News Release - June 2014
Bill Hahn and Paul Vorbach will be attending the GTO Convention at the Monroeville Expo Mart. We will be displaying Gerry Kerna's gorgeous 1971 Pontiac GTO Coupe. We will also be conducting our "Myths and Realities of Auto Restoration" on Saturday Morning July 5 at the Expo Mart. We're looking forward to meeting lots of "Pontiac People"!
Paul Vorbach will be attending the 2014 Elegance at Hershey on June 15th. The show is held on the beautiful grounds of the Hershey Hotel in Hershey, PA.
We are pleased to announce the completion of the restoration of the 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. This was a very challenging project as the car needed extensive body and frame work. The car is now Concours ready and back home with its owner. Check out our Projects web page for photos of the completed care.
News Release - March 2014
Bill Hahn and Paul Vorbach were on hand for this year's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Amelia Island, FL. This show should be on every car lover's bucket list. Bill Warner and his staff always host a great event. You are guaranteed to see something you have never seen before. Great show.
"Gene is on the scene!" Legendary Customizer Gene Winfield held his Metalworking Seminar at our shop for 20 lucky attendees. It was a long and busy weekend for everyone involved. Gene is amazing. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from the master if he comes back to the area!
News Release - February 2014
Paul Vorbach and his lovely girlfriend, Linda Columbus will be attending the Pittsburgh Auto Show Gala at the David L. Lawrence convention center in Pittsburgh. Proceeds of the evening will go to the Austin's Playhouse project at the Mario Lemieux Foundation.
News Release - January 2014
Bill Hahn and Paul Vorbach will be on hand at the 2014 Pittsburgh World of Wheels car show at the David L. Lawrence convention center in Pittsburgh. We'll have the 1950 Allard J-2 on hand as part of our display. Stop by and say "Hi"
News Release - December 2013
We are excited to announce major changes to our business!. Following 12 years of steady growth and international recognition, Hahn and Woodward Auto Restoration. LLC. will reorganize its ownership structure beginning January 2014. Founding partner and Chief Financial Officer Wes Woodward, will step down from the ownership team. Junior partner, Paul Vorbach, will become a senior partner and will assume the CFO position in addition to his current Operations, Marketing and Project Management duties. Going forward, the company will be known as HAHN - VORBACH & Associates, LLC and will continue to operate out of their current location at 321 Perry Highway in Harmony, PA.
Wes will continue to provide his award winning painting services for the company on a sub-contract basis. Founding partner and Chief Executive Officer, William Hahn will assume controlling ownership of the business.
"This reorganization reflects our ongoing commitment to our customer's and employees. Wes has talked about his desire to begin cutting back in preparation for his eventual retirement.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Mr. Hahn."He and I have enjoyed an amazing 12 years together. We have grown the business from just the two of us working out of a small garage to the having a dozen employees and two buildings. This will be quite a change but the timing is good as we are continuing to pursue several growth opportunities that will require our full attention. Wes and I remain good friends and I wish him nothing but the best as he transitions into his retirement".
News Release - November2013
We are pleased to announce the sale of the 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster! While we are not able to disclose the price, we can say that both the buyer and the seller were pleased. The plan is for the car to be shipped overseas to Nice, France. Oui! Oui!
News Release - April 2013
On Saturday April 20th we will be hosting the Mercedes Benz Club for a shop tour and "Automotive Detailing" seminar. We're looking forward to it!.
News Release - March 2013
1938 HRG Coupe SOLD at the Gooding & Co. Auction at Amelia Island. Bob's car hit the auction block and was hammered down at a price of $230,000! It is very much a bittersweet feeling to see the little car go to a new home. It has been such an important part of our lives for several years...we're going to miss her.
We scored an invitation to bring the 1957 Mercedes 300SL Roadster to the DuPont "Cars and Coffee" event at Amelia Island on Saturday morning (3/9). We're looking forward to the opportunity to show the car off a bit and hopefully find a propective buyer.
News Release - February 2013
Bill Hahn and Paul Vorbach will be heading to Amelia Island, FL in March to support the sale of BBob Affleck's HRG. We're also planning to take the 1957 Mercedes 300SL along with us to show to some potential buyers. Gonna be a busy trip.
