Victoria Bruno is turning her hobby into a Ferrari restoration career.
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The Piston Foundation helps students take their first steps towards a skilled trade career. If you are attending, accepted, or enrolled in a 2- or 4-year automotive technology program and have a strong interest in working with collector cars, a Piston Fund scholarship can help make school more affordable.
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The Piston Academy helps qualified technicians learn the skills and craft of collector car restoration and service by apprenticing with today’s master craftspeople. The Academy provides apprenticeship placements at leading restoration shops, a hands-on learning plan, mentoring, and a training grant.
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From the Piston Blog
Victoria Bruno Is Turning Her Secret Hobby Into a Ferrari Restoration Career
In the “olden” days it might have surprised most people in the collector car world to have a woman enter their hallowed circles who had the same passion as they had, with the same interest in restoring cars and their engines in the identical meticulous way.
A New Generation of Technicians at the Cavallino Classic
This year there will be a new type of enthusiast at the 32nd Concorso d’Eleganza: three Piston Foundation Scholars who represent the next generation of collector car technicians.
How to Attract Young People to the Crafts and Trades
Jeff Mason & The District Podcast explore ways we can interest youths in the crafts and trades of the collector car industry.
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