Metropolitan Pit Stop has been featured in many magazine and newspaper
articles. It has also been featured on television, with
coverage on CNN, NBC and the program "Wild About Wheels"
- Episode No. 61.
The following are excerpts from various magazine and newspaper
Sunset Magazine, January 2000:
Valentine's North Hollywood facility on Laurel Canyon Boulevard
represents a perfect shrine to the car culture. It is a combination
parts warehouse and Nash Metropolitan museum. Under a glitter-flecked
stucco ceiling, there's
a vintage bumper car and a couch
in fiberglass, the mold taken from the back end of a Metropolitan
- complete with flashing brake lights.
Valentine displays eight Metropolitans in the museum, including
the Astra-Gnome, a car of the future from 1955 with a Jetson-styled
bubble hatch. It was made for the 1956 New York International
(Metropolitan) parts were hard to find, he started stockpiling
eventually, he began having parts manufactured, and
he now serves Metropolitan owners worldwide.
become a cult car, especially among people
interested in art," says Valentine. "If you're after
attention, you'll get it in this." - Matthew Jaffe