Panel beating and Paint seminar
We were invited by the Rolls Royce Owners Club to participate in this event, which was held at the Carriage and Motor Works Inc. Kansas City.
About twenty people in all attended with five members from our club. I arrived early. The fun started outside the Carriage and Motor Workshop; various Rolls Royces, Alfa Romeo, Volve 240, Jaguar XJS and a very nice Mercedes 280SE that pulled up right next to me.
There were coffee and doughnuts for everyone. We got several demonstrations on welding, moulding panels with the English wheel and a very comprehensive overview of what 'painting' involves. If you ever thought it was just a bit of primer, sanding and some top and clear coat, you're sadly mistaken. At least, if you want the finish of your car to look as good as Carriage and Motor Works think it should be.
I was very impressed by their in depth knowledge about just every aspect of classic car restoration. Nice to see and hear such passionate people talk about their work.
I am always amazed how these sort of workshops look. It's like stepping into a time machine. The various tools look like they've been around for many decades, but they're all still being used. Plenty cars in various stages of restoration. Ranging from a beautifull Alfa Romeo Spider Guilia, Morgan, Lotus Elan, MGB to a Jaguar S-type and a Mazda on steroids.
Many thanks to the Rolls Royce Owners Club for inviting us and special thanks to the staff of Carriage and Motor Works for a splendid, informative and interesting Saturday morning!