AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

                    Recent Event Photographs

2017  Restoration Shops Tour - Prueitt & Sons - Penn-Dutch Restorations

 photo
On April 5th, a group of over 30 Chesapeake Region members and friends gathered for a tour of two automobile restoration shops in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania. Our morning assembly location for breakfast was the Shrewsbury area Cracker Barrel restaurant.

 photo
Before departing for the restoration shops tour everyone gathered outside the restaurant for a group photo. To best accommodate such a large group at the two restoration shop locations we divided the group, with one half to initially visit Prueitt Restorations and the other half Penn-Dutch. Upon completion the groups would then switch locations.

 photo
As in a "Le Mans Start", drivers then headed off to their cars, to their assigned first restoration shop location visit. Tom, in his 1960 Chevy got the jump on everyone.

 photo
A curious parking lot admirer is caught checking out Jack's 1967 Corvette.

 photo
As usual Penn-Dutch Restorations had a large variety of vehicle restorations underway.

 photo
A visitor favorite is this early funeral flower wagon undergoing extensive reconstruction.

 photo
Likewise, Prueitt Restoration's shop is filled with a wide variety of foreign and domestic vehicles. For unusual vehicles, locating or manufacturing needed parts must be difficult.

 photo
This Corvette appears quite complete, and ready to be released back to its owner.

 photo
Two antique foreign cars await restoration completion.

 photo
With hood removed, this Mercedes-Benz appears to be undergoing engine work.

 photo
High-end vehicles, like this Cord, are often seen undergoing restoration at Prueitt.

 photo
A proper restoration often involves extensive dismantling and reconstruction.

 photo
Trip discusses the Prueitt restoration projects with our welcoming host.

 photo
Jack gazes at the nearby parts bin, likely containing items awaiting eventual return to the nearby vehicle projects.

 photo
Needing a bit of restoration itself is an early Prueitt Restoration shop sign.

 photo
As the morning restoration shop tours concluded, President Paula prepares to depart for lunch in her 1937 Packard.

 photo
After a great day touring the restoration shops of Al Prueitt & Sons and Penn-Dutch, the group gathered for a delicious lunch at a nearby Glen Rock area restaurant.


We thank our gracious restoration shop hosts for allowing us to visit with them and giving our members and guests insight into the world of professional automobile restoration.