House & Shop Tour
Last month’s Open
House and Shop Tour was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who
We welcomed members from several local car clubs, the
Union League, and other enthusiasts.
Pollock owner Mike
Engard, left, points out a
Railton that started life as a
After some delicious breakfast treats and coffee, PAR
owner Mike Engard took the group on a guided tour of the shop.
Along the way, he discussed the various jobs our technicians
perform. Department heads -- paint, metal, upholstery and
mechanical -- were available to answer any questions or to
offer more details of their capabilities.
Bob Dare, president of the Pottstown Area
, said members of his organization enjoyed the tour
and the opportunity to meet our specialists.
“The facility was impressive, clean, neat and well
organized,” he said. “It shows the effort that you have put
into improving the facility. We were impressed by the
quality of workmanship on the vehicles in progress. Thanks for
an informative tour and, especially, for the great
Do's and Don'ts After a New
So you finally took the plunge and got your
prized car a new paint job. It looks all bright and shiny
sitting in your driveway.
Here are some important tips to consider after having
your car painted:
DO NOT wax your car within the first
DO NOT use any aggressive soaps or
DO NOT run your car through an
automatic car wash.
If you are compelled to wax your car, do it at the
beginning of the season - just make sure you clean it first
with a good detailer. It’s inevitable that your new paint job
will be scratched – it’s okay to use some touch-up paint but
be aware that it probably will not be an exact
Make sure that when your car is repainted that you get
the exact paint formula. It will make it much easier to match
the color in the future.
One other note -- a good professional detailer should
be able to do minor chip repairs
Protect Your Car This
Choosing the right place to store your
vehicle for the winter can be a daunting task. During winter,
experts say, a secure, indoor facility offers the best
protection to keep your vehicle safe and road ready for the
Here are four reasons to choose Pollock Auto
Restoration for winter storage of your vehicle
Secure - our facility is monitored
by a sophisticated security system that will alert police and
fire of any emergencies. Also, your car is monitored daily by
the facility staff.
Indoors - the 25,000 square-foot
building is climate protected. Your vehicle stays out of the
harsh winter weather.
- your vehicle is fully insured against
damage while in Pollock’s facility.
It's a Great
Value - for just a few dollars a day you
can rest assured that your car is safe and protected from the
Restoration also offers long- and short-term
storage for your small truck, motorcycle, ATV or dirt
For more information or to make an
appointment contact Pollock Auto
Restoration at 610-323-7108 or send us an email.
Is The Muscle Car
By Rob Sass
New York Times
Prices of vintage American muscle cars peaked, along with
real estate values, in early 2008 or late 2007 — the year when
a 1971 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda convertible sold for an astounding
$2.4 million at auction.
But by 2009, prices of rowdy big-engine cars had plunged
while the broader market in collectible cars underwent a
comparatively mild correction.
Since then, the collector car market has generally
settled into two parts. Highly desirable, top-notch cars in
impeccable condition — with thorough historical documentation
— have no trouble finding buyers at strong prices. Cars that
are questionable, or in lesser demand, are languishing.
There are indications that the muscle-car market has also
been firming up, based on reports of private sales and a few
isolated auctions, like a Mecum Auctions sale in Indianapolis
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 for
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