ahead at events of interest
to classic car
AACA Eastern Fall National
Meet, Hershey, Pa.
Hershey is always the first full week of October.
Established in 1955, this is one of the largest flea markets,
with 9,000 spaces and 1,500 car show spaces.
area is the entire parking lot of Hershey Park. One day is not
enough time to see every vendor’s space. They say if you can’t
find it at Hershey it doesn’t exist. People come from all over
the world to this show.
There is a 1,000-space
car corral. The actual car show is on Saturday.
Through the Rear View
(a look back at interesting
to classic car fans)
Day - September 4
Duryea Day is a combined effort between
the Boyertown Museum
of Historic Vehicles and Pottstown AACA. It
was a great day for the show! I assisted with parking the show
cars on the field and in the woods.
More than 550 cars, trucks and motorcycles showed up for
this show, possibly an all-time high. Pollock Auto
Restoration had the prime spot as we had a chance to watch all
the cars come into the show.
We were showing our paint
and metal work on the 1935 Terraplane and 1916 Biddle from the
Labor Day (September 6) was a
beautiful day for the Ludwig’s Corner car and horse show. More
than 300 cars, 4 motorcycles and 6 tractors attended this
The Historical Car Club
held the show. The event was well
organized and plenty of club members were there showing their
support. Various vendors displaying car items, flea market
items and tons of horse related items.
On Sunday, August 29, my wife, Peggy, and I attended the
25th "Day On The Farm" at a new venue - the beautiful home of
Bob and Joyce Byers. The Delaware Valley Region
of the AACA
and the Olde Tyme Car Club put on this event,
which benefits the Salvation Army’s New Kroc Center in North
A beautiful day, lots of cool cars, a great setting, many
good friends, and all this fun supports a worthy
charity...life is good!
There were lots of fabulous
cars in attendance and skilled musicians provided entertaining
music. Drinks were available at several locations about the
expansive grounds as well as homemade ice-cream made with a
hit-and-miss engine running the blender! Blooming Glen
Caterers provided a delicious meal and excellent service for
everyone who enjoyed lunch on the covered tennis
Bob Byers' collection, housed in a new garage, was the
finishing touch for a wonderful social event that will
continue to be a highlight on my car show calendar.
and Horseless Carriage Club of
, North Jersey Regional Group, sponsored this
annual event. Held this year in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, 17 pre-1910 one- and two-cylinder cars toured
the back roads of Lancaster County. Car makes included
four Buicks, five Cadillacs, a Brush, REO, Yale, Maxwell,
Northern, Oldsmobile, Stanley Steamer, and Renault.
Saturday was a great day and the tour was off on a
44-mile trip to Kinzer’s 62nd Annual Threshermen’s Reunion at
the Rough and Tumble
Everyone had a great time seeing the steam tractors,
steam trains, hit-and-miss engines, steam engines powering
generators and equipment. Dave Hutchison, our support
driver from Pollock Auto Restorations, had the most fun
playing in the Sand Box, an area that has a steam shovel,
bulldozers, dump trucks and scoops. The fun involves
moving a large pile of dirt from one place to another and also
digging holes and then filling them back in. Boys and
Rain moved in overnight into Sunday and with no tops,
doors or windshields, everyone decided to head home
Thanks to Mike, Barb , and Dave at Pollock Auto
Restoration for helping make our tour a
-- Judy and Joe
When Looking for a Vintage
If you're an automobile enthusiast, you've
probably lusted after some special car for years. The recent
economic turmoil has demonstrated that while stock prices were
falling, classic automobiles held their own and, in some
cases, even went up in value.
are a few common-sense tips to help you have and hold the car
of your dreams.
- Fall is the best time to shop for an old car. It's the
time of year when a lot of cars are changing hands, and the
market is more for the buyers than the
- When shopping for classic and vintage cars, the local
newspaper is not the place to look. Pick up a copy of Hemmings Motor
News or Sports Car
Market for listings and excellent advice. Car
shows, and club events are also great places to find classic
cars. The auction companies have regular events around the
- Before buying check on the car's value in a price guide
such as the Standard Guide to Cars & Prices, NADA Appraisal Guides
or Hagerty’s "Cars That
- Even after checking the guide, have the car checked out
by an experienced classic-car appraiser or restoration shop.
Such shops usually do a complete inspection, including
making sure numbers match, for a few hundred dollars.
Sometimes, only the experts will be able to tell a poor
restoration from a good one.
Our 26,000-square-foot shop in
Pottstown has turned out to be a treasure trove of old parts.
It seems like every day we find another stash of parts hidden
in a corner of the building.
Vintage Auto Parts
some cases, we can identify the part and put it to good use.
But in the vast majority of them, the application is unknown –
we simply don’t know what car these parts go with. And that’s
a shame, because we know there are owners out there frustrated
as they scour the Earth for these hard-to-find
“We want to put the parts back into the
hands of people who can use them,” says Pollock owner Mike
Check out our selection of vintage
auto parts. We might just have the one you’ve been looking