Issue: October 2014
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Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn! And welcome to all of our new Shop
Talk subscribers that we've met at shows over the past
In the Rearview Mirror
100 MOTORCARS OF RADNOR
1.) Radnor show field panoramic 2.)
Oscars Davis wins Best of Show Sporting with his stunning 1954
Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato Spyder (my personal favorite) 3.) Alexis
Polis proudly representing her grandfathers 1946 Jaguar MK IV 4.)
Powered By Ford Early 1st Place goes to the very rare 1964 Cobra
Daytona Coupe Shelby from the Simeone Foundation Museum.
It was a glorious day! We had the best weather one could hope for the
18th Annual 100 Motorcars of Radnor. Over a 100 vintage cars cars graced
the lawns of Radnor Hunt on September 14th. Over 200 cars showed for
the new Cars 'n Coffee before the Annual Rally on Saturday. The
Motorsports Park and the New Car Courtyard and Vendor Marketplace were
very well received and added to the continuing success of this
Concours. This year, attendance records exceeded all
previous years and this show keeps getting better every year! Don't miss
this one next September. To see more results and follow the unfolding
events for the the 19th Annual Motorcars of Radnor, follow them on
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Radnor-Hunt-Concours-dElegance/163825503652738
LOG 34 LOTUS OWNERS GROUP - ASHEVILLE, NC
At the Biltmore Estate.
Photo by Doug Chadwick. www.patchworkfilms.com
LOG 34 was held in beautiful Asheville, NC. It was a good show with some
of the best roads to drive on in the country. Attendance was good,
weather was good and many Lotuses were all over the place. Yours truly
did not attend but Mike and Gale were there and reported some spirited
drive was accomplished! Check out the PALs website for more information.
http://lotuspals.ning.com/ Next year off to COLORADO for LOG 35!
Owning a Classic - Why?
& Track's Dan Gelernter tells the tale of the roots of automotive
passion. These are roots and a passion that many of you, and us here at
Ragtops & Roadsters share, so we thought this would be a great read
for all of you who have family or friends questioning your sanity as a
result of your car hobby, err... habit?... err... compulsion.
Feel free to share your story and write about how you got "bit by the
bug" and how it became your passion. Send your story with a picture
or two of what's special in your garage, to us here at Ragtops &
Roadsters (email@example.com) and we will gather together your
stories and publish them in a future issue of "Shop Talk".
Click on the flyer for the full article.
VINTAGE MOTORSPORTS EVENT CALENDAR
You asked for it and we've delivered! Here is a link to a a PDF version
of our Ragtops & Roadsters Vintage Motorsports Event Calendar. This
PDF goes beyond the email calendar below and provides details through
the end of the year. For you new school guys, you can download it and
save it to your mobile device, for you old school guys you can easily
print this and it's even fold-able to put in your pocket!
Through the Windscreen
As I write, we are all packed up and headed to the "Classics at
Brantwynn" in Wilmington Delaware a relatively new Concours Show (now in
their 7th year) to benefit the Kennett Symphony. If you are looking for
something to do today checkout http://kennettsymphony.org/index.php/concerts-buy-tickets/concert-event-schedule/the-classics-at-brantwyn
. Maybe we will see you there?
Hershey AACA Fall Meet
OK, I MENTION THIS EVERY YEAR!!!! IT'S FREE!
ALL ROADS LEAD TO HERSHEY for the AACA Fall Meet next week! This is the
largest vintage automotive swap meet in the US maybe the world? If you
haven't made the trip yet it's something to check off your Car Guys "To
Do" list! OVER 9000 vendor spots Wed -Sat. AACA National Show on
Saturday. EVERYTHING VINTAGE AUTOMOTIVE!. Wear a good pair of shoes and
visit our exhibit on the Chocolate Field at CY45-46. Look for us to fly
the Union Jack flag! See you then? Click on this website for
Brits at the Village
presented by the Philadelphia MG Club.
Now in their Eighteenth year, this is a well run British Car Show not to
be missed next Saturday October 11th. Rain date 10/19. Something for
everyone in the family with the shops and restaurants of Lahaska
Click on the flyer for printable PDF
Before We Put 'em Away Run
This was very popular last year. as we sqeeze out what could be the last run of the driving season.
The staff at Ragtops & Roadsters will be on hand to show you what's
new in the shop and then we are off on a twisty road adventure to our
"sister shop" Pollock Auto Restoration for yet another shop tour
and some lunch. Sign up is a must so we can plan to have
enough food! Please send an email if you want to join us!
Click on the flyer for printable PDF
Ragtops & Roadsters is here to help out as the end of the driving
season nears and it's time to take care of those maintenance,
restoration, preservation, and upgrade needs on your car's wishlist. Click here
call us 215-257-1202 to schedule an appointment now. We have had a
busy summer so far with eight major restorations underway and more
arriving this fall. Click to see our Works In Progress
on our website. Also, we have recently listed more British
Cars looking for new homes, see current listings on our For Sale