On Saturday February 9th we'll be hosting the Allegheny Chapter of the BMW CCA for a tour of our shop. We're looking forward to meeting everyone.
News Release - January 2013
We've just learned that Bob Affleck is planning to consign his 1938 HRG Coupe to Gooding & Co. for auction at Amelia Island in March. Stay tuned for more information as we prepare the car for its trip to Florida
News Release - December 2012
The February issue of Hemmings Sports and Exotic Magazine features a six page spread on our restoration of Bob Affleck's HRG Coupe. Our thanks to Dave LaChance and all the folks at Hemmings for the awesome feature.
News Release - November 2012
We're very proud to have two of our restorations featured in the January issue of Hemming Sports and Exotic Magazine. Bob Affleck's HRG Coupe is presented in a "Drive Report" written by Dave LaChance and Dennis Cestra's '64 MG Midget is the subject of the Restoration Profile written by Mike Bumberg. Congratulations to Bob and Dennis! The February issue of Sports and Exotic will include a follow-up article outlining the restoration of Bob's HRG.
Bob Affleck's 1938 HRG Coupe is currently on display at the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA as part of their Holiday Exhibit running from Mid-November through early January. The car looks right at home among the Christmas Trees
News Release - October 2012
We are excited to annouce our participation in the Preferred Platinum Builders Program being establish by WORM Inc. of Grantville, PA. WORM Inc. builds a complete line of Nostalgia Slingshot Dragsters and Funny Cars. As a Preferred Platinum Builders, we will represent WORM Inc. throughout the Western PA, Eastern OH and Northern WV region. We will work with Nostaglia racers throughout the area to order and build their cars. Nostaglia Drag Racing is among the fastest growing forms of motor sports. Stay tuned for more information as we work to get this new venture off the ground.
Bob Affleck's 1938 HRG Coupe was chosen second in class at the 2012 Louisville Concours d' Elegance in Louisville, KY. held on October 7th at historic Churchill Downs home of the Kentucky Derby. Congratulations Bob!
News Release - September 2012
The 1938 HRG Coupe was awarded the Dave Holls Most Distinguished Design Award at the 2012 Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles in Canton, OH.
News Release - August 2012
Bob Affleck's HRG Coupe was a hit at the Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance in Monterey, CA. Bob and Sylvia participated in the 60 mile long Tour d' Elegance which ran down Rt. 1 along the California coast with a nice stop for lunch in beautiful downtown Carmel. The coupe represented the pride of England well at the Concours as it took its place next to a group of Alfa Romeo's and Bugatti's on the show field. We hooked up with a number of old friends and made several new ones. It was a great trip and we can't wait to go back!
News Release - July 2012
Hersch stopped by the shop last week for our next installment of the "Builders Series" on TalkHotRods.com. Topics include the 1938 HRG Coupe at the Elegance at Hershey as well as preparations for the Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance in August. The debut of the '57 300SL Roadster at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Running at the Flashlight Drags and Penn College of Technology. Please visit Hersch's site....www.TalkHotRods.com and say "hi" to Hersch in person at any of this summer's Flashlight Drags events! TalkHotRods July 2012.
The '57 Mercedes 300SL Roadster made its long awaited debut at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix in Schenley Park. Although there are still several tweaks and details to be done, the car is virtually complete and running. We're very pleased with the way it is turning out.
UPCOMING APPEARANCESMarch 5 - 10 2013 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance - Amelia Island FL. Bill Hahn and Paul Vorbach will accompany Bob Affleck to the Gooding & Co. auction for the sale of his 1938 HRG Airline Coupe. We'll also be taking the 1957 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster to show to potential buyers. It should be a busy "car guy" week.
February 17-20 2012
Pittsburgh International Auto Show - David L. Lawrence Convention Center - Pittsburgh, PA. What a busy weekend! Lots of folks stopped by to see the HRG and talk about the car. Many thanks to Dan DelBianco and all the volunteers for the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix for inviting us to join their display and helping us promote the car!
January 27-29 2012
Pittsburgh World of Wheels - David L. Lawrence Convention Center - Pittsburgh, PA. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to check out the car and chat a bit. We had a great time and plan to be back again next year! Below are some pics from the show.
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