The Roadster Factory was founded in 1978 by Charles Runyan, now a well-known British car enthusiast. The Company was established in Charles's apartment, and it now occupies a thirty-thousand square-foot warehouse. It is the goal of The Roadster Factory to make it as easy as possible for their customers to drive, maintain, and restore classic British sports cars for fun, for transportation, for racing, or for show as they desire. To this end, they stock everything from major components to nuts and bolts, and provide free copies of parts catalogues for individual models.
The Roadster Factory is run like an old British car company, and its warehouse buildings look like the Morgan factory at Malvern Link or the old MG factory at Abingdon. The staff is all long-term, and some have been there since the beginning. Everyone cares about running the business well and about the future of British sports cars. The Roadster Factory is located on the Runyan family farm in the mountains of Western Pennsylvania in Armagh, PA. It is very beautiful there year-around, although the winters are sometimes rough. Spring, summer, and autumn months provide wonderful driving on two-lane country roads, and the location is a good one for a British car company.
June 2, 2001
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