September 2016

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Through the Windscreen

Radnor Concours

September 9 – 11

This weekend the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance celebrates their 20th anniversary which includes three days of activities beginning with the Friday evening Barbecue, followed by the always popular Road Rally through the scenic countryside of Chester County on Saturday morning, culminating in a catered lunch. The Saturday evening Black Tie Gala, Silent Auction and Art Show Preview is the prelude to the main event, the Concours d' Elegance on Sunday. Each year, the Concours event, an invitation-only show, has a featured marque, a vehicle type or coachbuilder and a motorcycle make. The 2016 event will showcase over 20 of the most interesting and significant Lancia automobiles. To celebrate our 20th anniversary, over 20 previous Concours and First Class Winners will again grace the lawns of the Radnor Hunt Club along with the iconic 300 SL from Mercedes Benz. In addition to the wonderful four wheeled vehicles Radnor Concours also features motorcycles this year from the Land of the Rising Sun and Fast from the Past. Both the A.C.Ace and the Lotus Super Seven restored by Pollock Auto Restoration have been invited to this prestigious event!

The event also includes Motorsport Park, providing local marque car clubs the opportunity to gather in an exclusive parking area close to the show field entrance on Sunday, as well as a Cars & Coffee gathering on Saturday concurrent with the road rally. The Marketplace area features a variety of both automotive and non-automotive merchants, and offering specialized shopping for concours attendees. Advance discount tickets for all activities are available online at www.radnorconcours.org and include the popular VIP Luncheon and the elite Chairman’s VIP reserved seating area overlooking the show field.

St. Michaels Concours d' Elegance

September 25th

Join us to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the St. Michaels Concours d' Elegance and relocation back to St. Michaels. This year's Concours will take place at the Fog Cove Landing waterfront portion of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum campus adjacent to the Inn at Perry Cabin. Our new Entrants Lounge will be open throughout the day for Automobile Entrants and VIP ticket holders. The 1937 Railton Fairmile we debuted earlier this year has been invited to be on the concours show field. Maybe we will see you at this Concours? 

AACA Eastern Regional Hershey Fall Meet

October 5 – 8

Considered one of the largest antique automobile shows and flea markets in the United States, the AACA Eastern Region Fall Meet at Hershey consists of over 9,000 flea market spaces, over 1,000 car corral spaces, and approximately 1,500 show cars. Each year the show attracts visitors from all over the United States and many countries throughout the world. Some of the most unusual cars and parts can be found at Hershey. If you love antique cars, Hershey is the place to be. Plan to stop by our tent on the Chocolate Field at CY 44-45. Don't forget to wear a good pair of walking shoes!
 

Technicians Needed

Pollock Auto Restoration, a premier classic and antique automotive restoration facility, is currently accepting applications for technicians. We offer a rewarding career that is more than just a job. You will have an opportunity to produce work of the highest quality that may receive national recognition and attend some of the most prestigious events in the world. If you want to be part of our team, please email Ross at shopforeman@pollockauto.com

Our ideal candidates will be well versed a wide variety of fields related to classic cars. However highly qualified individuals in more specialized fields are encouraged to apply and have a chance to broaden their skill set while here.We currently have needs for someone in these areas: metal fabrication, bodywork, paint, and mechanics.All applicants should have:
  • Attention to detail
  • Efficient use of time, job tracking and organization
  • Good attendance and work habits
  • Desire to do their best
We offer benefits, healthcare, and retirement. Part time candidates may be considered.

Classic Car Calendar of Events

Saturdays   Cars and Coffee Old Forge Motors, Lansdale, PA
Saturdays   Cars and Coffee West Chester, West Chester, PA
9/9-9/11   Goodwood Revival Goodwood House, Goodwood, UK
9/9-9/11   Radnor Hunt Concours, Edgemont, PA
9/11   Valley Forge Region Cadillac LaSalle Fall Car Show, Lahaska, PA
9/11-9/16   71st Revival of the Glidden AAA Tour, North Conway, NH
9/16-9/18   Cobble Beach Concours, Kemble, Ontario, CN
9/18   Cars and Coffee Steel Stacks, Bethlehem, PA
9/18   Hagley Antique Car Show, Wilmington, DE
9/18   19th Annual Orphan Car Show, Ypsilanti, MI
9/23-9/25   10th Annual Hemmings Concours, Saratoga, NY
9/28/10/2   Fall Carlisle, Carlisle, PA

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. 

Tech Tip

Louver Lubing

by: Ross Belovich, Shop Manager

Our technician is working on the winterfront on a 1938 Packard. The water temperature expands what is known as a shutterstat that moves a set of levers to push open the louvers. Opening the louvers allow an increasing amount of airflow to increase radiator cooling. Mike is shown lubricating the louvers to allow smooth operation.

In the Rearview

New Hope Auto Show

August 13

On Saturday morning, Mike carefully drives the only surviving example of a 1910 Pickard into our display at the show!  This car has a 4 cylinder air-cooled engine!
Below is a stunning example of 1913 Steven Dureya shown by Bernard Peach with a row of Model A s. The weather was the hottest of the season as temperatures climbed towards a 100 degrees!  Many pre-registered owners and cars stayed home and few attended the show on Saturday.  
Dick Prescott's Packard looked grand as always and Mitchel Hartka of Richboro won a First Place Award in the Senior Division with his 1930 Ford Model A.
Pollock Auto Restoration is here to help out through the summer and fall driving seasons. 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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