2018 PowerPortal Products Spring Seminar
May 19, 2018 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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Understanding the Collector Car Hobby – the Passion that Drives Enthusiasts
A Seminar on the Ins and Outs of the Hobby, Its History and the Investment Potential
Our Guest Speaker: William “Chip” Lamb
Whether you’re a seasoned collector of special interest vehicles, the owner of just one collector car or motorcycle – or you aspire to be, this is a seminar you do not want to miss!
Knowing what you want to get out of owning one (or several) antique, classic, sports or specialty automobiles is key not only to your enjoyment from them but also protecting your investment in them. Today’s media hypes the investment potential of classic cars, chasing down barn finds, estates, going to auctions and making money on resale – but not on the foundation of the hobby and the many different passions that drive so many to own, restore, tinker and show their prized possessions.
For the novice, researching and pursuing their first “old car” can be a daunting prospect, not to mention an arduous process fraught with indecision. For the experienced collector, having the right knowledge prior to making a new acquisition can be just as critical – if not more so, as the stakes are often much higher. All collector car enthusiasts should have realistic goals concerning the cost of acquisition, transport, insurance, proper storage, maintenance and restoration prior to making any purchase, as well as a good assessment of their own abilities. Not only in being able to drive and operate an old car safely but also the “mechanical sympathies” needed to perform basic tasks.
This seminar will cover in-depth the different eras and segments of the hobby, from the earliest cars of the “Brass Era” through “Full Classics” and into the modern era, as well as Exotics, Motorcycles and other specialty vehicles. Hot topics such as the decision to preserve originality or restore, the importance of market value over passion to the individual hobbyist and the determination of those values through pre-purchase inspection and appraisal, the analysis of originality, overall condition and correctness and many more will be analyzed and discussed.
Following the morning session and lunch, break-out sessions will commence during the afternoon for those interested in particular cars and details. You are encouraged to bring your car with you as our guest speaker and other notable experts will be able to discuss your car with you in a one-on-one or we may even use it in a small group for inspection and demonstration purposes….
Our Guest Speaker:
A lifelong enthusiast of all things mechanical: William C.W. “Chip” Lamb
A lifelong enthusiast of all things mechanical, Chip is regarded by many as a powerhouse of knowledge of what’s happening in the classic collectible and investment-grade vehicle marketplace. He has long served the hobby independently and as a contractor for many businesses. He has worked in the role of a broker, dealer, parts vendor, journalist and licensed professional auctioneer.
He’s equally at home standing on the auction block selling a million dollar car or twisting a wrench on a Saab Sonnet III.
Throughout his varied career, he has worn almost every hat in the collector car auction world, from catalog description writer to car specialist, from announcer to auctioneer and even as a full partner in a well-known collector car auction company.
He has also worked to educate hobbyists and professionals alike in seminars such as this one as well as leading collector car insurance continuing education classes all over the United States. Chip’s support of the hobby also saw him serving as primary parts vendor to the General Motors Heritage Collection as well as thousands of individual collectors trying to keep their special cars on the road. His reputation as the go-to guy for solid advice, information and sound judgement stems from being an expert trader who has brought hundreds, if not thousands, of classics and buyers together. And he has earned their trust with straight forward honesty and strong service skills.
When: May 19, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Where: PowerPortal Products, 34 Bank Street, Netcong, NJ 07857
What To Bring: Your Classic/Exotic Car. Lunch will be served.
Cost: $10.00 Per Person.
Questions? Please call 973-347-2191 (Peter or Kevin)
REGISTRATION INFO TO FOLLOW