Keeping young people interested in Corvettes has long been a goal of many enthusiasts.
Mid America Motorworks and PERFORMANCE CHOICE are doing their part not only to build that kind of enthusiasm about America’s Sports Car, but also to help students learn important skills that will be helpful in their quests for jobs.
Students at Lincoln College of Technology in Indianapolis recently used products from Mid America to restore a C4 Corvette, and you’ll be able to see the great job they did, in person at next year’s FunFest in Effingham, Illinois.
Bill Zimmerman, senior regional director of high school admissions, says Lincoln School “truly” does produce some of the finest automotive technicians in the world. “They are highly sought after in our mutual industry, but it is their determination and motivation that causes that success,” he said.
Zimmerman was in Effingham recently to show off the students’ creation, as well as to thank the crew at Mid America for their help.
Students completely disassembled the Corvette to learn a variety of processes and techniques for restoring and refinishing cars.
The rejuvenated car now sports beautiful yellow paint with a pearl finish, new seals, many new parts from Mid America, and an interior from PERFORMANCE CHOICE. Students even signed their names under the hood to mark their contributions.
Zimmerman and Mike Yager, Chief Cheerleader at Mid America, believe it’s important for future generations to be passionate about the automotive industry, and the car has already made many stops at high school vocational programs to emphasize that message, where students have shared their stories about the project.
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