What started out as a gloomy day turned out to be warm and decidedly cheery at Meister Restorations in North Barnstead, New Hampshire. North Barnstead was found after driving through some truly gorgeous, Autumn foliage just about at it's peak. Once there you find a VERY well equipped shop wherein were 6-8 different 356's in the process of restorations - Allan Sisson's newly painted, '63 B Coupe restoration, in very new Oslo Blue paint, was stunning and George's freshly completed, Liquid-Silver A Coupe was breath-taking, among others scattered here and there about the buildings. Plus, Rainer is diligently working on another 5,000 square feet of shop space nearby, where he will be moving all of his 550 Spyder restoration work (they will be doing 550 Spyder frames and body panels from scratch, and that takes up a lot of room). Rainer gave a great presentation on how hard it has become to find good, useable parts for his restoration work and how he and his team have had to build many of their parts from scratch, simply because good parts are unavailable or the ones available simply are not correct. After the presentation, Rainer and his guys put on a terrific Barbecue for the TYP356 folks (club President, Ralph Hadley, joined in and was turning Brats on the grill), including a couple different kinds of Brats (complete with choice of two kinds of Sauerkraut, or peppers and onions and, of course, Baked Beans!) and not one, but TWO Deep-Fried Turkeys! Oh, and the huge Brownies for desert! Way over the top! The weather held off and was nice and everyone had a terrific time, going away more than happy, especially George, who picked up his A Coupe (pictures attached) to drive it home. The rain was non-existent, the clouds kept at bay and the foliage colors were spectacular.