February 16, 2002, Restoration Shop Tech Session and Tour
Williamsport, MDRESTORATION SHOP TECH SESSION AND TOUR
Saturday, February 16, 2002
Automotive Metal Performance, Inc.
Start Time: 9:30 A.M.
Start Location: Urbana Park and Ride
heard the saying, "one man's junk is another man's treasure?" Well I
have, and I've lived it on numerous automotive occasions!
and join us on February 16th as we "tour" to Automotive Metal
Performance in Williamsport, Maryland for a tech session on the "fine
art" of restoration. Andy Paza will host our group for what promises
to be an enlightening look inside the mystical world of automotive
restoration. Automotive Metal Performance (AMP) has been around for
about fifteen years, with its owner having experience in the field of
roughly twenty-five years. The premises of AMP consists of a metal
fabrication shop, trim/upholstery shop, and, of course, a paint area.
Let me ask you, have you ever seen an "English wheel?" Do you know
what it is? With this handy little device, one can turn a flat piece
of steel or aluminum sheet into a "NLA" hood or a curvaceous fender. I
think we've all seen various forms of so-called rust repair. Some of
us have seen the repaired areas rust again. Why does this happen, you
ask? These are the types of questions that Andy will be able to answer
addition to restorative services, Automotive Metal Performance also
specializes in custom fabrication of roll bars and cages to SCCA,
etc., specifications and proper mounting of harnesses and other safety
After the tech session, we will converge on the Schmankerlstube Restaurant in nearby Hagerstown, MD. There is no need to RSVP
for the event, as the late-afternoon lunch will be "on your own,"
although the restaurant should be expecting the group. The tour will
leave the Park and Ride promptly at 9:30. Until then, "keep the shiny
Directions to the Urbana Park and Ride:
From the Washington, DC Beltway (I-495):
- Take Interstate 270 north to Exit 26 (Route 80).
- Cross Route 80 into the Park and Ride lot.
From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695):
- Take Interstate 70 west to Exit 62 (Route 75).
- Turn left at the stop to follow Route 75 south.
- After 3.2 miles, turn right at the stop onto Route 80 west.
- Continue 4.3 miles, straight at the traffic light (Route 355), through the traffic circle, and then left into the Park and Ride.