Ragtops & Roadsters April 2015 Shop Talk Newsletter

Steve Harding

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April 2015

After nearly two years of research and restoration work by teams at both Pollock Auto Restoration and Ragtops & Roadsters, we are very proud to report that Robin and Alan Anspaugh's 1960 Triumph Italia 200 GT Vignale #122, brought home an Amelia Award! Congratulations go to both Alan and Robin and all of our crew that worked so hard to faithfully restore this special car to the finest standards which lead to an award winning debut!
In the Shop Now...

After several years of research and restoration work at Pollock Auto Restoration, look for this car soon at Ragtops & Roadsters where a fresh engine and gearbox await installation. After final sorting this 1962 Lotus Seven should be on the road this summer!
In the Rearview
2015 Concours d'Elegance at Amelia Island Show Report
by Bob De Lucia and Dave Hutchison

"Cameras were clicking furiously.
Video was rolling.
The entire show field was overwhelming
to the senses."

Click here for full article

Inaugural Holy Land 1000
Bruce and Shelley Menkowitz ran their 1965 Austin Healey 3000 in the inaugural Holy Land 1000 in Israel last month. This is a car we restored several years ago and initial reports indicated that they had no problem other than typical British weather.
For details: holyland1000tour.org
British Car Calendar of Events: April 2015
4/11 Katie's Cars and Coffee, Great Falls VA
4/11 Simeone Museum "Ford Racing, Philadelphia, PA
4/11 16th Annual British Car Show, Williamsburg, VA
4/14 Philadelphia MG Club Meeting, Blue Bell, PA
4/17 - 4/19 Barrett-Jackson Auction, Palm Beach, FL
4/11 - 4/12 VSCCA Drivers School, Long Pond PA
4/19 Cars and Coffee Steel Stacks, Bethlehem, PA
4/19 DVJ Breakfast Social, Conshohocken, PA
4/20 Austin Healey Sport & Touring Club Meeting, North Wales, PA
4/21 DVT (GTR) Monthly Meeting, North Wales, PA
4/24 - 4/26 Classic Motorsports “The Mitty”, Braselton, GA
4/25 DVTR Spring Rally MG vs Triumph Rally, Villanova, PA
4/25 - 5/3 “Best of Britain” Simeone Museum, Philadelphia, PA
4/26 Brits on the Green, Alexandria, VA
4/30 - 5/2 AACA Eastern Nat'l Spring Meet, Virginia Beach, VA
Stay tuned for our complete 2015 British Car Event Calendar coming soon!
Through the Windscreen
21st Annual Spring Open House
Saturday May 9, 2015
9 AM - 4 PM
Please join us for our 21st Annual “Spring Open House”. All British Car Enthusiasts and Friends are invited to tour our shop and meet our staff. We will have many cars in the restoration process to see. Scones, tea and coffee will be served in the morning and refreshments will be available throughout the day. Our street and car park will be open for all who bring their Sports Cars!
We will also have a British Car “Autojumble”. That’s new old stock and used vintage parts for sale. Our Car Corral will offer a variety of our clients cars for sale from show quality to project cars. No need to register, just stop by! For more details and directions please visit our website at www.ragtops.com. After a very long, very snowy winter, we are looking forward to sunny weather and seeing all of our sports car friends again!

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Cars & Motorcycles of England
Saturday May 30, 2015:
Field opens at 8:30 AM | Judging begins at 10:00 AM

By far the largest British car show in the Delaware Valley on beautiful mansion lawn setting. An all-British Marque Judged Motorcar and Motorcycle Concours and a Nationally Sanctioned Jaguar Concours d’Elegance. Hosted by the Delaware Valley Triumphs Ltd.(DVT) & The Delaware Valley Jaguar Club.(DVJ) Visit www.DVTR.org for more information and/or follow the show on Facebook at “Cars and Motorcycles of England”

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Ragtops & Roadsters is here to help out over the upcoming driving season. Maybe its time to take care of those maintenance, restoration, preservation, and upgrade needs on your car's wish list. Click here to send an e-mail to dave@... or call us 215-257-1202 to schedule an appointment now. Click to see our Works In Progress page on our website. Also, we have recently listed more of our Client's British Cars looking for new homes, see current listings on our For Sale page.

Happy Motoring!
Dave & the Staff at Ragtops & Roadsters.



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