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February 16, 2002, Restoration Shop Tech Session and Tour

Williamsport, MD


Saturday, February 16, 2002
Automotive Metal Performance, Inc.
Williamsport, Maryland
Start Time: 9:30 A.M.
Start Location: Urbana Park and Ride

Ever heard the saying, "one man's junk is another man's treasure?"  Well I have, and I've lived it on numerous automotive occasions!

Come 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 for you.

In 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 equipment.

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 side up!"

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.

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