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Old 05-16-2006, 11:23 AM
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Minuteman Section: European Auto Solutions Open House

Minuteman Section: European Auto Solutions Open House

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Open house July 15 at 9:30. They are a new Independent Service Shop, Owned and run by former Hatch and Sons employees. Each member will be given 15 minute inspection on a lift with a Technician.

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Old 05-16-2006, 05:11 PM
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Is Hatch & sons still in business ?

I visited there (I think in Wayland) back about 1998, a fascinating display of cars, in their showroom was 300SL with South American history, and some SEC's and SL R107 cars with absurd miles, like under 12,000, advertised for correspondingly absurd prices, nationally. They were a chilly bunch, and not very responsive to west coast buyers. I was just wondering, that's all.

Sort of like a showroom, museum, restoration and repair facility, even with car transporters outside

Boston is really beautiful in the fall, Lexington seems like paradise on earth.

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The company has been sold and now goes under Heritage Motor Werks

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Smile Let's clarify

Just to clarify, John, Heritage Motorwerks is mainly the repair part of the former Hatch and Sons company (Heritage still does a little sales but it is clearly not the company that Jim B. was refering to). Also Bob Hatch is still in business in Hudson MA under the name Hatch and Sons Automotive LLC and according to his web site he is sticking to the sales part of his former business. (Both the restoration and body shop have disbanded and those employees are employed elsewhere.) Almost all the service staff including Ken Hatch and his lead tech Wally Palmer (who has been working with Ken since Hatch and sons inception) are still there churning out expert work and carrying on their impeccable reputation for quality work. It looks like just 3 out of the 9 service employees decided to make a go at it on their own (the above post made it sound like all the Hatch and Sons employees left Heritage/FMW and started their own business), and I guess the old adage is true - "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!" Although Heritage is now owned by FMW, it is obvious that Ken Hatch (as well as his dedicated, honest staff) are making sure the rock solid reputation and philosophy of that he and his longtime lead techs have built continues on even under this new ownership.

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Old 06-26-2006, 05:57 AM
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Go to our website www.mbca.org/minuteman and click on European Auto Solutions banner for an update on former Hatch employees


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