Tacoma, WA — America’s Automotive Trust has honored Jason Wenig as a Master Craftsman for his outstanding contributions to preserving America’s rich automotive heritage. The recognition took place during AAT’s Sept. 7 Wheels & Heels Gala at America’s Car Museum in Tacoma.
The Master Craftsman designation is awarded annually to recognize a front-runner of the automotive restoration community who has gone above and beyond in terms of passing hands-on skills and abilities to the next generation of restoration experts through mentorships and other learning opportunities.
Wenig — who formed The Creative Workshop in Dania Beach, Fla. — is an automotive restoration expert, coachbuilder and creator of completely re-bodied cars. The company is dedicated to historic, antique, vintage, post-war and classic European and American vehicles.
Many of the vehicles restored under Wenig’s leadership are award winners that have been featured at automotive gatherings, including the Pebble Beach Concours, Amelia Island Concours, Villa d’Este Concours and the Mille Miglia endurance race.
Wenig is a member of many automotive associates, clubs and groups, including the Society of Automotive Historians, Antique Automobile Club of America, the Classic Car Club of America and the Restoration Learning Center for America on Wheels. He is a mentor and generous donor for hands-on youth training the internship and apprenticeship program of the RPM Foundation, the educational arm of AAT.