Mike & Maureen Matune take us on a tour of a shop that does it all.
This Rat-Rod checked all the boxes with Ford “Y-Block” power with three deuces, “Z’d” frame and a well thought out combination of seemingly unrelated parts with the right fit & finishes. Rod has a removable roof panel and side windows held in by Dzus fasteners.
Amelia Island friends Barb & Allison Griffiths invited us to attend the Spring Open House at their shop, Treasured Motorcar Services LTD (TMS) in Reisterstown, MD. ‘55 Porsche, right, was originally named “Continental.” Use of the name put Porsche in conflict with Ford Motor Company (Lincoln) and they eventually changed it to “356.”
Here is a portion of what TMS has under roof, below. Showcased during the Open House were several of their current projects along with customer and local enthusiasts’ cars. Work on display consisted of everything from full-on restorations to updates and routine services.
NOTE: We would be remiss if we did not mention the recent passing of Geoffrey Griffiths who, along with wife Barb, established TMS. Geoffrey came to America in the late 1950s with Lucas. The years that followed saw him help establish Lucas here as well as becoming a fixture at sports car races and events. His automotive passion would see him follow a path resulting in the founding of TMS, a company still going strong today under daughter Allison’s management. From all of those at CarGuyChronicles, our deepest sympathy to the Griffiths family.
Photos: Maureen K. Matune & M. M. Mike” Matune, Jr.
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