Tacoma, WA — Challenging the perception that younger generations aren’t interested in classic cars, the RPM Futures Class is designated for individuals age 30 or younger or who are actively enrolled in a restoration program — and who have had a significant role in restoring or preserving their vehicle.
Its sponsor, the RPM Foundation, recently announced that the Futures Class will be held for the first time at the Nov. 5-7 Hilton Head Island Concours, and then rolled out at Concours events across the country.
Jason Wenig, owner of The Creative Workshop in Dania Beach, Florida, worked with the RPM Foundation to establish the new class.
“One of the biggest challenges I face is finding the talent needed to restore, service and repair our wonderful classic cars,” Wenig says. “For the past several years, I have been working closely with the RPM Foundation to help them ensure the skills needed to support our hobby not only remain, but grow.”
“We are truly invested in helping to inspire and create the next generation of collectors and restorers, and the RPM Futures Class aligns perfectly with our mission,” said HHI Concours President Lindsey Harrell. “With our Driving Young America charitable fund, we support the education, inspiration and creativity of youth who have an interest in the automobile, and we look forward to having our guests see that firsthand this November.”
The RPM Futures Class provides an opportunity for an aspiring restoration professional to showcase his or her work, and to share the Concours field alongside some of the world’s rarest and most historically significant vehicles.