Paul Russell and Company offers restoration, preservation, maintenance, and sales and brokerage services on pre-war through 1960s Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, and other fine European collectibles.
Derek Bell drives the Porsche RS-60
We admit it. We are huge fans of driver Derek Bell, of looking through the windscreen while traveling a famous race course and, most especially, of the sounds of a Porsche being put through its paces.
The excellent Revs Institute shared the following in a recent email: The Porsche 718 Is A Living Legacy
Porsche & Petrolicious asked if we could send our 1960 Porsche RS-60 Spyder to Sicily and have the famous Derek Bell drive the old Targa Florio race course. Talk about an opportunity too good to pass up.
Here is the video Petrolcious produced, enjoy!
Paul Russell receives Honorary Doctorate
One of the early members of the National Advisory Board for Automotive Restoration at McPherson College, Paul Russell has served on the board for 12 years and as chairman for the last three years. He was instrumental in advocating to move automotive restoration to a four-year bachelor’s degree, helped to create a strong strategic plan for the program, and has hosted numerous events to benefit the college.
On April 30, McPherson College honored Paul Russell with an honorary Doctorate of Applied Arts in recognition of his contributions to the college, its automotive restoration program, and the collector car industry. “We’re most fortunate to have Paul involved at McPherson College,” said Amanda Gutierrez, vice president for historic automotive restoration at MC. “He demonstrates the highest standards in both his personal and professional endeavors and has a wealth of expertise that he contributes. Beyond that, he believes in the liberal arts and values the well-rounded education our students receive.”
Paul’s commitment to promoting restoration as a profession accommodates his hopes for the next generation of automotive craftsmen and connoisseurs. An award such as this not only honors the recipient, but also honors and raises the profile of an entire profession. I do feel like I am sharing this day with a whole cadre of really exceptional craftsmen, historians, patrons and others who have contributed to a successful endeavor with my name on the front door... I have been further supported by my incredible wife Barbara and our children Patrick and Kimberly, who have made their fair share of sacrifices in our life partnership.
Join Our Team
Do you have fundamental skills to build on, and a passion for classic European cars? Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply today. Please go to Our Workshop for the complete job listings and job benefits, and our required on-line application form (sorry, walk-in candidates cannot be accommodated).
Current full-time positions available are:
- Body Shop Restoration Technician
- Mechanical Restoration Technician
Best of Shows
23 of our clients' cars have won 44 Best of Show honors since we first started attending Concours d'Elegance events in 1987. For more on these and other award winning projects, visit Our Portfolio.
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The Revs Institute Newsletter
We are not alone when we declare ourselves fans of the Revs Institute for Automotive Research. The good they are doing for the classic car hobby, through their archiving of automotive history for current and future scholars and connoisseurs, cannot be overstated. The Collier Collection consists of "the finest vintage automobiles, and an ever-expanding library of rare books, photographs, documents and ephemera which uniquely catalogues the evolution of automobile design and the industry's influence on modern culture".
In perfect alignment with their philosophy of sharing, they are offering a bit of history and beauty in their current series of Salon newsletters. The most recent, a story by John Lamm on the three Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantics, two of which we have had the honor to restore in our workshop, only makes us want more.