I have always wanted to check out Paul Russell's shop in Essex. For anyone in the Boston area, there is a lecture on April with him, Phil Hill, Miles Collier, and Murray Smith at the MFA in conjunction with this exhibit. Tickets are 10 for members, 13 for public. Here is the info from mfa.org : Calendar: Talks & Lectures Event Series: spring05 Details: An Informed Conversation about "Speed, Style, and Beauty" Murray Smith, former race car driver and founder, Rockefeller Center Classic; Miles Collier, collector; Paul Russell, classic auto restorer; and Phil Hill, Formula One World Driver's championship, contributing editor, Road and Track. Wed, Apr 6, 7 pm Remis Auditorium Learn from the experts why the cars on view in the Gund Gallery are considered masterpieces, and how their singular design and engineering distinguish them. Murray Smith joins eminent car collector Miles Collier; Paul Russell, who has restored many cars in the Ralph Lauren collection; and Phil Hill, first American to win the Formula One World Driver's championship and is a contributing editor of America's foremost automotive magazine, will discuss the significance of these extraordinary automobiles. Support provided by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Tickets: $10 members, seniors, students; $13 non-members Click here to buy tickets on line. You may also purchase tickets in person at the Remis Box Office, Mon, Tues, Sat, and Sun, 10 am-4:30 pm, and Wed-Fri, 10 am-8:30 pm or by calling (617)369-3306, please have your credit card information ready. Should be extremely interesting. Let me know if anyone will be there as I have already bought tickets. FWIW, this event is kind of hidden on their website. It is not advertised very well and I stumbled upon it myself.