Sat, Apr 6, 2024

Tech Event with At Speed

At Speed Motors

About this event

PCA Members ONLY

WHAT: TECH Event at At Speed Motors on understanding the restoration process

WHEN: SATURDAY, April 6th 2024 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

WHERE: At Speed Motors, 7389 Washington Blvd, Suite 103, Elkridge, MD 21075, 410-395-4025


  • Coffee and donuts at 8:30 AM, event starts at 9:00 AM 
  • Social distancing will be respected (if needed, the event will be run with simultaneous activities)
  • Registration closes on Wednesday, April 3rd 8 pm


Let’s be honest. We’ve all had the thought of why I would spend big money to buy the restored car when there is another car at a far cheaper price and all it needs is a little bit of love? Surely, I’ll save a lot of money if I restore the car myself.   

Bob Miller of At Speed Motors will help us understand the restoration process by highlighting a couple of cars that are in their shop undergoing restoration. One of which is a fabled 1973 2.7RS. Bob will take us down the path of “does it make sense” as we look at the kinds of restorations that are available. 

Repaint the exterior.  This is probably the most common level of “restoration” performed.  It can be done without removing glass, etc., but also can be a “glass out” job where all seals are replaced, all exterior lights, badging, etc. are removed and re-installed.

Sympathetic restoration is generally defined as various levels of “sprucing up” but is beyond just a paint job.  Light paintwork, lots of paintwork, rebuild the suspension, refresh the engine/transmission, and even possibly refreshing the interior.  This overall category is more refresh than restore. 

Nut/bolt restoration.  This is where the rubber hits the pavement.  The entire car is literally disassembled, restored, and re-assembled.  What are the pitfalls here?  How long does this take? 

What do the various levels of “restoration” cost?  What is the value of the car before/after these various levels?  Is a restored car more valuable than an original car? 

Let’s journey down this path and see what it takes on each level…

Chesapeake will be doing their famous Tech Event raffle for a $250 gift certificate at this event. The gift certificate is redeemable for services only from the hosting vendor. The gift certificate is our Club’s way of thanking the vendor for hosting the event.


Attendees (69)

Juan Namnun
Pete Simpson
Kevin Muniz
Jeff Rubin
Lawrence Kwei
Tony Parker
Kristen Allen
Rick Hawver

At Speed Motors

Elkridge, MD


Tech Session organized by

PCA - Chesapeake

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