jpistorius

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About jpistorius

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    Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance

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  1. Photos here from the 2019 Event! Please consider joining us April 17-19, 2020 The Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance celebrates 100 YEARS OF AUTOMOTIVE EXCELLENCE Only the most rare, original and historically important automobiles and motorcycles will be on display. Gates open at 9:30am, a red carpet awards ceremony begins at 2pm. Live entertainment, vintage plane flyover, Rough Riders Color Guard, National Anthem sung by recording artist, Vintage Fashion Show, and so much more! This is the only true Concours d'Elegance for Tampa, and the name "Gasparilla" is synonymous with the Tampa Bay area's most famous social season, celebrating the legendary pirate, Jose Gaspar. Come see vehicles rarely seen before, learn the history and journey these vehicles took to create a road-map of our culture and community. Enjoy a beautiful family friendly day in the park, and most importantly support the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa.
  2. AACA Hillsborough Region hosts the 2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance in Tampa, FL April 17-19, 2020. We are actively looking for an excellent centennial vehicle to display as our marque car representing "100 Years of Automotive Excellence". Last year we had President Woodrow Wilson's 1919 Pierce Arrow on loan from the Presidential Library. If anyone knows of a great 1920 vehicle, we will provide shipping to/from Tampa. Please contact Brando Pistorius 813-917-9205 or Joanne Pistorius 813-714-1019. Proceeds benefit Shriners Hospital for Children. Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Tampa, Florida
  3. We are expanding and we need another Auto Body * Paint Technician and an Auto Mechanic, experienced persons only please. We work on classic cars, so although it is helpful, it is not a requirement that your experience be in antique and/or classic cars. This is the dream job for most car guys. Must be dependable, mature, responsible, reliable, attention to detail and quality work. Dependable transportation, own tools. Full time, permanent position. Email resume or call/text for appointment. near Tampa, Northwest Hillsborough County (Odessa, FL) Contact Joanne Pistorius 813-714-1019 joanne@oldwheel.com
  4. We are expanding and we need another Auto Body * Paint Technician and an Auto Mechanic, experienced persons only please. We work on classic cars, so although it is helpful, it is not a requirement that your experience be in antique and/or classic cars. This is the dream job for most car guys. Must be dependable, mature, responsible, reliable, attention to detail and quality work. Dependable transportation, own tools. Full time, permanent position. Email resume or call/text for appointment. near Tampa, Northwest Hillsborough County (Odessa, FL) Contact Joanne Pistorius 813-714-1019 joanne@oldwheel.com
  5. We are expanding and we need another Auto Body * Paint Technician and an Auto Mechanic, experienced persons only please. We work on classic cars, so although it is helpful, it is not a requirement that your experience be in antique and/or classic cars. This is the dream job for most car guys. Must be dependable, mature, responsible, reliable, attention to detail and quality work. Dependable transportation, own tools. Full time, permanent position. Email resume or call/text for appointment. near Tampa, Northwest Hillsborough County (Odessa, FL) Contact Joanne Pistorius 813-714-1019 joanne@oldwheel.com
  6. We are expanding and we need another Auto Body * Paint Technician and an Auto Mechanic, experienced persons only please. We work on classic cars, so although it is helpful, it is not a requirement that your experience be in antique and/or classic cars. This is the dream job for most car guys. Must be dependable, mature, responsible, reliable, attention to detail and quality work. Dependable transportation, own tools. Full time, permanent position. Email resume or call/text for appointment. near Tampa, Northwest Hillsborough County (Odessa, FL) Contact Joanne Pistorius 813-714-1019
  7. Sorry Kevin Hines, not Larry, spoke with me. Very knowledgeable and helpful man!
  8. Thank you! I followed your last clue with Bremen Motors and found Larry Hines in Bremen Indiana with Special Edition Cars. He knew Carlos Avallone and was very helpful to explain that Puma and Avallone are 2 different companies as you rightfully explained as well. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
  9. Thanks for the info! I see that Bremen Motor Corp (Queens NY) has been dissolved. What do you mean by the Avallones having no connection with Puma? Both logos are represented on the car.
  10. Per the client, this is what we know: 1. 1988 Puma Avallone, VIN 9AMCA641XM198801. We believe the "198801" indicates that it may have been the first built in 1988. Built by Carlos Avallone (F1 Racer) in Brazil, not a "kit car", custom built to the specs of his customers to look like an MGTF-1500 (although it is one foot longer and one foot wider, and doors open standard way). 2. Purchased in 2005 by our client, from a NASA engineer in Muscle Shoals (Huntsville), Alabama. 3. Heavy Fiberglass body, . 1988 Chevette motor & chassis. Engine code VO721CYB indicates V (flint Michigan), 07 (July) 21 (21st day), but we are not sure of what the CYB engine suffix code indicates. CYB was used in both 1976 (60hp) and 1978 (63hp) as 1.6L. CYB was also used in 1982 as a 1.8L in Chevy Cavalier (88hp, 112 cid) 4 cylinder overhead cam, breather on right, intake on left. Mexican peso stamped on valve cover. Aluminum head. Exhaust manifold GMA 459982N. Ford carburetor. We are wondering if there are any others like it, and of course how to value it.
  11. Per the client, this is what we know: 1. 1988 Puma Avallone, VIN 9AMCA641XM198801. We believe the "198801" indicates that it may have been the first built in 1988. Built by Carlos Avallone (F1 Racer) in Brazil, not a "kit car", custom built to the specs of his customers to look like an MGTF-1500 (although it is one foot longer and one foot wider, and doors open standard way). 2. Purchased in 2005 by our client, from a NASA engineer in Muscle Shoals (Huntsville), Alabama. 3. Heavy Fiberglass body, . 1988 Chevette motor & chassis. Engine code VO721CYB indicates V (flint Michigan), 07 (July) 21 (21st day), but we are not sure of what the CYB engine suffix code indicates. CYB was used in both 1976 (60hp) and 1978 (63hp) as 1.6L. CYB was also used in 1982 as a 1.8L in Chevy Cavalier (88hp, 112 cid) 4 cylinder overhead cam, breather on right, intake on left. Mexican peso stamped on valve cover. Aluminum head. Exhaust manifold GMA 459982N. Ford carburetor. We are wondering if there are any others like it, and of course how to value it.
  12. Any information on the 1988 Puma MG TF? We are restoring one for a client and can't find much info or another one in existence. We know it is a kit car made in Brazil by race car driver. This specific model is't mentioned on the Puma Car Club website either (translated from Portuguese). Thanks, Joanne Pistorius joanne@oldwheel.com 813-714-1019
  13. Anyone out there have any info on the 1988 Puma MG TF? We are restoring one for a client and have been looking to see if there is another one like it. Thanks! Joanne Pistorius joanne@oldwheel.com 813-714-1019
  14. Anyone out there have any knowledge of the 1988 Puma MG TF? It is a kit car made in Brazil, but even on the Puma Club websites I cannot find references to the MG TF Puma. We are working on restoring one for a client and it seems to me this is a rare car, albeit a kit car. Would love to know if anyone else has seen one. Joanne Pistorius joanne@oldwheel.com 813-714-1019