It was a warm spring evening as I sat outside my Bachelor Officer’s House on Mather Air Force Base, just east of Sacramento, California. I turned to my friend and fellow officer and said, “Let’s go look at sports cars.” He was shocked and still tells the story.

I was a new U.S. Air Force second lieutenant, with still shiny “brown bars” and navigator wings. Somehow the green VW sitting in the driveway did not fit my image of a young flying officer in Bomb/Nav Upgrade and Combat Crew Training for an assignment to Strategic Air Command (SAC) B-52s in 1964.

by Bob De Lucia and Dave Hutchison
A large group of classic car devotees hit the road and headed south either by plane, car, or truck and car-carrier trailer. On the Tuesday before the weekend show, a caravan of two trucks with car trailers left the area bound for Amelia. In an enclosed trailer, was the soon-to-be-revealed, 1960 Triumph Italia 2000 Vignale #122, recently restored by Ragtops and Roadsters & Pollock Auto Restoration.

By Charlene Hutchison
The 2018 DVT (Delaware Valley Triumphs) Fall Getaway on October 24th, 25th & 26th, proved to be another wonderful weather weekend for both driving and sight seeing. At 8:00 AM on Friday morning eight couples gathered at the Hutchison's in Quakertown for scones and coffee/tea. The three other couples would meet us at the hotel later, as they were coming from other states... we soon hope to be international!

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils has announced July 13, 2012 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day". The date marks the third 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 days significance.

By Dave Hutchison
The Hershey Hillclimb has been jump-started. Again.

Revived for the third time, the Hershey Hillclimb is back on the motorsports calendar. Boy did it come back in style this time!
The hillclimb is simple, one of the oldest forms of motor racing that traces its origins back to La Turbie, France in 1897. Many courses have been used all over the world, including Mt. Washington and Pike's Pike here in the United States.

By Dave Hutchison
Incredible Cars. Big crowds. Spectacular weather.
That pretty much sums up the 16th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, held March 11-13 this year. Now in its second decade, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world.

The MG Vintage Racers will celebrate their 30th anniversary with two designated Focus Events for 2011: one on the West Coast, and one on the East Coast. An MGVR Focus Event is a selected vintage race event where MGVR gets a vintage race sanctioning body to include some all MG races in their weekend's schedule. Plus, MGVR compliments the weekend with some of their own awards and social functions.
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By Barbara (Heppenstall) Plant
Do you have your calendar marked? Get ready for Fall Hershey October 10-13, 2012. Have you purchased your new running/walking sneakers? How is your training program going? Are you walking at least a mile a day?

By Dan Shope of the Morning Call
August 1996
Michael Engard fixes toys. But don't take him your limping Barbies, frozen Lionel engines or rusted Flexible Flyers. Engard, 41, specializes in aging Jaguars, Triumphs, MGs and Land Rovers, cars which were on the road in Britain before the Beatles. "It's a luxury market," he explained from his 10-man shop in Perkasie recently. "This is discretionary cash for a lot of these people. It's a toy for many." Customers at Ragtops & Roadsters, which Engard opened in 1990, are willing to pay up to $150,000 and wait three years for their repairs, he said.

By Dave Hutchison
26 JANUARY 2009
Once again we will be supporting the Concours of the Eastern United States at this year’s Philadelphia International Auto Show to be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The Auto Show kicks off with a fund-raiser “Black Tie Gala” on Friday January 30 and opens to the public at 9 AM Saturday morning January 31st.