Capaldi Restoration Clinic March 25th

Have you often wondered how realistic the reality TV restoration shows are?  Make your reservation now to attend our Capaldi Restoration Clinic to get a behind-the scenes look at the operation of a real restoration shop with a special focus on the research needed prior to beginning a restoration.  The event is scheduled from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Capaldi Enterprises Inc (36420 Biltmore Place, Willoughby 44094).

Many of you may remember our host, Jim Capaldi, as he was a presenter at our Old Car Fun Day last year. At Capaldi Enterprises (established in 1989),  Jim and his 7 staff members are involved in all phases of restoration except for upholstery and chrome plating. The Capaldi team is nationally-known for the quality of their restorations and have had vehicles at Pebble Beach and Amelia Island. Among the automobiles that we will see in various stages of restoration are:

  • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 4-door convertible that is in original condition. Should it be preserved or restored?? That will be one of our discussion topics.
  • 1930s Delahaye with ash wood frame and a Pennock body from the Netherlands
  • 1932 Lincoln with an aluminum Dietrich body
  • 1934 Lincolns with LeBaron bodies—a dual-cowl phaeton and a boattail speedster.

As an added treat the John Wolf & Co. shop is in the same building.  John specializes in gauge and instrumentation restoration for cars, boats, and aircraft.  We will be able to draw upon his expertise as well.

Questions??   Contact Ted Gottfried at (330) 554-9694 or

Registration is $10 per person and includes light refreshments.  Registrations are due by Wednesday, March 22.  Print and mail the form below or register and pay online here.






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