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In the Press

What's the news at Automotive Restorations, Inc.? Find out all about us and the cars we find special from the following assortment of press clippings.

Vintage Roadcar, a co-publication of Vintage Racecar, features “the restorers,” Automotive Restorations, Inc. & Vintage Racing Services, Inc., Providing Quality Work Since 1978.
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Cadillac Past, a newsletter of the New England Region Cadillac & LaSalle Club, takes a tour of the Automotive Restorations shop.
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Classic Motorsports magazine takes an in-depth look at La Carrera Panamericana. Includes an interview with rally veteran Kent Bain of Automotive Restorations Inc.
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Classic Motorsports
January 2012 / Issue 154


The Momo Mirage is featured anew in Volume 49, No. 3 of Automobile Quarterly after being honored at the 2009 Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance. It was one of two prototypes built by Alfred Momo and Peter Kalikow as an American ground-touring automobile.
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Automobile Quarterly


1960 WILLYS FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE STATION WAGON
THE JEEP WAS CREATED IN LATE 1940 by the American Bantam Motor Company too meet the Army's requirements for a light-weight, go-anywhere, general purpose (GP) reconnaissance vehicle . . .
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AutoWeek
Feb. 19, 2007


1938 Studebaker State Commander Convertible Sedan
THE ELEGANT FOUR-DOOR CONVERTIBLE body style is commonly associated with prewar classics and the 1961-67 Lincoln Continental . . .
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AutoWeek
April 9, 2007


1959 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE
BY LEIGH DORRINGTON
HENRY LELAND WAS A NEW ENGLAND machinist who learned his trade with various companies, including Colt Firearms, a firm that excelled in precision manufacturing techniques . . .
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AutoWeek
Dec. 4, 2006


1961 FERRARI 250 GT CALIFORNIA SPIDER
This is the 2006 Louis Vuitton Classic Concours Award winner: Peter Kalikow's gorgeous 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider . . .
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ClassicCars
March 2007


The Fitch-Whitmore Le Mans Special: With American ingenuity and a British engine and Chassis, here was a race car doomed to oblivion because its driver was too good . . .
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Vintage Motorsport


Ferrari 410 Superamerica, winner of Best in Show at this year's Villa d'Este concours, this Pininfarina-bodied 4.9-litre Ferrari represented the very height of luxery and power in the late 1960s . . .
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Octane
July 2006


Right Place at the Right Time · Kent Bain’s Automotive Restorations & Vintage Racing Services rode the ‘70s car boom to success . . .
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Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car
January 2007


Out of the woods: Cantrell, one of America's oldest woody makers, built this wonderful Packard One-Eighty wagon . . .
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Classic & Sports Car


All about Elegance
The judging was tight at this year's Villa d'Este concour, but in the end, the best car won . . .
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Forza


Superamerica – the name says it all. The SAs are big cars with big engines, designed to cover wide-open spaces at triple-digit speeds in comfort. Just the thing for the U.S. market, in honor of which the cars are named . . .
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Forza


BEST OF SHOW! Ferrari 410 SuperAmerica · Ferrari har pustet liv i Superamerica-navnet med sin 575-utgave, men originalen er mer enn 50 år gammel. . . .
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Carburetti


" . . . In 1986 I decided I would never find the time to complete the restoration myself, considered getting rid of the LaSalle and then decided that after sticking with it for 26 years I would have it professionally restored . . ."
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The Self Starter
Caddilac & LaSalle Club


How on earth can one of Triumph’s mid-1960s Le Mans Spitfires have ended up, in pampered luxury, in Connecticut today? And where has it been all those years? It’s always a long story, isn’t it?
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Triumph Spitfire a GT for Le Mans
British Car
June / July 2000
Issue 85


ANOTHER CHANCE FOR THE "KENNEDY LINCOLN"

" . . . The President, who relished public contact, was a familiar sight riding in his long open Lincoln Continental parade car through the streets of U.S. and in foreign cities . . . "
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Continental Comments
Second Quarter, 1987
Number 168


Briggs Swift Cunninham was an American sportsman who from 1950 to 1955 committed himself to winning Le Mans with American drivers in an American car. He hearly did so, placing his cars in the top-five each year from 1952 to 1954 . . .
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AutoWeek
August 7, 2006


UMC 66 was the first Aston Martin prototype DB2 to be fitted with the W.O. Bentley-inspired Lagonda six-cylinder engine in 1949 . . .
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The Automobile


Was the “good omen” he experienced back in 1977 mere coincidence, or was it an event driven by the goddess of exotic automobiles? . . .
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The Fairfield County Times Monthly


Kent Bain just did not want to sit behind a desk all day. Son of actor Conrad Bain (TV series Maude and Different Strokes), Bain grew up in the bustle of New York City, and ended up in Connecticut as a college student . . . In 1977, he founded Automotive Restorations, Inc., in Stratford, Connecticut . . .
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Performance Business magazine


Lavish is out but little luxuries are in during these tough economic times . . . [including] auto restoration . . .
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Fair Press


When Jim Uliano was fresh out of high school he owned a ’66 Mustang GT – a hot car in its day. But that would not be the last Mustang the 44-year-old Huntington [Connecticut] resident would own. Today his newest toy is a 1966 Shelby GT 350 . . .
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Connecticut Automotive Magazine


For nine days and 9,000 miles cross-country, the One Lap of America rally takes it to the streets . . . [Among] the more interesting entries: Ocean-boat racer and Benihana founder Rocky Aoki's . . . ’59 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith . . .
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The Robb Report


    Shop restores vintage autos to glory days

    Richard Ward carefully observed mechanics at a Stratford repair shop as they replaced his vintage car’s brakes, lights and buffers. The car – an Italian-made 1954 Siata – is his hobby.
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    Connecticut Post


    La Carrera Panamericana:
    EARTH, WIND & FIRE
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