In the Press

The automotive press is always excited to feature our latest and greatest.  Please take some time to read the articles in some of the publications that our work has been featured in.

Long Distance Rallying
Readying for the rigors of long-distance rallying requires a partnership. “The selection and preparation of a suitable rally car is an art that...
A visit to our shops
Vintage Motorsport magazine visited ARI and VRS, capturing the full scope of our projects and the knowledge and talent of our staff. Download the...
Problem/Solution: Paint Chips
Follow along with Owner/Operator Kent Bain as he discusses the steps required and products that remedy an all too common problem with cars that see...
1960 Bentley S2
The chase has been on by many to view and learn about the one-off Wendler-bodied Bentley S2 LLBA9 that we were fortunate to have the opportunity to...
1947 Cisitalia In the Garage
IN THE GARAGE By David Fluhrer THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1947 Cisitalia 202 Vignale Cabriolet owned by Henry Miller WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING...
Limerock Historics
Off to Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 34 we were for a weekend of vintage racing and Sunday in the Park Concours and Gathering of the Marques....
Car collecting is hot, but you can get burned
Read as owner/operator and restoration specialist Kent Bain weighs in on the classic car market. Get the needed insight into the market prior to...
The Art of the Restoration: Amelia Bound
A beautifully written article detailing the trials and tribulations of showing a car at the Amelia Island Concours. Please see the link below...
A tour of our facilities
The Eastern National Meet of the Road Race Lincoln Register included a stop at our facilities for a tour and Q...
Who is Kent Bain?
Linda from VRG interviews owner/operator Kent Bain about everything related to car restoration and vintage racing. Please see the entire...
Kent Bain Interview
Below are some images of a recent in-depth interview from our friends at Vintage Road Car magazine. You can download the complete article below. Be...
Works of Art on Wheels
Off a nondescript side street on Stratford's west side is an astounding treasure trove of automotive masterpieces. It's not a car museum, although,...
Dark Horse
An excerpt from the article: Poring over this spectacular 166MM barchetta in all its freshly restored glory, it takes quite a leap of imagination to...
Driving the Legend
This particular C-Type, chassis number 009 has lead quite the life. In the early 50's, Bob Fergus bought 009 and painted over the original...
Restorer Spotlight
Founded by Kent Bain and Charles Webb in 1978, Automotive Restorations, and its racing arm Vintage Racing Services, has grown to become one of the...
Shop tour Report
Despite the rain, an enthusiastic group arrived on March 31st for a combined New England Region/Lower Hudson Valley Region event at Automotive...
Viva La Carrera
La Carrera Panamericana Throws Down a Weeklong Gauntlet of Vintage Rally Racing on Mexico’s Most Dangerous Roads By Rich Taylor, photography as...
Escape Roads
THE ELEGANT FOUR-DOOR CONVERTIBLE body style is commonly associated with prewar classics and the 1961-67 Lincoln Continental. In the 1930s,...
Escape Roads
THE JEEP WAS CREATED IN LATE 1940 by the American Bantam Motor Company too meet the Army's requirements for a light-weight, go-anywhere, general...
Right Place at the Right Time
Hemmings Sports...
Escape Roads
HENRY LELAND WAS A NEW ENGLAND machinist who learned his trade with various companies, including Colt Firearms, a firm that excelled in precision...
All About Elegance
What started as a pleasant visit to the 2006 Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza ended with my most difficult "Best of Show" vote ever. This was the...
One-Owner Hemi
Briggs Swift Cunninham was an American sportsman who from 1950 to 1955 committed himself to winning Le Mans with American drivers in an American...
Italian Style, American Power
Ferrari 410 Superamerica, Winner of Best in Show at this year's Villa d'Este concours, this Pininfarina-bodied 4.9-litre Ferrari represented the...
Bella Turismo
Superamerica – the name says it all. The SAs are big cars with big engines, designed to cover wide-open spaces at triple-digit speeds in comfort...
Out Of The Woods
Classic...
Auto Restoration / Vintage Racing Services
Kent Bain just did not want to sit behind a desk all day. Son of actor Conrad Bain (TV series Maude and Different Strokes), Bain grew up in the...
The Fitch-Whitmore Le Mans Special
Vintage Motorsport, March/April 2002 With American ingenuity and a British engine and Chassis, here was a race car doomed to oblivion because...