Us For Our Spring
Open House and Shop
Our second annual
Spring Open House and Shop Tour is scheduled for
Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4
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
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
Museum of Historic Vehicles.
us for this very special day. It's a great way to start the
Through the Rear View Mirrow:
Look Back at Previous Events
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
On Friday night, Worldwide
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
Looking for An Interesting
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
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
Come on out and see what he's making at the
“The disease of fast cars, nice paintwork and an interest
in art led me into the automotive field.
“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
“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
Reader Spotlight: My Lotus
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
Great Resource from
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
SEMA Sets July 8 as
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
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