Frank Buonanno Scholarship Fund

The Future of Collector Car Restoration Needs Your Help Today

Friends of Black Horse Garage can support the next generation of restoration mechanics by giving to the Frank Buonanno Scholarship.

A restoration shop is only as good as the people who work on the cars.

As someone who knows and appreciates what my father has accomplished in his 45-year career, you can make sure that young men and women have the opportunity to learn those same skills and can go on to enjoy a career that will elevate the car collector world.

We can’t lose what my father, Frank, has built by letting this kind of craftsmanship simply disappear. Neither can we can deny eager students their shot at working on the best collector cars. By donating to the scholarship fund you will help me honor an amazing man in a way that will make him proud. Please consider matching my $2,500 founders’ donation.

– John Buonanno

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The Piston Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity. Our EIN is 85-4373512.

Frank Buonanno’s Legacy

Since the age of 15, when he volunteered to rebuild the engine of his father’s Ferrari, Frank Buonanno demonstrated a natural talent and determination for repairing exotic automobiles. He went on to be influenced and trained by some of the best Ferrari mechanics in the world, honing his skills and perfecting his craft. After more than two decades of working on Ferraris, Frank decided to explore other luxury makes, such as the Aston-Martin, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes- Benz, and Jaguar, by opening his own car repair and restoration facility in Miami, Florida, eventually settling in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where the Black Horse Garage is located today.

Through this scholarship fund, Frank’s son, John, is honoring the hard work that Frank and the skilled restoration specialists who have worked alongside him have accomplish so enthusiasts like us can enjoy the beauty and technical excellence of these amazing vehicles.

Teaching the Next Generation

The Frank Buonanno Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships and apprenticeships to students pursuing careers in auto restoration. Your pledge will help launch a national campaign that will connect with Black Horse Garage fans and millions of car enthusiasts to raise the dollars that young men and women need to graduate as the next generation of restoration specialists.

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