In This Issue
  • Through the Windshield
  • Employee Spotlight:
    Curtis Bohn
  • My Lotus Seven:
    Ken Darby
  • Great Resource from SEMA
  • Car Collector Appreciation Day

Readers' Gallery

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Calendar of Events

11 - 13 -- Amelia Island Concours in Amelia Island, FL 

26: Simeone Museum “Tribute to Sebring,” Philadelphia, PA                  

7-9: Barrett -Jackson Auction, Palm Beach FL  
9: Pollock Auto Restoration Spring Open House, Pottstown, PA
27-30: Spring Carlisle, Carlisle, PA  
28 - May 1 Classic Motorsports “Mitty” in Braselton, GA

6-7: 16th All Packard Swap Meet, Frederick, MD 

7: Rhinebeck Car Show and Swap Meet, Rhinebeck, NY  
14: Ragtops & Roadsters Open House, Perkasie, PA  
14-15: Saratoga Automobile Museum Invitational, Saratoga Springs, NY

5: HCCP Spring Meet, Linvilla Orchards, PA

15-19: Brass in Berks, Berks County, PA

19-21: AACA Spring Meet, Stowe, VT

20-22: Concours d’ Elegance of the Eastern United States, Skytop, PA  
22-27: New England 1000, New Paltz, NY

8: Historic Auto Display “Estate Vehicles,” Wilmington, DE

29: 100th Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis, IN  
29: 30th Annual Chester County Car Show, Kimberton, PA                                
2-4: Hudson Essex Terraplane Eastern Regional, Latham, NY  
3-5: Carlisle Ford Nationals, Carlisle, PA

5-6: Greenwich Concours, Greenwich, CT
11-12: The Elegance at Hershey, Hershey, PA                                   

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March 11 2011

Join Us For Our Spring
Open House and Shop Tour

Our second annual Spring Open House and Shop Tour is scheduled for Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All antique, classic and speciality car enthusiasts and friends are invited to attend. We'll have coffee and tea available in the morning, and refreshments will be available all day.

Dorian Custodia, our metal fabricator, and Curtis Bohn, our painter, will be on hand to demonstrate their skills and answer any questions you might have. 

We hope the weather will be spring-like and you'll fire up your vintage or classic car for a scenic drive to Pottstown and then over to Boyertown so you take take advantage of the discount tickets we'll be giving out for the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.

Please join us for this very special day. It's a great way to start the season!

Through the Rear View Mirrow:
A Look Back at Previous Events

Many AACA members found themselves in downtown Philadelphia at the Sheraton on the second weekend in February for their annual convention. We brought the 1935 Hudson Terraplane to show off in the mezzanine ballroom.  Many AACA members enjoyed seeing this handsome car fresh out of restoration.
Both Friday and Saturday were packed with tech sessions. The convention ended on Saturday with a general meeting where new board members were elected into positions for the upcoming year. Again, attendance was up, as more than 1,150 AACA members (out of a total of 60,000 members nationwide) came to this year’s convention. 
On the third weekend in February, nearly 30,000 car enthusiasts (up by 20 percent) made the annual trip to Atlantic City for what is billed as the largest classic car auction held in the Northeast.  The auction, held at the Atlantic City Convention Center, resulted in increased sales, as more than 50 percent of the cars that crossed the block were sold.  
On Friday night, Worldwide Auctioneers brought the classics back to Atlantic City at the Taj Mahal. This was the first year Worldwide held the “high end” auction and they did it with class, reporting that 53.7 percent (or 32) of the 60 classics that crossed the block sold that night. 
Worldwide set a high percentage of sales and high volume number with this inaugural event. The biggest dollar sale of the night was for a 1904 Thomas Flyer that brought $302,000. Right behind it was $280,000 paid for a former ACD and CCCA winner, a beautiful 1932 12-160A Auburn Boattail Speedster.

Looking for An Interesting Place
To Hold an Event?

Our friends at the Boyertown Museum offer a great venue for your next special event. The museum can host business and club meetings, as well as birthdays parties, wedding anniversaries, or any other important event. 

They can help make your special occasion even more special. The museum's facilities include meeting and conference areas, dining and reception rooms — and, of course, the museum's great collections for an after-the-event visit into transportation history.

Bob Norquist will be working the Carriage Factory Forge, which is part of the Boyertown Museum, on the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. His demonstrations are included as part of your admission to the museum.

Come on out and see what he's making at the forge!

Employee Spotlight:
Painter Curtis Bohn
“The disease of fast cars, nice paintwork and an interest in art led me into the automotive field.
Curtis Bohn“I started doing fiberglass repair and custom work with a shop that specialized in Corvette work, then did time in the collision repair end of the business. This led me to a long relationship with Sikkens Car Refinish in positions ranging from product instructor for many years to application specialist for their North America Research & Development lab. 

“Moving on from Sikkens, I was involved with a venture with a specialty coatings business and spent some time doing custom paint and bodywork for the street and show vehicle market and I am now in the restoration market here at Pollock Auto Restoration. 

“With about 30 years of experience that is about as diversified as you can get in one industry, I try to make our customers receive the absolute best fit and finish we can produce.”

Reader Spotlight: My Lotus Seven

By Ken Darby
Purchased in 1976, my  '62 Lotus Seven was a well-used sports car with more than a few bruises and battle scars on it.  I really should have walked away but I just fell in love with the car.
For a 21-year-old man, this was the perfect car to drive.  It was enormously fun, handled like a formula car, and was street legal to boot.  
After a few years, the woes of neglect and my heavy foot required an engine rebuild, which I did in my parents’ garage. The obvious signs of trouble were showing when I noticed the aluminum side skins separating from the frame and chunks of rust on the floor.

The car was literally breaking in two.

Great Resource from SEMA

Here’s a great resource for car enthusiasts… everything you need to register and title your hobby car in all 50 states.

The folks at SEMA have done a great job compiling definitions, laws, exemptions, and forms across the country. All you have to do is click on a state to get everything you need.

SEMA Sets July 8 as
“Collector Car Appreciation Day”
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils have announced July 8, 2011 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.”  
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 significance. 

(Read More About Collector Car Appreciation Day)
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