Monday, December 31, 2012

"TOP SHOP" Netcong Auto Restoration, LLC. (Pictured:General Motors North America President Mark Reuss)

Popular Mechanics staff conducted a nationwide search of hundreds of automotive restoration shops before selecting Netcong Auto Restorations to complete the project.

Ever since at least the classic James Dean-Dennis Hopper drag race in 1955's Rebel Without a Cause, souped-up sports cars have been part of the American folklore.

But with Popular Mechanics, "souped up" means upgrading in bodywork, technology and "mechanical magic" (not necessarily speed), which has been the signature for the Hearst Magazines monthly's "Top Shop"

So, to, did the principals. Pictured, left to right are:General Motors North America president Mark Reuss;PM editor-in-chief Jim Meigs; HM president Cathie Black; and├┐PM publisher Bill Congdon. (Photograph by Sivan Kaplan.)