March 2015


Welcome new Shop Talk subscribers!
We are headed to the 20th Annual Amelia Island Concours!  For us
"Car Guys", it is one of the first signs of spring, as the driving season is less than three weeks away!  Have you checked on your British car 

Now... Ready for the Amelia Island Concours!

We have been very busy at both Ragtops & Roadsters, and Pollock Auto Restoration, as our restoration teams have now brought it all together to complete the full frame up restoration of this beautiful 1960 Triumph Italia 2000 Vignale #122. We will debut this special coupe at the 20th Annual Amelia Island Concours on March 15th. Our punch is complete and we will load our trailer and hit the road early next week. Keep up with all the happenings at Amelia through our Ragtops & Roadsters Facebook page.

In the Rearview

Once again , we supported the AACA Exhibit at the 2015 Philadelphia International Auto Show. Record attendance was reported.  A young Marlon is all dressed up for the show along with the 1946 Jaguar MK IV owned by DVJ members Bill and Mary Anne Polis. This classic was recently freshened and is ready for road. Look for this car at the AGM at the Simeone Museum. 

British Car Calendar of Events: March 2015

3/1-3/31   Art of Lightness AACA Museum, Hershey, PA
3/7    P.A.L.S. LOTUS Planning Meeting, Bethel, PA
3/10   Philadelphia MG Club Meeting, Blue Bell, PA 
3/12-3/15   Amelia Island Concours, Amelia Island FL
3/15   DVJ JAGUAR Breakfast Social, Conshohocken, PA
3/16   Austin Healey Sport & Touring Club Meeting, North Wales, PA
3/17   DVT TRIUMPH (GTR) Monthly Meeting, North Wales, PA
3/20-3/21   JCNA JAGUAR AGM Annual General Meeting, Phila, PA
3/21   Demo Day Simeone Museum, Philadelphia, PA
3/27-4/2   Rolls Royce Owners Club 64th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
3/28   Ragtops & Roadsters Tech Session, Perkasie, PA
Save these dates for future British Car Events this spring....

Ragtops & Roadsters will hold their 21st Annual Spring Open House on Saturday May 9, 2015. 

Cars and Motorcycles of England: May 30, 2015 The largest All British Car show in the Philadelphia area.

The Elegance at Hershey: June 12-14,2015.  It's rumored that a very famous Aston Martin once driven by James Bond will make an appearance at this world class event!

Through the Windscreen

Welcome David Jago to the Ragtops & Roadsters Team

David Jago is joining the team as our new Shop Manager!  A former client and fellow British car enthusiast, David comes to R&R from a background in communications and computer technology. His foundation in project management, coupled with a strong focus on communication and customer service, will serve to keep our restoration projects and repair work on track, and our clients' experience very positive. David is the proud owner of a Spitfire and an MGA that was purchased new by his uncle in 1960 that he revived back in 1990. 

Shop Technical Session

Looking for that Fifth Gear?  Overdrives & Five Speed Conversions

Saturday March 28, 2015 9:30 AM till 12 Noon at Ragtops & Roadsters
This Tech Session will cover traditional Laycock de Normanville Overdrive upgrades as well as what it takes to install modern day five-speed transmissions in our British cars. Over the years, we have fitted gearboxes to A.C., Jaguar, Austin Healey, Triumph, MG, Lotus and TVR. We will have our technicians on hand to share our experiences and the challenges these projects present. Also join us for a tour of what’s new in the shop. Our famous scones, tea and coffee will be served.  To reserve a spot please e-mail
Ragtops & Roadsters is here to help out as we enter the spring driving season. Maybe its time to take care of those maintenance, restoration, preservation, and upgrades needs on your car's to do list?. Click here to send an e-mail to or call us 215-257-1202 to schedule an appointment. We have had a busy winter and we expect to deliver five full restorations in 2015! Click to see our Works In Progress page on our website. Also, we have recently listed more 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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