If there's an event featuring classic cars, chances are we worked on one of the show pieces on display.  The chronicles of our whereabouts are documented within.  Please enjoy the stories and if you see us out at one of these fine events, please say hello!

 

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance 2019

The Greenwich Concours d ’Elegance & Late Spring are as one @ ARI.  The snow’s all gone and all the elements of this scene come into play.  All is in bloom and summer roads call collector cars from New England and afar to gather in Greenwich for some good times and great exhibits.  2019 continued the event’s terrific  tradition ……..  perfectly. 


Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2019

This event has grown exponentially over the last decade such that we usually need one of our semi trailers to get cars down and back. 2019 followed form as we loaded up several auction cars and the two exhibit vehicles, Henry Magna’s Mercedes Benz 220 Cabriolet and Andrew Benen


Three Summer Season Sundays
Six Events, Three Days

The incredible post-millennium  growth of the collector car hobby means we find ourselves on the road often with double event days a frequent reality…


Sunday in the Park, 2017
A Day with Hurricane Harvey

Our Sunday in the Park was indeed a wet one! While this does keep the Park green and the river running, it can discourage...


Greenwich Concours d’Elegance 2017
America on Saturday, Europa on Sunday

Two days of speed & style that we were pleased to help make happen.  For well over a decade the car people at Automotive Restorations Inc. & Vintage Racing Services Inc., have staffed…


Amelia Island 2017
A Bentley and a Siata take Amelia Island

Automotive Restorations, Inc. at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2017. One to sell, one to show, and two success stories at Amelia Island…


Lime Rock Historic Festival 34
A Celebration of Style and Speed

The Lime Rock Historic Festival is about great cars and enjoying them in a variety of activities.  The “come as you are” Gathering of the Marques event looks nicely filled in come Sunday morning…


Greenwich Concours 2016
Its Founder’s Legacy Very Much Intact

Greenwich 2016 – Its Founder’s Legacy very much intact! Bruce Wennerstrom and the whole Wennerstrom family have worked hard to create this...


Amelia Island, 2016
Ah, Amelia…

Ah Amelia, 2016 Pegaso was the featured exhibit and the field was really something special....


Greenwich Concours 2015
Family and Friends Pulled it Off

The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance 2015 Founder, creator and the force behind the Greenwich Concours was a bit...


Comets and an Icelandic Saga
Heroes Rally

The Call came months ago….Tim took the call and was excited to learn that a Mercury we’d restored for historic rally work...


La Carrera and VRS (1992-2003)
Two Decades and Counting

1992 OUR 1ST YEAR! And by far our most difficult!! We sent our semi to Tuxtla! Drive Joe Hatch may have had the most...


La Carrera and VRS (2004-2007)
Two Decades and Counting

2004 and a new need for more speed; Just arrived @ the shop “Thumper” a California based road racing...


La Carrera and VRS (2007-2014)
Two Decades and Counting

Dave’s Carrera debut with copilot D. Rouse is a good one though some local talent was needed to keep all up to speed...


Sunday in the Park 2014
What a Sunday!

The forecast was certainly less than perfect…but it was dry as the sun came up on Sunday August 31st 2014….and we were more than...


Greenwich Concours 2014
Summer Rolled Out in Style

The Greenwich Concours has provided a perfect annual classic motoring season send off for collector car motoring enthusiasts here...


ARI & Amelia 2014
Island, That Is…

It was P-O-U-R-I N-G all day Wednesday and much of Thursday with temperatures hovering in Fahrenheit's less than comfortable 40s!! Would…


Concours d’Elegance of America 2014
Astons, Siatas, and ARI… Oh, my!

A bit of history: The Meadowbrook Concours event was an institution and then times changed. This...


Sunday in the Park
Rainbows at The Rock

Tense at times as always, exciting events run the gamut. Weather threats were overcome and graciously accommodated. We at Automotive...


Alden Sherman Classic, 2013
Nutmeg Tour

A Beautifully busy day found ARI on exhibit and on tour. The Alden Sherman Classic shared the day with The Nutmeg Tour for Autism...


Greenwich Concours, 2013
Keep the Shiny Side Up

Once again as for so many years past the people who make all those motive miracles happen at Automotive Restorations Inc., were pleased to assist...


Amelia Island, 2013
A Blizzard Couldn’t Stop Us

Cars went south, 5 were recent restorations in full or partial mode and of those 5: 4 took awards at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2013.  We all enjoyed the ride and very much appreciate all…


Pebble Beach, 2012
Nothing Like It

There’s nothing else quite like it anywhere in North America. It’s as close to perfection and it is a magnet for all who cherish fine automobiles and...


Greenwich Concours, 2012
A Superb Two Day Event

Bruce Wennerstrom has once again proven himself to be quite the man about cars. His admirable Greenwich Concours legacy continues unabated with yet...


Villa d’Este, 2012
Following Ferrari 3747 to Italy

Ferrari fever flows in the blood of Charlie Webb and Mark Aglora, and they were delighted to get there first, but where did they find themselves this...


Fairfield County Concours, 2011
We Drove it to the Show

September is a busy month for Northeastern car lovers. The Lime Rock Fall Festival and Sunday in the Park Concours start the month. Three days...


Greenwich Concours, 2011
The Difference a Year Can Make

What a difference a year makes. The aggressively nasty storms that frequented the late afternoon activities of 2010 were a thing of the past. Add to...


Greenwich Concours, 2010
Handsomely Awarded

The weekend following our Memorial Day remembrance finds the Northeast’s classic and collector car exhibit season getting underway in superb style...


Amelia Island, 2009
Just The Place To Be

Early March is a great time to escape Northeastern winter and head south. We found ourselves and some of our friends very much in accord. Bill Warner...