Survive the Drive, dedicated to motivating and informing teenage drivers to understand and adopt safe driving behaviors, is offering car and racing enthusiasts a unique opportunity to view unique street and racecars at three of New England’s premier restoration facilities. With one tour scheduled each month from March through May, the tour offers enthusiasts the opportunity to view and discuss the history and restoration of the various collections in each of the shops.
March 23rd, 2-4 PM Single Day Event $100.00
Don Breslauer’s – DB Enterprises, Salisbury, CT
Don’s credentials include competition and restoration at Group 44, the Triumph racing team in northern VA, Milestone Racing in Wilton, CT fabricating and maintaining Tony Adamowitz’s Trans Am Championship U2 Porsche and, later, Tony’s series winning Gurney Formula A Eagle. Don opened shop in Salisbury CT in early 1985. His creative craftsmanship, engineering and detailed restorations have gained him a solid reputation in his field. Don’s present project list includes a rare, Vanden Plas (all aluminum bodied), 1934 Alvis, a 1967 Piper GT, Sam Posey’s Formula Ford track day car, and three 1953 Cunninghams, two of twenty coupes and one of five convertibles produced.
April 20th, 2-4 PM Single Day Event $100.00
Kent Bain’s – Automotive Restorations, Stratford, CT
Kent’s shop has a staff of 40 trained professionals to handle any form of automotive restoration work, from forming bodywork to tuning your injectors. Kent oversees racecar prep and support, concours transport, participation and can frequently be seed judging at the more prestigious car shows. His facility is packed with Vintage Rolls Royce and Austin, Gullwing Mercedes, Alfa Romeos, even a hot rod 1930’s hearse.
May 11th, 2-4 PM Single Day Event $100.00
Brian Donovan’s – Donovan Motorcar Service, Lenox, MA
Brian began Donovan Motorcar Service in 1990 and offers both restoration and vintage racing support services. His successful E-type Jaguars can be seen campaigning at the major vintage events in the northeast along with the client cars he supports. His road cars include Arlo Guthrie’s Mercedes 220A SC Cabriolet, a uniquely restored 1966 E-type Jaguar, an XK 150 FHC, a 1937 Cord Beverly Sedan, and yes even a very nicely restored 1941 Ford pick up.
Attendance is limited to 25 enthusiasts per event.
contact Joy Martorell
860 671-1543 cell
The ‘Garage Tour’ benefits Survive the Drive, an educational presentation for high school assemblies, offering information and understanding to teenagers, our most vulnerable drivers.
Go to www.survivethedrive.org for more information about Survive the Drive and its mission.