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New classic careers partnership

Friday, 4 March 2022 at 9:30:00 UTC


Al Suttie

Piston Foundation and Lime Rock join forces

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The Piston Foundation and race track Line Rock Park have joined together to provide career opportunities within the classic automotive sector in the US.

Driven by a demand for more skilled tradespeople in the sector, the Piston Foundation charity and Lime Rock Park race track recognised they both serve the same enthusiast community. The result is a partnership will create a pathway for anyone interested in working in the classic car sector.

Robert P Minnick, CEO and Founder of the Piston Foundation, said: ‘Our mission is to promote and fund skilled-trade education to create rewarding career paths for a new generation of collector car specialists and technicians. Since the Piston Foundation and Lime Rock Park serve similar communities, a partnership makes sense for everyone, including racers who use the track and car enthusiasts who enjoy events at this storied facility.

‘Our goal is to bring more young people into the collector car industry so the craftspeople who built this American touchstone can transfer their skills to a new generation. We offer a philanthropic platform where car enthusiasts and members of the automotive industry, like Lime Rock Park, can come together to directly support career opportunities for young people and help build a sustainable future for the trade of vehicle restoration.’

Dicky Riegel, President and CEO of Lime Rock Park, added: ‘It is up to all of us to propel the future by encouraging young people to join our industry. There is a great deal of interest in our plans for the future of this historic racetrack. Robert’s ideas for the Piston Foundation create a vision and a pathway for our shared automotive enthusiasm to be nurtured in the next generation. Lime Rock Park looks forward to providing the dynamic setting where the Piston Foundation offers career opportunities with young men and women.’

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