Grand opening of Autosport Designs' new showroom in New York
HUNTINGTON STATION, NEW YORK, Saturday October 25th 2003, Tom Papadopoulos and Barry Wagner welcomed over two hundred guests from the United States and Europe to the grand opening of Autosport Designs' new state of the art facility. From its modest beginning sixteen years ago in a one-room garage, through a facility consisting of several separate buildings, Autosport Designs' new building of 30,000 square feet now houses an engineering and restoration shop, sales showroom and storage facility all under the same roof.
The showroom and workshop area were transformed from a busy work environment into a grand reception area, where black and white clothed tables were arranged amongst some of the world's great classic cars and where a sumptuous buffet was served.
The showroom had a variety of classic and modern sportscars on display one of which was the first production DB5 Coupe', recently restored by Autosport Designs, Inc. Also on display was a recent rare find DB5 Convertible that had been in its previous ownership for the past thirty odd years. The DB5C one of only 132 produced is currently seeking a loving new owner to restore it to its former glory....
Decorating the walls of the showroom were photographs taken by the renowned racing photographer Michael Cooper, who with his wife Liz flew in from the UK for the occasion. Michael's photographs having been enlarged to giant proportions, adorned the showroom walls, enhancing the atmosphere of classic sportscars in their day.
Also in from the UK was Alexander Davidis, the producer of "Classic LeMans 2002."
Amongst the crowd were several well-known collectors of vintage motorcars and the renowned Lord Crocker of Battersea a.k.a. Mr. Peter Stratford of Aston London.
Tom and Barry extend an invitation to visit their showroom and restoration facility at any time and to view their website at www.autosportdesigns.com to see their ever changing inventory of automobiles.