Closing up winter with a busy week!

Sports Car Services had a lot going on this week, but its never too much for us. The Crosley is coming along and should be all doneDSC_0041 and shipped out next week thanks to Albert and Gary for doing an DSC_0043extremely precise job on it.  The interior in the MG is coming along just great and Albert will be heading to the seacoast to do the seats next week.  Mike’s been busy overseeing the Sports Car Services garage in its entirety. He’s been right out straight working on the Spitfire, repairing a few different electrical malfunctions as well as countless other projects such as getting the Jaguar XK120 prepared for shipping to California DSC_0057[1]for the “California Mille”.  The California Mille is a classic car run that last four days and travels throughout northern California. The event is open to cars manufactured prior to DSC_0053[1]Jan. 1st, 1958.  Approx. 65 cars are chosen from those submitted for entry.  This year will be the 27th anniversary. The run is in the spirit of the original Italian Mille Miglia which ran from 1927-1957, and all entries must be cars that did, or could have, participated in the original Mille Miglia during the years of 1927-57, and can be of foreign or domestic manufacture.

California Mille

Lineup of car for this years California Mille:

  • 11 Alfa Romeos      1927-1957
  • 8 Jaguars                 1938-1956
  • 7 Mercedes-Benz  1955-1957
  • 7 Porsches              1955-1957
  • 2 Bentleys               1923-1928

 

Gary and Rod are working  on the 1954 Jaguar Mark VII we talked about a couple weeks back. Our current task on the Jaguar DSC_0034is to finish building the exhaustDSC_0040
which you can see Rod and Gary have done with quality and precision. Watching experienced trades men, like the guys in our shop, makes it seem that they almost work with ease because they’re so skilled and confident in their techniques and knowledge. Gary has the back seats at his house and the rest of the upholstery should be in this coming week.

Over in our brother shop, G&R Autoworks, Jason has been busy spending many hours of DSC_0026logistics trying to decide on, and order, all the modifications needed for the 2013 Jeep
he’s in the process of building, for one of our customers. We also had a Mitsubishi GT DSC_0021that received a lot of body work which Rod did a phenomenal job on, talk about a perfectionist at wire feed welding!. We’re also expecting the arrival next week of a 1970 Jaguar E-type Series II, that’s going to be quite the project, and I look forward to covering the story on that beauty.

As for myself I’ve been busy finishing up this new website and doing the final ironing and behind the scenes work.  I’ve also been planning out a Covered Bridge Run for next autumn, that’ll be going from Keene and looping through Vermont and back over to Keene.  Make sure you also check out the “Cars and Coffee” tab above. Starting in May we will be going to various Cars and Coffee locations once a month, we will be leaving the Sports Car Services shop on 55 Victoria St and traveling as pack of beautiful European cars.

~Matt Beal

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