughout the day and our staff will be on hand to answer your questions. Come out to see how we work!

Simeone Museum Seeks ACs for "Best of Britain"

Attention All AC Car Owners!

The Simeone Museum in Philadelphia is organizing an exhibition of AC Cars, that will be the museum’s annual "Best of Britain". We are looking for owners who might want to have their cars displayed inside this world renowned museum next winter. The Best of Britain, now in its sixth year, will host this display from February 18 through March 12, 2017.
 
If you have an AC Car built in Thames Ditton of any year, any model (in any condition) that can help tell the story of A.C. Cars Ltd. please contact us and submit a recent photo of the your car. We are looking for representative examples of each model from 1904 to present day.
 

Pete Rohrbacher
609.298.5329 home
p.rohrbacher@verizon.net

Dave Hutchison
215.527.1409 cell
dave@ragtops.com

Classic Car Calendar of Events

Saturdays   Cars and Coffee Old Forge Motors, Lansdale, PA
Saturdays   Cars and Coffee West Chester, West Chester, PA
Saturdays   Katie's Cars and Coffee, Great Falls, VA
11/5 & 11/19   Cars & Coffee, Bucks County Exotics, Doylestown, PA
11/20   “Before We Put em' Away for the Winter Run”, Bucks/Montgomery County, PA
11/20   Fall Open House Pollock Auto Restoration, Pottstown PA
11/25–11/27   VRG Turkey Bowl XVIII, Summit Point, WV

Complete 2016 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

No you're not seeing double. We currently have two 1967 Mustangs gracing our presence, a white coupe and a bronze fastback! The '67 was the first redesign of the original '64 — '66 model. Standing 2" longer, 2.7" wider, and a full inch taller, this was the start of the bigger pony cars, a trend that would continue until the second generation cars appeared in 1974. 

In the Rearview

AACA Eastern Regional Hershey Fall Meet

We were very fortunate to have several nice days of weather at the AACA Fall Meet in HERSHEY this year.  We noticed a greater number of vendor spaces were vacant and the car corral had fewer cars than past years. Despite's a persistent light rain that moved in Saturday morning over 600 cars were still on site to be judged! 

 

It takes a big kid to love this giant Murray General pedal car, seen here next to the standard popular child's model. See a great Hemmings Blog Article about this giant and its fun and interesting story.

A strong showing of brass and nickel era cars weathered the rain and stood up to the scrutiny of some soggy show goers. 
This stylish Packard swan hood ornament was perfectly comfortable in the water on this 1938 Packard 160 4-Door Convertible with a removable hardtop.

HVA at Bulgari

by: Mike Engard

Over three days in October I had the wonderful opportunity to attend an international conference entitled ‘Driving History – Protecting Our Overlooked Automotive History in the Twenty-First Century’. Organized by the Historic Vehicle Association and the Historic Preservation Program at the College of Charleston this event was hosted at the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage in Allentown, PA.

The HVA, now with over 400,000 members, was founded in 2009 through sustaining support from Hagerty, and in March 2013 introduced the “National Historic Vehicle Register Act” to authorize the Department of Interior to establish a federal registry of historic vehicles. The NB Center has donated the world class HVA National Heritage Laboratory for documenting and recording of historically significant automobiles.  

The conference featured talks by many significant members of the historic vehicle world on many different subjects. One of the main themes throughout was discussion about the preservation and use of these significant automobiles. I particularly enjoyed a 2-hour debate concerning a 1918 Cadillac type 57 7-passenger Touring car US1257X. The only remaining example of over 2000 Cadillacs used by the American Army in France during the First World War, this survivor is in amazingly good shape for a 98-year-old car. The lively debate concerned the restoration/preservation/conservation of this significant automobile. Watch ‘This Car Matters’ video on YouTube. I’d be curious to know your thoughts on the future of this national treasure.

Another major topic was how we ‘gearheads’ share our passion with the rest of the American people. The automobile played and continues to play a substantial role in American culture. And yet its history is largely forgotten and ignored by most people. To insure a future for our hobby we need to demonstrate our desire for our cars by sharing what we know and what we experience with our classic vehicles with the people we meet. So, get out there in your old car! Show it off! Talk to folks you meet! Give ‘em a ride!
Pollock Auto Restoration is here to help out through the fall 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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