In This Issue
  • Through the Windshield
  • Through the Rearview Mirror
  • Be Careful When Buying a Classic Car
  • Hard-to-Find Parts for Sale

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Mark Your Calendar
This is a web-based calendar of  Vintage Car Events for the Spring 2010 driving season. We have included most Major Marques and their websites. We suggest that you explore many other events that are listed on each website.  If we have missed listing your event please let us know so we may include it in our future calendar!
Auctions, Concours shows, charity runs, local, regional, national shows, rallies, vintage races, and even Sunday drives, are also listed.

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October 2010


Through the Windshield
(a look ahead at events of interest
to classic car fans)

AACA Eastern Fall National Meet, Hershey, Pa. 
Fall Hershey is always the first full week of October. Established in 1955, this is one of the largest flea markets, with 9,000 spaces and 1,500 car show spaces.

The vendor area is the entire parking lot of Hershey Park. One day is not enough time to see every vendor’s space. They say if you can’t find it at Hershey it doesn’t exist. People come from all over the world to this show.  

There is a 1,000-space car corral. The actual car show is on Saturday.

Through the Rear View Mirror
(a look back at interesting events
to classic car fans)

Duryea Day - September 4

Duryea Day is a combined effort between the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles and Pottstown AACA. It was a great day for the show! I assisted with parking the show cars on the field and in the woods. 

More than 550 cars, trucks and motorcycles showed up for this show, possibly an all-time high.  Pollock Auto Restoration had the prime spot as we had a chance to watch all the cars come into the show.

We were showing our paint and metal work on the 1935 Terraplane and 1916 Biddle from the museum.

--Barb (Heppenstall) Plant

Ludwig's Corner
Labor Day (September 6) was a beautiful day for the Ludwig’s Corner car and horse show. More than 300 cars, 4 motorcycles and 6 tractors attended this show.

The Historical Car Club of Pennsylvania held the show. The event was well organized and plenty of club members were there showing their support. Various vendors displaying car items, flea market items and tons of horse related items.
--Barb (Heppenstall) Plant  
Day on the Farm
On Sunday, August 29, my wife, Peggy, and I attended the 25th "Day On The Farm" at a new venue - the beautiful home of Bob and Joyce Byers. The Delaware Valley Region of the AACA and the Olde Tyme Car Club put on this event, which benefits the Salvation Army’s New Kroc Center in North Philadelphia.

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A beautiful day, lots of cool cars, a great setting, many good friends, and all this fun supports a worthy is good!

There were lots of fabulous cars in attendance and skilled musicians provided entertaining music. Drinks were available at several locations about the expansive grounds as well as homemade ice-cream made with a hit-and-miss engine running the blender! Blooming Glen Caterers provided a delicious meal and excellent service for everyone who enjoyed lunch on the covered tennis courts. 
Bob Byers' collection, housed in a new garage, was the finishing touch for a wonderful social event that will continue to be a highlight on my car show calendar.
--Mike Engard

Brighton USA 2010
Brighton Affiliated Registry and Horseless Carriage Club of America, North Jersey Regional Group, sponsored this annual event.  Held this year in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, 17 pre-1910 one- and two-cylinder cars toured the back roads of Lancaster County.  Car makes included four Buicks, five Cadillacs, a Brush, REO, Yale, Maxwell, Northern, Oldsmobile, Stanley Steamer, and Renault.  
Saturday was a great day and the tour was off on a 44-mile trip to Kinzer’s 62nd Annual Threshermen’s Reunion at the Rough and Tumble show grounds. 
Everyone had a great time seeing the steam tractors, steam trains, hit-and-miss engines, steam engines powering generators and equipment.  Dave Hutchison, our support driver from Pollock Auto Restorations, had the most fun playing in the Sand Box, an area that has a steam shovel, bulldozers, dump trucks and scoops.  The fun involves moving a large pile of dirt from one place to another and also digging holes and then filling them back in.  Boys and their toys!
Rain moved in overnight into Sunday and with no tops, doors or windshields, everyone decided to head home early.
Thanks to Mike, Barb , and Dave at Pollock Auto Restoration for helping make our tour a success.
-- Judy and Joe Alackness

Shop With Care
When Looking for a Vintage Car

If you're an automobile enthusiast, you've probably lusted after some special car for years. The recent economic turmoil has demonstrated that while stock prices were falling, classic automobiles held their own and, in some cases, even went up in value.

Here are a few common-sense tips to help you have and hold the car of your dreams.

  • Fall is the best time to shop for an old car. It's the time of year when a lot of cars are changing hands, and the market is more for the buyers than the sellers. 
  • When shopping for classic and vintage cars, the local newspaper is not the place to look. Pick up a copy of Hemmings Motor News or Sports Car Market for listings and excellent advice. Car shows, and club events are also great places to find classic cars. The auction companies have regular events around the country.
  • Before buying check on the car's value in a price guide such as the Standard Guide to Cars & Prices, NADA Appraisal Guides or Hagerty’s "Cars That Matter." 
  • Even after checking the guide, have the car checked out by an experienced classic-car appraiser or restoration shop. Such shops usually do a complete inspection, including making sure numbers match, for a few hundred dollars. Sometimes, only the experts will be able to tell a poor restoration from a good one.

Vintage Auto Parts for Sale

Our 26,000-square-foot shop in Pottstown has turned out to be a treasure trove of old parts. It seems like every day we find another stash of parts hidden in a corner of the building.

In some cases, we can identify the part and put it to good use. But in the vast majority of them, the application is unknown – we simply don’t know what car these parts go with. And that’s a shame, because we know there are owners out there frustrated as they scour the Earth for these hard-to-find parts.

 “We want to put the parts back into the hands of people who can use them,” says Pollock owner Mike Engard.

Check out our selection of vintage auto parts. We might just have the one you’ve been looking for!

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