Registration closed July 25, 2014 11:59 PM on July 25, 2014 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends July 25, 2014 11:59 PM on July 25, 2014 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens June 7, 2014 10:00 AM on June 7, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Registration runs from June 7, 2014 10:00 AM to July 25, 2014 11:59 PM
Join your First Settlers friends for a guided tour of FantomWorks, the largest auto restoration shop in the country (in terms of sq ft). They offer complete services and restoration services to include body, electrical, upholstery and paint. This is a "must-do" event if you love classic cars and have any interest in the business and art of restoration. They have, on average, 85 cars in the facility at any one time. Be ready to be immersed in "automotive restoration nirvana".
In addition to what is going on inside the building, the building itself is a work of art from a pre-war era and a testimonial to the artisanship of the builders. Built in 1941 as a linen cleaning facility, this triple layer brick and free-span steel girder building is 52,000 square feet on the bottom floor alone. This historic building is absolutely amazing inside and out. It is being restored to its former glory including restoring the wood roof, repainting the steel girders, and bringing the bricks back to their original look.
FantomWorks TV: The shop is the subject of a TV show on the Velocity Channel currently shooting their second season!
You can see details of the show and shop at www.fantomworks.com
This is a working resortation facility. Closed toed shoes are required!!
After the tour, we will meet just a few blocks away at an Italian restuatant for a "pay as you go" lunch at:
LaBella in Ghent, 738 West 22nd Street, Norfolk, VA. http://labellainghent.com/
The tour is a no cost event. Lunch is pay as you go. Please hit "Continue" to register so we can get a head count for both the tour and the restaurant. We hope to see you there!!