Restoring History in the Form of an Electric Car for the Allentown Transportation Museum Opening in April 2008
Released on: February 15, 2008, 12:58 pm
Press Release Author: Dave Kite / Antique and Classic Restorations L.L.C.
Press Release Summary: Antique and Classic Restorations in Germansville P.A. Will be restoring the body of an 1894 electric car.
Press Release Body: Germansville, PA February 11, 2008 - Antique and Classic Restorations LLC has been acquired to restore a museum quality piece form 1894 for the America on Wheels Museum in Allentown PA. The museum will be opening its doors in April of 2008.
Antique and Classic Restorations LLC will donate the technical knowledge and experience of its highly qualified technicians to restore the wooden body of this 114 year old electric car. It will be a museum quality restoration and we are proud to be working with the America on Wheels Museum.
The Electrobat was the combination of skills from Henry G Morris (a Mechanical Engineer) and Pedro Salom (an Electrical Engineer) of Philadelphia. They got together in 1894 and came up with this design for an electric car, while they were not the first to have this vision they were the most successful. The Electrobat II took the judges metal at America's first automobile contest, The Chicago Times-Herald race in 1895. Two years later they were given the Philadelphia Scott Medal, which was an international award given to those who contributed to the advance of humankind. This was a project donated to the museum after the owner passed away in mid restoration. Antique and Classic is just happy to be able to provide our top notch service to help complete the vision of the past owner and the America on Wheels Museum.
Antique and Classic Restorations LLC is a provider of top quality restorations that have been seen in many publications such as Hot Rod Magazine, Legendary Ford Magazine, Jay Leno\'s Garage, and numerous other magazines and news stories including CNN and most of the local news channels. Antique and Classic Restorations LLC provides a wide range of restorations and modifications from the 1894 Electrobat to Muscle cars and race cars. We will be having an open house on April 12th for our customers and for the public and it is free so please stop on by. ###