- Through the Windscreen
- Through the Rearview Mirror
- Shop Update: AC Bristol
- Amelia Island 2011
- Collector Car Appreciation Day
27-29: New Jersey Vintage
Grand Prix, Millville, NJ
28 - June
5: British Car
ProgressWe always have a number of interesting
projects going on in our shop. Take
Our 17th Annual
After a long, cold
we're looking forward to the sunshine
our sports car friends again.
: Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. 4
Where: Ragtops & Roadsters, 203 S.
Fourth Street, Perkasie, PA 18944
All British car enthusiasts and friends are invited to
tour our shop and meet the staff. We’ll also have many cars in
the restoration process on display.
Scones, tea and coffee will be served in the morning, and
refreshments will be available throughout the day.
Our street and car park will be open for everyone who
brings their sports car! We’ll also have a British car
“Autojumble.” That’s new old stock and used vintage parts for
Our Car Corral will offer a variety of cars from show
quality to projects.
No need to register – just stop by!
For more details and directions, please visit our website
(If the weather looks
questionable, please call us Saturday morning (215-257-1202) –
if necessary, we’ll move our event to Sunday, May
A Look Through
By Dave Hutchison
With the weather slowly improving, the car show season is
getting closer every day.
To help you plan your car event weekends, we’ve put
together a comprehensive list of shows, big and small, in a
calendar over to the left side of this newsletter. You can see
the events scheduled for May and June, or download and print
the complete calendar for the whole year. Let us know if we
missed any...we’ll be happy to add them!
After our 17th Annual Spring Open House
on May 14, we plan to attend the Import and Kit Car
National in Carlisle, Pa. to represent Birkin America
on May 20-21.
The next day, May 22, we’ll be at the Concours of
the Eastern United States
, which will be held for the
first time at Skytop Lodge, in Skytop, Pa. The 1935
, which has been undergoing restoration
at Pollock, has been invited to this incredible venue for what
should be a great showing of “A Celebration of Styling &
What has become the largest British car show in the
Philadelphia area is now expanding to include a strong
contingency of Brit bikes. “The Cars and Motorcycles
of England Show,”
sponsored by the Delaware Valley
Triumphs group, is scheduled for June 4 in Westtown, Chester
A Look Through
It's been a busy spring here in the shop in Bucks
County as well as at ourt sister shop, Pollock Auto
Restoration, in Pottstown, Montgomery County. Unfortunately,
seat time for our classic cars has been in short supply
because of all the rain, especially on the weekends.
Everyone seemed to have a great time last month at the
Open House and Shop Tour over at Pollock More than 100 classic
car guys and gals come out to see what’s new in that shop and
enjoy a special lunch treat.
The Terraplane was a popular attraction, as was a 1971
Plymouth Road Runner
that is nearing completion of a major
Sellersville resident Terry
Morningstern, the proud owner of a 1930 Ford Model A, won a
detail bag in a raffle.
Our entire staff was in
attendance to answer questions about restoration techniques.
Dorian Custodia (below)demonstrated his metal-shaping skills
while Curtis Bohn handled paint related questions.
It was a great time and we're already
looking forward to next year's
Shop Update: AC
Ragtops & Roadsters technician Bill
Dittrich installs a clutch master cylinder on a 1957 AC
Bristol. The car's frame came back from powder coating and was
transported back to the shop to have the suspension, brakes,
and wiring done before the aluminum skin is
Amelia Island 2011:
What a Duesy
of a Show!
My weekend in Amelia Island,
back in March was an amazing experience.
The cars were phenomenal, the people friendly, and the weather
gorgeous. What more could a car guy ask for?
Anyway, here’s a detailed
of the show. I hope you enjoy reading it as much
as I enjoyed being there.
Million Dollars Cars of the Future -
From the 70s
Bertone, the famous Italian car designer,
is selling off some of its most famous concept cars from the
disco era. They're a little pricey but it's fun to think about
what it would be like to own one of them.Read
the Story at CNN Money
SEMA Sets July 8 as
The date marks the second commemoration in what will
become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role
automotive restoration and collection plays in American
society. SEMA and its councils are now working to secure
a Congressional resolution to recognize the day’s