In This Issue
  • Through the Windshield
  • Through the Rearview Mirror
  • Spotlight on: Jim Rineheimer

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Calendar of Events


10 -- Vanderbilt Museum Car Show, Centerport, NY 

14-17 -- Keenland Concours D’ Elegance, Lexington, KY 

15-17 -- Hemmings Motor News 5th Annual Concours, Stratton Mountain, VT 

17 -- Newtown Car Show, Newtown, PA  

17-22 -- National 1-And 2-Cylinder Tour, Princeton,  NJ  

23 -- Doylestown at Dusk Car Show, Doylestown, PA 

31 -- Meadowbrook Concours, Troy, MI 
5-7 -- Das Awkscht Fescht,
Macungie, PA
10-13 -- Cadillac Lassalle Grand National, Dublin, OH  

13-14 -- Lozier Centennial Celebration, Plattzburgh, NY  

13-18 -- 60th Rolls Royce Annual Meet, Lake Tahoe, CA  

13-14 -- New Hope Auto Show, New Hope, PA 

20 -- “Under the Stars Car Show,” Perkasie, PA 
21 -- Pebble Beach Concours, Pebble Beach, CA 

28 -- Day on the Farm, DVR AACA, 
Blue Bell, PA              

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July 2011

Through the Windshield:
A Look at Upcoming Events

By Barbara Heppenstall Plant

Next Saturday (July 16), we'll be at the Roebling Museum 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 free. 
Das Awkscht Fest 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 Hershey). 
Pottstown Nostaglia Nights 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 Mirror:
A Look Back at Previous Events

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 attend.
Friday night’s storm was cleaned up by Saturday morning and the Hillclimb was a huge success. You can read about it here.

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.
See Our Photo Gallery from the Elegance at Hershey.

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 impressive event.
We brought two cars out for Pottstown Nostalgia Nights 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 spectators.

See Our Photo Gallery from the July 2 Pottstown Nostalgia Night

Spotlight On:
Parts Manager Jim Rinehimer

By Barbara Heppenstall Plant

Jim RineheimerJim Rinehimer has been the Parts Manager for Ragtops & Roadsters 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 punishment. 

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 Manager. 

The rest, as they say, is history.

Tips of the Month

Use Lemon Pledge Wipes to clean your leather interior.

Do not wax your car for at least one month after a new paint job.
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