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- Spotlight on: Jim
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Barbara Heppenstall Plant
Next Saturday (July 16), we'll be at the Roebling
for their Second
Annual Car Show
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be hundreds of cars, music, food and prizes.
Admission is $5 (includes entry to museum); under age 12 is
is August 5-7 in Macungie, Pennsylvania.
We'll be there as a vendor all three days. This is billed as
one of the biggest shows on the East Coast (think
is held on the first Saturday of
every month during the summer; the next one is August 6. This
is a nice local show that always brings out a wide variety of
cars. The cost is $10 to park on High Street. The
Pottstown Classic Car Club
hosts the event --
they block off the streets and maintain crowd control. I have
attended at least 10 of these shows and, unless it rains, the
show averages 300+ cars.
Through the Rear View
A Look Back at Previous
We attended the Chester County Car Show
on May 29 as a vendor, sporting the freshly painted 1971 Road
Runner. We had the corner spot and got to see most of the
gorgeous cars coming in to park on the show field. The day was
beautiful and sunny; approximately 400 cars were on hand for
this event. This annual show is always scheduled for the last
weekend in May.
The Elegance at Hershey, held June
11-12, was bracketed by summer rainstorms, but in between them
was a spectacular event that every car guy and gal should
On Sunday, The Elegance at Hershey, which benefits
the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the AACA Museum
and Library, was a well-run extravaganza of beautiful and
significant cars all gathered together in a great setting on
the lawn at The Hotel Hershey.
Our Photo Gallery from the Elegance at
The rain returned at the end of
the day, putting a slight damper on the awards ceremony, but
not spoiling the success of this event, which will be held
again next year. Stay tuned as we plan to be involved and will
encourage our readers to attend what will be another
We brought two cars out for Pottstown Nostalgia
on July 2: the classic 1948 Plymouth
Convertible and the 1971 Plymouth Road Runner muscle car.
There were several other Road Runners at the show. The evening
was pleasant and there was a great turnout of classic, vintage
and even new cars along with a good crowd of
Our Photo Gallery from the July 2 Pottstown Nostalgia
By Barbara Heppenstall
Rinehimer has been the Parts Manager for Ragtops &
since April 2004. His duties include
identifying, sourcing, and ordering parts for jobs in the
shop, as well as computer data entry.
While Jim works at our sister shop in Perkasie, his
experience and expertise make him a valuable asset for the
Pollock Auto Restoration team as well. He’s like a magician
when it comes to locating that hard-to-find part we need to
complete a project.
Jim became interested in cars at a fairly young age.
His first “mechanical” experience was dismantling the family
lawn mower and, of course, he received proper
Jim’s first car was a Triumph TR-4, which began his
love affair with the British automobile.
Jim’s career began as a “parts guy” in Doylestown.
Then he went into the aftermarket industry in the early 80’s.
In 1985, he purchased his own parts store in Doylestown and
ran it for 15 years.
After he closed his store, Jim went to Bergey’s for a
while. His job title was service writer. Let’s just say this
wasn’t Jim’s cup of tea.
Fortunately, the stars aligned nearly seven years
ago. Reading the classified ads one day, Jim saw that Ragtops
& Roadsters owner Mike Engard needed a Parts
The rest, as they say, is history.
Tips of the
Lemon Pledge Wipes to clean your leather
Do not wax your car for at least one month
after a new paint job.