November 2015

SHOP TALK

Through the Windscreen

"Before We Put 'em Away" Run

November 22nd

Back by popular demand!  

PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPOT SPACE IS LIMITED!

Rain or Shine at 9 AM on Sunday, November 22, 2015, plan to meet at Ragtops & Roadsters 203 South Fourth St. Perkasie, PA for coffee, scones, and a shop tour. Look over our new restoration projects, then we hit the road at 10 AM. We will navigate the rural country roads of Bucks and Montgomery County and take the long scenic “different route” to our sister shop in Pottstown.
We plan to arrive at Pollock Auto Restoration at 70 South Franklin St. Pottstown before noon. More new restoration projects will be on display. Lunch will be waiting for us and we can join the Pollock Auto Fall Open House already in progress.
 
Yes... That’s a fall drive and two shop tours all in one day! Limited space available.

Must RSVP to Dave at 215-257-1202 or dave@ragtops.com 
 

Keno Brothers' Auction "Rolling Sculpture"

November 19

"Rolling Sculpture" is the first Keno Brothers Classic Car Auction! Lot 128 is our client's very special 1969 Comp Daytona Ferrari along with 39 other hand picked motorcars will be on the block. Visit http://www.kenobrothers.com/auctions for full details.

Simeone Spirit of Competition Honoring David Hobbs

November 18, 6 PM

F1This annual fundraiser is always a special night at the Simeone Foundation Museum. This year Dr. Simeone will host David Hobbs as the evening's honoree.

Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through the theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, the museum is celebrating the history and evolution of these magnificent machines. Assembled over 50 years by Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 65 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford and more. 

David raced in many of the greatest sports cars ever built, including the Jaguar E-Type, Lotus Elite, Lola T70, Ferrari 250 LM, Ford GT40, Porsche 917K, Ferrari 512M, McLaren M8D, McLaren M20, Ferrari 365 Daytona, BMW 3.0 CSL, BMW 320 Turbo, BMW M1, Porsche 935, Porsche 956, Porsche 962 and Nissan GTP-ZX.

In 1976, while still actively racing, David embarked on a career in broadcasting, providing color commentary for such networks as CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports, Speed TV and NBC, where he is an analyst and color commentator for F1 coverage.

The event begins at 6:00 pm and will consist of a dinner with open bar, an award presentation by Dr. Frederick Simeone, plus music by the Gin Canaries.

British Car Calendar of Events

November 2015

11/7   Triumph / MG Rally, Souderton, PA
11/7   Vargo Dragway Car Show, Dublin, PA
11/10   Philly MG Club Monthly Meeting, Blue Bell, PA
11/16   AHSTC Philly Region Meeting, North Whales, PA
11/17   DVT Monthly GTR, North Whales, PA
11/22   DVJ Breakfast, Conshohocken, PA
11/22   “Before We Put em' Away for the Winter”, Montgomery County, PA
11/22   Pollock Auto Restoration Fall Open House, Pottstown, PA

Download a printable copy of our complete 2015 British Car Event Calendar!

 

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We agree to do our best to keep this calendar updated to reflect the most current information.

In the Rearview

AACA National Meet at Hershey

The Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet takes place each year during the 1st full week in October. The Hershey Region began hosting the show in 1955 and has done so each year since then. The meet is located in beautiful Hershey, PA on the grounds and parking lots surrounding Hersheypark and The Giant Center. Hershey is considered one of the largest antique automobile shows and flea markets in the United States.

From the dawn of motoring to the new antiques (yes that's 1990), Hershey has it all! The parade of 1600 cars coming into the show is an event in itself. Someone spotted Al and Robin on their way to getting a Senior National Award!

America's British Reliability Run 2015

“Anatomy of a Success” By Bob De Lucia & Dave Hutchison 

Photos by Charlie Frick, Motorcar Studios and ABRR photographers.

On a quiet cul-de-sac in the sleepy hollow of Quakertown, a “British Invasion” was about to disturb the bucolic neighborhood. Thirty-two “Teams” were descending on the area on a beautiful, sunny, and brisk October Friday morning. This was the start of the 2015 America’s British Reliability Run.  
Enjoy these photos and read the full story on the Ragtops.com website. 

McLaren Owners Tour Jackson Hole, Wyoming

A friend of ours recently attended the McLaren F1 Owners Club Tour in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The "F1 Meets P1" had 20 cars registered, nine of which were F1s! They covered about 1000 miles in 4 days, had 5 star accommodations and restaurants. The tour ran "at speed" through the open roads of Wyoming which included Yellowstone Park. The P1 he was riding in handled the sweepers with ease at 90 MPH and topped 160+ MPH and yes, still managed to get 24 MPG! The ultimate in British cars!  All this from the country that brought us the Bond Bug and Reliant Robin... Not too shabby!
Ragtops & Roadsters is here to help out over the summer and fall driving seasons. Maybe it's time to take care of those maintenance, restoration, preservation, and upgrade needs on your car's to do list? Click here to send an e-mail to dave@ragtops.com or call us 215-257-1202 to schedule an appointment now. We are now scheduling appointments in January. Click to see our Works In Progress page on our website. Also, we have recently listed more of our client's British cars looking for new homes, see current listings on our For Sale page.

Happy Motoring!
Dave & the Staff at Ragtops & Roadsters.
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