March Brings Family, Acro Yoga and Motorcycle Seats

Big month in the World of Markels  as  Fred and  Kate Hauswirth  both   turn  91 years young.     Here are a few family shots of  my Daughter  with my Mom  and  Dad,  my  Brother  Harvey, and  then there is  Skylar   also portrayed in an   Acro Yoga  Pose.    Motorcycle  seats  are  being  done all the time.

Seat Heaters  are installed along with lots of orthopedic seating adjustments.   Then there is the incontinent canine  situation that seems to find their way over here.   Not a glamorous   gig but no one wants their car to  reek or have their  upholstery literally disintegrate  due to dog pee.

Markel’s  is currently in the middle of  repairing 2 Retractable Convertible Tops,  one a  1965 Red Ford Thunderbird, and a 1964  Lincoln Continental.   Both cars  have staggering   amounts of electrical issues, that all have to be  traced down and individually repaired.   The Sistine Chapel  seems to be an easier project some days.    But with skill and patience  these cars are coming to life again.      Pictures to follow  next installment.Fred Hauswirth, Heather Hauswirth and I in Rancho Mirage for Fathers Day IMG_1411 IMG_1413 IMG_1424 IMG_1439 IMG_1449

Blog for Early February 2012

Things are rolling along nicely at Markel’s. Lots of Convertible Tops, Orthopedic Seating, I.E.( Building up Seats for clients to be more comfortable in their cars, sometimes adding seat heaters, electric lumbar systems, this week adding more support behind the knees on a client*s Honda CRV.)

In addition we just completed doing a restoration on the front seats for Ms. Anita Pointer (yes of the Pointer Sisters). Her 1980 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow now looks almost as great as she does.
We used matching Rolls Royce Leather, and contrasting piping as Original.
These type of cars take a lot of time and detailed craftsmanship, but it all happens here and for good reason we seem to be busier than ever. Now a 1963 Ford Falcon has come in for a Complete Convertible Top Installed, with new pads, tacking strips (that’s the bar that supports the convertible top frame). All we have left to do now is to MOVE THE SEAT BACK 4 INCHES LONGER THAN IT CAME FROM THE FACTORY.

I find people to be a bit more friendly these days. Perhaps it’s a sign the economy is finally starting to recover a bit, or they are just pleased they have some place safe and qualified that can work on their car and be sure it comes out right.
Dan Tana’s is at it again, with more repairs for their amazing Italian Restaurant’s Tables and Booths.